Re-live the success of our latest Knowledge Guild:

'2016 - What A Difference A Year Makes'!


As fireworks lit up the sky of December 31st 2015, could anyone have even begun to predict the turbulence that 2016 would bring?

This November, our latest Knowledge Guild event summed up just what an interesting year it’s been - from major political decisions to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Our line-up of experts, from the spheres of business, politics, sport and futurology, guided the audience through the highs and the lows of 2016 and, most importantly, how its unexpected events are likely to impact the future.


More info about who was speaking:

Hazel Irvine

Engaging and charismatic, Hazel Irvine hosted our review of the year. A multi- award-winning sports presenter, she's been known as the face of the BBC Sport’s golf, athletics and snooker coverage, and her commentary at Rio 2016 won her great acclaim.

Throughout her career leading the commentary at the world's most iconic sports events, Hazel never fails to present with versatility and brilliance.

Richard Watson

In predicting the financial crash of 2008, Richard Watson carved his place as a leading futurist. Pulling together data, trends and history, he prepares companies for the risks and opportunities that lie ahead.

A best-selling author, the creator of What’s Next, and a founding member of Futures House Europe, Richard aids business innovation with confidence and strategic insight.

Kevin Gaskell

The former MD of three iconic car brands, BMW, Porsche and Lamborghini, Kevin Gaskell has transformed struggling companies into global successes through both booming and difficult times.

Inspiring innovation and teamwork, he has mastered the art of encouraging growth in business. A born achiever, when Kevin isn’t in the boardroom, you can probably find him exploring far off places!

Douglas Alexander

Former prominent Cabinet minister for the Labour Party and previously Minister of State for Europe, Douglas Alexander is an expert in both foreign affairs and domestic politics.

Strategic advisor to law firm Pinsent Masons and senior consultant to U2’s Bono on development in Africa, he skilfully navigates the current climate and works to catalyse positive change, cementing his place as an authority in his field.

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