The Covid years have seen online Panel Events prevail over other formats – for a variety of reasons. Where Events are created around individuals, it is fair to say that attendees need to have multi motivations to get them tuning in. But when live, Events created around high profile Individuals are very well received. . Live Events thrive on congenial venues, food that feeds without interrupting conversations and a glass of whatever – all in a relaxed and companiable environment of about three hours – rather than the 60 minutes of a zoom Event
As all players in the Events market contemplate these imponderables, here are some of the topics that we, at Devonshire House fancy creating Panel Events around – if not live and hosted by Partners – then through our online Panel Discussions.
These topics are to do with our mission – what makes organisations successful and what makes their people successful in this process?
Panel Event Topics
What makes a great Communicator? Is it relevant? Is it important? To what extent is the erosion of authority and its shift to persuasion make a difference? How does all this relate to the Message/Messenger mix. How relevant are major “dramatic” happenings? Have all the best speeches gone? What makes oratory effective? What about technology and social media? Does the media decide what is great Communication? Does image and branding have an impact. How does honesty fit into all this?
The UK is the second biggest exporter in the world – of services. How can we exploit this in the new world order?
This online Panel Discussion – organised by Devonshire House and collaborating with The Institute of Export and International Trade and with BDO on 8.7.20 – covered much valuable ground – and can be revisited at www.ExportofServices.co.uk. Much has changed since then – maybe also to the positioning of the UK in world rankings – or significance. All of this must be seen as a vital part of the Global Britain Vision. Our approach – again – is to find out exactly where are – and assess the changes.
Reconciling Global Britain Ambitions with Foreigners buying our best Businesses. Ownership – and our Brexit newly won (assumed) national right to business self-determination – means that you own the assets, the valuable IP, the Research and the profits. And you make the decisions. Is responding to ESG drivers – and variable levels of Government involvement preferable to overseas owners working to their own agendas? Does being foreign owned stop you being global and impact on jobs? Is it little more than being about jobs?
Living with Brexit’s three big fudges. Financial Services; Fishing and Northern Ireland are all unfinished business/work-in-progress. Are we winning or losing here? Why does it matter? Who ought to be doing what? (Maybe more than one Panel Discussion?)
Free Speech. Fact, Fiction, Fairness, Fashion or Fad. (Would declaring an amnesty for 60 minutes actually work?)
Business Models. Winners and losers. If the UK is genuinely looking at heightened and more flexible entrepreneurial activity, the pursuit of new technologies and with global Britain exporting more services to more foreigners how will the supporting and delivering organisations – primarily as regards people – be structured?