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E2E Leaders Breakfast at the House of Lords with James Lohan MBE, Co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith

July 7 @ 8:30 am

E2E Leaders Breakfast at the House of Lords with James Lohan MBE, Co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith

About the Event

E2E is hosting an exclusive breakfast with serial entrepreneur James Lohan MBE, one half of the Mr. and Mrs. Smith team, at the House of Lords.

James has evolved the ‘aspirational but still accessible’ hotel and holiday booking brand into one of the top travel websites in the world, earning him an MBE for services to the British travel industry. James will share his entrepreneurial experiences in an interactive Q&A format, addressing your current business challenges. The discussion will include but not be limited to: 

  • Creating and scaling a Brand / Finding your Brand Purpose

  • Brand Marketing 

  • Customer Service /Concierge 

  • Crowd Funding (Mr & Mrs Smith raised 6M just over a year ago) 

  • Travel Trends

  • Future of Romantic Travel 

  • Being an Entrepreneur / Working with your spouse

The breakfast is hosted by Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, Co-Founder of Cobra Beer, Chancellor of Birmingham University and Board Director of E2E, alongside Shalini Khemka, E2E’s Founder and CEO, Deal Maker for the UK Government’s Department of International Trade and a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to successfully grow your business by spending time with these true business leaders and connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Meet your Guest Speaker

James Lohan MBE

Co-founder & CCO - Mr & Mrs Smith

Shalini Khemka

Founder & CEO - E2E, Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, Deal Maker - UK Government

Shalini founded E2E in 2011. Her mission was to develop the largest and most active entrepreneurial community in the UK to enable extraordinary connections for entrepreneurs.

Under Shalini’s guidance E2E has become a trusted entrepreneurial community which has one objective: to unlock the full potential of ambitious entrepreneurial businesses by enabling extraordinary connections. It has developed into an exciting and thriving powerhouse of international entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial non-execs, coupled with access to globally leading corporate services. E2E’s ecosystem has ambition and innovation at its core.

Shalini is also a Deal Maker for the UK Government, a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance (UKEF), a Fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College and a Judge for The Great British Entrepreneurial Awards. Before establishing E2E, Shalini co-founded the world’s first bank to bank trade finance platform. She was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd’s Banking Group and held finance related roles at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Natwest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL

Founder - Cobra Beer, Vice President - CPI & Board Director, E2E

In 1989, at the age of 27 and with £20,000 in debt, Lord Bilimoria launched Cobra Beer. By November 2014, Cobra had a market share of over 98% of all licensed Indian restaurants within the United Kingdom. Lord Bilimoria was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian to sit in the House of Lords.


July 7
8:30 am

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