Latest speakers confirmed at Relate Live London 2016
With less than two months to go until Relate Live comes to London (14th and 15th June), the latest speakers to take the stage during the two-day conference have been revealed.
They range from a hostage negotiator, Chris White, who will be speaking with Belinda Parmar (OBE, CEO and founder of Lady Geek) to a Grammy & Bafta award winning musician and composer, Simon Hale, who wrote the score to Sam Smith’s No.1 James Bond theme tune.
Packed with training workshops, breakout sessions and thought-provoking keynotes by industry leaders, the Relate Live conference is geared to helping businesses and entrepreneurs explore the complicated nature of relationships.
Mikkel Svane, CEO at Zendesk, will be kicking off the show on the 14th June, followed by writer, TV personality and retail industry expert, Mary Portas. Below are more details of the newly announced speakers you’ll find at the show:
The empathy revolution in business
Belinda Parmar, OBE, CEO and founder of Lady Geek, will discuss how the traditional corporate culture values of hierarchy and status are now outdated. Parmar will be joined by Chris White, a hostage negotiator, who will give examples of empathy in conflict, where empathy is really tested and when to truly demonstrate empathy – when you least feel like it.
Using trust as a framework to greatness
Simon Hale, Grammy and Bafta winning musician and composer, will draw from his experience working with artists such as Sam Smith and Bjork to explain how, without trust, the relationship between a company and its customers will fail. Hale explained, “The same can be said about the relationship between collaborating musicians - the magic happens when artists trust each other, have shared goals and a spirit of openness.”
Building a brand around relationships
Huib van Bockel, social marketer, author, founder of TENZING and a former executive at Redbull, will explain why brands need to think of customers as ‘people’ and not just data. van Bockel said, “You have to treat customers like they are friends that you want to build a long-term relationship with.”