Breakfast with champions: Spend a March morning discovering amazing speakers

This could be the most inspiring breakfast you’ve ever had – and it has nothing to do with the quality of the croissants.

It’s not an easy job finding top-flight speaker content that can really captivate an audience and leave them feeling transformed. However, tfconnect have recently learned that no less than four such speakers will be concentrated (unlike the orange juice) into a showcase breakfast in central London in March; hosted by internationally successful speaker bureau, Leading Authorities.

The showcase will take place on Wednesday 15h March in central London from 8am and is entirely free to attend. It’s a chance to see some of the bureau’s most popular names in action, including former head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett; double gold medal winning Olympian, Alex Gregory; polar explorer and TED speaker Ben Saunders, as well as technology guru and WIRED magazine editor Greg Williams.

Please note that attendance is limited to organisers of meeting and events, so you’ll need to book your place in advance. On the day, head to 200 Aldersgate, EC1A 4HD (closest Tube Barbican or St Paul’s). The four 15-minute speeches will begin at 8.30am and after questions the event will be over by 10.00am.


Who’s Speaking?

Sir John Scarlett
Sir John is the former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and a geopolitical and national security expert. He offers audiences a global overview, looking at emerging and declining powers, shifting alliances, and the ripple effects of major events like Brexit.


Alex Gregory
Rio and London gold medal winner
With two Olympic Gold medals and five World Championship titles to his name Alex Gregory is one of the leading rowers in the world, but his success has not come easily. A decade of failures and disasters took Alex to the very edge of his belief. Through incredible determination and tenacity, he made his way through to the other side and became a world-class athlete. In his speech, he discusses how these lessons apply to business—dealing with pressure, consistency, prioritisation and goal setting. And he brings his medals along.


Ben Saunders
Three-time TED speaker Ben Saunders is a skier, polar explorer and the only person to have ever led a successful on-foot expedition from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. The 1,800-mile journey had previously claimed half-a-dozen lives and was called impossible by experts. It took him four months to complete.

Despite being a thrill seeker and world-record holder, on stage Ben is modest, self-deprecating, and an utterly captivating TED-dubbed “Master Storyteller.” His stories of fighting off polar bears and surviving nights at -50°C leave audiences dumbstruck as he delivers his core message that “No one else is an authority on your potential.” Ben knows first-hand the resolve it takes to silence and surprise your critics and sometimes even yourself.

Ben’s inspiring message is not just motivational, as he’s raised vast sums of sponsorship revenue to fund his expeditions, and can place his message within a business context.


Greg Williams
Greg is a global authority on technology and how it will impact business and society. As Editor of WIRED magazine, he meets the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs and creative types who are changing the world.

He transforms complex content on innovation, technology, business and creativity into entertaining and accessible insights that prepare audiences for what’s coming next.

As a recent client explained, “Predictions are a dime a dozen. But Greg Williams’ are worth their weight in gold. He not only helped our audience see the future, but inspired them to act as agents of change and shape it to their advantage.”

Whether your delegates are technology experts or not, Greg will tailor his address to describe how innovations will affect your business and what you can do to capitalise on them. Funny, informal and easy to work with, Greg’s content is relevant for all sectors.


Click here to book your place – and we’d love to know if you’re planning on attending. Tweet us at @tfconnect.

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