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Andy Lopata


Networkng Expert & Speaker

Andy Lopata is a specialist speaker on networking and social media strategy and how you can build effective new relationships with clients.

Andy is a firm believer that networking is an essential tool in business, that helps with not only sales leads but career growth and development.

Andy believes networking held in the same high regard as other business methods but if utilised correctly can help companies realise their goals. By knowing why you are networking and what you want to achieve, it is possible to plan accordingly and get great, measurable results.

Andy’s comes from a networking background as for eight years he was Managing Director of one of the UK’s leading referral-focused networking groups with over 2,000 member companies.

He has gone onto advise an array of companies from new starters to leading worldwide names such as NatWest Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Mastercard. Each time he has helped businesses realise that networking helps to develop future leaders, and recruit and retain top staff as well.

A regular blogger for The Huffington Post, Andy has been quoted in The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian.

He has also co-authored two books on networking, and a third published by Financial Times Prentice Hall in August 2011. Once a month he co-presents The Global Networking Show with BNI Founder Ivan Misner’

Andy has been awarded the PSAE – the Professional Speaking Association Award of Excellence, which is held by only 21 other speakers at the time it was presented.

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) and also a Master of the Institute of Sales Management and Member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).


Andy’s speeches always involve audience interaction. His unique method of presentation and philosophical approach builds the confidence of his audience and helps them to understand networking genuinely, how to create a successful networking strategy and how to support each other.

Keynote talks INCLUDE –

• How NOT to Get Referrals
• It’s Who Knows You
• Make the Room Work for You
• Connected Leadership
• Bigger Than You – The Hidden Power of Your Network
• Leveraging the Power of your Network
• Building Effective Mentoring Relationships
• How to Use LinkedIn as a Referral Tool
• The Networking Mindset
• Building Your UK Network – Exporting to the UK
• Being Social

** June 2020 – Andy’s new book Connected Leadership is now available. For more information please click here


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We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.