Brand or Bust?

Panel discussion at Roca London Gallery for the Centenary programme.

6.30pm, Thursday 23 March 2017

Roca London Gallery is hosting a free event that delves into the world of branding, communication and design as part of our latest exhibition, 100 Years of Roca | 100 Years of Design.

Join a panel discussion of industry experts who will consider how brands are created; how companies develop a brand identity and how design plays a key part in communication. This will be of interest to anyone interested in popular culture and will be beneficial for people starting their own business.
The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking in the Gallery’s Zaha Hadid-designed space.

Speakers include:

Satwinder Samra began his architectural career at innovative property developers, Urban Splash. He later moved to Proctor Matthews Architects to focus on social housing and in 1998 he founded Sauce Architecture with Daniel Jary in Sheffield. Satwinder became a RIBA role model in 2014 and is currently Director of Collaborative Practice at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture, where he leads a flexible, industry based course.

Sallee Poinsette-Nash is an entrepreneur and soon to be author. Having held interim CEO and COO positions, she’s a business troubleshooter and brand builder for high-profile clients, delivering commercial and operational projects as well as fulfilling brand strategy and advisory board roles. Sallee delivers brand and community building workshops for businesses, startups and individuals.

Danny Clarke aka The Black Gardener, set up his own business as a professional garden designer and landscaper. A self-confessed “friend of the earth” Danny is not only an experienced horticulturalist but is also an established TV presenter on the BBC show The Instant Gardener.

Robert Opie is the Founder of the Museum of Brands in London. Robert saw a need to unravel the fascinating story of how consumer products and promotion had evolved since Victorian times. In 1984, after a long career in market research, he opened the first museum devoted to the history of packaging and advertising. Although the focus of Robert's research has been the history of supermarket brands, his other interests extend to other aspects of our consumer story, giving a wider context to the everyday history of marketing trends.
The discussion will be chaired by Sonia Beldom a brand consultant, trainer and TV Executive Producer.

The event take place at Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London SW6 2PY, places are free but booking is required here:

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6.30pm, Thursday 23 March 2017