Social scene: A conference with a difference


Can you examine our future foundations all before midday? Yes- if you’re a socially-defining think-tank like the Resolution Foundation.

A brain-boosting breakfast was required by the team behind the Intergenerational Commission; am ambitious project designed to repair the social contract between generations. Bringing together 220 leaders from business, academia, media and policy-making, the launch required a space for big ideas to find big momentum. 

How better to deliver sky-high thinking than surrounded by London soaked in sun-rise? 

“We chose the venue because it was a real talking point, with incredible views, and had a very helpful and professional events team,” said Natalie Cox, the Foundation’s Communications Manager.

As a charity, The Resolution Foundation needed to be strategic with their budget. Yet Natalie found the team to be “always forthcoming with clever suggestions. They went out of their way to ensure things went smoothly on the day”. With Landing Forty Two’s on-site production manager, every detail was seamless. The team enjoyed the highest-spec presentation screen, centrally place upon a specially-built stage for panel speakers. Branded vinyl window-stickers customised the panoramic vista outside.

Uncovering the culmination of two years of research and addressing concerns such as equality in the workplace and living standards is no easy feat. In-house caterers Moving Venue were on-hand to offer breakfast refreshments and keep energy flowing. Fresh juices, fruit skewers, pastries and yogurt pots were ideal for reviving minds for ongoing discussions.

As topic turned to society’s future foundation, London’s ever-changing skyline outside became a reflection of a Britain in progress. Fuelled by momentum from the morning’s report, guests left with memories of Landing Forty Two as an impactive environment for a worthy cause.