How To Spend It stage

The How To Spend It Stage will feature talks from the acclaimed writers of the FT’s own luxury magazine as well as a range of guest speakers. This stage is hosted by Gillian de Bono, Editor, How To Spend It.

Gillian de Bono, Editor, How To Spend It

Gillian de Bono, Editor, How To Spend It

Sessions include:

11.00am – 11.45am
Jonathan Margolis reveals how mobile phone photography is challenging conventional digital cameras, plus an all-day demo of the soon-to-be-released Light L16 camera

12.00pm – 12.45pm
Lucia van der Post in conversation with Thomas Heatherwick about projects past, present and future

1.00pm – 1.45pm
Roland Mouret, designer of the iconic Galaxy dress, talks to Gillian Tett about the six pivotal moments that changed his life

2.00pm  – 2.45pm
How to Spend It drinks columnist and FT Weekend contributor Alice Lascelles leads a tasting of some of the world's most exciting and innovative spirits including a Japanese gin, a rare single malt and the first whisky to be distilled in London for 100 years. 

3.00pm – 3.45pm
Legendary perfumer Roja Dove defines The Smell of Success across the ages, and what perfume ingredients communicate success in 2017 - in business, wealth and romance.

4.00pm – 5.00pm
John Blashford-Snell outlines 50 years of his explorations including his recent philanthropic expedition to a remote tribe in Colombian Amazonas and explains how to join him on future expeditions


The variety of events offered on the different stages and the opportunity to see all the columnists that I have been
reading in the FT for years in one place was fantastic.

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