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Tue, 20 Feb


Sea Containers

Boardwave winter networking event

We are delighted to invite you to our first major networking event of 2024. Open to all Boardwave Members and Partners across Europe, this will be a night to remember as we sit down to enjoy an audience with music industry veteran Tony King.

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Boardwave winter networking event
Boardwave winter networking event

Time & Place

20 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT

Sea Containers, Sea Containers House, 18 Upper Ground, London SE1 9RQ, UK

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About the event

Winter networking event

Since our launch in September 2022, our community has now grown to 1,200 software leaders. The Boardwave winter networking evening is the first large Members gathering of 2024 and a great chance to meet up with the brightest and best software leaders, investors and advisors from across Europe.

This will be a night to remember with great networking and mentoring opportunities, updates from Boardwave on our new Impact Partners programme*, and a conversation with raconteurial powerhouse and music industry veteran Tony King.

A life in music: an audience with Tony King in association with Cure Parkinson's

From Roy Orbison, John Lennon and the Beatles to Elton John, Freddie Mercury, and the Rolling Stones, Tony King has been a confidante and creative muse for some of the world's greatest artists over 60 years. In a fireside chat, hosted by Phill Robinson, Founder & CEO of Boardwave, Tony will share stories from his iconic life in music, and share the memories from the moments that changed the music industry forever.

You can also expect:

  • The opportunity to sign up for 1:1 mentoring sessions with one of our incredible mentors from within the Boardwave community.
  • Plenty of time to connect with fellow Boardwave Members - a dedicated and spacious connections-zone will make meeting other Members easier on the night.
  • Great food, drinks, music and networking at a stunning venue on London’s South Bank, with amazing views across London.
  • Launch of our new Impact Partners programme.

*As a purpose-led business, Boardwave is broadening the number of impact partners we are working with - organisations tackling gender equity, empowering black and minority ethnic founders, upskilling disadvantaged young people, supporting ground breaking medical research. We will share how you can get involved to support your own purpose led goals.


  • 6pm - Arrivals, drinks & canapes
  • 6.15pm-7.10pm - Mentoring sessions
  • 7.15pm-7.50pm - Fireside chat with Tony King
  • 7.50pm-9.00pm - Food, drinks and music in the Sunset Bar

Each guest will recieve a copy of Tony King’s new book The Tastemaker, which made the list of "Books of the Year" in the Sunday Times

'This is a brilliant book by a brilliant man. A magician with perfect taste. Thank God I met him. He is gold dust!' - Sir Elton John

We look forward to seeing you there.

About Tony King

Tony King started his career in the music business at Decca Records in 1958 before going on to become the youngest promotion man of the time. After setting up Immediate Records with Andrew Loog Oldham, he was approached by Sir George Martin's independent production company to do promotion for his artists and others in the company, including Roy Orbison, the Beatles and Cilla Black. In 1970 he joined Apple Records as general manager, continuing to work with the Beatles before becoming executive vice-president of Elton John's label, Rocket. He later headed up disco promotion at RCA, going on to act as the label’s creative director. He left RCA in 1984 to tour with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones for over 20 years, and eventually became Elton John’s creative director for nine years.

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