The 9th May saw the ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION 2018 held at The Grand Hotel, Brighton bring wonder and insight to hundreds of delegates from far and wide.

This year the spectacular line up proved to be revolutionary, looking at future business trends and how these affect business both now and going forward. With the advancement and increased use of AI technologies the fascinating speakers gave valuable insight on what’s important in future proofing your business.

The day kicked off with a bang (literally!) as Clatteratti performed their tribal drums building up to a crescendo to start the show in style.

As well as the thought provoking speakers the day featured Link & Learn sessions (with essential legal tips) and masses of quality networking opportunities throughout the day with lots of surprises too! Once everyone was relaxed and raring to go after their fill of delicious lunch with wine, Penina Shepherd best selling Author and Founder of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW, shared her thoughts and expertise on the importance of brand and how the emotional experience plays such a key part to any business.

Giving a whirlwind talk on how the next 20 years will affect our businesses, expert on global trends and innovation, Mark Stevenson (the ‘reluctant futurist’ and award-winning author) pointed out the real urgency dealing with future crisis now. Also bringing the future to light, Tim Leberecht, a Futurist and Humanist and Co-founder of The Business Romantic Society, made a fascinating point of how we are entering a new romantic era for business in response to big data and hyper-connectivity.

Before the celebratory drinks and mingling it was time for our keynote speaker. The outstanding Holly Tucker MBE, Founder of Not on the High Street, shared her incredible business journey highlighting what is most important along with her passion for small businesses for the future. The audience got the chance to ask Holly their questions too so by the end of the day there were many valuable takeaway points for them to put into practice.

The ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION exists to give the business community motivation, inspiration, gain essential business know how and make valuable new connections. All with the added enjoyment of the Acumen magic and surprises!

Penina Shepherd, Founder of ACUMEN BUSINSS LAW said, “It’s been a fantastic day and so great to see so many business professionals together, all sharing in the inspiration and expertise from the day. That’s what makes it so special and we look forward to our 10th convention next year! “

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