Graeme Codrington – Globally Renowned Futurist & Unlearner
Based in South Africa, Graeme has worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands, travelling to over 80 countries, and speaking to around 100,000 people (in person pre-Covid) every year. He is the author of 5 best-selling books, and on faculty at 5 top global business schools. Graeme asserts that business leaders should be looking at their world through a lens of AC/DC (‘After’ / ‘During’ Covid) and he offers perspective-shifting insights and practical take-aways relating to the next 12 weeks, 12 months and 12 years. Graeme contends that ‘structure is strategy’ as we look to 2021 and beyond. He is inspiring organisations (of all shapes, sizes and sectors) to plan for flexibility in 2021 and attempt to ‘unlearn’ as we all wrestle with limiting orthodoxies. Graeme’s insights are research-based and created specifically to catalyse new thinking for attendees and their teams and he will share the key attributes that will help businesses / leaders in Northern Ireland anticipate, plan and surmount the ongoing disruptive change.

Conor Lambe – Chief Economist, Danske Bank
Conor is the Chief Economist at Danske Bank, acting as the Bank’s spokesperson and a trusted subject matter expert on all UK and Northern Ireland economic and related matters. Conor is responsible for Danske Bank’s Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts and Consumer Confidence Index and is a regular contributor across the local media. He often speaks at business functions and with Danske Bank customers on his views around the global, UK and Northern Ireland economies. Conor will provide the context for Graeme’s keynote address by discussing the performance of the Northern Ireland economy during 2020 and the outlook for 2021.