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Dalai Lama at Yorkshire Business Convention

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet, is joining leading figures from the world of business, sport and politics at this year's Yorkshire International Business Convention

Among the other speakers at the event, which is held concurrently in Leeds and in Bridlington for the first time, are retail guru turned government advisor, Mary Portas, political heavy-weights Michael Portillo and John Prescott and former world record holding athlete Steve Cram.