The Birmingham Post has teamed up with Leading Minds to offer readers a discounted rate for Prof Robert Kaplan's conference LIVE at the Burlington Hotel on May 10th.

The exclusive offer entitles readers to 15 per cent off the normal delegate price.

Dozens of business leaders from top organisations across the Midlands will be descending on Birmingham on 10th May to hear Prof Kaplan (pictured), acclaimed co-creator of the Balanced Scorecard and internationally renowned business visionary, present live for the first time in the region.

Seventy leaders from organisations including Carillion Plc, Centro, Derbyshire Building Society, Friends Provident, Lloyds TSB, Reed Consulting, Lombard Vehicle Management, Midland Area Housing Association, Pertemps, Secta Group and Vodafone have already reserved their places at the event.

Robert Kaplan, Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School, is considered as one of the top 25 business thinkers and his Balanced Scorecard was named ?the most influential management idea of the past 75+ years? by the Harvard Business Review.

The Balanced Scorecard has become a powerful strategic management tool adopted by 44% of the UK?s FTSE 100 companies as well as the public, education and healthcare sectors.

Organisations using the Scorecard include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tesco, The Ministry of Defence, NHS and The Highways Agency.

Join us at the Burlington

Tickets to the event cost #895.00 (excl. VAT) and are available from downloadable registration forms at or by emailing

Group discounts start from bookings of five delegates or more.

However, to benefit from the exclusive 15 per cent off offer, please call Nicole Proetta on +377 9797 3940, and quote VIP code 'BPDG217'

The event takes place on 10th May 2005 from 09:00 to 17:00pm at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.