It was fantastic to be back at the fabulous Corinthia Hotel last week, this time to deliver The Investors UK Wholesale Conference on behalf of a leading Global Investment client. 

First Network provided full AV kit including staging, lighting and twin front-projected screens. A series of relay screens were also set up in breakout rooms to ensure delegates were able to follow proceedings from anywhere in the venue.

Under the headline ‘Staying the Course’ the theme of the conference was ‘Resilience’, reflecting the current backdrop of economic uncertainty. Creatively the design execution used Emperor Penguins to dramatic visual effect. Known for ‘working together in challenging terrain’ and demonstrating ‘true resilience in the harshest conditions’, the Emperor Penguin provided a fitting and visually striking metaphor.

Presentations focused on the navigation of the main trends shaping today’s global economic landscape. Former White House advisor Pippa Malmgren hosted a  lively panel debate on the disruptive forces changing the industry. Teams of investors then pitched their cases for best risk-adjusted returns to a panel of industry heavy-weights. The afternoon saw a series of smaller breakout sessions with portfolio managers, allowing delegates the opportunity to look more deeply into their own funds.

We were very pleased with the smooth-running of the event and the client said ‘This year’s conference was a hugely enjoyable day full of insightful discussion exploring resilience from all angles – economic, investment strategies, client challenges and personal stories.’

World class tennis player and sporting legend, Martina Navratilova brought the day to a close with a moving story of personal resilience.