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Keynote Addresses

GEO takes pride in partnering with keynote speakers that represent the most influential, forward thinking, and astute leaders from business, academia and everyday life to share their stories and ideas and make a difference to your work and personal life and enhance your conference experience.

Wednesday, 19 April 2023
8.45 - 10.30

Opening Keynote

Baroness Karren Brady CBE

GEO is thrilled to announce our opening Keynote Speaker, one of the most influential and powerful businesswomen in the UK, Baroness Karren Brady CBE.

Vice-Chairman of West Ham United Football Club - one of the five fastest-growing brands in world football, Karren’s many accomplishments include:

  • Becoming the youngest Managing Director of a PLC in the UK at 27 years old when she oversaw the floatation of Birmingham City Football Club
  • Being selected as Lord Sugar's trusted aide on The Apprentice
  • Being made a life peer by the Prime Minister, entering the House of Lords in 2014
  • Receiving a CBE from the Queen for her services to business, entrepreneurship and women in business

Karren brings her wealth of experience, passion for business and the promotion of women in industry to the GEO stage in Edinburgh.