Monocle is bringing together a peerless group of thinkers, entrepreneurs, reporters and makers for our fifth annual conference. We’ll look at how you can create better cities, run more rewarding businesses and stand up for the things you believe in.
Why you should come.
What can I expect?
Over three days we’ll be springing headlong into the delights of Madrid, be it fine food and wine or the best shops and cultural draws. We make sure that, alongside the debates and panels, there is joyful, relaxed hospitality. The conference kicks off with a fun reception on the evening of Thursday 27 June, includes a gala dinner on the Friday and concludes with a farewell breakfast and a city tour on the morning of Saturday 29 June.
What’s special about the event?
That’s simple: we keep the number of attendees under 200 to make sure that you feel like a guest rather than a delegate. There are no lanyards or apps involved – by the end of the three days you’ll be on first-name terms with people from numerous industries including finance, government, media, architecture, design, retail and hospitality. And with the Monocle team too – we host you.
And the panels?
The Friday delivers a fast-paced line-up of panels and big interviews that revolve around improving quality of life in our cities and beyond. Whether you are a business owner, politician or designer, you will be exposed to people who will inspire you to think about your work, life and home. From the value of conflict reporting to building better homes, we want you to be part of the conversations shaping our world.
Who you’ll meet in Madrid.
Sir David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield Architects
Author and social commentator
Architect and urbanist
Former Greek minister of tourism
Pablo Soler and Daniel Fletcher
Former editor in chief
'New York Magazine'
Chef and founder
What you’ll learn.
A snappy introduction to what makes Spain tick
The big interview: Adam Moss
One of the world’s greatest editors on the importance of creativity and how to foster it
I did this
Meet the team who got Spain dancing
Who we would back
The start-ups and entrepreneurs changing the face of Spanish business
Look who’s listening
Why privacy is worth defending – and how to do it
Manifesto: let’s live together
How to make real communities with some lessons from Spain
The people making their mark on modern resorts in the Med
Food and drink
Why eating together matters, taking tapas stateside and why vermouth is en vogue