Opening guest speaker Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Welcome and Plenary session 1

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Plenary 1:

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Explorer and author

We are pleased to share with you our inspirational speaker for this year's Human Capital Conference: Sir Ranulph Fiennes. In 1984, The Guinness Book of Records described Sir Ranulph as the "World’s Greatest Living Explorer. Through his expeditions, he has raised large amounts of money for charities and has led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world, including both poles. In 2003, only 3½ months after suffering a massive heart attack and undergoing a double bypass operation, Sir Ranulph ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. In May 2008, he climbed Mt. Everest (Nepal side) to within 400 meters of the summit, and in May 2009, he successfully reached the summit.

Sir Ranulph is also a well-known author and speaker, connecting with people through his stories that both inspire and entertain. He is the author of 18 books; published last year, his new book, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, traces his extraordinary family through the twists and turns of history.

In keeping with our conference theme for this year, Breaking through barriers, this opening session of the 2012 Human Capital Conference will provide you new ways of thinking and will set the tone for exploring your role in breaking through the barriers of your organization.