We are excited to announce that the DFK UKI Annual and Emerging Leaders Conference 2023 will be held from 4-6 October in Birmingham, UK.
Registration is now open!
Enquiries can be made directly to Caroline Cassidy at [email protected]
Hotel reservations are now open!
Please email [email protected] quoting “DFK Conference” in the subject line with the dates required for accommodation to secure your stay. You will receive an email confirmation and payment will be taken upon arrival. Rooms are available at £199 per night.
This gorgeous, landmark hotel was originally opened by Isaac Horton back in 1879 to designs by Thomson Plevins. Since then, it’s welcomed royalty and rock stars and has been a hub in the city for meetings and networking as well as incredible events in the breath-taking Grand Ballroom.
Following a £50 million restoration and refurbishment, Birmingham’s original grande-dame hotel re-opened in May 2021, having been closed for almost 20 years. As the latest chapter in their history takes shape, we hope you will be a part of it by joining us for the DFK UK & Ireland Annual and Emerging Leaders Conference.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Geoff McDonald is now best known as a global advocate, campaigner and consultant who is passionate about addressing the stigma of mental ill health in workplaces, and about helping organisations embed purpose as a key driver of business performance. Prior to this he was the Global VP of Human Resources for Unilever.
In 2008 he was diagnosed with anxiety fuelled depression, recovery from which led him to discover a new personal purpose. And in 2014 he left his role with Unilever to devote his time, energy and expertise to ending the stigma of depression and anxiety in the workplace. He tells his powerful story to audiences around the globe, knowing first-hand that talking about mental health saves lives.
Annual Conference Day 1 Thursday @ 9:00 AM
Jamil Qureshi is one of today's foremost practitioners of performance enhancing psychology and is an expert in high performing teams. Jamil has enjoyed working with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sports people and teams in the world, helping six individuals get to World Number 1.
In 2006, he was appointed as the first-ever official psychologist to work with the European Ryder Cup team by captain Ian Woosnam. They made history in winning by a record-equalling margin.
Jamil has worked with 22 golfers inside the top 50 in the world, including Lee Westwood, Paul McGinley, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, Paul Casey, Thomas Bjorn, Sergio Garcia and two world number one’s.
In business and industry Jamil has worked from CEO and board level to middle management in a variety of sectors...
He has worked with business leaders and companies in over 24 different countries, helping teams to fulfil their potential by orchestrating change and performance programmes.
He has developed and delivered management and leadership programmes at board level for Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, Emirates Airlines, Serco, Marks and Spencer, and Royal Bank of Scotland. He has worked across Lloyds Banking Group on their ‘Journey to World Class’ and is one of only a few external psychologists ever to be allowed to study astronauts on the 2008 NASA Space Programme.
Ranked among the most influential figures in British sport in 2009, Jamil was voted in the top 100 most powerful men in golf 2008 by his international peers.
He has worked successfully with three English Premiership football clubs, one of which reaching a record position from its halfway point in the season.
Two Formula 1 racing drivers, David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine and the 2009 England Ashes winning cricketers.
He has led teams responsible for change management in several high profile areas, such as Lloyds Banking Group’s substantial integration strategy, and with The Post Office to create The Post Office Way as they separated from Royal Mail.
Jamil is also a world recognised speaker on all aspects of the psychology of performance, psychology of leadership, leadership attitudes, improving people, cultural change techniques, and team performance.
Annual Conference Day 2 Friday @ 9:00 AM