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AM Executive Breakfast Club

AM Executive Breakfast Club

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

The next AM Executive Breakfast Club meeting will take place on Friday, March 17, 2017, at The Lowry Hotel, Manchester


Jonathan Margolis, a London and New York-based technology journalist, and Financial Times’ columnist will be the next guest to share his insight with franchised dealer bosses at the AM Executive Breakfast Club.

The next meeting is on March 17. And for only the second time AM is moving from its usual home of Simpsons in the Strand to The Lowry, Manchester.

Margolis has a global following for his Financial Times column, Talking Tech, and reviews the best technology products in print, online and on video for the FT’s How To Spend It magazine and website.

He also writes on wider cultural issues for The Observer magazine and has won several journalism awards.

Margolis is an accomplished and polished TV and radio commentator, appearing frequently on the BBC and other networks.

He wrote and produced a Channel 4/National Geographic documentary on the race between amateur rocket scientists in the US, UK and Australia to get the first home-made spacecraft into orbit.

His continually updated talk, ‘Never Predict Anything – Especially The Future’ (the title is taken from a famous aphorism by Samuel Goldwyn) has for several years been stimulating and entertaining audiences worldwide.

In it, Margolis compares the visions of the future we all had in past decades (flying cars, mono-rails, robots making tea, plastic hosedown furniture and so on) with how the future works out in the real world.

He looks back at some of the hilariously wrong predictions in the past of how we would be living today – and also assesses how some uncannily accurate futurologists actually got things (almost) right.

Margolis also looks forward to the technology that most excites him for the future, from virtual reality to self-driving cars.

Where: The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

When: March 17

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Nicola Baxter on 01733 468289



'I have been attending the AM Breakfast Meetings for a number of years and for me they have been

a great opportunity to obtain first-hand knowledge from a range of guest speakers from outside our

industry on matters that are very relevant to our industry. This can be recruitment, staff retention, customer satisfaction

or tips to be more profitable. The other key benefit is having an opportunity to discuss current issues with colleagues

from various franchises at an excellent venue with first class hospitality'

Craig Fraser

Group operations director

Harratts Group