Our next Knowledge Guild will take place on

Monday 28th October

Preparing for Unprecedented Change

We live in an age where opinions gain greater amplification than fact. Society has become more divided. The political landscape has irrevocably changed. Our economy is evolving at an unprecedented pace.

Our showcase events are the perfect opportunity to hear and see speakers you may never have seen before while enjoying The Brewery’s exceptional hospitality.

Our next Knowledge Guild Showcase, hosted by Christian Fraser, is themed Preparing for Unprecedented Change and will see Tim Marshall, Jo Tanner and Sony Kapoor as they discuss the political, economic and social impacts affecting our world today, so you can fully prepare for the next decade.

With such a fast pace of change within today’s current affairs, we might need to rip up our script during the day to address a new issue - but that’s the fun and drama of being in the events industry. Quite simply, this is a showcase guaranteed to leave you with some incredible moments to take home and inspire your future events programme.

The evening will start at 1815, where we’ll enjoy drinks and nibbles in The Brewery’s glorious venue, the showcase then starts at 1900 with desserts & networking to end.

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Tim Marshall

Joining the dots between specialisms in a wide field, the former Diplomatic Editor and foreign correspondent for Sky News, Tim has a knack for boiling down big issues to broad-brush terms that audiences from different worlds can engage with.

Writing for numerous national newspapers including the Times, the Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph, in 2015 Tim launched his website TheWhatAndTheWhy.Com with his blog ‘Foreign Matters’ receiving numerous awards. After thirty years’ experience in broadcasting, Tim Marshall is well-placed to provide a sharp political commentary and analysis of global affairs.

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Jo Tanner

Jo began her career as a broadcast journalist before moving into political public relations. Prior to co-founding iNHouse Communications, Jo was the British Chambers of Commerce Media Chief, and returned to politics to mastermind PR for Boris Johnson’s 2008 Mayoral campaign.

Jo focuses on creative campaigns, public affairs, media training and crisis communications for a range of clients from individuals to major corporation, and regularly appears on television and radio as a political commentator.

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Sony Kapoor

An expert adviser to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the IMF, Sony Kapoor also advises several EU and emerging economy governments, central banks, regulators and investors on financial policy and investment strategy.

Sony has a long track record of identifying the most pressing public policy challenges and successfully tackling them. The impact of his work on financial reform, euro crisis and development has led to him being honoured as a Fellow by the Royal Society of Arts, a Young European Leader by Friends of Europe and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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Christian Fraser

Christian Fraser co-presents the acclaimed nightly international affairs show Beyond 100 Days for the BBC. Christian also has an impressive track record as a BBC correspondent covering major stories across the globe.

He is an accomplished conference and event host and moderator, drawing on his expertise in international affairs, Brexit, security issues and the technical and digital changes, affecting the global business landscape.


  • 1815 - Registration and Welcome Drinks Reception served with delicious food

  • 1900 - Guests take their seats

  • 1910 - Welcome introduction

  • 1915 - Speakers take to the stage

  • 2005 - Panel Q&A

  • 2015 - Drinks Reception begins

  • 2030 - Dessert commences

  • 2130 - Evening ends