• April 25, 2023

Jon Barnes to lead debate on wilding your business at Ventures

Jon Barnes to lead debate on wilding your business at Ventures

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Consultant, author and TEDx speaker Jon Barnes will share insights on what nature can teach us about autonomy at work at micebook Ventures Chapter II, which takes place at the new Birch (Selsdon) on 5-7 June.

Barnes will take part in a panel debate on Wilding Organisations, and how learning the principles of nature can transform our organisations to be more dynamic, adaptable, and autonomous. Drawing on both real-world examples and deep wisdom, you will learn how to lead like a gardener and make the step from an organisation that always relies on you, to one that has a life of its own.

“Ants, bees and starlings organise themselves so effectively without ‘line managers’ or ‘HR departments’. These are relics of the industrial era. But the world of work today is more complex and requires a new way of thinking. The concept of ‘Wilding’ gives us that new way of thinking to create organisation that are both effective and engaging,” said Barnes.

Barnes will be joined by other experts to debate the benefits of wilding your business and this year’s programme will also feature inspiring evening campfire discussions.

micebook Ventures is a sustainable summit for purpose-driven event industry leaders, which is founded on the 1:1 buyer-supplier meetings model but with the addition of inspirational content sessions and debate, and practical, shared experiences, which address global issues through a dynamic, experiential programme.

This year’s programme will feature a separate track for agency leaders and MDs, collaborative workshops and activities, as well as morning wellness sessions including a rewilding walk, sunrise yoga and more.

Join buyers from emc3, TTA, Hyphen, Shore Events, Sledge, Goho and more, who are already confirmed as Venturers for 2023. Supplier partners confirmed for the event include Singapore Tourism Board, Failte Ireland, ACC Liverpool, Silverstone, The London Edition, Destination Vancouver, Level Up, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism, JW Marriott Hotel Berlin, ASM Global and many more.

Taking over what was formerly the Selsdon Park Hotel and a golf course, the 200-acre Birch (Selsdon) has undergone a rewilding project headed by designer and environmentalist Sebastian Cox, with free-roaming long-horned cattle and Exmoor ponies being introduced as part of the initiative.

Get in touch with the team for more information on Ventures 2023 or find out more here

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