New Statesman Spotlight Debates is a new quarterly event series focused on some of the most challenging questions facing policymakers today. Featuring high-profile journalists, politicians and academics, the debates will gather thought leaders and decision makers for an evening of stimulating discussion and exclusive networking opportunities. As the UK considers its pandemic recovery, bold, fresh policy thinking is more urgent than ever. The New Statesman, Britain’s leading political weekly, has been at the forefront of policy debate since its founding in 1913. The event will take place from 18:30 until 20:00
Spear’s 500 Live is the in-person, one-day event that brings the world of Spear’s to life. No other media brand covers the world of wealth and (U)HNWs like Spear’s, spanning wealth management & investing, philanthropy, property, reputation, family law, tax, and luxury lifestyle – only ever covering the very best in the field and those who work with HNWs. This enables Spear’s to create a genuinely unique environment for high-net-worth individuals and the people who advise them.  
New Statesman Spotlight Debates is a new quarterly event series focused on some of the most challenging questions facing policymakers today. Featuring high-profile journalists, politicians and academics, the debates will gather thought leaders and decision makers for an evening of stimulating discussion and exclusive networking opportunities. As the UK considers its pandemic recovery, bold, fresh policy thinking is more urgent than ever. The New Statesman, Britain’s leading political weekly, has been at the forefront of policy debate since its founding in 1913.

ABOUT THE WHAT VAN? AWARDS

The What Van? Awards are recognised as the most prestigious independent accolades in the UK’s light commercial vehicle industry. The intention is for the event to return to December following the success of last year’s virtual ceremony. The awards provides attendees with the opportunity to network and celebrate the success of their peers across carefully selected categories. The What Van? Awards provide recognition for brands, businesses and organisations that have reached the pinnacle of their fields. What Van? assembles an experienced panel of independent judges from across the LCV sector to evaluate the entrants. The categories evolve from year to year to ensure we recognise changing trends and developments spanning the breadth of the light commercial vehicle industry. Hybrid 2020 and 2021 have been unprecedented years for the events industry, which has affected every aspect of how we engage with our target audiences. Handshakes and business card exchanges have been replaced with virtual networking lounges and instant messaging. At Progressive Media International, we have led the market in successfully transforming our event calendar into online activities, with impressive engagement numbers which out have outshone our competitors in not only retaining but actually growing our audiences. Now, as we plan to emerge from a fully virtual world and re-enter physical event activations, we face a challenge on providing a safe environment for us to meet again and our intention to host this event in a hybrid (both physical and virtual synchronised) format. So, what does this mean for this event? Our team of marketers and specialist event producers have consulted the market, are working closely with venues and conducting all the risk-assessments required to be able to bring us all together in one room again. What to expect • A London-based event • Constant risk-assessment on the status of the pandemic and its effects on events • Final decision to be made on the scope of the physical elements 8 weeks prior to the event date • Maximum capacity allowed in physical format to be complied with, in the venue space • Physical attendee number capability will be shared with partners 8 weeks prior to the event • Local delegates invited to the physical event to engage with our partners onsite • Live streaming of the physical elements to an additional global virtual audience • All delegates in-person will be required to comply with government event guidelines • Professional event moderators will connect our physical and virtual audiences effectively
LEAF & Blueprint Awards 14th October 2021 Upon consultation with all of our esteemed judges last year, we made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 ABB LEAF Awards ceremony. This was to ensure the safety of all of our community. We are delighted to announce that we have therefore extended the current entries submission deadline to May 2021, which will also allow for projects from 2020. Winners will be announced during a live ceremony in October 2021, location and venue TBC. The LEAF Awards has been running for over 18 years and all shortlisted entries and winning projects are known for their contribution to the international architectural design industry. We celebrate each new building project created over the last eighteen months, rewarding and recognising them for their original design concept in its appropriate category.

