Looking into 2018… we are making many changes to our format including more Events, more Interactions and more collaborative activities.
We’ve spent some time adding new material and new ideas to our website – not only as regards material referred to in this email but also generally. http://www.DevonshireHouseNetwork.co.uk
More events planned for 2018
Our plans are to deliver around twenty Events in 2018 – and to support this process by making a number of structural and procedural changes to the way we have done things before. To see details about our nine core Speaker Events, go to www.DevonshireHouseNetwork.co.uk and click on “Upcoming” – top right. The last three Speaker Events of 2018 are not yet agreed but we think we know who they are likely to be from the list published on the webpage. The two unidentified politicians are senior and recognisable to most of us – positive signs so far – subject to availability – but – who knows – we’ve had senior politicians before and, if they commit, it’s worked out well for us. http://www.devonshirehousenetwork.co.uk/next-dhn-dinner/
Summer debate planned for July
We also plan to have a Summer Debate in the first part of July (initial plans set out on the website).
Alumni lunch in November
The Alumni Lunch is scheduled to take place in November, as last year. (Numbers getting smaller every year!). http://www.devonshirehousenetwork.co.uk/dh-alumni/
We also plan to have a number of Director Forums – described on the website – designed to be concentrated two hour sessions – 4.30pm to 6.30pm – on a specific topic, generally seen as sensitive or tricky. http://www.devonshirehousenetwork.co.uk/dhn-director-forums/
We are re-introducing the Membership Scheme – revised from that adopted by the old Devonshire House Management Club. Details on our website. Specific arrangements may vary to suit circumstances. http://www.devonshirehousenetwork.co.uk/membership/
Sponsorship model: Friends, Partners & Sponsors
We are also changing our Sponsorship model – away from an over-arching arrangement towards a specific Event basis – and have now renamed it Friends, Partners & Sponsors – to reflect a very flexible approach. We have drawn up a statement that sets out how this might work but, frankly, every deal will be different – although inviting the Sponsor to deliver the venue and the food will be, broadly, a common feature in all the arrangements. Reflecting just a part of the flexibility in the arrangements is how we managed the Lord Browne Event on 28.11.17 – when Ian Joseph was the “Interviewer”. By all accounts, that worked very well. http://www.devonshirehousenetwork.co.uk/our-partners/