The IoD director general, Simon Walker, promises ‘breadth and depth’ at 2015 Annual Convention…
The Director General of the Institute of Directors, Simon Walker, has promised that a wide spectrum of panellists and their individual expertise will make the 65th IoD Convention, which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Tuesday 6th October, an unmissable and inspiring experience.
Annual Convention – the speakers
Speakers already announced include President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband; explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes; fashion designer and entrepreneur Anya Hindmarch; CEO of the National Health Service Simon Stevens; Google’s European boss Matt Brittin; and Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. Panellists, meanwhile, include TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, John Lewis chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield and MAE Systems chairman Sir Roger Carr, while Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Ken Olisa, will occupy the chair.
“Because we have speakers and panellists from such a variety of sectors – from sport to health via politics, retail, manufacturing and exploration, to name but a few – the convention promises to take attendees out of their milieus, and offer fresh perspectives from an eclectic group of notable achievers from different fields,” says Walker. “Given the theme – “Taking Business Beyond Boundaries” – this breadth and depth of expertise and outlook is key to the day’s appeal.”
Annual Convention – EU debate
The convention will feature a special debate between two distinguished statesmen at either end of the EU referendum debate, former business secretary Peter Mandelson and former chancellor of the exchequer Nigel Lawson.