Become a festival partner
Now in its third triumphant year and on course to attract 3,000 attendees, you can align with the FT’s biggest event, showcasing our cultural agenda and enjoy a high level of engagement with the FT’s affluent audience.
For more information about Festival Partner opportunities please contact:
PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers.
With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today we have offices across the globe and 2,200 professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment.
PIMCO partners with a wide range of institutions, including corporations, central banks, universities, endowments and foundations, and public and private pension and retirement plans. In addition we work with financial advisors and millions of individual investors pursuing personal financial goals, from preparing for retirement to funding higher education. Investing our clients’ assets is a tremendous responsibility, and for that reason there can be no shortcuts. We work relentlessly to help these investors reach their goals.
For more information visit pimco.co.uk
Larry Gagosian opened his first gallery in Los Angeles in 1980, specialising in modern and contemporary art. Five years later, he expanded his activities to New York. More than three decades later, Gagosian has evolved into a global network with sixteen exhibition spaces in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong.
Gagosian’s vibrant exhibitions programme features and contextualises the work of leading international artists and hosts museum-quality historical exhibitions.
The gallery publishes scholarly exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, and catalogues raisonnés. The Gagosian Shop, dedicated to showcasing publications and editions by gallery artists, opened in 2009. Since 2012, an innovative magazine on the gallery’s artists has been published four times per year, which was rebranded as the Gagosian Quarterly in 2017. The Quarterly launched an international talk series that same year and an online editorial website just premiered in 2018
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping insitutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients’ most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world.
QuantumBlack, acquired by McKinsey & Company in 2015, is an advanced analytics firm operating at the intersection of strategy, technology and design to improve performance outcomes for organisations. Together we combine our advanced analytics, design and engineering expertise with McKinsey’s industry knowledge and organisational change management experience. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.
We are 7IM, a straightforward investment management business that aims for more stability and predictability over the long term, so the amount you need has a better chance of being there when you need it.
We set up the business in 2002 because we couldn’t find an investment management service we’d be happy to use ourselves. So we invest alongside you too and we now have £12bn under management.
And we’re careful on cost and big on service; it’s a common sense approach that’s surprisingly hard to find.
Ktesius (pronounced ‘Tee-See-Us’) is a design-led residential developer based in London, with a focus on south east England and Spain. Although established just five years ago by former Northacre CEO Ken MacRae, the business is built on decades of combined experience, with three other co-founding partners that have an unrivalled track record.
Current projects include The Ravensbourne Collection - the inspiring conversion of a Bonham Carter country house in Keston, near Orpington, into seven luxury apartments complemented by four new build houses. Ideal for discerning downsizers, the development sits among roaming landscaped grounds and combines the best of old and new, with exceptional levels of attention to detail.
On the south coast, ROX Brighton is a new development on the site of the former Astoria cinema, which will become an iconic residential-led, mixed-use building. Providing apartments and duplexes along with exceptional facilities, ROX Brighton will raise the bar for living in the heart of this vibrant seaside city.
Since 2002, The Thinking Traveller has been market leader in the field of luxury villa holidays in the heart of the Mediterranean. It offers privileged access to a unique collection of exceptional villas, all of which are exclusively available through the company, unrivalled local knowledge, and expert, personalised service from a dedicated team of staff who know the company’s properties and destinations first hand.
The Thinking Traveller offers exclusive access to the most desirable rental properties in the heart of the Mediterranean, more specifically in Sicily, Puglia, the Ionian and the Sporades Islands, and Corsica. The company was founded in 2002 by husband-and-wife team Huw and Rossella Beaugié. They continue to run the company, hand-picking new villas and managing an international team whose unrivalled destination knowledge and expert personal service have earned The Thinking Traveller the title of Best Villa Rental Company three times at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards (2011, 2016 and 2017).
Established in 1827 and long recognised as the home of the world’s finest china, silverware and glassware, Thomas Goode is a global institution situated in the heart of Mayfair. Thomas Goode holds two royal warrants and is very proud of its long standing relationship with the British Royal Family.
Today, Thomas Goode & Co is an important luxury brand; famous the world over for the heritage and contemporary product ranges on which its reputation has been built, and the veritable treasure trove of luxury tableware on display throughout its showrooms. Proud of their exquisite craftsmanship, they are purveyors of elegance, excellence and above all etiquette.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the British Art Fair is the only fair to specialise exclusively in Modern British art. Join 50 leading dealers at Saatchi Gallery between 20 – 23 September. In addition there will be special exhibitions of work by Ivon Hitchens, Sir Antony Caro with John Golding and Bridget Riley.
‘London’s Local Wine Merchant’ is delighted that Jancis Robinson will be hosting a tutored tasting of our wines and we will also offer a range of further samples giving attendees at the FT Weekend Festival an opportunity to purchase selected wines from our own favourite producers.
Rossorapa UK is an Italian artisan producer of high quality foods. All Made In Italy. Its signatures are its unique philosophy and clear provenance: an organic, sustainable, agricultural system on wholly uncontaminated land, powered by renewable energy, meeting human passion and respect for nature. For a chance to win a summer hamper, enter the prize draw.
Beautifully engineered tools. We make truly exceptional blades in our workshop on the edge of the Savernake Forest in Wiltshire. Our knives are made to order in a matter of weeks, and allow for almost infinite customisation. We use a unique combination of aerospace manufacturing techniques and hand-finishing to create lifetime companions for Michelin-starred chefs and home cooks alike.
Travelzoo® provides our 28 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. With more than 25 offices worldwide, we have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment and lifestyle experiences. For over 15 years we have worked in partnership with more than 2,000 top travel suppliers—our long-standing relationships give Travelzoo members access to the very best deals.
FT Seasonal Appeal charity
We are Habitat for Humanity, one of the world’s leading housing charities.
We believe every child, woman, and man has the right to live in a decent home that will keep them safe, secure, and warm.
We stand with the most vulnerable to build decent and affordable houses that help give families and communities the foundation for a life out of poverty.
City Harvest is the largest London-based food redistribution charity, delivering food for more than 45,000 meals each week, 20 tonnes, to more than 220 charities around London which support the homeless, individuals and families in transition, women in crises, refugees, children and the elderly. City Harvest will be collecting leftover food from the Festival and delivering to shelters, projects and family centres.
Founded in Paris over 50 years ago, Roche Bobois is today a world leader in ‘haute couture’ furniture design and accessories. Working closely with renowned designers such as Marcel Wanders, Kenzo Takada, Cédric Ragot, Sacha Lakic and Stephen Burks and with Haute Couture fashion houses such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni Home and Christian Lacroix Maison, Roche Bobois offers a broad range of exclusive made-to-order designs, manufactured with a high level of customisation in small European workshops.
FT Subscriber Area
New to FT Weekend Festival, the FT will be hosting an exclusive experience in our FT Subscriber Area. Subscribers can stop by the area during a day of mind-stretching talks to rest their feet, and recharge their minds, bodies and phones: we’ll be providing complimentary refreshments and tech charging hubs. There’ll also be a chance to mingle with journalists. Plus, on the day, there’ll be a silent auction for a chance to win one or two of Ingram Pinn’s brilliant, insightful illustrations, with all proceeds going to Habitat For Humanity – FT’s chosen Seasonal Appeal charity.
The Great Dopamaine Trade
Take part in an activity designed to give you a hit of dopamine, the brain's natural reward chemical...
10:30 - 14:00 Guided meditation with Triyoga
14:30 - 18:00 Paper botanicals workshops with A Petal Unfolds
Stop by anytime to take part.