Rogue trader Nick Leeson will be a key speaker at the upcoming Business North West event in Manchester. Nick, whose risk-taking caused the biggest financial scandal of the century, will talk frankly about his extraordinary life story and offer his guidance to entrepreneurs and SMEs who want to succeed in business.
As one of the UK’s most sought-after speakers, straight-talking Nick will reveal details about the incredible life that he has led, including the spectacular collapse of Barings Bank and the aftermath, which resulted in his six-year prison sentence in a Singaporean jail. Nick will also share his inspirational story of his battle with cancer, and how his experience can inspire others.
Nick Leeson comments, “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to talk at Business North West as it is a valuable resource for businesses and entrepreneurs to gain crucial information. The event is a fantastic platform for me to share my business views on the protection of shareholders, whilst talking about my personal experiences that will help those wishing to embark upon a successful career in the practising business realm.”
Scott Hider, Event Director of Business North West, adds, “We are delighted that Nick will be speaking at the show and we know that others will learn from his experiences and gain a valuable insight into becoming successful in business. Nick will motivate and inspire by telling his remarkable life story in which he has ultimately rotated his ill fortunes into great business achievements and prevailed a business success.”
Nick has journeyed far and wide spreading his knowledge of the business world. He has travelled to the likes of New Zealand and South Africa and has had the honors of talking at academic institutions such as Trinity College, Dublin, Oxford Union and University College, Cork.
Attendees at Business North West have the opportunity to ask Nick about his astonishing life story on day one of the show. Admission to the event is free and visitors can see Nick in the Innovation Lounge.
About Business North West
Business North West, incorporating the BEX conference, is the region’s biggest and boldest business-to-business exhibition, attracting thousands of decision makers, managers and directors to Manchester every year.
As well as showcasing the region’s leading companies servicing the business-to-business market, visitors have the opportunity to hear presentations by the UK’s leading business figures, attend workshops and take part in networking sessions.
Business North West is run by Nationwide Exhibitions, which has been holding consumer and trade shows throughout the UK since 1983. Business North West works in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, with support from Manchester Solutions, Institute of Directors, Business Link and Manchester City Council, with Manchester Evening News on board as media partner.