Keynote speakers now announced!
- News Kelly Joyce
Keynote Speakers now announced for our joint conference with CIMSPA!
The CIMSPA and Quest NBS Conference 2020 is bigger and better than ever, with 9 breakout streams there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.
Our 2020 one-day event will feature over 20 breakout sessions. With high-value content, high-profile keynotes and updates on progress towards a route to chartered status for all sport and physical activity professionals.
We have an interesting and diverse mix of keynotes with a range of different experiences that can help improve and unlock our sector's potential.
Sport England and CIMSPA - a vital partnership
Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, Sport England
For seven years, Tim was Chief Executive at the British Paralympic Association, the National Paralympic Committee for the United Kingdom. He has also served as Secretary General for ParalympicsGB at the PyeongChang 2018, Rio 2016, Sochi 2014 and London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Prior to that, Tim was first Director of Policy & Communications and then Chief Operating Officer at UK Sport. Previously, Tim worked for four years as a Director of a strategic communications consultancy, HBL Media, for two years as Head of Corporate Media and Internal Communications at Granada Media plc, and spent five years as Head of Media Relations at the Confederation of British Industry.
Tim is a Trustee of the Football Foundation and a Member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Paralympic Games Committee. He is a former Board Director of the Youth Sport Trust and the National Paralympic Heritage Trust. He holds Honorary Degrees from both Bath and Exeter University as well as a Masters Degree in Drama from Exeter. He received an OBE in the 2017 Queen’s New Year Honours List.
Unlocking the potential of our sector
David Thomson, Behavioural change advocate
Real participation growth in our sector will mean tackling the 50% of our population who are “pre-contemplative” and moving them through a pathway to activity. We’ve been chasing these elusive customers for decades, and our must-attend morning keynote introduces a new voice to sport and physical activity – David Thomson – with a compelling pitch for changing the mindset of the inactive.
An internationally-renowned sales and marketing expert, David’s passionate belief is that influence and persuasion are the all-important levers in the engine.
David’s keynote will explore how to “turn the key” and apply his new and compelling methods in marketing, leadership, and sales to persuade a hesitant population into activity through behavioural change and transforming their mindsets.
David Thomson is a global leader in the fields of persuasion and influence. Born on the West Coast of Scotland in what was titled by Sky News ‘the Worst Village in Great Britain’, David fought through an abusive childhood and a lack of education to become a practised and passionate speaker, coach, consultant and advisor with over 27 years of sales experience. The drive and determination that got him to this point was drilled into him when he joined the British Army at 16 years old. It was here that he realised that expert training and self-discipline were his path to success.
After the army, he gained exceptional business experience as a mortgage consultant. David worked hard to understand the products he was selling and within two years he was the company’s top selling broker. From there, he went onto set-up his own business selling insurance. It was soon turning over £1 million. Within three years it was worth £4 million.
Outside of his exceptional business experience, David is a Napoleon Hill certified instructor, a qualified life coach, and one of only 19 trainers personally trained and endorsed by Dr Robert Cialdini to teach his POP (Principles of Persuasion) workshop. David’s 12 week transformation course is focused on helping participants to increase their sales and grow their businesses. Covering all of the essential facets of sales, the course covers positive mental attitude, negotiation, influence, questions are the answer, fact finding, framing, neuro-linguistic programming, opening, pitching, memory, socrates, and closing. For the last year David has been honing and perfecting the delivery of his programme in an interim role for BSI globally. The results have been staggering, with up to a 40+% uplift in sales.
Join us at our all-new conference venue, East Midlands Conference Centre on Thursday 27th February 2020.
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