Leonardo DiCaprio to keynote Scottish Business Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio to keynote Scottish Business Awards

Academy award-winning actor and environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the Scottish Business Awards on 17 November 2016.

DiCaprio will address an audience of over 2000 Scottish entrepreneurs and business leaders at the UK’s largest business awards dinner, held at the Edinburgh’s EICC.

As well as being known for films such as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘The Great Gatsby,’ and ‘Django Unchained,’ DiCaprio is also chairman of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), which works to protect biodiversity, implement ocean and forest conservation and educate the world about climate change.

Scottish Business Awards chairman Sir Tom Hunter said: “Leonardo is not only a famous actor, he is a pioneering environmentalist and committed philanthropist whose charitable work is making a global impact. To have him address our nation’s premier businesses and entrepreneurs is incredibly exciting.

“That the Scottish Business Awards is the largest awards dinner of its kind in the whole of the UK says a lot about the strength and ambition of Scotland’s entrepreneurial community, and 17 November is set to be another very special night.”

Founded by Josh Littlejohn and chaired by Scottish businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sir Tom Hunter, the Scottish Business Awards is the UK’s largest business awards dinner, boasting an impressive list of past keynote speakers, including George Clooney, Sir Richard Branson and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

 

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