The Real Hustle – Risk Speaker
Alexis Conran is a TV presenter, Magician and keynote speaker on security, scams, and risk and how businesses can protect themselves from security threats.
Alexis first appeared on our screens in 2005 in the Real Hustle for BBC3, where he hoodwinked victims with hustles and scams and explained how it was achieved.
He appeared in 11 series of the show and went onto present items for Watchdog, Blue Peter and in 2010 appeared in Casino Wars on the USA. He also filmed a series call Hustling America in 2013 and the Mind Control Freaks for the Discovery Channel.
Back in the UK, he hosted the Secret of the Scammers for Channel 5, and in 2016 was crowned Celebrity Masterchef Champion on the BBC.
Having devised and carried out over 500 scams he is in the rare position of being able to advise and educate, even the most foolhardy, on the issues affecting us in the real and virtual world. He also gives an insight into how to interpret human behaviour and body language and the communication techniques used to inspire confidence; skills the world’s most prominent scam artists rely on to achieve their unscrupulous aims.
Alexis charismatic and engaging keynote and after-dinner speaker, and employs his knowledge of the dark and deceptive world of hustling, pickpockets, and con-artists to speak candidly on the risks and security threats constantly faced by businesses and consumers.
Alexis talks the audience through various ingenious scams, from the extreme to the basic, and what they can teach about security and our expectations.
Alexis can adapt his style from informative keynotes to entertaining after dinner cabaret, which includes showing off his genius sleight of hand techniques to the amazement of large audiences.
“Professional and charismatic speaker; engaged well with the audience and kept their interest throughout the presentation. Could have listened to Alexis and his amazing stories all day, but we ran out of time….”
— SPD Development Company Limited
“Alexis both before, during and after his talk was easy to approach and great to talk to. He managed to go way over the agreed 30min which shows how much he enjoys what he does and that transmits to the audience. Everybody was captivated by both his personality and stories and it was a perfect marriage really”
“Both interesting and entertaining. Alexis also spent time chatting to guests before and after speaking, was a pleasure to have at our event”
— Ares Management
“Alexis did a great job – he was just the right balance and was well received by all present”
— Software Box Ltd