The eighth annual ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION had a sensational impact on its delegates who came from far and wide. Held in the main suite of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, on the 16th May 2017, over 300 delegates got to experience a lively high calibre gathering of business experts.
With guests arriving and being greeted by the Acupellas, and their fantastic uplifting songs set the mood for a buzzing room full of lively networking. After a sumptuous sit down lunch with wine the main event begins with a warm Acumen welcome and special dedicated thanks to the 2017 Sponsors movie with praise from Hollywood’s finest!
The audience was truly inspired to hear Guest speaker Rob Forkan Co-founder of Gandys as he shared his remarkable business story of how he and his brother set up their business after losing their parents in the Tsunami. He told how they were motivated to create a brand that could give back and help others that face similar tribulation via their fantastic mission Orphans for Orphans. His inspiring achievements proved that out of adversity you can make success and positive action. There mission to make better lives for children in need of homes and support is truly inspiring.
We had to make sure that everyone was making connections in the room which is exactly what Sanderson Jones Co-founder of the unique business Sunday Assembly did by energising the room. Yes 300 delegates up on their feet all clapping along, singing and dancing to Tom Jones’ ‘It’s not Unusual’ (you had to be there!). Sanderson’s insightful and interactive session was thought provoking and certainly gave delegates excellent opportunity to get talking.
Also with the ‘feel good’ theme, best selling Author and Founder of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW Penina Shepherd gave her perspective on the Business of Happiness, showing the factors that do and don’t affect happiness in all aspects of life including business. Everyone was left with five essential ingredients for long term happiness, what could be better!
Towards the end of the day the time came for the Keynote Speaker, Jonas Kjellberg Founding Partner of Skype flown in from Sweden, gave an amazing talk sharing his business expertise. The room full of delegates gave their full attention as he explained the decade of disruption among large corporate business models. It sparked much interest in the audience so much so they had questions for Jonas which he did answer.
The ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION provides a packed day of motivation and business connection. The event has grown in size and status over the years and has now become recognised as the most prestigious and professional business conference south of London. Delegates come to gain knowledge, get inspiration and insight, see the latest business trends and get perfect opportunities to endorse their business in front of leaders and decision makers of established companies. It’s the place to be to find insightful speakers, invaluable learning, make contacts that really matter and be thoroughly entertained throughout.
Penina Shepherd, MD & Founder of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW said, “It’s been such an amazing day and so fantastic to see so many business experts in one room, all having discussions, making connections and having a great time. That’s what makes us at Acumen so proud to put on this Convention“.
Thank you to the Sponsors of 2017 for their support:
Providing a wide range of high quality workspaces to let, including serviced and managed offices, workshops, trade counters and studios.
Business and Promotional Print and Design Brighton
A different kind of supermarket! We’re on a mission to break the mould, by putting customers, suppliers and employees first.
Platinum Business Magazine
Always fresh, always relevant, always irreverent.
Sussex Chamber of Commerce
As a Chamber Member you’re well connected
A committed team of financial professionals. We share the same enthusiasm for the success of your business as your own.
Comprising of three divisions including carpentry, lofts and construction. The company was established by brothers Matt and Ben Woodhart over 10 years ago.