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VBQ Speakers helps you book the best keynote speakers for your conferences and events. We love a challenging brief - so if you'd like some bespoke recommendations for your event, get in touch!
A Global Speaker Bureau
keynote speakers for your conferences and events
We’re here to help you find the best keynote speakers for your events programme. We have a global network of hundreds of speakers in a variety of topics. You can view a small selection below.
If you'd like some bespoke recommendations for your event, contact Leo on 0044 (0) 7833 727090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We enjoy a challenging brief and we’d love to help!
How Can We Help You?
Our mission is to provide our clients with a bespoke, research-driven service that ensures you find the best keynote and conference speakers for your events.
We are constantly researching new keynote speakers to add to our global network, focusing especially on individuals who:
Have practical expertise in their field
Add real value and are a draw to business audiences
Aren’t over-exposed on the speaking circuit
Offer value for money
VBQ also has close relationships with many speaker agencies worldwide. This allows us to book their exclusive speakers for our clients.
Booking Your Keynote Speaker
We’re here to take the stress out of booking your keynote speaker! Below is an outline of how the research and booking process typically works. We are of course flexible to suit the needs of your internal processes.
(i) The client presents VBQ with a brief including event location, approximate topic and budget.
(ii) VBQ makes keynote speaker recommendations from its global network and additional research, including biographies, video clips, fees and expenses. These recommendations usually include 10-15 candidates. If none of these candidates are suitable, we provide additional recommendations. We never charge a fee for making recommendations.
(iii) VBQ helps the client narrow these recommendations to a shortlist of 3-5 candidates. We then check their availability.
(iv) The client confirms which of the available shortlist they would like to book.
(v) VBQ draws up the contracts for the booking.
(vi) Once contracts have been executed, VBQ works with the client to ensure the logistics and briefing run smoothly, and that the speaker is all set to deliver a great performance!
LATEST NEWS FROM VBQ SPEAKERS
From recent reviews and speaker interviews to selections of topical keynote speaker recommendations, our blog has all the latest news from our global network. To receive monthly updates straight into your inbox, sign up to our newsletter.
Kathryn Parsons has received superb feedback for her appearance at the 2018 Sharjah Entrepreneurship festival, where she delivered a keynote followed by an intimate Q&A workshop.
Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at The Economist, and head of The Economist Radio, received great feedback for moderating sessions on geopolitics and international economics.
Ben Hammersley gave a barn-storming keynote at Internet Dagarna 2018 this morning on “How To Be A Futurist”. He showed the audience how to think critically about emerging technologies, so they can make better strategic decisions for their organisations and for themselves.
At Citywire Berlin X (November 2018), geopolitics expert, Afshin Molavi, argued that the future of investing will be in cities, not nations.
Ed Cooke got Internet Dagarna 2018 off to a flying start today, with a brilliantly interactive keynote.
David Rowan opened both days of BOOSTMENA 2018 with a fascinating keynote on the key disruptive tech trends re-shaping the 21st century business landscape.
Stéphane Garelli’s “On The Agenda For 2019” is a brilliant overview of the key trends that will drive the global economy in 2019 and beyond.
Kathryn Parsons, co-Founder and CEO of digital skills firm Decoded, took part in a fascinating star-studded panel discussion at VMworld Europe in Barcelona last week, on the topic of AI: A New Era Of Trust And Technology.
What qualities can you cultivate, and what cultures can you build, so that your organisation thrives in uncertainty? Here's a selection of keynote speakers - from astronauts, entrepreneurs and conductors to journalists and neuroscientists - whose insights will give you the tools you need.
Book Ed Cooke as a keynote speaker. Yesterday, Grand Master Of Memory Ed Cooke showed a group of the UK's leading marketing professionals how to create memorable brands and customer experiences. He delivered his message in a brilliantly engaging and interactive way. Here he is memorising a 40-digit number - forwards and backwards…
Book Harper Reed as a keynote speaker.
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Our passion at VBQ is connecting clients with speakers who challenge, engage and inspire their audience.
Here's a small selection of brilliant keynote speakers we've worked with recently, all of whom have received fantastic reviews.
VBQ is delighted to be representing Rowan Hooper exclusively for his speaking engagements. Rowan is Managing Editor of New Scientist and acclaimed author of Superhuman: Life at the Extremes of Mental and Physical Ability (2018). Book Rowan Hooper as a keynote speaker.
A selection of geopolitics keynote speakers from our global network. From Trump and Brexit to Iran and North Korea, geopolitical uncertainty is high on the international agenda. Below is a small selection of experts from VBQ's global network who can provide insights on key issues.
In a pair of lively and hard-hitting interviews to mark a year until Britain leaves the EU, Professor Anand Menon discussed Brexit with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. To book Anand Menon as an expert keynote speaker on Brexit get in touch.
VBQ Speakers is delighted to be representing international model & philanthropist Noëlla Coursaris Musunka for her speaking engagements. To book Noëlla as a keynote speaker, get in touch.
Book Parag Khanna as a keynote speaker. Talking with Parag Khanna this morning, I was excited to hear about his latest book project, The Future Is Asian, which will be published worldwide in early 2019.
It'll be a must-read for anyone looking to understand the geostrategic shape of the 21st century. I thought I'd share a brief summary with you.
A Grand Master Of Memory and psychologist by training, Ed Cooke's vision is to make learning a language as easy and natural as ordering your shopping online.
That's why he's built a team of crack scientists to develop the Memrise user experience according to the latest discoveries in psychology and neuroscience - he wants it to be the most fun and memorable place on the internet. To book Ed Cooke as a keynote speaker, get in touch.
Are cyborgs an imminent reality or an invention of Hollywood?
Should we be afraid, or embrace the possibilities robotics and biomechanics present?
Watch Professor Robert Riener's recent talk at TEDx Zürich 2017. To book Robert Riener as a keynote speaker, get in touch.
Browse a selection of AI keynote speakers from our global network.
The hype around AI has continued to build in early 2018, with some predicting this will be the year it moves properly from the experimental phase to the mainstream.
But what are the key trends and innovations businesses should be looking out for?
Book Afshin Molavi as a keynote speaker. "Easternisation" is the key trend driving the 21st century - that's the key message of this eye-opening and brilliantly argued talk by Afshin Molavi.
Here's a fascinating clip of Professor Anand Menon, Director of UK In A Changing Europe, discussing their recent poll of British attitudes to Brexit on the BBC. To book Anand Menon as a keynote speaker, get in touch.
Catharina James gave a brilliant speech at the prestigious Future Congress in Chile this month, discussing how graphene can revolutionise manufacturing and help create a more sustainable global economy. To book Catharina James as a keynote speaker, get in touch.
As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, one of the key questions occupying businesses and governments is the evolving relationship between human and machine.
VBQ Speakers is delighted to be representing Professor Robert Riener, a leading expert in the field of robotics, biomechanics and virtual reality, for his speaking engagements. To book Robert Riener as a keynote speaker, get in touch.
Not a day goes by without Brexit hitting the headlines, and it can be hard to untangle the signal from the noise.
So we caught up with Professor Anand Menon and asked him to provide some clarity. To book Anand Menon as a keynote speaker, get in touch.