RDO7 keynote speakers confirmed

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29 Mar 2016

RDO7 keynote speakers confirmed

RDO is delighted to confirm that Kriss Akabusi will be giving the opening keynote at this year’s conference RDO7 Taking Ownership, 20-22 September 2016, London. Kriss is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his gold medal in the 1990 European Championships, beating David Hemery’s 22-year-old British record for 400m hurdles which Kriss currently 23 years later still holds. In 1992 as 3 times Olympic medallist, and a World, European and Commonwealth Champion, Kriss was awarded the MBE. Kiss is currently working on a two year MBA (Masters in Business Administration) program at Ashridge Business School, to augment his twenty plus years experience gained through professional speaking, training and facilitating workshops in the corporate arena.

Our 2nd keynote speaker is Simon Hazeldine. Simon is the bestselling author of five business books, has a Masters Degree in Psychology, is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management, a longstanding member of the Professional Speaking Association and a licensed Prism Neuroscience Brain Mapping Practitioner. His client list includes many Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, and as a highly experienced and in-demand international speaker he has spoken in over 30 countries across six continents.

Completing the keynote speaker line-up will be Caspar Berry. Having studied economics at Cambridge, at 25 Caspar moved to to Las Vegas to become a professional poker player! He played poker for much of the next three years before finding himself as the poker advisor on the James Bond Movie Casino Royale. In 2002 Caspar co-founded Twenty First Century Media and building it into the fastest growing audiovisual media company in the North East of England before selling it in 2008 to Bob Geldof’s media giant, Ten Alps. It was while still at the helm of twenty first century media that he began his career as a speaker, and 6 years on he is now the veteran of over 2000 speeches in 30 countries for 400 companies including Visa, Google, McDonalds and IBM.

As well as confirming our keynote speakers, the team has been hard at work giving the dedicated conference website a new look, along with adding plenty of information on this year’s conference, so do pop over to and take a peak.

CLC World Resorts & Hotels, Diamond Resorts International, Interval International and RCI have been confirmed as Platinum Sponsors. Dial An Exchange and Shawbrook Bank are Gold Sponsors.  Other sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact Nikkie Yeaman at

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