Upcoming Events from Gatwick Diamond Business

Published: 24 Nov 2017

GDB Events

GDB Speakers Conference

Challenging Business Practices: Discrimination / Negotiation / Motivation


On 11th January 2018, we will be delivering the 2nd Annual gdb Speakers Conference.

Sponsored by: London Gatwick Airport, University of Sussex & Reigate & Banstead Borough Council               

The Event will provide business owners, Directors and Senior Managers with the opportunity to hear from key speakers on a range of topics:


Luise Usiskin – Challenge Consultancy – “Unconscious Bias”

As an Equality & Diversity Client Manager Luise has worked with over 50 organisations including universities, police services, private companies, third sector and public-sector institutions. Luise will guide us through the ways in which we can work to counter bias and discrimination in any context



James Bellini – Futurologist – “The Next Big Issues facing your Business”

Dr James Bellini is a leading futurologist and author with a considerable reputation as a thought-provoking speaker and moderator at top-level management conferences and business schools around the world.  He will lead us through the possible key changes and influences we will all face across the next two decades



Tori James - Explorer – “Motivation”

As the youngest Welsh Woman to climb Everest, Tori has some great life lessons for facing adversity and motivating anyone or any team to achieve what some would see as unsurmountable problems



Richard Mullender – “Persuade Like A Hostage Negotiator”

Richard’s career culminated in being Lead Trainer at the National Hostage and Crisis Unit at Scotland Yard.  As such Richard is very well placed to help us understand how to listen and how to negotiate to get mutually beneficial results.



Compere: John Young

TV Presenter, Journalist & Business Consultant (www.johnyoungmedia.co.uk)


Venue: South Lodge, Lower Beeding

Date: 11th January 2018

Times: 08.30-14.00 – starting with Breakfast & closing with a Buffet Lunch


Ticket prices

gdb Member - £95 +vat

gdb Non-Member - £125 +vat


Please book your ticket through the following link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gdb-speakers-conference-challenging-business-practices-discriminationnegotiationmotivation-tickets-39400163951


'What's The Point?' at Basepoint Business Centre, Crawley

16 Jan 2018

Are you new to gdb membership, either as a newly joined business or a new member of staff at an established gdb member company, or are you considering joining gdb membership?  If so, this is the meeting for you!

Come along to this free event to meet the gdb Team and discover "What's The Point?"

Network with others who are new to the gdb experience, and get some tips from our Ambassadors on how to get the best commercial benefits from your membership with gdb!

Book Now as numbers are limited!

Venue: Basepoint Business Centre, Metcalf Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7XX

Date: Tuesday 16th January 2018

Time: 5:15pm-6:30pm
Free for Members and Non-Members

Please book through eventbrite here

For directions please click here  


Networking at Ease at the Sofitel London Gatwick

31 Jan 2018

Network and build a range of business contacts, whilst enjoying a delicious three course lunch at this newly refurbished, central hotel.

Between each course, you will be taken to a new table of contacts, where you will have 90 seconds each to tell the others exactly what you do.

It's Networking... at ease.


Sofitel London Gatwick, North Terminal, Gatwick Airport RH6 0PH

Directions here


Wednesday 31st January 2018


12pm start

2:30pm approx finish


£35 plus VAT for gdb members 
£45 plus VAT for gdb non members

To book please click here 

Includes 3 course meal, tea/coffee, all in the comfort of this stunning hotel.

NB: Cancellations can not be accepted after 24/01/18

After this date, your booking is transferable to another person, but there are no refunds.


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