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Alpesh  Patel

Alpesh Patel

Market Guru & Global Entrepreneur

Biography

Alpesh Patel reaches 280 million viewers through his newspaper review on the BBC – discussing politics, economics and social issues – from the Arab Spring to US and Chinese elections. From his own weekly shows on business and politics on Bloomberg TV to author of 18 books, ranging on topics from women entrepreneurs to investing online to investment psychology and outsourcing, translated into numerous languages, Patel has always been globally pertinent, clear and direct, speaking from a truthful and powerful place. Read More >

With Patel, global trends come to vivid existence and the big picture, always with some surprising quirks, comes into sharp focus. Even the most well-travelled and worldly will have their outlook shifted by Patel – a global traveler whose journeys started at age 4. He was taken from Europe to India by road, then worked in the US Congress and thereafter with British Parliamentarians, Indian Politicians and was a guest speaker of the Chinese Government.

A former Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, barrister, broadcaster and asset manager, he combines practical wisdom with academic insight. What makes Patel special is not just his insightful observations of social and economic trends, but the engrossing way he presents them. Guaranteed: You’ve never seen such an original, insightful talk on any topic he speaks about.

Patel is also a regular global economics, political and social issues expert on CNN, CNBC and Al-Jazeera. Issues covered include: where the smart money is moving now; which entrepreneurs win, why and how; the role of Arab nations in Syria; and an alternative one-nation policy for the Middle East based on Democracy.

Patel was appointed as Dealmaker for the British Government covering India and China. His role is to find the most innovative technologies, from cybersecurity and cleantech to mobile apps and healthcare, and help the companies of outstanding entrepreneurs go global. 

Patel was appointed by the Foreign Secretary as the youngest member of the UK-India Roundtable to examine ways of improving bilateral relations between the two countries and report directly to the Prime Minister. His role was to advocate creative solutions from areas of academic exchanges to bilateral trade to tourism. His recommendations included a free-trade agreement between EU and UK and having India in NATO. The former is now being considered, in due course the latter will too.

With the drama and urgency of an actor, market guru Patel debunks myths in all his talks. Power and wealth, crisis and opportunity are never where you thought they were. He is never arrogant or brash and is always careful to speak for the weak over the powerful, for the masses over the elite. Taking great care with humor and humility to ensure likeability, Patel’s messages are applicable to all audiences.

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Speech Topics

Entrepreneurship: Going Global On Day 1

We live in an age when billion dollar companies are formed in years not generations; when if you don’t go global on day 1, you’re dead by day 365. But how do you do it, from where do you do it? With the passion, entrepreneur and market guru Alpesh Patel reveals the strategies he adopts and the dozens of companies he advises annually on behalf of the British Government.  Exciting trends are made real and actionable know-how is revealed in this talk. Fun and action-packed, you will leave wanting to get into the office and to work! Even the most well-travelled and worldly will have their perspective shifted by Patel. A former Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, barrister, broadcaster and asset manager, he combines practical expertise with academic insight. Guaranteed: You’ll be moved to action! Read More >

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Where the Smart Money is Investing Now: Not Where You Think

You've never seen investment data presented like this. From the wealthiest families to the biggest banks to Governments, money is never going into companies, the markets and countries you think it is. Solar, cyber, healthcare, nuclear, gaming, smartphones – the money not in these sectors. With the drama and urgency of an actor, market guru Alpesh Patel debunks myths about the so-called “emerging markets” and “hot technologies”. With Patel, data dances, global trends come to vivid life and the big picture of global markets, with some surprising quirks, comes into sharp focus. Even the most well-travelled and worldly will have their perspective shifted by Patel. Guaranteed: You’ve never seen such an original insightful talk on investing!

Entrepreneurship: I Dare You!

Do you know what it takes to be an entrepreneur today? Not what it took even 3 years ago. In this provocative talk, Aplesh Patel dares you to be an entrepreneur, where everything you knew about business is no longer true. Market guru Patel debunks myths made for large multi-nationals. With practical take-away exercises, he shows you how to decide if you are up for the challenge and then how to prepare for it. After this speech, you’ll want to get up and start your business! The excitement, fear and adrenalin will be all used to move you to climb that mountain. What makes Patel special is he is an entrepreneur but with the expertise of an Oxford academic. He is a speaker with the abilities of a TV presenter. Guaranteed: You’ll be inspired!

Leadership: True Lessons from the Great All Time Leaders

That which unites us is far greater than that which divides us. In this talk to business leaders and others, Patel draws upon the major faiths and their founder’s visionary messages which inspired action. The leader should be a story-teller, a disciplinarian, a motivator and an inspirer. Patel provides genuine leadership lessons which have withstood the test of centuries, but with the practical, real-life connection only a businessman and political leader can provide. Filled with inspiring stories from old times to recent events, he dissects how to move people and organizations to action. What makes Patel special is not just insightful observations of social and economic trends, but the enthralling way he presents them.

Political: A New Way at Looking at the Role of Government

We need a different way of thinking of governments and their global role. Our political leaders should think of their country as a company. Alpesh Patel advises in this speech to not sell the country, but buy the client. Don’t advertise, but provide the mentor and the sponsor for your target. Think like a corporation. In his position at the British Government working with Chinese, Indian and SE Asian governments to bring the best global companies to Britain, Patel explains how re-imagining the role of Government allowed him to establish cutting edge global companies in the UK. An exciting talk, business and political leaders will find real case-studies to apply to their own global ambitions. Perspective-shifting guaranteed!