The European Institute always kicks off the New Year with a special CEO lunch (exclusive to Senior Delegates).
Our guest speaker for the lunch will be Matthew Syed.
Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change. He has worked with some of the world’s leading organisations to build a mind-set of continuous improvement. Matthew is the author of four bestselling books – ‘Bounce’, ‘Black Box Thinking’, ‘The Greatest’ – having released his latest book, ‘You Are Awesome’. He is a multiple award-winning journalist for The Times and a highly-acclaimed speaker, regularly contributing to radio and television.
Matthew explores a thought provoking approach to high performance in the context of a complex and fast-changing world. He draws on a vast array of case studies and real-world examples across sport, business, education and politics. Matthew looks at the inside story of how success really happens – and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes.
Before becoming a writer, journalist and broadcaster, Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade, three-times Commonwealth Champion, and twice competed for Great Britain in the Olympic Games (in Barcelona in 1992 and Sydney in 2000). Matthew has designed a digital diagnostic tool, a digital learning platform and a cutting-edge thought leadership programme which is proving to be a catalyst for real and lasting change within business and the public sector. This programme is delivered either online or by Matthew Syed’s consultancy team.
You will find 34 Mayfair just off Grosvenor Square (with the entrance on South Audley Street), in the heart of Mayfair. With its polished oak parquet, soft lighting and colourful contemporary art collection, it has an Upper East Side-style elegance, which is enhanced by the open kitchen.
Head Chef Harvey Ayliffe’s modern, seasonal menu with international influences is based around the bespoke Argentine parrilla grill, with a great selection of beef (including pure heritage breeds from the Yorkshire Dales and A5 Japanese Wagyu), seasonal game and fish and a wonderfully diverse wine list.