ALTO Double Event London Sept 2017 2017-08-31T15:27:06+00:00

ALTO Double Event London

Date: Monday, 4th September 2017

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Don’t miss our free professional development and networking event for ALTO member organisations! This is a double-event with one track designated for senior management and another track more suitable for middle managers.

  • Leaders’ event
    09:30 – 16:00
    We recommend you send 2 senior managers to the Leaders’ session.
  • Managers’ event
    09:00 – 12:30
    We recommend you send 1 mid-level manager to the Managers’ session

Leaders’ Event – Full Day


09:00-09:30 – Registration and networking

09:30-13:00 – Morning session

13:00-14:00 – Networking lunch

14:00-16:00 – Agent and School Zone

Following up on members’ requests to learn more about risk management, we invited Anthony Fitzsimmons to join us in London, an expert keynote speaker on reputational, behavioural and organisational risks.

Morning Session: Rethinking Reputational Risk: How to Manage the Risks that can Ruin Your Business, Your Reputation and You

During this workshop you will learn how and why respected organisations unexpectedly fail despite the best efforts of diligent, intelligent leaders. The workshop begins with a lecture which is followed by a case study during which you will dissect a crisis to identify its root cause risks. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of how to uncover such risks in your own organisation.

Speaker: Anthony Fitzsimmons

Anthony read engineering at Cambridge University before becoming a solicitor specialising in international liability and insurance law. During two decades as a partner in one of the leading legal specialists in the handling of international disasters, he refined strategies to prioritise and reconcile the reputational, humanitarian, commercial, legal and insurance issues arising in crises. He also advised major brands in the wake of severe adverse events.

Following his retirement from law, Anthony founded Reputability, of which he is Chairman. Anthony is a co-author of “Roads to Ruin”, the seminal Cass Business School report for Airmic and, with the late Professor Derek Atkins, of “Rethinking Reputational Risk: How to Manage the Risks that can Ruin Your Business, Your Reputation and You”.

Afternoon Session: Agent and School Zone

The morning seminar will be followed by a networking lunch and a split-group discussion where we will create an Agent Zone (moderator Scott Wade from Study Travel Magazine) and a School Zone (moderator James Love from ICEF). In close-knit groups with your fellow leaders and owners, you’ll discuss best practices, concerns, and hot issues. This type of session is new to ALTO and new to the industry, and we’re expecting an open and honest idea exchange that will be beneficial to all participants.

This event is free for two senior managers from each ALTO member organisation.


Managers’ Event – Half Day


08:30-09:00 – Registration and networking

09:00-12:30 – Morning session

We’re offering an extra CPD session to member organisations’ mid-managers once a year as part of our Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow project.

Morning Session: Leading through Influence

Leadership is not the power over others; that is authority. Leadership is the ability to move people, no matter who they are or what title they hold.

What does it take to become the type of leader that inspires others to think or act differently? In this session, we’ll review three key concepts:

  • Power of Values: Explicitly finding out what you stand for, and how to align with others.
  • Cultivating Culture of Ownership: How to create an intentional environment of accountability and trust.
  • Flip the Pyramid: Changing how you view the chain of command resulting in motivated, empowered teams.

Walk away with hard skills and tactics to implement in your lives tomorrow to be the leader you want to be today.

Speaker: Patrick Jon Brady


Patrick Brady is the founder of 42Walls, a learning company that coaches and promotes speakers, facilitators and coaches. He is American by birth, Belgian by marriage and Global by choice. Patrick has been coaching public speaking and leadership since 1999 when he toured with the international musical group, Up with People. After three years on the road performing on stage, Patrick found exceptional similarities between what it takes to put on a world-class musical and captivating an audience as a speaker. It is this experience that Patrick translates into his business and coaching.

From 2005 until 2016, Patrick worked with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, EO, a global non-profit association that engages leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow through a peer-to-peer network, connections to experts and providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences. At EO, Patrick worked with a high-profile network of more than 12,000 successful entrepreneurs in the areas of leadership and learning. In engaging with this influential community of entrepreneurs, he also gained experience working with an incredible circle of speakers like Professor Muhammad Yunus, Reid Hoffman, Warren Rustand and Rich Mulholland.

In 2017, Patrick launched his company, 42Walls. His uniquely equipped community of speakers, facilitators and coaches all have a significant amount of experiences that they would like to impart on the world. In addition to promoting these talented individuals, he also has learned a great deal in how to prepare for specific audiences, cater content and deliver impactful messages. He now spends his energy helping others do the same.

Sign up one of your managers to learn these useful leadership skills. Don’t forget, this event is free for one mid-level manager from each ALTO member organisation.