Meet the global thought leaders speaking at BizX 2023

 On April 20 and 21st 2023, you will be joined by 12 global thought leaders speaking at the Excel London. You and your team will have the opportunity to learn about sales, marketing and strategies to grow your business. It’s the ideal place to bring your C-suite members, marketers and sales team. Why? Because they too will learn strategies that will help them flourish in their role. 

This year (BizX 2023), we bring a diverse range of experts to talk about business. Do you want to grow your retail business? we have the queen of retail, Mary Portas. Would you like a bit of inspiration from the Dragon’s Den investor? we have Steven Bartlett. Whatever your business, learning from those who have been through the pitfalls and struggles can help push you to strive and elevate your business. Check out the line up of speakers at this years event.

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20th – 21st April 2023, London Excel

Dragons’ Den youngest investor,
Steven Bartlett

What will you learn from Steven Bartlett?

Steven Bartlett is widely considered one of Europe’s most talented and accomplished young entrepreneurs and philosophical thinkers. He joined BBC’s Dragon’s Den, as the youngest-ever Dragon in the show’s history.

From a bedroom in Manchester, this university drop-out built what would become one of the world’s most influential social media companies when he was just 21 years old, before taking his company public at 27 years old with a current market valuation of over $600M.

Steven is particularly focused on inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs and creators from a BAME background and much of his work after winning the “British Black Entrepreneur of the year” award focused on disadvantaged schools and communities. Steven was listed at no.6 in the 2022 Black Powerlist alongside Marcus Rashford and Michaela Coel.

BizX Speaker Steven Bartlett

Queen of the high street,
Mary Portas

What will you learn from Mary Portas?

Retail expert Mary Portas has advised the government, transformed both luxury and high street stores, written books and produced a host of retail and business-themed TV programmes. Author of Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto For Change, she delivers an inspiring message of how businesses and individuals can adapt, transform and lead.

A determined, passionate advocate for British retail, Mary is at the forefront of making the nation better consumers and the country’s shops better businesses. She has since worked with some of the world’s premier retail and product brands including Westfield, Clark’s, Dunhill, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes-Benz, Estée Lauder and Boden. Her breakthrough, BBC Two’s Mary, Queen of Shops saw her help turn around struggling small retail businesses.

BizX Speaker Mary Portas

World’s greatest explorer,
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

What will you learn from Sir Ranulph Fiennes?

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive to have travelled the surface of the World’s polar axis. He is titled by the Guinness Book of Records as “The World’s Greatest Living Explorer”. He also holds the record for:

  • The first person to reach both Poles.
  • First to cross the Antarctic and the Arctic Oceans.
  • Completing the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent.

This 3-year, 52 000 mile odyssey took intricate planning, 1900 sponsors, a 52-person team to handle, complex communications, meticulous planning and iron determination mixed with flexibility. The circumnavigation has never been successfully repeated. In 2003, only 3½ months after a massive heart attack, 3-day coma and double bypass, Ranulph Fiennes (with Mike Stroud) achieved the first 7x7x7. Seven marathons in only seven days on all seven continents.

BizX Speaker Ranulph Fiennes

4x Olympic medalist,
Lord Sebastian COE

What will you learn from Lord Sebastian COE?

Using his political skills, his strategic know-how and a true passion for sport, Lord Coe won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics in London. Seven years later the Prime Minister thanked him for “lifting our hearts” after organising the most successful Games of modern times. 

Seb takes audiences from his own on-track rivalries to the lessons
learned from London – overseeing an enormous infrastructure and logistical exercise in one of the world’s great cities. He highlights the need to build a resilient and dependable team, from a variety of backgrounds; to be seen to deliver on your vision (even while under constant scrutiny); and to communicate pre-emptively and leave nothing to chance. Above all, he underlines the age-old proposition that no amount of theorising replaces ‘the genius of hard work.’

BizX Speaker Lord Sebastian Coe

World’s no.1 business coach,
Brad Sugars

What will you learn from Brad Sugars?

Internationally known as one of the most influential entrepreneurs, Brad Sugars is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the no.1 business coach in the world. Over the course of his 30-year career as an entrepreneur, Brad has bought, built and sold over 50 companies and is the owner of the multi-million-dollar franchise ActionCOACH®.

As a husband and father of five, Brad is equally as passionate about his family as he is about business. That’s why Brad is a strong advocate for building a business that works without you – so you can spend more time doing what really matters to you.

BizX Speaker Brad Sugars

No.1 web marketing expert,
Marcus Sheridan

What will you learn from Marcus Sheridan?

