What the members say…
“One of the best networking events in London. The mix of professional and social environment is world class!”
Darren Newnman, Disney
“The conversations were interesting, the people fun and the drinks… way too good!”
Ben Pirker,NBC Universal
“The Centurions has a brilliant atmosphere!”
Streisan Chapman, Facebook
“Lots of positive energy with this group, making networking really easy, fun and interesting!”
Russell Buckley, Mentor & Angel Investor
“It has consistently been one of the best networking events in London and beyond. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Monty Munford, founder Mob76
“Centurions is not your normal ‘dull’ networking event. It’s social first of all with no hard sell.
Nick Alexander, Non Exec and Investor
“Centurions is the only event of its type that is a regular fixture in my diary. Why? Because it’s great!”
Donna Hindson, Microsoft
“The insider network for the mobile industry – where you meet the real do’ers and leaders “
Francois Mazoudier, Tech Leaders
“I find it one of the most useful networking events of its kind”
Vanessa Chapman, Media Business Strategist
Some of the companies that have attended Centurions
10 March 2020
Time: 6pm – 9pm
61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 6LG
London, the home town of the Centurions Networking event, originally held in 2007 the London event has now become the ‘must go to event’ in town. Ten years on and with over 1500 members we continue to hold events in the best venues in London including the Century Club and The Gherkin.
To attend the next event please RSVP here, but be quick they are always sold out!
THE ISLAND CLUB
AN EXCLUSIVE NETWORKING EVENT
ON YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE ISLAND
To apply for further information and receive 25% discount click the info button
The Centurions is proud to present The Island Club, an utterly unique network of individuals. The Island Club connects talent, drive and ambition across an impressive array of expertise and offers its members their own private island situated off the coast of Dublin.
Becoming a member of The Island Club you will be invited to club gatherings throughout the year. Get to meet other inspirational members and build strong valuable business relationships but most importantly have tons of fun!
For more information about The Island Club click here .
As a Centurions member we are pleased to offer you 25% off the joining fee.
The Centurions have partnered with APS Berlin 2018 (App Promotion Summit) and will be hosting a drinks and networking evening in the famous Hotel Adlon Kempinski (remember Michael Jackson hanging his baby out of a hotel window…well it’s that hotel) The Centurions event will be open to all attendees of App Promotion Summit Berlin 2018 and all Centurion members. Best of all we can offer Centurion members a whopping 30% off the APS Berlin registration ticket price.
APS Berlin is a key event to attend and has established itself as the highest calibre event of its type in Europe, if you want to learn anything about truly unlocking the potential of your mobile apps and games this is a must for you.
Registration will be open in a few months.
We are ready to Rock NY!
In partnership with App Promotion Summit NYC not only will you get free entry to the Centurions after show party you can also get a 20% discount for App Promotion Summit NY. The after show drinks will start at 830pm.
Join 200 app marketing professionals on 27 June 2018 and register for your 20% now
East meets West on all things Digital! One of the coolest cities around, Istanbul was a perfect choice for a Centurions event. Launched in 2011 our first event was held in a fabulous and exclusive venue with views overlooking the Bosphorus.
The event had specially invited guests representing the mobile, internet and digital entertainment ecosystems from Europe, US, Middle East and Turkey.
Centurions Istanbul is co-founded by Ferhan and Jim Cook who are publishers of MobiAd News.
Munich – The city’s moto is ‘Munchen mag Dich’ (Munich likes you) and we like Munich!
Munich is the publishing and financial hub of Germany and the Centurions are pleased to add this exciting city to its expanding list of countries.
Simon Dean is your host and is bringing together the top VIP’s in the digital media, mobile commerce and digital entertainment industry to chat, make new friends and intros but most importantly have fun!
Agora & Centurions Partnership
START UPS & VINO: MEMBERS MEET INVESTORS
21 November 2018
The Centurions has partnered with Agora a powerful community of like minded Founders on a journey to the top.
AGORA defines community. A collective of entrepreneurial minds, from across the globe, and industry, united by shared values, powered by shared resource, driving business success, sustainability and stability.
Members can attend Agora events which are there to educate and inspire. They unite industries, skillsets and interests. Bullshit, barrier and hierarchy free, they enable learning, new friendships and collaboration.
Founded in 2010 the Centurions has established itself as the ‘must go to’ networking event for VIPs involved in the world of digital entertainment. Bringing the fun back into networking our mission is to connect like minded people while enjoying a great night in some of the coolest venues across the world.
Join today and get connected!
Tony has been in the digital media and entertainment sector for many years and is a regular on the networking circuit within the industry. No doubt you will know Tony and will recognise this to be true!
A serial entrepreneur, Tony is the CEO and Founder of GRABR, a new platform that creates social communities around brands and products. Launching with gamesGRABR for the games sector the site has quickly proven itself to become one of the largest games communities in the world.
Tony’s expansive VIP contacts and legacy of mixing with the best in the business led to the launch of the Centurions with Mitch Lazar in 2010.
On the Centurions, Tony has this to say:
“The Centurions was set up to bring VIPs in the digital industry together in a great venue and to feel they are amongst friends. Whether it’s to catch up with your industry colleagues or connect with someone new, this is the best event in the calendar.
Things you might not know about Tony include:
- Managed to blag his way into Ronnie Wood’s house at his infamous ‘Woodstock’ after show party for the Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour’ and yes Ronnie is pure ‘Rock n Roll’!!
- Played doubles on Ridge Racer with Michael Jackson at the Sony Playstation Launch party in LA (obviously before he died).
- Had dinner with Charlie Sheen and invited him to the next Centurions. Charlie has yet to turn up…
- Had the pleasure of employing the best ever PR man and future Bollywood star actor Monty Munford.
