ISES Event - Thinking Differently with Shed Simove

This has been an exciting week in the development of Metro’s relationship with ISES (the International Special Events Society). We sponsored the latest ISESTALKS event over at the Music Room in Mayfair and saw one of our staff, Terence Corness, promoted onto the ISES board as Director of Education.

The ISES event was a talk and networking event, with a keynote from Shed Simove, The Ideas Man. We kicked off with a couple of drinks and some networking… The food was carribean fine dining supplied by Agogos and was excellent, with the standout being the goat curry… Perfectly spiced, delicious and VERY more-ish!

Drinks were provided again by the standout Exquisite Cocktails, with Dominic & Anthony keeping everyone well watered behind the bar…

And the Lychee Martinis had to be tasted to be believed!

Although at some points the guys were just showing off…

With some grub and a couple of drinks inside them, everyone was seated and the talks began. We’d provided full presentation kit with large plasmas, a PA, sound mixing desks, lectern and up-lighting throughout the room. The technicians working on the event were Ben & Grant Mitchell (The Mitchell Brothers) who were consummate professionals throughout and complemented by everyone on their level of technical knowledge and friendly can-do attitude.

The talks were kicked off by Jane Hague from ISES with a welcome and introduction, followed by an interesting and enlightening talk by Rick Stainton from Smyle Creative, who discussed the merits of sustainability in the workplace and talked about The Sustainable Events Summit taking place at 30 Euston Square on the 18th Feb, it looks like a great event, you can get more details here: http://tinyurl.com/bvl8wmg

Then Shed was up, his talk was a real insight into what a free thinking creative mind can achieve given unlimited reign. The talk was fascinating and encompassed his career, working on shows like the Big Breakfast & Big Brother, to his book, 'What every man thinks about apart from sex' (200 blank pages), through to some of his whacky inventions (such as the secret identity glasses, pictured below).  My personal favourite was the story about changing his name to God by deed poll, prompting his bank to shut his account (read more about this here: http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/1364665.man_asks_to_bank_in_the_name_of_god/).

The evening was coming to a close, with a few more drinks and some more canapes, it was off into the Mayfair night for everyone to try and navigate their way home through bad weather and tube strikes!

All in all a great night. Thanks to all the other sponsors, Luma, Pocket Motion Pictures, Designer Flowers, Hand Picked Staff, Well Dressed Tables, Icebox and of course The Music Room for letting us use their wonderful venue.

Special mention goes to Digital Photography by Rob Holding for letting us use his photos on our blog, thanks Rob! Go and check out his website here: www.robholding.co.uk

That's it from us, have a great weekend!


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