International CONFEX 2010 keynote speakers announced

20th January 2010

Featuring 60 free

seminars over 3 days, International Confex announced today the 2010 keynote


The keynote sessions, part of Confex

Knowledge, will be supported by parallel seminar sessions broadly themed to

address the areas of industry debate, marketing, business skills & personal

development, organising & logistics and for the first time, educational

content designed specifically for PAs. 

“The line-up of

keynote speakers at this year’s event promises to be strong,” commented Duncan

Reid, Portfolio Director, Confex Group. “The combination of political & economic

expertise, in depth media knowledge and entrepreneurship will give attendees

access to proven best practice in business and allow them to learn from

experiences. We are delighted that Martin Bell, Mark Frith and Jo Fairley have

agreed to come and share their insights and expertise.” 

Keynote speakers

at International Confex this year will address the following topics; 

On Day one, “How

it went so wrong for the Government and the economy in 2009” presented by

Martin Bell, one of the most highly regarded names in British television

journalism. Having had a number of career landmarks from BBC Correspondent,

independent MP and UNICEF ambassador, Martin Bell takes a closer look at the

state of the economy over the last twelve months, the lessons learnt and how to

apply these to businesses. 

On day two editor

of the legendary London

magazine Time Out, regular contributor to radio & TV and former Heat

Magazine & Smash Hits editor, Mark Frith will draw on his extensive media

experience to offer advice on reinventing your product, getting by on meagre

resources and using the power of celebrity to leverage your brand. 


finally on day three Jo Fairley co-founder of Green & Black’s shares her

knowledge and experience on entrepreneurialism, growing a small business and

the importance of corporate responsibility. Fairley will also use her

experiences to draw on more traditional messages of marketing and branding in a

demanding environment. 


Confex is the premier event in the UK for people who organise

meetings, conferences, incentives or special events. It attracts around 1,000 exhibitors

from 50 countries each year and around 10,000 visitors. Confex 2010 will be

held at Earls Court, London, 23-25 February.