Leadership Lecture and Festive Drinks 2021

Memcom's Annual Leadership Lecture and Festive Drinks is our way of shining a spotlight on this year's winner of the CEO Leadership Award, and gives us a chance to celebrate the great work achieved by all this year with a bit of revelry and festive cheer.

Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the British Institute of Radiology, and winner of this year's prestigious 2021 CEO Leadership Award, will present the lecture.  This will be followed by a festive evening reception at The Shard, London on 30th November 2021.

Please note that this is an exclusive invitation only event for senior leaders within the professional membership sector. Should you wish to attend or interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Debbie Hockham at [email protected]

A thank you to our sponsors

Events like these could not be made possible if it were not for the continued support of our sponsors, so we would like to give a very big thank you to: 


MCI is a leading global engagement and marketing agency. They specialise in providing holistic consultative and operational association management solutions including digital transformation to support professional societies, trade associations and not-for-profit organisations shape their tomorrow and grow. Read more...


Guild is an app platform purpose-built for professional groups, networks and communities. Guild is used by membership organisations like the CIPD, The Marketing Society, PRCA, CIPR, NEU and many more to engage their members and harness the power of their professional communities. Read more...


Experience Matters. Trillium deliver digital transformation for membership organisations. Their services range from insight and planning to creative design and information architecture. This enables us to optimise technology and build intuitive, valuable, integrated CRM and website solutions. Read more...


About the memcom CEO Leadership Award

Originally set up in the name of Louis Armstrong, the late influential CEO of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, this award is arguably the most prestigious award for an individual within the membership sector. The award recognises true leadership of professional bodies, trade associations, membership charities and other non-profit membership organisations. Judged by an esteemed panel of sector peers and experts, the winner of this award will have demonstrated outstanding leadership in how the organisation has advanced, as well as having an impact not just their organisation but on society at large. Nominations for the 2022 awards open soon. Please visit https://www.memcom.org.uk/awards.html to view the full list of this year’s winners.