2024 IBSC Annual Conference
Harrow on the Hill, London, United Kingdom
Opening Plenary Session
Monday, July 1, 3:30 PM
Entrepreneur, speaker, investor, and author Steven Bartlett hosts the United Kingdom's No. 1 podcast The Diary of a CEO, an unfiltered journey into the remarkable stories and untold dimensions of the world’s most influential people, experts, and thinkers. In August 2023, he released his No. 1 Sunday Times best-selling book, The Diary of a CEO: The 33 Laws of Business and Life. Bartlett joined the BBC's hit TV show Dragons’ Den as the youngest ever dragon in the show’s history.
Known for his innovative and disruptive approach to social media marketing, he co‐founded Flight Story, a marketing and communications company that works with leading brands. Bartlett also launched his own private equity fund, Flight Fund, to accelerate the next generation of European unicorns and co‐founded thirdweb, a software platform backed by Shopify and Coinbase that makes it easy to build web3 applications.
After winning the British Black Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Bartlett has focused much of his work on disadvantaged schools and communities as he seeks to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and creators from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Also, he has partnered with His Majesty's Prison Service to distribute The Diary of a CEO podcast via in-cell technology to educate and inspire young adults.
Bartlett has been listed on the Powerlist, which captures the most influential Black Britons and aims to celebrate the achievements of the most influential people of African, African Caribbean, and African American heritage in the UK. He is an accomplished investor in the health and wellness space with notable investments including Huel, UK’s fastest growing e‐commerce company internationally, and Zoe, the personalized nutrition program. His other investments focus on blockchain technologies, biotech, space, web3, and social media.
Tuesday, July 2, 10:30 AM
A broadcaster, traveler, and adventurer, Ben Fogle has rowed the Atlantic Ocean, crossed Antarctica on foot, run across the Sahara, crossed the Empty Quarter on camel, and summitted Mount Everest. He has presented numerous hit programs, including the BBC’s Animal Park, Countryfile, Wild in Africa, Wild on the West Coast, Crufts, One Man and His Dog, Country Tracks, and three series of the hit BBC adventure show, Extreme Dreams, in which he led ordinary people on extraordinary journeys across some of the most hostile environments on earth.
Fogle currently presents Harbour Lives, Countrywise, and Fisherman’s Lives for ITV and New Lives in the Wild (Where the Wildmen Are) for Channel 5. He is also a special correspondent for NBC News in the United States, reporting from all over the world for Today, Dateline, and MSNBC Nightly News. He has toured the world for various broadcasting assignments and has also made documentaries on Prince William in Africa, disease in Ethiopia, Captain Scott in Antarctica, and crocodiles in Botswana.
Fogle has written six Sunday Times best-selling books, including The Teatime Islands, Journey’s to Britain’s Faraway Outposts, Offshore: In Search of an Island of My Own, The Crossing: Conquering the Atlantic in the World’s Toughest Rowing Race, and Race to the Pole: Conquering Antarctica in the Toughest Race on Earth. He also writes a weekly diary for the Sunday Telegraph and has appeared in numerous other publications, including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sun, Country Life, The Independent, Glamour, The Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, and The New York Times.
His sporting achievements include a charity boxing match and running marathons to benefit nonprofits. Fogle has won a Royal Television Society award for the highly acclaimed Through Hell and High Water and been awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Portsmouth. He is an ambassador for WWF, Médecins Sans Frontières, Tusk, Centrepoint, and the Princes Trust; a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; and patron of The Royal Parks Foundation.
Tuesday, July 2, 3:30 PM
As CEO of Human First Ltd, Jaz Ampaw-Farr helps leaders who want to influence, inspire, and motivate their teams with greater engagement to grow their businesses and leave a lifelong legacy. She combines lessons learned from a challenging and often brutal childhood with those from her rise to a TV presenter, TEDx speaker, stand-up comedian, and Z-list reality TV star. Her authentic honesty and humor consistently empower people to think differently about leading themselves and others.
Inspirational Leadership: Lessons from Shakespeare’s Henry V
Wednesday, July 3, 2:00 PM
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