Jamie Douglas-Hamilton – Keynote Speaker

Founder ACTIPH Alkaline Water, 15x Guinness World Record Holder

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Specialist Subjects

  • World first expeditions
  • Drake Passage row
  • Exploration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Starting and scaling an FMCG business
  • Positive Mental Attitude
  • Overcoming the impossible one step at a time


  • English


Jamie Douglas-Hamilton is a 15x Guinness World record holder and the first person in history to row across the Drake Passage from South America to Antarctica making this the first human powered crossing of the Southern Ocean and the first to row to Antarctica.

Jamie has also rowed from Australia to Africa in 2014 and in January 2023 broke 8 Guinness World records rowing from Antarctica to South Orkney islands less than 5 months after having open heart surgery to replace a life-threatening leaking aortic valve.

Jamie Douglas-Hamilton is the founder of ACTIPH Alkaline Water, now the market leader of the alkaline water category in Europe and Middle East. From launching in Harrods in 2017, ACTIPH is now in over 15,000 retailers across 20 countries and the no.1 selling water on Amazon & in the natural channel in UK. ACTIPH is enrolled on Tesco’s exclusive incubator programme and have partnered with Disney’s Marvel Studios, Tough Mudder, Spartan, NFG, England boxing and many more.

In 2022 Jamie Douglas-Hamilton won the Great British Entrepreneur of the year and was included in Sunday Times list of top 100 most disruptive entrepreneurs.

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