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GQ launches GQ Heroes

British GQ has announced a new luxury conference GQ Heroes in association with Flannels.

GQ launches GQ Heroes
Dylan Jones: "The three-day event will explore topics that are synonymous with the British GQ brand."

Hosted by British GQ at Soho Farmhouse from Wednesday 8th May to Friday 10th May 2019, the three-day event aims to bring together key opinion formers across business, politics, luxury, media, sport and creative industries in an “intimate, entertaining and interactive” setting curated by GQ’s editorial team. Selected attendees will be able to interact, engage and be inspired across the three-day event of intense learning, debate and informative discussion, say the organisers.

Speakers confirmed at GQ Heroes 2019 include Model and activist Adwoa Aboah with British Film Director Jamal Edwards; Actor Richard Madden; Multi-award-winning comedian Ricky Gervais; Investigative journalist Michael Wolff; Head of Brand at Flannels Carl Tallents; Orlebar Brown Founder Adam Brown; Singer-songwriter Sam Smith in conversation with Journalist Phillip Picardi; Co-founder of Headspace Andy Puddicombe; British visual artist Mark Quinn; Adventurer Ross Edgley; SAS: Who Dares Wins chief instructor Ant Middleton; Photographer Giles Duley; Entrepreneur Natalie Massenet; Journalist and Novelist Andrew O’hagan; Space pilot Dave ‘Mac’ Mackay; Spotify Chief Premium Business Officer Alex Norstrom; Designer Tom Dixon; Frame Denim founders Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson; Fashion Designer Paul Smith; British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush; CEO of Versace Jonathan Akeroyd; Soho House Founder Nick Jones; A-Cold-Wall* designer Samuel Ross; Businessman Ayman Hariri; Artist Tracey Emin; Actor Russell Tovey; Journalist Piers Morgan; Film Director Kim Gehrig; Savage x Fenty Creative Director Philippa Price and Founder of Freud Communications Matthew Freud.

Dylan Jones, Editor of British GQ commented: “GQ Heroes brings a unique and distinguished selection of global thought leaders who are disrupting the status quo and leading change. The three-day event will explore topics that are synonymous with the British GQ brand and bring important insights to the forefront.”

Nick Sargent, Publishing Director of British GQ said: “GQ Heroes is an exciting addition to the British GQ portfolio, and we are delighted to partner with Flannels in our inaugural year. Selected guests will be thoroughly entertained and inspired whilst networking with some of the most influential people in the UK.”

Carl Tallents, Head of Brand at Flannels commented: “Flannels is delighted to be partnering with British GQ on GQ Heroes. Luxury is at the heart of our business and 2019 will be a pinnacle year for the Flannels brand. This year we are continuing to grow our online presence globally and look forward to the opening of our flagship Oxford Street store, which will deliver a pioneering retail experience to the capital.”