IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was one of the featured speakers on January 25 at Harstadkonferansen in Harstad, Norway. Dickinson addressed the conference on inspiring entrepreneurship. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below.
Dickinson is the lead singer of IRON MAIDEN, a commercial pilot, businessman, entrepreneur, creative business thinker and international fencer. Bruce was a pilot and marketing director for Astraeus Airlines, which recently went into administration. In addition, Bruce has government funding to create an aircraft maintenance company 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.