8th - 9th November, 2017
Sopwell House, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Evening Reception


The EDT Exchange invites you to a relaxed evening at Sopwell House to meet your peers and network ahead of the two day Exchange. Join us for a refined glass of wine or fresh beer, and an evening of networking and learning.

In our exclusive pre-event fireside chat "Digital By Design: The Barriers to Digital Transformation" join two leading minds; Patrick Hoffstetter, Founder & CEO of NewMedia360 and Christian Buchel, Deputy CEO & Chief Digital Officer for Enedis, as they examine the main barriers surrounding digital transformation within a large organisation.

As Digital & Change initiatives within organisations across industry continue to grow and are more heavily prioritised, the myriad of challenges and issues that surround the digital agenda proliferate. Examining the key challenges and obstacles most enterprises encounter when trying to deliver their digital strategy and change across the organisation, Patrick and Christian, in this exclusive frank and open discussion, will explore their long and varied experiences in digital and will determine some key strategies and solutions to help you over come your numerous and complex digital challenges.

With drinks and canapes being served throughout, this informal evening is an excellent opportunity to benefit from an in-depth exclusive interview into a digital decision-maker’s challenges to uncover what keeps them away at night and offer you a further perspective into the strategies and tools that will help you successfully navigate the digital arena.


Sopwell House is a historic Georgian country house, now a luxury 128 bedroom hotel, country club & spa located south of St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. An incredible venue and a popular choice for many businesses for its location, Sopwell House is just 20 minutes from St Pancras International by train or less than one hour from Central London or Heathrow by car.

Sopwell House has over 300 years of history. Boasting excellent facilities in a gorgeous surrounding, if you’re seeking a luxury hotel near London that takes your rest seriously you’ve come to the right place. Set amongst 12 acres of peaceful Hertfordshire countryside, Sopwell House is a luxury country house hotel offering 128 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a conservatory bar, a cocktail lounge, a Spa with a 14.5 metre swimming pool and a gym.