You have been sent a calendar file to add the event to your diary; please make sure you have logged this. Please aim to arrive by 08:30 for coffee and networking. The discussion will start at 09:00; please let us know if you are running late.
The venue does not operate a dress code. Most guests will be on their way to work, so the norm will be business dress. Some might dress more formally; others may choose smart/casual. Whatever makes you feel comfortable!
THE ROOM & FOOD
The room is completely private, set with a single dining table to accommodate our group of 10-14. Welcome drinks will be served, with guests mingling before sitting down to eat. When that time comes, place cards will indicate where each guest should sit. A TEN representative will be on hand to assist. A hot plated breakfast will be served, with any allergies, intolerances or dietary preferences taken care of by the kitchen. We’ll contact you in advance for that information.
Our facilitator will drive the conversation and control the flow of the meeting on the day. After settling in, they will ask each guest for a brief personal intro. Next, they will pose a business challenge, providing context and dividing the group in two for approximately 40 minutes. Following that, the group joins back together to outline approaches taken to the challenge, obstacles and solutions. The conversation takes place under the Chatham House Rule, so please be as open as you can. The facilitator will conclude the structured part of the event at 10:30, at which point the single conversation will be allowed to break into smaller chats.
THE END OF THE MORNING
Guests may choose to leave at any point once the structured discussion is over. For your travel home or onward, we’d advise you to plan to be there until at least 10:30. It’s not unusual for a smaller group to remain until 11:00; feel free to stick around for more coffee and networking if your schedule permits.
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT
Guest lists are carefully put together and cancellations can affect that balance. If anything looks likely to derail your plans, it will help greatly if you can identify a suitable substitute from within your organisation and let us know about the change. For last-minute changes, we appreciate that work and personal emergencies happen: please try your best to let us know as soon as you can.
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