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Adapt or Die - Cobra Beer's journey through the recession




Registration 6.00pm / Lecture 6.30pm / Networking and refreshments 7.30pm

Karan Bilimoria, founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer and Independent Crossbench Peer, will talk about the challenges that led up to his business being restructured and the recent Joint Venture with one of the world's leading global brewers, Molson Coors. Karan will speak on the importance of being adaptable and flexible while growing a business. He will also share his views on the current economic climate and what it means for business going forward.

In 2006 Karan Bilimoria was appointed The Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Parsi to sit in the House of Lords. Lord Bilimoria holds a number of public appointments, including President of the UK-India Business Council, Deputy President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Chancellor of Thames Valley University, one of Britain’s largest universities, and he is a former Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London. He has served on the Government’s National Employment Panel, and was Chairman of the Panel’s Small and Medium Enterprise Board from 2001 to 2005. Lord Bilimoria is the founder of Cobra Beer, and Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited, which remains one of the fastest growing beer brands in the UK. In 2004 he was awarded the Commander of the British Empire, and in 2008 he was awarded the Pravasi Bharti Samman by the President of India.

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12.00am - 12.00amWednesday 17th March 2010