Annual Business Lecture, JCI (Panelist)May 2010

This non-profit group for young business people have a yearly ‘lecture’ for it’s members and I was invited to be on the panel with 3 other professionals including the VP of marketing at Linkdin. My focus was apps and how they are changing the way we live / work.

‘Making sense of a social networking world’

May 27, 2010 at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Rose Bowl, Leeds Met Uni Business School, Leeds

Your host and compere for the evening will be Steve Parks, an ex-BBC radio journalist, professional speaker, author and entrepreneur.

Our guest speakers will include:

Patrick Crane: Vice President Marketing at LinkedIn (via video link-up from Silicon Valley)

Will Kintish: Leading networking and LinkedIn training authority

Christine Morris (Farion): Founder of Apps & Hats and Digital Communications lecturer

Consultant from v social: Leeds-based social media consultancy

Steve will be introducing, interviewing and fielding questions to our panel of experts who’ll help our audience to:

• demystify social media
• highlight to us the benefits and impact of social media, and what the buzz is all about
• explain why it’s grown so rapidly, and why it’s growing, and definitely here to stay
• and, tell us who’s engaging in social media and how it should be embraced

Join us for networking prior to the event with food and refreshments, and an event ‘after party’ for all attendees with exclusive drinks offer to be held at HaHa, a short distance away in Millennium Square. Attendees will include JCI members and leading figures from the local business world.

Last year’s lecture a great success attracting over 100 attendees, and was part of the prestigious Leeds Business Week.

Where: The Rose Bowl, Leeds Metropolitan University Business School, Portland Crescent LS1 3HB

When: Thursday, 27th May 2010, 6pm – 9pm

Price: £20 JCI members and corporate partners, £40 non-members. Includes food and refreshments, post lecture ‘after-party’ with exclusive drinks offers at HaHa Millennium Square.

How to book: Book online with eventbrite.

Contact: Anil Champaneri, Deputy President JCI Leeds ( or Michael Ham, Business Director JCI Leeds (