Chartered events – 2022
At the beginning of 2022, we were looking forward to hosting a combination of in-person and online events, and connecting with our clients – and the year didn’t disappoint.
We kicked off the year with a client vision boarding event which was a fantastic opportunity to set our goals and vision for the year. This was followed by The Jeremy Gardiner roadshow, which began in February with in-person events held in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Knysna.
Our first planned hybrid event was with Gareth Crocker; however, the Covid numbers increased dramatically, and the decision was made to make it online only, much to everyone’s disappointment. We have certainly not been short of great speakers this year, and clients enjoyed talks from Sean Brokensha — The Music Guru; Steven Sidley, who unpacked the world of Bitcoin for us; and Bruce Whitfield, who discussed how to thrive on the edge of chaos. Our Women’s Day event was a talk from author Helen Nicholson about her book Mindfulness: How to Stay Sane in an Insane World. Peter van Kets: adventurer, inspirational speaker and author inspired clients, regaling them with tales from his numerous extreme adventures and reminding us about the importance of leaving a legacy.
Financial markets have been a great cause for concern, so twice we hosted Victoria Reuvers, Managing Director, Morningstar Investment Management South Africa, who gave us market updates. Jeremy Gardiner, Director at Ninety-One, closed off the online events for the year in November, where he shared his insights into what the real concerns and opportunities are, and what is just noise.
It was wonderful to see our clients on the bowling green and golf course again this year. Bowls have once again proved very popular, and we have enjoyed three bowls days at the Bryanston Sports Club. A few clients have subsequently taken up bowls, which has been so encouraging to see. Our golf league is gaining momentum again, and we hosted golf days at Parkview, Wanderers and Randpark.
A new addition to our events this year was Bucket Wheel® Wednesday which we launched in June. We wanted to host smaller, more intimate events centred around the Balance Wheel, and they have proved extremely popular. Our first guest speaker was Alistair Meredith from Strauss & Co. who discussed a century of South African art in ten pictures. This was followed by a morning spent making sandwiches for Mandela Day in July, a walk around the Wilds in August, a writing workshop with Hamilton Wende in September, and a musical trip down memory lane with Sean Brokensha in October. Our final Bucket Wheel® Wednesday event for the year is a book club with Kate Sidley, where she will share her top picks for December reads, just in time for the holidays.
We are ending the year with a nostalgic trip around Johannesburg on the Red Bus, followed by lunch at Chartered.
We look forward to seeing you at our events in 2023!