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Mindfulness Summit for Leaders in London

March 4th, 2015






London’s business leaders explore and debate the impact of the fast-growing field of mindfulness on growth, innovation, culture and happiness at work.

Mindfulness Summit

16th April – 9.00am – 12.30pm

There is a mindful revolution under way.

Leading companies like Google, eBay, Twitter, Deutsche Bank, TfL, IBM and Unilever are implementing mindfulness programmes to improve performance and employee wellbeing.

TfL reported a 71% drop in days off related to stress, anxiety and depression after introducing mindfulness at work.

At this half-day summit:

  • Explore and debate the impact of mindfulness on self-awareness, growth innovation, culture and happiness at work.
  • Hear from senior executives who have adopted mindfulness for their teams.
  • Experience different approaches to mindfulness practice.
  • Participate in a unique Mindful Networking experience – with over 100 senior business leaders.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Acton Smith, Founder of Mind Candy and who will be speaking about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and the role of mindfulness in times of rapid growth.
  • Neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Dr Tamara Russell, on the science behind mindfulness.
  • There will be a series of panels: one which focused on challenges for growing companies and the other aimed at issues for senior executives in larger organisations.

Panelists include:

  • Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner of Forward Partners.
  • Glenn Watkins, Chairman with the Academy for Chief Executives.
  • Former Goldman Sachs banker Rohan Narse, who now hosts mindfulness programmes for CEOs and leadership teams.
  • Alex Rickard, HR Consultant working with CIMA.
  • Journalist Hannah Prevett who writes for The Times, Sunday Times and Elite Business and will be moderating one of the panels.
  • Further contributors will be announced shortly…

Why should I attend?

Mindfulness is the topic of the moment but there is little information on how it is being adopted in the workplace. This event will share experiences from business leaders and experts on why they have adopted mindfulness practice for their organisations:

  • Find out which successful companies are investing in mindfulness practices, and why.
  • What the challenges to adoption are.
  • What impact mindfulness practice is having on their business.
  • Learn how mindfulness could improve the performance, health and happiness of your team.

Leading companies are implementing mindfulness programmes to improve performance and employee wellbeing:

  • BlackRock has a meditation programme that went from 20 to 1400 people over the past few years.
  • At Eileen Fisher (the global fashion brand) they start every meeting with a one minute pause to drop-in and bring all of their attention and presence into the room.
  • Google has put 3,000 employees through their mindfulness and emotional intelligence leadership programme called Search Inside Yourself.

The annual cost of stress to the UK economy is £6.5bn – discover how mindfulness can offer a meaningful antidote to the stresses and challenges of the modern workplace.


  • Meet and connect with London’s influencers and thought leaders in the world of work.

Who will be there?

Over 100 CEOs, founders, executives and leaders from sectors including technology, finance, media, retail, fashion and real estate.


What does it cost?

Full price tickets are £299, but for a short period we can offer 20% off the early bird ticket price.

*Enter the promotion code ACE to receive a further 20% of the ticket price*

When and where?

Thursday 16th April. 9.00am – 12.30pm

The Trampery, 239 Old Street, EC1V 9EY (5 mins walk from Old Street roundabout)

What’s the agenda for the morning?

The full agenda will be shared later but we’ll be hearing from a number of speakers on mindfulness for business and the science behind mindfulness, as well as panel sessions from companies that have already adopted mindfulness for their teams. There will also be an opportunity to experience some mindfulness practice for yourself. As well as time for networking.

Who else will be there?

Over 100 CEOs, founders, executives and leaders from sectors including technology, finance, media, retail, fashion and real estate.

Is there a dress code?

No dress code – we suggest business casual.

Who are the organisers?

Mindfulness Summit is a Calmworks event (, produced and curated by Forgather ( La Fosse Associates are pleased to be partnering on this event.

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