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David Eades Keynote Speaker

  • Journalist and broadcaster
  • Former BBC Chief Presenter, Europe Correspondent, Ireland Correspondent and Senior Sports News Correspondent
  • Founder of ‘Climate Critical’ – BBC World’s only show dedicated to climate issues

David Eades's Biography

David Eades has been described as ‘one of the most familiar faces in global tv news’. Over three decades he has served as the BBC’s Europe Correspondent, Ireland Correspondent and Senior Sports News Correspondent, covering stories as wide-ranging as the death of Princess Diana, to the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, the launch of the Euro, Brexit, plus major sporting scandals,  FIFA World Cups and Olympic Games.

As a mainstream anchor, he has fronted election coverage across Europe, news and business shows, interviewing heads of government, leaders of industry, and celebrities in many fields. He also created ‘Climate Critical’ – BBC World’s only show dedicated to climate issues.

David is also a highly skilled MC and moderator, and speaker, which has taken him around the world to cover issues within Industry, Sport, Environment & Climate, and Sustainability.

A fluent French and German speaker, as well as a keen golfer and cyclist, David also chairs the charity, Sport at the Service of Humanity,  is a Board Member of the International Masters Games Association and serves on advisory boards for a number of other organisations, including Crown Agents.

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David Eades's Speaking Topics

• European Politics

• Sport and Sport Politics

• Sustainability and Climate in particular the Ocean

• Stories from a global broadcast journalist

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Videos of David Eades

39th ARC - Welcoming by David Eades, Master of Ceremonies
39th ARC - Welcoming by David Eades, Master of Ceremonies
BBC News (with David Eades) - 23 June 2022
BBC News (with David Eades) - 23 June 2022
BBC World News 2021
BBC World News 2021
BBC World News - Omicron
BBC World News - Omicron

Comments & Testimonials

David is a consummate professional, always well-prepared, and able to draw out the best from every panel or interview he moderates. His journalistic drive and curiosity are apparent in his thought-provoking questions, while his warm and friendly demeanour puts both panelists and audience members at ease. David's deep knowledge of the issues he covers makes him an invaluable asset to our organization. We are grateful to have worked with him over the years and would welcome the opportunity to do so again in the future.
Arseniy YATSENYUK Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum, Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-16
When a conference agenda has high profile VIPs and C suite contributors, it certainly helps to have someone with David’s experience and skills, honed at the BBC, and a badge of quality and reassurance. Whether it is 1-2-1’s with high profile CEOs or complex panel sessions, I would thoroughly recommend David to draw the very best out of any speaker.
Andrew Mullins CEO, Informa Connect
David is an extremely professional and eloquent Master of Ceremonies who has an innate ability to effortlessly captivate his audience, and the way he adeptly draws upon the latest industry trends and opportunities throughout his speaking points is a testament to the strength of his knowledge and insights in current affairs and the sporting world. He is highly engaging with a wonderful sense of humour, and is able to form deep connections with speakers from diverse backgrounds within a very short span of time. We have consistently received excellent feedback regarding David’s work from conference delegates and speakers at each Asian Racing Conference.
Andrew Harding Secretary General, Asian Racing Federation

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