Inspirational keynotes from 10th May

(Keynote Theatre, 9.30am-10.20am)

Robert Peston

Political Editor at ITV (formerly BBC Radio 4)

Robert Peston is ITVs Political Editor and host of their new flagship politics and current affairs show, Peston on Sunday. He covers the latest happenings in Westminster and beyond, interviewing the important players on the national and international political scenes.

Prior to his high-profile move Robert was the BBC’s Economics Editor, revealing the stories behind the statistics and explaining the implications of domestic, European and global economic shifts. Before that, as Business Editor, he broadcast and published a series of exclusive and influential stories about the global financial situation. He revealed the crises at Northern Rock and RBS, the emergency rescue of HBOS, and the tumult around the credit crunch, bailouts and austerity.

(Keynote Theatre, 12.45pm-1.30pm)

Frazer Thompson

CEO of Chapel Down Group

Frazer Thompson became the Marketing Manager-Ales for Whitbread in 1987 and 2 years later was made a director. After a number of years, he moved into business development and strategy. 

In 1995, Frazer joined Heineken in Amsterdam as Global Brand Director, staying in the role for 6 years. In late 2001 Frazer moved into English Wines by joining Chapel Down.

Frazer was Chairman of IoD Kent 2006 - 2009 and is proud to be a Kent Ambassador. 


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