Our lineup of passionate, driven, influential thought leaders will share their experiences, insights and equip you with practical tools and strategies to establish successful business collaborations.
Founder & CEO @ Mind the Bridge, USA
Mr. Marco Marinucci
Angel investor and entrepreneur, Marco is the founder and CEO of Mind the Bridge, a global open innovation platform that works for Fortune 100 companies as well as startups and investors. He is also the founder and managing partner of MTS Fund, a Silicon Valley seed venture capital fund.
He was awarded Primi-10 2013: "Outstanding human beings that are an example and inspiration for our generation and generations to come", "Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana" (Knight of Italian Republic) by the Italian President in September 2017 and Ambassador of the city of Genoa in October 2021.
CEO @ The Varanda Network, Canada
Ms. Bernadette Fernandes
Ms. Bernadette Fernandes is a well accomplished professional, and the Founder and CEO of The Varanda Network based in Canada; a private economic and social development agency focused on trade, investment and international business expansion. Prior to establishing her agency, she worked in Guatemala, El Salvador, Portugal, Paris, Ireland, New York and Trinidad and Tobago. She has won a host of impressive accolades, including being named among Atlantic Canada's Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business and 10 Most Inspiring Immigrants.
CEO @ iRichie Group, LLC - USA
Dr. Richmond Annan
Dr. Richmond Annan, is a business philanthropist who is also recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on Business Architecture. He is also an international broker in the oil and gas industry, a professional broker of peace, development, and strength in countries that seek growth. A United States Federal Contractor and the Founder of Multiple Business Enterprise. He is also the Global Executive Director for ANUMR Africa, in their humanitarian efforts in contributing to the eradication of Malaria through the use of Nano Technology products thereby eradicating poverty.
Change Architect @ People Matter DWC LLC, Dubai
Mr. Abdulhussain Tejani
Mr. Abdulhussain Tejani is a career Leadership & HR practitioner with over 25 years in the corporate world. He now runs his own Leadership & HR Consultancy called People Matter LLC out of Dubai, UAE.
In 2007, he received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence from the World Human Resource Development Congress. He also represents the Human Capital Institute (HCI) as their resource trainer for the Middle East, Africa and Asia regions to disseminate their world class HR courses.
CEO @ Ignited Results, USA
Mr. Jon James
Mr. Jon James, the visionary CEO of Ignited Results, is a renowned digital marketing expert based in Reno, Nevada – USA. With a focus on empowering companies to achieve exceptional results, he harnesses the power of LinkedIn to drive lead generation, establish influential brands, and create successful sales strategies. Recognized as an esteemed industry thought leader, Jon James has made significant contributions to prestigious publications like Forbes and Entrepreneur.com. His expertise has also been featured on major news platforms, including ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.
Founder/Chief Mischief Maker @ The Freeman Institute, USA
Dr. Joel Arthur Freeman
Dr. Freeman is an internationally sought-after conference speaker and workshop facilitator. For 20 NBA seasons, he served as player development mentor and character coach for the Washington Bullets/Wizards – surviving six coaching and three GM changes (1978-1998). He has also served behind the scenes as a Secret Service chaplain since 2020. As the Co-founder/co-author of the K-12 Black History 365 textbooks, his rather unique interest in Black History first emerged during his time working with NBA players. With travels to 55+ countries.