CWO Dinner • London • Transformation

Transform without transformation: Deliver value without traditional risks

Join Chief Wine Officer and Oaklin for an evening of networking, thought-leadership, and fine-dining as we discuss affordable, effective change strategies
Spring, Somerset House

Wednesday 15th March
18:30 – 21:30 GMT


Spring at Somerset House,


Strategy and innovation leaders
in London, UK

Hosted by

Business insights

You’re invited to join a select group of your senior decision-maker peers for an evening of networking, thought-leadership, and fine-dining at the elegant Spring at Somerset House. Oaklin and Chief Wine Office present this exclusive discussion of how to transform your business at a time of increased uncertainty, risk aversion, and challenging economics. You’ll also enjoy a guided wine tasting experience in the company of our esteemed Master of Wine, Sam Caporn. What insights will you take away?

Traditional transformation strategies no longer apply in the current climate. Businesses are looking for a way to change that will achieve big impacts without big costs and big risks. Purposeful, value-focused and incremental change is what keeps organisations in the game and helps achieve their goals year after year. Want to find out how to transform in an agile way whilst managing risk and disruption?

Key discussion points

  • How to transform without transformation: taking decisive action that delivers the most value for the lowest cost and risk
  • The steps to creating a roadmap for practical and incremental positive change that flexibly builds towards your strategy
  • Achieving transformative change without disrupting your teams 

This exclusive networking experience is open to just ten strategy, transformation and innovation leaders from organisations throughout the London area. Places are limited and highly popular – secure yours today to avoid disappointment!


What to expect

Business insights

Engage around topical subject matters contextualised by short, sharp thought leadership speeches. You’ll gain relevant business insights and real-world examples of how to put these into practice.

Industry networking

You’ll meet subject matter experts, industry leaders, and some of the best minds in your field. This is a chance to make valuable connections with your peers around your sector’s most pressing topics.

Wine and dine

Enjoy an expert-led wine tasting and fine dining experience at five-star restaurants and hotels around the world. You’ll also take part in some light competition to crown a new Chief Wine Officer. Soft drink options are also available for those who prefer an alcohol-free experience.

Speakers and hosts

Who's attending

Your venue

London’s first single-use plastic free restaurant
Top 100 restaurant: National Restaurant Awards 2019
Skye Gyngell was awarded a Michelin Star as head chef at Petersham Nurseries

Spring brings warmth and elegance within a beautiful dining space set in the New Wing of the iconic Somerset House, in the arts and cultural heart of London. At Spring, food is celebrated for its conviviality and the joyfulness of sharing seasonal produce. Michelin-Star Executive Chef, Skye Gyngell, leads a team that prides itself on celebrating what grows and blossoms around them.

spring somerset house

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This event is brought to you by Chief Wine Officer and Oaklin. Registration subject to approval.

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Oaklin create bold ideas and deliver effective solutions that bring about lasting and successful change. We do this by connecting strategic intent with business outcomes. Our creativity drives innovation, our focus on delivery drives results. For over a decade Oaklin has delivered solutions in many industries, from global multinationals to start-ups, across the private and public sectors. Whatever the challenge, we have the capability to deliver.

What to expect from

CWO Dinner?

Exclusive insights. New connections. Premium wines.This is the CWO experience.

Held at some of the finest restaurants and hotels around the world, CWO Dinner events offer an unforgettable networking experience. Hear from expert speakers while making new connections over fine dining and curated wine tasting.

After an insightful discussion, one guest will be declared the evening’s ‘Chief Wine Officer’. Will you be the best taster in the room?

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