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According to BBC News, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson will speak at a meeting of Northern Ireland businessmen next month.
Chairman of the Institue of Directors Mervyn McCall said the dinner was the highlight of their year.
“I’m sure everyone who attends will be greatly anticipating hearing from Bruce and how he combines his musical and business careers,” he said.
“No doubt he will reveal the parallels between the world of the rock star and the world of the business director.”
Dickinson is the lead singer of IRON MAIDEN, a commercial pilot, business angel, entrepreneur, creative business thinker and international fencer. Bruce was a pilot and marketing director for Astraeus Airlines, which recently went into administration and is now in the process of leading them out of liquidation. In addition, Bruce has government funding to create an aircraft maintenance company creating 1500 jobs in Wales.
Bruce is involved in an air ship venture to manufacture lighter than air drones with a contract to supply the U.S. Army. He is also setting up a separate training company (Real World Aviation) to train future pilots.
Bruce left IRON MAIDEN in 1993 in order to pursue a solo career, his passion for fencing and an interest in becoming a pilot. Bruce rejoined the band in 1999 and has gone on to release four albums; despite this, he hasn’t stopped flying Boeing 757s.
Bruce is very keen to speak on his projects tying it in with business start-up, entrepreneurship and business creativity. In addition, he is willing to talk about the parallels between his music and business careers. He is also able to deliver team building experiences focused around his flight simulator.