Lord Patten keynote confirmed / Business Book of the Year

The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs today announced Lord Patten of Barnes, Chairman of the BBC Trust as the keynote speaker for the 2011 Business Book of the Year Award event in London on 3rd November.

Lord Patten is Chancellor of Oxford University and Co-Chair of the UK-India Round Table, and was Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 until 1997, overseeing the return of Hong Kong to China.

This year’s award was launched in London at a breakfast debate hosted by Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times, and attended by heads of business, retail and publishing including Nigel Newton, Founder and CEO, Bloomsbury; Stefan McGrath, Managing Director, Penguin Press; and Caroline Michel, CEO, PFD. The topic “The Battle for Content: Who Owns What We Read – and Who Should Own It?” inspired lively debate, coverage of which can be seen at www.ft.com/bookaward.

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