Ajaz founded AKQA when he was 21 years old. Today, AKQA employs over 1,300 people with 11 offices around the world. AKQA is the world's largest and most awarded innovation agency with clients that include Nike, Red Bull, Audi.
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Founding director of the London Honey Company, a business that produces honey for Harrods, Harvey Nichols and The Savoy, he is known as 'The Urban Bee Keeper'. He is an excellent speaker on the topics of Sustainability and the Environment and can help corporations become more ethically focused. In The Urban Beekeeper
, (June 2012), Steve Benbow shows how easy it is to keep bees, whether you're in the city or in the countryside, and you'll never look back once you've tasted your very own sticky, golden honey, or lit a candle made from the beeswax from your hive.
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Louis de Bernières is one of the UK's leading, bestselling novelists. Captain Corelli's Mandolin
has now sold over 4 million copies worldwide, has been translated into 36 languages and was made into a Hollywood film. The film adaptation of Louis' book, Red Dog
, based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master, is now on general release. Louis is an experienced speaker who can discuss his own creative process.
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Bestselling travel author and journalist who can speak about Teamwork, Motivation, Risk and Leadership, as well as a range of topics on Africa, from the socio-economic to conflict resolution, aid and culture.
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Robert is one of the UK's best-known and sought-after speakers on entrepreneurship and innovation. He is not full of theoretical rhetoric; he offers practical solutions - tangible business results. Robert's track record at helping businesses is very impressive. Add to this his broad experience at board level and you will understand how and why he uniquely adds value to all the businesses that he works with.
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Hailed as one of the foremost writers of his generation and the author of Birdsong
which has sold 3 million copies worldwide and the recent Number One bestseller A Week in December
, he is an inspiring speaker who can discuss Creativity.
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Bestselling author and expert on children's nutrition and founder of the Annabel Karmel range of equipment and baby food. She is a hugely inspiring speaker on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation, Teamwork and Work/Life Balance. 2011 marked the 20th anniversary of Annabel's first book and saw the launch of Annabel's Essential Guide to Feeding your Baby & Toddler
, an app for the iphone featuring 100 recipes and Annabel's Kitchen
, a 30-part TV series on cooking with children, for CITV. Annabel Karmel’s latest book, Eating for Two
(June 2012) brings her food knowledge and experience to expectant mothers for the first time.
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American author of an international bestselling crime series set in Venice. She is an accomplished speaker who can discuss Creativity. Donna Leon will be visiting the UK at the end of March and will be taking part in events at the Oxford Literary Festival and at the Italian Cultural Institute.Donna's 21st Brunetti novel, Beastly Things
, will be published in April 2012.
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French Political Scientist who specialises in Geopolitics and International Relations. His key speaker areas include The Future of Europe, Future Geopolitical Trends in World Affairs, The Geopolitics of Emotions and International Relations and Politics.
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One of UK's finest science writers and an award-winning journalist who has reported on global environmental issues from over 60 countries over the past 20 years. Fred Pearce's latest book (May 2012) lifts the lid on the most profound ethical, environmental, economic and social issue in the world today. The Landgrabbers
, charts the trail from the boardrooms and ministries to the victims themselves of the unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Every day, parcels of land - the size of Wales and larger-are being gobbled up across the plains of Africa, paddy fields of South-east Asia, jungles of the Amazon and prairies of Eastern Europe.
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Author of the international bestselling novel Trainspotting
, he is an inspiring speaker who can speak on Creativity. Filth
is currently being made into a film starring Jamie Bell, James McAvoy and Alan Cummings and is due for release in autumn 2012. Ecstasy
has also been adapted into a film by the acclaimed Canadian director, Rob Heydon, and will be on general release in April 2012.
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