Dr James Bellini


James Bellini is a world renowned and extremely well respected leading futurist, analyst, broadcaster and regular consultant to businesses and governments around the world. With a strong focus on social, economic and technological trends over the next ten to twenty years, the man deemed the historian of the future is available to hire as a speaker for your next event, dinner or function through the Champions Speakers agency where he is certain to blow your audience away with his invaluable insights into the future.

After earning a Masters from Cambridge, a PhD from the London School of Economics and enjoying a spell as a university lecturer, he became the first British member of the renowned US-headquartered futurology ‘think-tank’, the Hudson Institute founded by Dr Herman Kahn.

James subsequently joined BBC TV as editor and presenter of The Money Programme, Newsnight and Panorama – thus began over twenty years as a television programme-maker on business and politics, including three years with Financial Times Television and four years with Sky News.

He has written many books and special reports and is a regular contributor to leading publications, has held senior executive positions in advertising and corporate communications and served on the European Advisory Board of the global future forum. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Recent speaking and conference moderating invitations have taken him to Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, New Zealand, Dubai and practically every country in Europe. His latest UK engagements include work with, amongst others, Institute of Management, London Business School, Arcadia, Colgate-Palmolive and Compaq. He was also recruited by the UK Cabinet Office for the launch of its e-government strategy.

James’s knowledge of economic recession and growth gives him the ability to show companies the best ways to utilise ‘booms’ and to survives the ‘busts’, while his experience of presenting and broadcasting makes him a wonderful event and conference host.

To book Dr James Bellini as the political speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Dr James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Futurology
  • World Affairs
  • TV & Broadcasting
  • Politics Speaker
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Event & Conference Host