gdb Speakers Conference

11 Jan 2018

Join over 100 local Business Leaders, Owners, Managers, Directors and Influencers for the gdb Speakers Conference.

Challenging Business Practices: Discrimination / Negotiation /  Motivation




Sponsored by Gatwick Airport , Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, University of Sussex BMEc & Red River Software


On 11th January 2018, we will be delivering the 2nd Annual gdb Speakers Conference.


The Event will provide business owners, Directors and Senior Managers with the opportunity to hear from key speakers on a range of topics:


Luise Usiskin – Challenge Consultancy – “Unconscious Bias”

As an Equality & Diversity Client Manager Luise has worked with over 50 organisations including universities, police services, private companies, third sector and public-sector institutions. Luise will guide us through the ways in which we can work to counter bias and discrimination in any context



James Bellini – Futurologist – “The Next Big Issues facing your Business”

Dr James Bellini is a leading futurologist and author with a considerable reputation as a thought-provoking speaker and moderator at top-level management conferences and business schools around the world.  He will lead us through the possible key changes and influences we will all face across the next two decades



Tori James - Explorer – “Motivation”

As the youngest Welsh Woman to climb Everest, Tori has some great life lessons for facing adversity and motivating anyone or any team to achieve what some would see as unsurmountable problems



Richard Mullender – “Persuade Like A Hostage Negotiator”

Richard’s career culminated in being Lead Trainer at the National Hostage and Crisis Unit at Scotland Yard.  As such Richard is very well placed to help us understand how to listen and how to negotiate to get mutually beneficial results.



Compere: John Young; 

TV Presenter, Journalist & Business Consultant (


Venue: South Lodge, Lower Beeding

Date: 11th January 2018

Times: 08.30-14.00 – starting with Breakfast & closing with a Buffet Lunch


Ticket prices

Earlybird Ticket (Before 27th November 2017) - £95 +vat

After 28th November 2017 - £125 +vat


There are a limited number of spaces so book early. 


Cancellations can not be accepted after 11/12/2017

After this date, your booking is transferable to another person, but there are no refunds.


Please book through eventbrite here



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