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  • MBC Elevator 9

  • Wednesday 18 October 2017, 18:00-21.00,
  • The London Cabaret Club, The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square WC1B 4DA

  • kindly hosted by The London Cabaret Club

  • Eight Member companies will take to the stage in a quick-fire and informal evening, guaranteed to get you talking. MBC's Elevator is based on PechaKucha nights, a Japanese import. The idea is a simple one. Each presenter has only 20 'sales free' slides, shown for 20 seconds each. Presentations must be creative, personable and concise. Get it wrong and the presenter is at your mercy. Anything that sounds remotely like a 'pitch' and you are free to heckle and boo! Our ninth Elevator will probably be the best night you'll have networking this year.

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  • Data Protection Update - Dear Client, we have forgotten you

  • Wednesday 15 November 2017, 8:00-09:30 am,
  • Handelsbanken, 1 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AN

  • kindly hosted by Handelsbanken

  • The EU's GDPR requires that we have a 'lawful basis' for processing personal information and consent will become much less common. We will be obliged to let people know what we are doing with their information and what anyone we share it with will do with it. New rights will affect profiling and give people the rights to object to automated decision-making, to data portability and to be 'forgotten.' Serena Tierney will lead a discussion on the practical implementation issues arising from the new GDPR that comes into force in May 2018.


    She will provide a brief overview of the changes and where they impact current business practices. She will then focus on the compliance issues that arise where personal data is collected without the knowledge of the data subject: CCTV; retail footfall sensors; smart building technology; and social media and other publicly-accessible sources.


    There will be plenty of time for Q&A so do come prepared with the questions that most concern your business.

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  • Members Christmas Drinks

  • Monday 11 December 2017, 18:00-21:00,
  • The Delaunay Counter, 55 Aldwych, WC2B 4BB

  • kindly hosted by The Delaunay Counter

  • Join us for our annual Christmas Drinks reception, this year hosted by The Delaunay Counter.

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Previous Events

Station to Station

TfL - Presentation 4 Mb

Crossrail for Business

Crossrail - Ian Lindsay Presentation 11.4 Mb

Derwent London - Ed Sneddon Presentation 24 Mb

JLL Research - Jon Neale Presentation 24 Mb

Midtown Forward

Business Improvement Districts - Northbank & Hatton Garden Presentation

Farebrother Presentation

Chancery Lane Presentation

Cybersecurity - kindly hosted by haysmacintyre

Pen Test Partners - Hacking your bank with your kettle Presentation

Health and WELLbeing in the Workplace - kindly hosted by Cundall

Crossrail Update - kindly hosted by Hogan Lovells

Ian Lindsay, Land & Property Director, Crossrail Presentation

Disaster strikes three times! - Disaster Recovery Summit - Lessons learnt after the Kingsway Fire - kindly hosted by Bristows

Hamish Cameron - London Resilience Manager, London Fire Brigade

Tim Walker - Taylor Made Computer Solutions

Andy Beech - Farrer & Co

Gary Marshall - MTT


Back to the future - kindly hosted by Farrer & Co

Hugh Petter - ADAM Architecture Presentation

When your lease expects it - kindly hosted by Irwin Mitchell

Louise Cartwright - Irwin Mitchell

Sue Wilson - Irwin Mitchell

Mark Anstey - Farebrother

Jon Batt - Farebrother. Presentation

Social Capital - kindly hosted by Speechly Bircham

Robert Bond - Speechly Bircham

Nick Hurd MP - Minister for Civil Society

Simon Hoare - Hoare's Bank

Moira Protani - Wilsons Solicitors. Presentation

Refurbish or rebuild? - kindly hosted by Speechly Bircham

Natalie Roberts - Land Securities

Mark Anstey - Farebrother

Clare Wildfire - Mott MacDonald

Alasdair Donn - Willmott Dixon

Panel Discussion - produced by Talking Edge Studios

Business Development in difficult markets

Chris Butterwick & Paul Matthews - The PACE Partners LLP. Presentation

Is Sustainability working? hosted by Buro Happold

Simon Pilkington - Buro Happold

Andrew Richmond - GLA

Andrew Cooper - Consultant

James Fitzgerald - & Low Emission Vehicles Ltd

All presentations

The Bloomsbury Summer Fete 2013 - in partnership with The Midtown Business Club


Levenes Employment - Social Media - Don't make a #hashtag of it!


Planning surpises in and around Midtown

Chris Hicks, Nick Spall & Setareh Neshati. Presentation

Midtown - Better Connected

Robert Lines - Network Rail. Blackfriars Station & Bridge Works. Presentation

Mike Keegan - Transport for London. Improving transport for Midtown. Presentation

The 2011 Midtown Business Club Dinner - The Bloomsbury Big Top. Sponsors - George Carter, Archive Acumen, CgMs, EA Shaw, Farebrother, MTT, PKF and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Alistair Subba Row, Chairman of the Midtown Business Club and Senior Partner at Farebrother heralded a new Vision for London Midtown that includes better streets, spaces, transport, co-ordination between authorities and branding at the Club's Annual Dinner this week, attended by 480 business, local authority and community leaders, raising £7,250 for Wooden Spoon in the process and BBC Commentator / Wooden Spoon Ambassador Ian Robertson's thumbs.