Co Founder , Centurions
Dee is Global CEO of liberty Communications, a PR and marketing consultancy working exclusively in the technology sector.
A consummate socialiser, Dee has turned networking into an art form, regularly spotted at industry conferences and media bashes. Her own “Liquid Lunch” event for the press is a six-monthly gathering of the great and the good of the technology publishing world. Now she hopes to bring her marketing communications flair to the Centurions as the event establishes itself firmly as “the” networking soiree to be seen at.
On the Centurions, Dee has this to say:
“I’m honoured and proud to be a founding member of this VIP social gathering. It really is the place to be for the digitally connected. I’m hoping that my sense of brand and promotional expertise will put the Centurions firmly on the networking map and build sustainability as a must attend event amongst the VIP’s in the digital world”.
Things you might not know about Dee include:
- She is married to her agency, but is also married to Michael, an IT rock star at Deutsche Bank who she met on a blind date in 2001.
- Dee really wished to be a fashion designer and wanted to go to St Martin’s College to study design in the 1970s.
- Despite being very much a City girl, she actually hails from the Cotswolds. Her parents still live there.
- Dee lived and worked in Paris for two years before launching the PR agency. Lisbon is her favourite European City.
Mitch brings a depth of knowledge and industry contacts to the Centurions, which he helped to co-found in 20010. In fact, Mitch knows just about everyone and his address book proves it!
Most recently, Mitch reigned supreme as Managing Director and Vice President of Yahoo! Mobile in Europe where he built a mobile business from scratch and significantly grew the Yahoo! mobile audience in four short years.
On the Centurions, Mitch has this to say:
“We aimed to create a relaxed, fun and socially engaging environment where industry execs from across medias could connect and informally talk about the news of the day. It has grown from strength to strength and has become the signal event everyone wants to attend!.
Things you might not know about Mitch include:
- He was a television and radio journalist and worked in South Korea for the Korean Broadcasting System and in Atlanta for CNN.
- He lived in Israel for a short stint.
- Mitch grew up in Miami and he’s lived in London for 11 years.
- He’s skied off a mountain and hang-glided down without killing himself.
- Flew in a hot air balloon over the Austrian Alps and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt.
- Trekked extensively in Asia. His favorite country is Vietnam.
Board Member , Centurions
Business strategist, entrepreneur, non-exec director…. Renowned for her ability to connect people, Vanessa loves going into media businesses to help them grow.
Vanessa, who began her career as an award-winning journalist and TV executive, has been in the business for more than 25 years. She is MD of VJC Media and, more recently, Inflorescent Media, working as an international content and business strategist, helping companies source investment, broker partnerships and mentor/develop management teams.
Since her time as an ITV programming commissioner and co-founder of The LEGO Company’s media division, Vanessa’s expertise has spanned multi-platform franchise development, marketing, digital, licensing and merchandising.
With a little black book to die for, Vanessa is also spearheading a venture that develops intellectual property and commercial strategy for talent and brands in the food, drink and travel sectors.
On the Centurions, Vanessa has this to say:
“Having been one of the very early members of The Centurions, it’s a great honour to have been asked to join the board. It deserves its reputation as one of London’s best social gathering for executives and entrepreneurs right across the media, digital and gaming space. I’m hoping to bring my set of contacts to the networking group, as well help introduce new social activities, brands and opportunities to the events.”
Things you might not know about Vanessa include:
- She was one of the first women to go down a competitive bobsleigh track
- She used to be one half of a fire-eating duo
- As a Jack Daniels ‘Tennessee Squire’, she is the proud owner of a tiny plot of land in Lynchburg (Google it!)
- She’s read The Aeneid. In Latin
Terri started her career in the accountancy world and soon realized that that world was a bit too dull for her. Next stop Universal Music, now that’s more like it.
Terri then joined Player X in 2005 as Office Manager and somehow survived for 5 years working alongside Tony Pearce, and the great Player X team. Next stop was currently Operations Manager at The Knowledge Engineers, a digital marketing training provider, where she is kept busy managing three Global offices, in London, New York and Singapore.
Terri is now a Virtual Assistant where she offers an experienced virtual personal assistant service to support clients with administrative tasks that can be done remotely to enable them to concentrate on what they do best.
Board Member, Centurions
Millie is the Director of Hospitality for Lambay Island, a 660 acre private island, owned by her family and situated just off the coast of Dublin, Ireland.
She spends most of the year hosting intimate weekends on Lambay for bold-thinking, creative and driven individuals from a variety of disciplines – encouraging them to cross the boundaries and find commonalities that can achieve greater projects with shared wisdom. Millie drives for sustainable, responsible living while maintaining a healthy respect for enjoyment – with an off-grid island (with its own whiskey) on her hands and a background in wine, you can see why!
Before taking on Lambay, Millie worked as an assistant winemaker for boutique wineries in Australia and Bordeaux and was a freelance illustrator; prior to that she worked in the film music industry. As a result she has built up a substantial and varied network of interesting contacts and is always looking for ways to help them collaborate on new and exciting projects.
The Century Club is where the Centurions event was founded back in 2009, it’s been the home of our London events since the beginning and has a big place in all our hearts.
The Century Club has offered all Centurion members the chance to join the club without paying any upfront joining fee, subject to approval of the application. As soon as you join the Century you really will experience more. There are the obvious benefits: delicious food, the largest private roof-top terrace in Soho, brilliant bars and mixologists expert in the fine art of, well, mixing drinks.
Then there are the more subtle pleasures like film screenings, exclusive music performances, live comedy or our bespoke weekend night clubs.
The Centurions offer
No joining fee (save £250.00) Subject to approval of the application