E2E Leaders Breakfast at the House of Lords with James Lohan MBE, Co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith
December 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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
Customer Service /Concierge
Crowd Funding (Mr & Mrs Smith raised 6M just over a year ago)
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
Meet your Hosts
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
Co-Founder of Cobra Beer, Chancellor of Birmingham University, Vice President of CBI and Board Director, E2E
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited, a Joint Venture with Molson Coors, and Chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India. Lord Bilimoria is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, and a former Chancellor of Thames Valley University (now the University of West London) – the youngest University Chancellor in the UK when appointed and a Board Director, E2E.
Karan was a former Senior Non-Executive Director of the Booker Group now TESCO PLC (2007-2016); he is one of the first two visiting entrepreneurs at the University of Cambridge; and a founding member of the Prime Minister of India’s Global Advisory Council. In 2006, Karan was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords. In 2008 he was awarded the Pravasi Bharti Samman by the President of India.
Lord Bilimoria was elected Vice President at the CBI Annual General Meeting on 18 June 2019.
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Disclaimer: Please note that event timings and dates are subject to change. Our event is designed for founders of growing businesses and business leaders. We try where possible to keep exclusivity. Should E2E deem your position as not suitable for our event, one of our team will remove you from our attendee list and you will be notified. Overt selling will be frowned upon.