MBC Young Professionals' Network Launch - hosted by Saffery Champness.

Louise Beddoes - Speechly Bircham. Networking without tears. Presentation

2012 - Ready or Not - hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Tim Jones - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. The London 2012 Opportunity. Presentation

Ben Plowden - TfL. 2012 Transport. Helping businesses plan. Presentation

Rick Cudworth - Deloitte. Preparing for 'The Greatest Show on Earth'. Presentation

Vision On! - hosted by Bristows

Peter Daw - Mayor of London's Office. Leading to a greener London. Presentation

Alistair Subba Row - Chairman, Midtown Business Club. A Vision for Midtown. Presentation

Vision for Midtown - Business leaders working for change

Andrew Jones - AECOM. More than the sum of its parts. Presentation

John Powner - Atelier Works. A Midtown Conversation - Branding Diversity. Presentation

Pat Brown - Central. Presentation

Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops - Speechly Bircham.

1. How to get started. Robert Bond & Shelley Rowley - Speechly Bircham. Presentation.

2. How to communicate initiatives. Holly McKinlay - M&N and Graham Thorley - Strategic Fusion. Presentation

3a. How to engage staff. Bernie Watson - haysmacintyre, Marie Broad - Time & Talents. Presentation

3b. Unlocking value. Mark Hutcheon - Reputation Inc. Presentation

4. Working with charity partners. Louisa Dixon & Natalie Appleby - Nabarro, Laura Cook - Great Ormond Street Hospital, Alex Robinson - Lymphoma & Leukaemia Research. Presentation

5a. Maintaining the momentum. Robert Bond & Shelley Rowley - Speechly Bircham. Presentation

5b. Street to school. Deborah O'Malley - Aviva. Presentation

Introduction to the Equality Act 2010 - Levenes Employment. Presentation

An introduction to Business Development - Dale Carnegie
* Prospect more intelligently in order to get to pitch more often
* Better structure what you say in meetings
* Present yourself and your organisation with confidence and credibility
* Use strong evidence to underline the value of your product or service
* Build lasting relationships with clients.

London 2012 - Ensuring MBC members are 'Games ready'

Vince Fihosy, Director, London 2012 City Operations Programme, GLA. Presentation
Mark Evers, Director, Games Transport, TfL Games Team. Presentation
Rick Cudworth, Deloitte. Presentation
Tim Jones, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Presentation

Travel broadens the mind - Statesman Travel

Speakers: Tracey Randell, Statesman Travel, Gwyneth Williams, Collyer Bristow and Matthew Hudson, Transport for London. Hosted by Statesman Travel Limited, supported by Transport for London.

The 2010 Midtown Business Club Dinner

Chairman Alistair Subba Row of Farebrother set-out the Club's four-point plan for the year ahead to create:

* A 20 year masterplan for Midtown including environmental, transport and public realm improvements
* An international place marketing strategy that celebrates the collection of world-renowned 'villages' that make up Midtown
* A sound stakeholder network to establish a pro-active voice for Midtown, at all levels of government
* A continuing platform for the generation of new business for member companies.

Members and guests were given a headstart on the issues facing the area, locally and internationally by Fred Cerullo, President/CEO of New York's Grand Central Partnership (below) who spoke of the benefits of working together in partnerships and how uniting business communities is the key to a successful City, and Ross Walker, of RBS whose timely and entertaining economic forecasts were thought-provoking. Presentation. Profile of Fred Cerullo in Property Week.

The Midtown Hotel Economy - Performance and future growth - PKF (UK) LLP. Presentation

The key to successful litigation - Nabarro. Presentation

On your marks....Set.....Go! London Olympics 2012

Heather Hancock, Lead Partner for London 2012 and Managing Partner for Innovation & Brand, Deloitte. Presentation is available to Club members who attended the event, upon request.

Bernie Hollywood, Senior Business Development Manager, Lloyds TSB. Presentation
Tim Lawler, Chief Executive, SportsAid. Presentation

The Green Costs Code

Martin Powell, Director of Projects, LDA. Presentation : Low-carbon London.
Dave Farebrother, Environmental Director, Land Securities. Presentation : Moving ahead through partnership.
Richard Weavers, Head of Technical Management, Land Securities. Presentation : CRC Treating everyone fairly.
Charlotte Eddington, Group Head, Energy & Sustainability, CB Richard Ellis. Presentation : An extraordinarily long walk.

Planning issues in Midtown - Explained! - CgMs. Presentation