As business networking strategist, Andy Lopata works with companies on how to use networking tools to develop their businesses.
Andy has a regular blog in The Huffington Post and has been quoted in national press, including The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian. He has also co-authored two books on networking, with his third book published by Financial Times Prentice Hall in August 2011. Once a month he co-presents The Global Networking Show with BNI Founder Ivan Misner www.globalnetworkingshow.com
For eight years, he was Managing Director of one of the UK's leading referral-focused networking groups with over 2,000 member companies. Since then, he has worked with companies from one-man bands to global names such as NatWest Bank, Merrill Lynch and Mastercard to help them realise the full potential from their networking.
In October 2017 Andy was awarded the PSAE - the Professional Speaking Association Award of Excellence, the top award for professional speakers in the UK and Ireland and one held by only 21 other speakers at the time it was presented. In addition, he is a Fellow and a former Vice-President of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). He’s also a Master of the Institute of Sales Management and Member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).