Lego helps businesses Connect


More than 200 businesses and graduates were entertained by two world-renowned speakers at Unlocking Potential’s latest Connect event yesterday (September 23).

David Gram (l) and Professor Eddie Obeng
David Gram (l) and Professor Eddie Obeng

David Gram, of global toy brand Lego, and Professor Eddie Obeng, who founded the world’s first virtual business school, both delivered key note presentations at the event held at Merchant’s Manor, in Falmouth.

Gram heads up a team of business development and marketing professionals for Lego, managing its Future Lab, a 30-strong concept and product development department.

Innovator and educator, Professor Obeng, is recognised for his success as a vibrant speaker and author. In addition to founding Pentacle, the world’s first virtual business school, he is also a professor at the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School.

His energetic presentation offered insight into the most effective ways to address and adapt to the rapidly-changing environments in business, society and culture.

Unlocking Potential’s programme director, Allyson Glover, said: “The world around us is evolving at an ever-increasing pace and the organisations who harness change are developing their competitive advantage.

“David and Eddie gave our delegates the chance to explore the opportunities available to them, resulting in many stirring and thought-provoking conversations, of which, we’re excited to see the outcome.”

To meet future demand, Unlocking Potential is opening a priority registration list for its next Connect event on November 20 at the Pavilion Centre, Wadebridge.

The event will focus on business evolution and feature Jim Lawless (Taming Tigers Group) as one of the keynote speakers.

To sign up for this event, go to the Unlocking Potential website.