On Monday evening (24 June), The Brewery and Speakers Corner welcomed more than 150 event professionals and thought leaders to its Knowledge Guild showcase. The latest installment in the popular conference series addressed the incredible pace of change in the events industry in the last 10 years and the need to inspire teams to reach new heights and stay above the competition.
The event was compered by June Sarpong MBE who was joined by an impressive line-up of speakers who have each performed at the very top within their respective professions, and have consistently demonstrated a high-performance mentality in order to remain there.
As part of the evening, Nicolas Hamilton shared how despite being born with cerebral palsy, he was able to become the first disabled athlete to compete in the British Touring Car Championship in 2015. His inspiring story demonstrated how you can do achieve anything if you put your mind to it, regardless of any perceived obstacles.
As one of the first producers of Channel 4’s hit Big Brother, Naomi Sesay went on to become Producer/Director and Presenter on MTV News at the height of the channel’s popularity. Having returned to Channel 4 as the On-Screen Diversity Executive, Naomi addressed how the value of shared information will bring about new ideas, stories and societies.
The final speaker of the evening was musician, dynamic performer and strategic business mind, Mark Schulman. Currently on tour with P!NK, Mark offered advice to the audience on how to unlock your rock star attitude and what it takes to be a consistent high-performer. He reinforced that you can shift and change your attitude in any given situation, resulting in happier and more successful consequences.
Nick Gold, Managing Director at Speakers Corner, said: “Last night’s Knowledge Guild was another incredible evening, consolidating the event’s popularity in presenting high-quality speakers who have genuinely inspiring and thought-provoking stories to tell. We hope that by spending the evening listening to these fantastic speakers the audience feel encouraged and inspired to push themselves to reach new heights both personally and professionally, and maintain a high-performance mentality individually and as a collective.”
Faye Loader, Head of Business Development at The Brewery added, “It was amazing to see so many people at the latest Knowledge Guild, enjoying the varied speakers this time. Attendees got to enjoy our garden marquees, which have been set up for the summer season, as well as our popular food stall menu, often selected for a wide range of events from conferences to parties. We look forward to meeting more attendees at the next Knowledge Guild in September for further food, networking and knowledge sharing.”
At the end of all Knowledge Guild events, guests and speakers share stories during a Q&A session. After the panel session, attendees networked with each other and the speakers in The Brewery’s Lower Sugar room. Guests enjoyed cocktails and a food stall menu, designed by The Brewery’s in-house catering team. Dishes included a tomato, caper, feta, pesto and bagel crumb salad and fried fish goujons with tartar, potato crisps, pea relish and tortilla.
The Knowledge Guild is a partnership between The Brewery and Speakers Corner, offering a mixture of world-class speakers and exceptional individuals discussing pertinent topics in a panel discussion.