Tradition and Innovation: Fortnum & Mason’s 300 Year Legacy

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Tradition and Innovation: Fortnum & Mason’s 300 Year Legacy

Founded in 1707, the beloved London store Fortnum & Mason has gone through a renaissance of late, with its brand of teas, biscuits and other luxury items cementing itself as firm favourites amongst London’s finest. We’re delighted that the man driving this change, CEO Ewan Venters, will be joining us for this GREAT Festival Satellite Event to share the reasons behind the store’s success, and the innovative strategies being used instore and online to meet the demands of the 21st century consumer.  


About the speaker

An avowed foodie, frequent tweeter, busy instagrammer and according to GQ, one of the best-connected men in Britain, Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters has led the famous Piccadilly destination to a succession of major achievements in his five years at the helm.

Under Ewan’s leadership, Fortnum’s has recorded record sales and record profits; expanded beyond their historic London home into new locations across the world, created deliciously innovative products like the Fortnum’s Champagne Ice Pop, and delivered more of the trademark moments of retail charm and joy for which Fortnum’s have long been famous.

Now firmly established as one of the most influential people on the British food scene, he has been heralded by many, including the Daily Telegraph, as a true British food visionary – an accolade underlined by his central role in the launch of 45 Jermyn St., a destination restaurant in the heart of St. James’s.

Ticket price includes a 2-course dinner and one drink.


This is one of a number of Satellite Events that The British Chamber is hosting in partnership with the GREAT Festival of Innovation. To find out what other events we have taking place throughout the festival please visit our website for more information.


Member $ 350.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 450.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • For further information please email
  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

Tradition and Innovation: Fortnum & Mason’s 300 Year Legacy

Thu, March 22, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Ewan Venters, CEO, Fortnum & Mason

Jamie's Italian, 2/F Soundwill Plaza II, 1 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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