The P&O Cruise Ship SS Arcadia was the luxurious venue for the recent Personal Investment Marketing Show (PIMS) which set sail from Southampton for a 3 day conference, during May 2016. This exclusive event brought together a hand-picked selection of senior industry professionals from financial planning businesses across the UK, with attendance by personal invitation only. Yianni Theodorou from Logic Wealth Planning, was delighted to be included on the delegate list.
The aim of the event was simple – Learn, Network and Meet. Keynote and seminar sessions gave delegates a high-level view of the financial planning industry as presented by industry experts, whilst interactive workshops and discussion groups enabled delegates to drill down to more specific issues, allowing them to share their experiences, examine new strategies, and discuss challenges and current topics. Aside from the formal study sessions, the event also allowed time for delegates to informally forge new business relationships & connections over a drink and at mealtimes.
An impressive array of Keynote speakers addressed delegates during the event.
These were :
The Baroness Mone of Mayfair, OBE.
Better known as Michelle Mone, she is a talented entrepreneur, renowned speaker and business mentor. Coming from very humble beginnings and with no qualifications, Michelle became the Scottish founder of the British brand Ultimo, the UK’s iconic multi million pound leading designer lingerie brand, and nowadays is the new start-up business Tsar undertaking the Mone Review at the request of David Cameron. Michelle Mone has charted her journey from jobless teen to entrepreneur in her new book ‘My Fight to the Top’ and is now worth an estimated £20 million. Passionate and engaging, Michelle is one of the world’s most-in demand motivational speakers for corporate events. Using her success to inspire others Michelle regularly speaks around the globe at business events and professionally mentors hundreds of young entrepreneurs from across the world. Her personal story, her passion for business, her campaign to support more women in business and the first-hand account of her journey to the top made this a truly fascinating presentation.
Jeffrey Hayzlett – marketing, business, and public relations professional
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a world-class motivational speaker and a sales, marketing,and social media genius.Focussing on leadership, innovation and change management to drive business growth, his signature humour and big, bold approach engages audiences to start thinking differently about their business. As a global business celebrity, well-travelled public speaker, author and prime-time television show host with extensive experience of running small businesses Jeffrey is a true, hands-on business expert. His aim is to motivate audiences to become change agents by inspiring them to think big and do bigger. With decades of experience in business growth, communications, leadership and marketing, Hayzlett shared his many successes – and failures – to give the audience a new perspective on creativity, innovation, marketing, management and customer service. This was a fantastically uplifting and empowering presentation leaving all delegates with real food for thought.
Wing Commander Andy Green OBE, Royal Air Force Fighter Pilot
In 1997 a jet-powered vehicle called Thrust SSC became the first (and still only) racing car to travel faster than the speed of sound, setting a new World Land Speed Record of 763 mph. Thrust SSC was driven by an Oxford mathematician and Royal Air Force Fighter Pilot, Wing Commander Andy Green, who is the ‘Fastest man on Earth’.The same team are now developing the Bloodhound SSC which will exceed 1000 mph at ground level – faster than any jet fighter has ever been. In reaching this astonishing speed,the Bloodhound team isn’t just looking to set the most remarkable record of all time. They are also aiming to share the story with a global audience, in order to inspire the next generation of young engineers with the magic of science and technology. Andy’s was a story of overcoming the seemingly impossible, by setting and achieving extraordinary goals and working as part of a world class team. It was a totally remarkable and motivational presentation.
Summing up the Event
Yianni Theodorou, Managing Director of Logic Wealth Planning said ‘I was really delighted to be invited to this prestigious event. It was a great way to meet other senior members of the finance industry and forge new relationships for the future. The seminars and workshops were all very enjoyable and I thought that the keynote speakers were especially impressive. The wonderful SS Arcadia was a very appropriate venue for such a special event and I’d like to thank the PIMS team for organising it so professionally. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience’
Here’s Yianni and friends enjoying some well earned down time after a business session
(left to right, Yianni Theodorou, Mark Stewart and Ajay K Mahan)