We are proud to announce that Conor Woodman, the Adventure Capitalist, has joined us at Speakers Connect. Conor is the host of National Geographic Channel’s hit show Scam City, BBC Channel 4′s Around The World in 80 Trades and ITV1’s Hunting Britain’s Con Men.
About Conor Woodman
Conor is an international best selling author, TV presenter and broadcaster. Conor is a former financial analyst turned investigative journalist. He has written and reported from the four corners of the globe on all manner of issues from gangs and organised crime to slavery and diamond smuggling to forest fires and salmon farming. Conor has a passion for making often complex stories accessible to everybody and a rare ability to connect with people from all walks of life.
Conor’s books have been translated into 10 languages and published worldwide. His first book Around The World in 80 Trades – The Adventure Capitalist and accompanying four-part television series for Channel 4 tell the story of how he left his job in the City, sold his London flat and embarked on a round-the-world trading adventure. Travelling through four continents over five months, he turned his hand to making a profit out of everything to discover how real people make real money in real markets.
Conor’s second book Unfair Trade deals with how ordinary people around the world survive at the bottom of the supply chain. By living alongside miners, farmers, factory workers and fishermen from Africa to Asia to Central America, Conor tells the stories of the real people on whom the global economy depends. Unfair Trade was long listed for the prestigious 2012 Orwell Prize for political writing.
Conor is a popular host at corporate events where he can tailor his talk to many areas. In previous talks he has recounted his adventures trading goods all over the world conveying the message that trade and enterprise are the fundamental pursuits that connect us all. He uses examples from trading camels in Africa to surfboards in Mexico to show us that making a profit is a universal concept.
Conor can also provide motivational talks on “How to reinvent yourself and do what you want to do”. Conor used to work in Finance in the City but he decided to change his life. Conor now travels around the world writing books about his trades and global, hugely successful television shows. Conor’s message is that it’s never too late to follow your dreams and do what you want to do. An inspirational talk that will lift any room.