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When Maria is dealing with client and speaker you can be assured that everything goes smoothly and according to plan.” Kell Ryan, Member of the founding team of Ryanair, Europe's largest budget airline 

“Fantastic personality, timely, efficient, supportive, someone that thinks with her client and goes the extra mile, one of the most lovely persons to work with, super knowledgeable in her field, creative, friendly, both client and speaker focussed, excellent at facilitating and connecting view points”  Barbara Blokpoel, Trompenaars, Hampden-Turner (THT)

"Working with Maria gives client at every step the confidence that logistics will follow the plan and the speakers will be well prepared." Eugen Chicevic, MD, MBA - Market Access Process Leader, HEMAR, Janssen-Cilag EMEA

“Maria Franzoni is a true professional. She understands superbly well the logic of a meeting, the expectations of the organizer and the added value of a speaker.  She brings all these requirements together with such great efficiency and tact.  It is a real pleasure to work with her!”  Stephane Garelli, Professor at IMD business school and at the University of Lausanne, Director of the World Competitiveness Center.

Maria was extremely responsive and helpful.  She partnered with us to find the right speaker for our needs and supported us throughout the process to ensure that we saw return on our investment.” Amy R. Towne, SPHR Accenture - Leadership Development

“I have had the pleasure of working with Maria for a number of years and have never been disappointed.  At all times she has shown herself to be professional, responsive and proactive, with an enthusiasm for her work, (and life in general!), which is quite contagious.  She has an in-depth knowledge of speakers available.  This coupled with a brilliant ability to understand my business objectives and budget, and in turn suggest speakers who totally fit the brief, make finding speakers one the most pleasurable elements of organising an event, rather than the chore it often used to be prior to working with Maria.” Joanna Lawlor, Meetings Leader – Primary Care, AstraZeneca 

"Maria has always been wonderfully adept at providing speakers who accurately convey a message which is relevant to our unusual company culture . Her recommendations have always proved to be totally appropriate and the outcomes highly successful.  Maria is a pleasure to work withChris Howarth, Specsavers

 “When I work with Maria I feel that I am in safe hands; she ensures that the event is appropriate to what I deliver so that together, we not only achieve, but exceed the client’s expectations.”  Kjell Nordstrom - Co-author of Karaoke Capitalism and Funky Business

It is an absolute pleasure to work with Maria. She is a consummate professional who orchestrates interesting events and then goes above and beyond the usual to look after the speaker and the client. Every detail is taken care of and she makes the process feel effortless. I have nothing but praise for her and marvel at her ability to organise prestigious events that run so smoothly. Needless to say, I am always delighted to work with her and certainly look forward to her events.” Linda Yueh - Global authority on the Chinese economy

“I have nothing but praise for Maria Franzoni who is both highly professional and highly personable. She is always supportive and very eager that all events she organises go off extremely well for all concerned She really gets to know her speaker’s style, quirks and strengths and makes sure everyone is fully briefed 10 out of 10 every time.” Prof Adrian Furnham, Dept of Psychology, University College London

“People still make the difference.  I have now been cooperating with the London Speaker Bureau (LSB) and Maria Franzoni for almost 10 years and with great pleasure. For me, a keynote speaker, it is of the utmost importance that that a client gets what he expects. To make this happen the London Speaker Bureau plays a very important role as the link between the client and the speaker. LSB knows the speaker, his experiences and themes in which he has special insight and interest. LSB is the quality control ensuring that the speaker and the client are well matched. Maria has for me played that role to perfection. Never have I nor the clients I have served been disappointed, because the content of my speech was not what they expected.” Anders Knutsen, Former President, Bang & Olufsen

"When putting conferences together in an industry, which, like many others, is overwhelmed with events, it is vital that we ensure we provide a unique experience to our delegates and give them real value for money.  Maria has a perfect understanding of our experiences and never fails to come up wtih a solution.  She has a perfect knowledge of what each speaker can offer and a profound understanding of what we want to achieve with our events.  Her approach to business is extremely personalised and she never fails to surprise!" Michael Barrett, Conference & Research Manager, TFWA

'Maria was great to work with and ensured the speaker knew exactly what our expectations were. As a result delegates thoroughly enjoyed the session and the event finished on a high.' Simon Bennett, Conference Director, Centaur Financial Events