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Global First, London Event, 27 February 2019


Global First is a peer-to-peer learning community for people cultivating a global first mindset in their companies.
Those taking part will learn from independent thinkers who’ll offer talks, fireside chats, and panels around specific topics.


We are excited to announce our launch event in Central London on February 27. We have two world-class speakers who have played key roles in internationally-oriented companies or had exposure in their own work to the good, the bad and the ugly of making organisations more ready to operate as genuinely global first businesses. Our intention is to run a Global First event once a quarter in central London.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and network with your fellow ‘Global First-ists’ at the venue before and after the talks, and a trip to a pub after for food and drinks is a solid bet for those not rushing off.

London event – exciting speakers confirmed!

Ed Cochrane
Jack Waley-Cohen

Ed Cochrane

Ed is a director of premier leadership consultancy YSC.  YSC profiles business leaders for the world’s most impressive companies – from tech giants to FTSE 100 listed companies – and has literally thousands of psychological profiles at his fingertips.

What’s more, he understands them, and how they work together! Ed will share his observations on how organisations bring global teams together, what traits more ‘Global First’ leaders bring, and offer some tips and tricks for the global crusaders in our audience.

Jack Waley-Cohen

Jack is COO of what3words, the start-up revolutionising how people communicate location and find places around the world with a new standard for addressing. His company has divided the world into a grid of 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address – initially in English, and now in 28 languages.

Jack’s story could not be more international, and he’ll share how his company went from start-up to building towards critical mass with global ambitions. what3words has operations and clients in some countries many of us may never visit or consider doing business, so the cultural insight from places like Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Tonga and China – as well as dealing with large multi-nationals across the world – will be fascinating.

Date and time:
4-6pm, Wednesday, 27th February

Central London, tbc


The event is free to attend for Leaders in Marketing, HR, and Comms at mid-large sized companies, and CEOs/COOs in fast growth venture-backed businesses.

If you are outwith this criteria, or work for an organisation which sells IT/Digital/Marketing services or consultancy, or recruitment, a £95 delegate fee applies.