Portland to join Anthropy event as official content partner

Portland to join Anthropy event as official content partner

Portland has joined Anthropy, a brand-new event bringing together the nation’s leaders and influencers to help build back from the Covid-19 period, as its official content partner. Anthropy will take place across three days from 2-4 November at the renowned Eden Project in Cornwall.

Anthropy founder, John O’Brien MBE, describes the event as a ‘launchpad for change’ that will offer an opportunity for an ecosystem of leaders from all sectors to share thinking in order to create ambitious and progressive solutions to the challenges facing the nation.

O’Brien said: “Anthropy arose out of a recognition of the challenges that the pandemic presented both economically and socially, and the need to move past our traditional fault lines and silos to embrace inclusive longer-term thinking to create a new vision for Britain.

“We are so thrilled to have Portland on board as a content partner. As the UK’s largest ever crowd-sourced agenda, we rely heavily on the generosity of organizations like Portland, and the event just would not be possible without them.”

Vikki Dean, Portland CEO said: “Now is the time to be thinking afresh about the future of Britain, and we’re delighted to be joining the impressive line-up at Anthropy. Through our expertise and new research carried out specifically for this event, we hope to provide a thought-provoking take on some of the biggest issues facing businesses and the nation.”

Anthropy will cover all manner of issues ranging from sustainability, education, health, and the built and natural environment, to the arts, sport, media and technology. 1,000 executives, policymakers and thought leaders will address the four fundamental questions shaping the future of Britain:

  • What is the quality of life we wish to see in Britain over the next thirty years?
  • What qualities of place and planet do we need to achieve this quality of life?
  • What qualities do we wish to see in a good economy and in the best of businesses?
  • What qualities do we want to express to the world, to help solve shared issues?

Dozens of luminaries from a wide cross-section of British business, academia and civil society are contributing to the event’s expansive agenda, including:

  • Sir Tim Smit, Founder, Eden Project
  • Ben Page, Global CEO, IPSOS
  • Lord Bilimoria, Founder, Cobra Beer
  • Peter Flavel, CEO, Coutts Bank
  • Mariella Frostrup, Times Radio
  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Greater London Authority
  • Rita Clifton, CBE Deputy Chair, John Lewis Partnership
  • Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
  • Dame Darcey Bussell, Prima Ballerina
  • Hywel Ball, UK Chair & Managing Partner, EY
  • Sir Anthony Seldon, Educator and Historian
  • Zahra Bahrololoumi, CEO, Salesforce
  • Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chancellor of The Exchequer

Thought-leaders, policymakers and executives interested in joining discussions around the future of Britain are invited to find out more and register for the event at Anthropy.live.

To express interest in being a media delegate for the event please email anthropy@porternovelli.com.

For information on sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please email info@anthropy.uk.

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