International leadership event toasted a success


The world’s largest one-day leadership event returned to Aberdeen seeing more than 100 business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, students and academics coming together to find their purpose.

Event organiser Total Perspectives was delighted to bring Leadercast Live to the north-east for a third year at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Friday (May 5).

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Almost 200 people from a range of industries attended the event at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), which saw business leaders from the north-east give talks tailored to the area, followed by a live stream of Leadercast from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, which was broadcast to more than 100,000 people around the world.

A diverse selection of international business leaders including Daniel Pink, behavioural science expert, Molly Fletcher, former sports agent, Suzy Welch, TV commentator and business journalist and Tyler Perry, director, playwright, producer and actor, addressed audiences on how to succeed both personally and professionally, with the theme, “Powered by purpose” felt throughout the speaker sessions.

Ahead of the live stream, the morning session included local speakers as part of LeaderSight, a conference avenue for leaders to learn about cutting edge principles and concepts in leadership.

The north-east audience heard from industry leaders Jennifer Young, Chairman and Partner at Ledingham Chalmers, Ray Riddoch, Nexen UK MD & SVP Europe and Bob Keiller, Chairman, Scottish Enterprise and event hsot and Managing Director of Tree of Knowledge, Gavin Oates.

Mr Oates explained: “Having heard about Leadercast Live last year, I jumped at the chance to take part. This year’s speaker line up was full of hugely inspirational leaders, backed by a fantastic and varied audience that we were able to help think and learn differently, as part of a really special event.”

The collaborative approach of Total Perspectives and Leadercast aims to uncover the driving forces behind both teams and individuals with a shared purpose, to create a strong business environment with a focus on inclusion and inspirational leadership.

Edosa Akioya, organiser of the Aberdeen event and Director at Total Perspectives, said: “We were delighted to be able to bring this fantastic event back to Aberdeen for the third consecutive year.

“Each year continues to see numbers rise, with the drive and enthusiasm of everybody involved what makes the event such a success and pleasure to host.

“Hundreds of people from a range of industries and professions attended this year with fantastic feedback on the event and our respected speakers, and how they were now looking to find their purpose. The support from all our partners and sponsors made the day a huge success.”

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