Piers Linney, entrepreneur and a former “Dragon” on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den, will take to the stage at Event Buyers Live 2019 next month to deliver a headline session on business, entrepreneurship and investment.

Linney, renowned business management speaker and non-exec director of British Business Bank, first came into the public eye in 2011 when he appeared on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire. He later found fame on Dragons Den from 2013 until 2015, investing thousands in a number of start-up businesses, including Wonderbly, the personalised story book company.

Speaking of Linney’s announcement, Neil Fagg, event director of Event Buyers Live, said: “Event Buyers Live is known in the events industry as the place to do business – with Piers on board, his headline session on business and entrepreneurship really will bolster that message and provide events professionals with food for thought on how they can grow their own businesses, brands and services.

“Piers’ time on the Cabinet Office’s panel, representing small and medium sized businesses, will also be of interest to events professionals. I have no doubt that they will be eager to hear what he has to say – not only his thoughts on building a successful business but also his anecdotes from his time on Dragons’ Den.”

Event Buyers Live will return next month, bringing event organisers and suppliers together in a structured business and networking environment at the prestigious Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire, on February 20-21.

The event is free to attend for event organisers and has built a strong reputation for solid business networking, an insightful education programme and the sharing of industry knowledge. Attendees already confirmed for Event Buyers Live 2019 include AEG Presents, European Tour, Frukt, Inside Track and Total Warrior.

Registration for the exclusive industry event closes on January 14, so events professionals are urged to register now to secure one of the final places available.

Register here or call the team on 01795 509113.