Marcus is the award-winning author of the digital sales and marketing guidebook ‘They Ask, You Answer’, which has been named the no.1 digital marketing book of all time by Book Authority and has gained huge popularity throughout the UK.

Too often organisations struggle to empower their sales teams with the right digital tools and assets to meet the demands of today’s buyers. Along these same lines, many sales organisations push back on digital simply because they don’t understand its value to the organisation and their individual goals. Marcus will share with you the art of using deeper questions and frank conversations to help prospects make buying decisions faster.

Marcus Sheridan BizX Speaker BizX Speaker

Master of influence and persuasion,
Phil M Jones

What will you learn from Phil M Jones?

Phil M Jones is a master of influence and persuasion. He is the author of the bestselling Exactly book series, with over a million copies sold, the producer of the most listened-to nonfiction audiobook of all time: Exactly What to Say, a trusted advisor for some of the world’s biggest brands and an entrepreneur since the age of 14.

Phil M Jones thinks and acts differently. His precise insights around communication, added to a proven personal pedigree of peak performance and a richness of real-world experience, means that Phil is the kind of thought leader whose counsel is sought by other thought leaders.

BizX Speaker Phil M Jones

The king of sales,
Jeffrey Gitomer

What will you learn from Jeffrey Gitomer?

From Fortune 500 companies to companies trying to earn a fortune, Jeffrey has travelled the globe helping sales teams get better at discovering buying motives.

Why customers buy is one billion times more powerful than how to sell. His most successful book, The Little Red Book of Selling, has sold more than three million copies worldwide and has been translated into 14 languages. It is also considered one of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”. 

BizX Speaker Jeffrey Gitomer

Sales strategy expert,
Jennifer Gitomer 

What will you learn from Jennifer Gitomer?

In 2013, Jennifer left her corporate job to fulfil her entrepreneurial dream. She built a 6-figure coaching business in a matter of months and then became a speaker, helping sales teams from coast-to-coast make more sales.

After selling millions of dollars throughout her 15+ years career in sales, she figured out exactly what it takes to grow your business from “just barely surviving” to thriving. She is on a mission to help entrepreneurs build a business that supports their dreams, rather than building their lives around their business.

BizX Speaker Jennifer Gitomer

Expert in closing sales,
James Muir  

What will you learn from James Muir?

James Muir is the founder and CEO of Best Practice International and the bestselling author of the #1 book on closing sales, The Perfect Close. James is a 30-year veteran of sales, having served in every role – from individual contributor to executive VP. His mission is to make the complex simple. 

James works with sales and service organisations looking to improve financial performance by improving their close ratios. He has had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s biggest names in the technology and Healthcare sector. James is now on a mission to teach how being genuinely authentic creates both the highest levels of success and happiness in sales.

BizX Speaker James Muir

World record achiever, resilient mental mindset and physical hero,
Niki Doeg  

What will you learn from Niki Doeg?

Niki Doeg is a bestselling co-author, motivational speaker, girls’ rugby coach, mum and business owner. She has an extensive background in operational management, project and change management and executive management development with experience gained in Banking, Telecoms and a range of FTSE 100 firms.

As her day job, Niki runs a successful business and mixes this with spending time with her family, her rugby role, cycling and working with schools. She is a great believer in saying yes, then figuring out how to do it afterwards. Opportunity only comes along every so often, if you miss it, you may not get another chance. Grab it when you can


BizX Speaker Niki Doeg

World record achiever, resilient mental mindset and physical hero,
Helen Butters

What will you learn from Helen Butters?

Helen Butters is a Sunday Times Bestselling co-author, keynote speaker, communications & engagement expert, qualified performance coach with NLP and a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists. 

Helen qualified as a performance life coach in 2019 with the aim of helping others to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life both professionally and personally. She works collaboratively with her clients to find meaning, understanding and solutions: empowering them to come up with the answers. She is passionate about the ethos of coaching as a powerful positive discipline and uses flexible effective tools which enable her clients to turn their belief into reality.  She has a specific interest in the power of mindset and has put together a mindset reset programme for clients.


BizX Speaker Helen Butters

BizX 2023 host, Gabby logan

Gabby joined Sky Sports soon after graduating before moving on to present ITV’s Premier League, Champions League and World Cup coverage. Going over to the BBC she became only the second woman to front Match of the Day. She has gone on to host coverage of both football and rugby world cups, world and European championship athletics, as well as events including the Olympics, the London Marathon, and the Boat Race.

Gabby’s also a regular guest host on The One Show, and presented her own show on Radio 5 Live, bringing a light touch to a mix of
sport and current affairs.

Gabby Logan BizX 2023 Host