Business Car Awards


Tuesday, 19th Oct 2021

ABOUT THE BUSINESS CAR AWARDS

The Business Car Awards have recognised excellence in the automotive fleet sector for more than a decade. They have identified the best cars that fleets should be running, highlighted innovation and fleet expertise among suppliers, as well as rewarding excellence among fleet operators.

The decisions are made after careful analysis by experienced judging panels comprising independent experts in the automotive and fleet arenas, ensuring entrants are evaluated by professionals with many decades of knowledge and insight between them. Hybrid 2020 and 2021 have been unprecedented years for the events industry, which has affected every aspect of how we engage with our target audiences. Handshakes and business card exchanges have been replaced with virtual networking lounges and instant messaging. At Progressive Media International, we have led the market in successfully transforming our event calendar into online activities, with impressive engagement numbers which out have outshone our competitors in not only retaining but actually growing our audiences. Now, as we plan to emerge from a fully virtual world and re-enter physical event activations, we face a challenge on providing a safe environment for us to meet again and our intention to host this event in a hybrid (both physical and virtual synchronised) format. So, what does this mean for this event? Our team of marketeers and specialist event producers have consulted the market, are working closely with venues and conducting all the risk-assessments required to be able to bring us all together in one room again. What to expect • A London-based event • Constant risk-assessment on the status of the pandemic and its effects on events • Final decision to be made on the scope of the physical elements 8 weeks prior to the event date • Maximum capacity allowed in physical format to be complied with, in the venue space • Physical attendee number capability will be shared with partners 8 weeks prior to the event • Local delegates invited to the physical event to engage with our partners onsite • Live streaming of the physical elements to an additional global virtual audience • All delegates in-person will be required to comply with government event guidelines • Professional event moderators will connect our physical and virtual audiences effectively

TTJ Awards

17th September 2021

The annual TTJ Awards has been held by the Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) since 1997 and it has grown into the timber industry’s leading annual awards event, attracting attendees from the UK and worldwide. This year’s 25th anniversary edition will be a hybrid event: featuring a live in-person lunchtime awards function in London on Sept 17, with livestreaming to an additional digital audience.

The Awards focuses on voted for and judged categories. The voted categories recognise service excellence and product quality across the timber industry in the key areas of wood-based panels, softwood, hardwood, joinery, structural timber systems and garden products. The rigorous and impartial voting process is handled in a digital voting system whereby timber buyers vote for their best performing suppliers.

This year as the awards will be held physically in Central London and virtually online please use the registration form to indicate which of the awards formats you would like to attend. Please select the ‘Register Now’ button, top right, to start your registration.

Virtual attendance is complimentary. Physical attendance is £200+VAT per person and includes F&B (full details to follow).

*Please note, for physical attendance a member of the TTJ team will be in touch to confirm your ticket and receive payments.

**For more information regarding our Covid Policy, please click through to the registration form.

 

The New Statesman’s 4th annual Cyber Security in Financial Services conference is back to take place on the 23 - 24 November 2021.

Whilst we eagerly await a return to live events and networking, the health and wellbeing of all involved must remain our priority, so considering the ongoing developments and concerns around the pandemic, the conference will return in 2021 as a hybrid event.

The pressure is on the financial sector supporting business in the ‘return to normal’ or the ‘new normal’ as well as handling this transition themselves. Banks must remain competitive amid digital transformation and the recent explosion in cyber-crime, not only whilst upholding the strongest information security systems but also while adapting to the impact of the pandemic and Brexit. Additionally, the complications of tight data regulations continue to evolve, as well as the sector opening to challengers. The New Statesman Cyber Security in Financial Services programme will address these challenges, opportunities and more that the sector faces whilst maintaining its cyber resilience.

The conference presents the opportunity to showcase your organisation and engage with influential decision-makers. Attendees can share ideas, innovations, initiatives and take part in virtual chats and private 1-2-1 conversations. There will also be the opportunity to engage with presentations on the main stage, and in Q&As with the speakers and sponsors.

Thought leaders and senior figures will present throughout the day to examine current regulations, key trends, and developments.