PRAISE FOR OFFLINE
Thank you so much for the invitation to the OFFLINE event, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I must admit that I didn't know what to expect. Despite my long history in big businesses, I reflected that I have very rarely found myself in a room of such varied individuals from such a wide background.
I was out of my comfort zone - but I enjoyed it! You speech was great and it made me reflect on a mantra that I like - the 'strength of weak ties' which has served me well over time. I made some great contacts and I hope to remain in your orbit!
Howard, What a wonderful evening! As always you were the perfect host, brilliant raconteur who is able to reach each and every one of us with your generosity, wisdom, wit and humour. Even the food deserves 5 ⭐️’s. I had such an enjoyable night. Thank you xx
Thank you both for a wonderful evening - excellent company, great stories, great food and fine wines. I'm no longer an OFFLINE virgin!
Thank you so much for the most enjoyable evening. Wonderfully engaging talks by both of you and great to hear of South Africa, which is very close to my heart, being so well represented. Everyone was so friendly and open and I had some excellent conversations.
What a fantastic evening! I arrived hungry but left laden with delicious food, interesting ideas, new contacts, inspired conversation and received wisdom. Thank you.
You are simply marvellous! The dinner which you put together spoke volumes about yourself, I simply love what you do! Thank you for having me as your guest. I met some wonderful people and am truly grateful.
‘I had a fabulous evening last night – hugely enjoyable and it admirably achieved all that the title to the evening suggested!’
– Robert Fenner, Head of Technology and Asia Practice, Taylor Wessing
‘This is just a quick note to say thank you for the wonderful and insightful evening yesterday. Much was said and many cards exchanged.’
– Archie Gladkov, Technology Entrepreneur
“Every once in a while it’s good to go OFFLINE!”
Mike Lee: Corporate Development
‘Words do not describe what a delightful evening I had at OFFLINE this week. It will go down in history as the best event I have attended that brings together wonderful, passionate, creative and open people. I absolutely loved it. Thank you for your huge abundance of generosity to myself as well as my friends.’
– McKenzie Cerri, Educationalist
‘I had SO MUCH FUN yesterday. OFFLINE is a genius idea and you are the magic wizard of storytelling! Thank you for inviting me. It was a pleasure encountering interesting people, drowning in numerous conversations and exploring beautiful surroundings.’
– Rasa Jusionyte, Digital Media Coach and Publisher of The Magic Elephant
“There is a magic about OFFLINE”
Frederique Beccari – Consultant
“Just a quick note to thank you for a very enjoyable evening. It is a small world – we know Nayan at Citi and Debbie and I also had a contact in common. You certainly succeeded in putting an eclectic group of people together… The room really came alive… Well done!”
– Joanna Livesey, Vice President, Citi Private Bank
“Thank you for a wonderful evening last night. OFFLINE is such a nice idea – to bring together diverse and interesting people and it worked like a charm!”
– Josh Spero, Editor, Spear’s Magazine
“You promised and more than delivered a fun and entertaining evening with a group of engaging people. Thank you so much for extending the invitation to me and for your ‘generosity of spirit’ over dinner.
I very much enjoyed meeting the collection of fascinating people and listening to your pertinent and thought provoking musings and more light hearted jokes as well as the surprisingly controversial discussion on manners that followed.
It is also particularly lovely to have made new connections with further lunches to follow!”
–Charlotte Posnansky, Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
“I think the world needs a lot of OFFLINES'”
Pumela Salela, Brand South Africa
“A splendid dinner.”
– Richard Brass, Managing Director, Berenberg Private Banking
“Thank you for certainly an illuminating evening. Some amazing connections were made and I hope will continue!”
– Victoria Wolcough, Private Client Advisor, Christie’s
“When I walked in it was just such a pleasant atmosphere…”
Rajvi Dedhia, Artist
“I just wanted to send our thanks for a very enjoyable and entertaining OFFLINE experience – we met some extremely interesting people and connections.”
– Debra Mayfield, Managing Director, DML Marketing
“I’m in Brazil, on my way to Mexico tonight. Thinking about a trip to Europe. An OFFLINE dinner with you sounds like worth a stop in London Town!”
– Gene Johnston, Creative Director and Artist
“What emerges, emerges”
Cathy Dixon, Life Coach
“Thanks for the most entertaining dinner the week before last. Your concept of ‘Offline’ is really very innovative.”
– Patrick Matthiesen, Art dealer and Founder of the Matthiesen Gallery