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The facts and figures behind our three-day IoD Open House

27 Mar 2018
Nash Room Open House

Earlier this month, the IoD’s HQ at 116 Pall Mall was transformed into Open House, an event designed to inform, entertain and inspire the business leaders of today and tomorrow.

The range of guest speakers included Baroness Karren Brady, McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt, Paralympian hero Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Brexit Minister Robin Walker MP, RSA chief executive Matthew Taylor, LinkedIn’s UK boss Josh Graff, BBC presenter and journalist Carrie Grace, and Mind CEO Paul Farmer CBE.

Here we bring you a selection of vital statistics about our very first IoD Open House…

3,329 people came through to the doors at 116 Pall Mall across the three days of IoD Open House

2,987 tweets with the #IoDOpenHouse hashtag were posted on Twitter during the event

56 sessions were held from Monday to Wednesday on topics that ranged from cryptocurrencies to cyber security, unprofessional innovation to ethical disruption and artificial intelligence to emotional intelligence

21 young entrepreneurs volunteered to appear on stage alongside IoD 99 chairman Alex Mitchell to each deliver a signature IoD 99 one-minute micropitch to delegates in the Main Room on Monday morning

450 litres of coffee were consumed along with 1,950 soft drinks

3,239,335 is the number of Twitter users that saw #IoDOpenHouse on their timeline during the three days

94 speakers appeared in sessions held across three rooms on the second floor at 116 Pall Mall

51% of those attended are currently IoD members and 49% are non-members

1,500 sandwiches were prepared by caterers Benugo

13/03/18 was the date that the IoD signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which will see the IoD providing former servicemen and women with access to the organisation’s expert network of advice and resources. The IoD will also champion stronger links between the business community and the Armed Forces


IoD members regularly get the chance to hear from inspirational, successful leaders like those attending IoD Open House. For more information on how our membership can benefit your leadership development, click here

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