"The best conference I have ever been to"

Lysa Clavenna, Head of Innovation, Samsung Europe.


"Like bear's porridge: Not too large, not too small. Clever mix of people and ideas"

David Landsman OBE, Executive Director, Tata Europe 

"Inspiring, thought-provoking. Being part of #NNN15 was so special"

Elif Shafak, Author

"It was a pleasure...I enjoyed it all"

Christiane Amanpour, CNN

"It is a lovely event...very good idea to cross-pollinate in this way"

Margaret Atwood

"I loved it"

Ruby Wax

"Wonderful to get a chance to do some serious thinking about thinking at Names Not Numbers. Great event at great place."

Nicola Clase, Swedish Ambassador to the Court of St James

"Wonderful experience and a hugely refreshing set of takeaways"

Robert Madelin, Director-General, European Commission

"World Class thinking with an incredible cast list"

Paul Noble, Spiritland

"It was little short of sensational. Fabulously curated, fascinating throughout...blissful, insightful and utterly enchanting weekend"

John Gordon, Founder, How To Academy

"I had a great time...a great group of people and a lovely setting."

Andrea Wong, President, International Production, SONY Pictures Television, & President, International, SONY Pictures Entertainment

"A boot camp for the brain mixed with good food and great company."

Anthony Fry, Former Chairman, Premier League

"It was absolutely amazing and truly unlike anything- some interesting connections emerged- thanks so much for asking me- it was a real privilege."

Hannah Rothschild, Writer and Chairman-designate, The National Gallery

"It really is the most stimulating and challenging group of people. An honour to be involved"

John Mitchinson, Co-Founder and Publisher, Unbound

"tremendously absorbing, unexpected, connected - absolutely lived up to its billing."

Tom Maddocks, Course Director, Media Training Associates

"It was intense and useful and just plain fun."

Alexandra Pringle, Editor in Chief, Bloomsbury

"Woke up with my head spinning, full of new things learned, agreements, disagreements and the memory of a wonderful time. For which I must say a huge thank you to you and your brilliant team. Intellectual stimulation, new friends met and a beautifully organised three days."

Rick Stroud, Chairman, Chelsea Arts Club

"I've returned with a refreshed brain - stretched by such a richness of thought, words, new friends. I am enriched."

Geraldine Sharpe-Newton, President, The Media Society

"I am only just coming back to earth. It was a fabulous weekend. I hope I get another chance to come. It's an amazing event, legendary."

Dominic Young, CEO, Copyright Hub

“After several months of writing writing deep in the myopic trench, unsocialised and far away, it was an extraordinary reintroduction to Brits and Britain and the rest of life that goes on without me.”

Wendell Steavenson, Writer

“I am writing to let you know how truly special and outstanding I found the recent Names not Numbers conference. I attend about thirty conferences yearly and there is no doubt that this conference stood out as unparalleled. I found the conference to be distinguished and unique, not only because of the high caliber of the participants, but also thanks to the quality content and strong organization. I was honored to take part in this event.”

Shai Reshef, President, University of the People

“Everything was amazing: the panels, the discussions, the entertainment, the meals, the snacks, the party and, of course, most of all, the people.”

Christina Patterson, Columnist and Commentator