Public speaking

As a child I loved making speeches and would practise in front of a full-length mirror we had at home. I was encouraged by my father who asked me to write speeches for him to deliver at business gatherings in Bombay. My uncle then asked me to write the speech he gave to a session of the Indian National Congress, where the audience included Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister. We did not know Nehru was dying; he died two weeks later. I was leaving school, having just turned 17. After that at college and for my university I was a keen debater. My speaking today includes speaking or moderating at dinners, sporting events, conferences and seminars on subjects ranging from sports to wider economic and political issues and also India.

If you wish to contact me for speaking engagements please get in touch either by sending me an email via this website or by telephoning: (+44) 020 7371 3976

Recent engagements


20 March – Mihir was a keynote speaker at ‘One Million Mentors’, an event to launch a new scheme promoted by the London Press Club and the UK-wide youth leadership development organisation UpRising, and backed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan,  which will offer mentoring to the next generation of journalists.

31 January – Mihir was one of the guest speakers at the 350th Parkash Utsav (Holy Birth Anniversary) of Guru Gobind Singh held at the House of Commons    amidst  a gathering of community and faith leaders. The parliamentarians and speakers praised the life of Guru Gobind Singh and his embodied values that help define India and her aspirations as well as the world today.


“We have received wonderful feedback from guests.  They really enjoyed your presentation and appreciated that you were able to stay with them until late.” Rakesh Rawal, CEO,  International Business Leaders Network

“Our sincere thanks for kindly coming along to help host the Hall of Fame event.  Mihir delivered the Q&A in his own inimitable style which put the inductees at ease, whilst getting some fascinating insights into their past experiences and memories.” Loughborough Sports Hall of Fame organiser

“Chair was charming, intelligent – an excellent choice” Delegate at ICAEW Entertainment and Media Annual Conference

“Mihir is a great presenter” Delegate at ICAEW Entertainment and Media Annual Conference


Previous engagements


Wednesday 1 June – Mihir moderated the sporting panel at the 107th Rotary International Convention in Seoul, South Korea.   On the panel were Michelle Stilwell, the Canadian Paralympian wheelchair racer and gold medallist; Willie John McBride the former Irish rugby union player and British and Irish Lions player and Paul Sheahan the former Australian test cricketer.  Click to see a video of this event.

Sunday 22 May – Mihir chaired the Q&A session at the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Loughborough University. The Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding achievements of athletes and coaches who have made a significant contribution to sport beyond Loughborough and this year’s inductees were Carl Johnson (Performance Coach, athletics) and Liam Tancock (Performance Athlete, swimming).

Monday 2 May – Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival.  Mihir was in conversation with Ed Caesar talking about his new book, Pushing the Boundaries of Sport.  This describes the world of the greatest marathon runners, the history, psychology and science of running.

Saturday 30 April – Mihir gave the keynote speech at Loughborough University’s Media Alumni Weekend.


Monday 5 October – Mihir was one of the panel members at The Camp Beckenbauer Global Summit on “The Future of Sports in a digitalized world” in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

Monday 28 September – Mihir was one of the speakers at this year’s Asian Media Awards 


Monday 20 October – Chaired A Literary Evening organised by The British Eyptian Society at the Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall

Saturday 4 October – Guest speaker at the symposium session – 2004 – 2014 Ten Years of Panathlon Declaration on Ethics in Youth Sport in Gent, Belgium

Wednesday 23 JulyWho Won the Television World Cup? Panel Discussion in the evening with distinguished sports commentators on which TV channel had the better campaign.

Wednesday 23 July – FIFA World Cup and the Nation: Culture, Politics, Identity at the Oxford University Club. Mihir gave the first keynote address on ‘The perception of football in the media and politics’.

Wednesday 16 July – Lord Taverner’s Eve of Test Dinner – Giving young people a sporting chance.  Mihir was guest speaker.

13 November – +91 European and Indian Business Leaders Network: India Summit, chaired a panel about the growth of Indian business and its worldwide effect Mihir speaking

31 October – Tara Arts: Q&A with Steve Richards  Q&A session

17 October – Commonwealth Universities Centenary Dinner: keynote address on Sport and Society

30 September – +91 European and Indian Business Leaders Network: An evening with Mihir Bose discussing football and changes in sport.

8 September – British Irish Association at St Catherine’s College Cambridge: Talk on how sport can create bonds between divided communities.

20 June – Solus Dinner – Interview with Lord MacLaurin.

31 May – Annual General Assembly of Sport Accord, St Petersburg: Panel member on sport.

23 April – Hammersmith & Fulham Refugees Forum at Islington Town Hall: Speech on the Forgotten Olympic Legacy.

18 March – Interview with rugby legend, John Smit – SAWIP (South Africa-Washington International Program)

3 March – Rotary Clubs’ Conference Serving Society – Helping Humanity – Interview of Sir John Madejski OBE DL

22 January – British Future: State of the Nation 2013 debate


4 November – Brown kids can’t jump – South Asian Literary Festival – Chair

1 October – MCC and sporting globalisation – Cricket History Society lecture

5 October – ICAEW BSCA Annual dinner in Bolton: Talk on sport

26 October – Wilberforce Society, Cambridge: Talk on sport and it’s wider impact

28 September – Henley Literary Festival: Talk on The Spirit of the Game

11 August – Interview with Carl Lewis

17 August – Debate: rethinking sport, Edinburgh International Book Festival

23 July – Sports Think Tank – Formulating sports policy

30 June – The Freud Museum – Sport and Psychoanalysis – The meaning of sport

25 June – CJA – Olympic Games: Too big to fail, too big to succeed? Panellist

21 June – Solus Club: Interview with Caroline McCall, chief executive Easy Jet

23 June – Proms at St Jude’s Literary Festival

14 June – MCA Annual Lecture – The business of sport

20 May – Queen’s Park Book Festival – Euro 2012 Holland, Spain and the rest – debate Click here to listen to the debate

30 May – Chatham House – Does Sport Matter to Diplomacy? – chair

Olympic Forum –  CIPR Corporate and Financial Group – speaker

40 Minutes to Glory – MRS Annual Conference 2012 – chair

Pinsent Mason – +91 India Group


Names Not Numbers Mumbai 2011

TEDxEastEnd – Society beyond borders

ICAEW Entertainment and Media Annual Conference – chairman

The Lord’s Taverners The Macqueries Eve of Test Match Dinner – Hosting a question and answer panel with Mike Gatting OBE and Ravi Shastri

The heartache we must endure – Mihir Bose’s tale of a Panama hat, mouldy rice and migration

Chartwell Partners Breakfast Club – Is money killing sport?

Edelman Sport Breakfast Event 2011 – Going for gold in an Olympic year

SportAccord Convention 2011 – Are sporting heroes an endangered species and is the media killing them off?

In conversation with Gorkana


‘Football Finance’ – A policy breakfast from the APG on Business, Finance and Accountancy

YouGovStone Debate – Can the FIFA World Cup redefine a Country or a Continent?

Editorial Intelligence London 2012 forum


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