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We are proud to present ‘Cocktails & Conversation’

An evening with Shirin Dehghan

The $85 million Global
Game Changer

In partnership with Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Join us for this inspirational evening. Secure your place now to hear Shirin’s success story, savour Bombay Sapphire cocktails and end 2017 on a high!

Tickets include a welcome cocktail, canapés and evening drinks.

Thursday 7th December
6.00 - 8.00pm
5, Benham Campus,
University of Southampton
Science Park, SO16 7QJ
Dress code
Smart casual
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Introducing Shirin

Southampton University graduate turned entrepreneur extraordinaire, Shirin Dehghan’s journey has taken her from her first position at Southampton Science Park, through a rule-breaking blue-chip career to ultimately successful businesswoman.

Shirin has led start-up, medium-size and corporate companies, building winning teams and forging new paths to bring disruptive products in the software and mobile communications industry to market. As Founder and Chief Executive of Arieso, she saw her software used at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the London 2012 Olympics, before selling her pioneering business for $85m.

Winner of numerous awards including Blackberry Woman in Technology, Best Woman in Mobile, Business Woman of the Year 2013, and European Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, Shirin now advises and mentors business leaders to achieve their own goals. This is one speaker not to be missed!

"When I look back at that journey, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. It was 1,000 times harder than I thought when I started and it was 10,000 times more rewarding."

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Sam Carter & Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Sam Carter, Bombay Sapphire’s Senior Brand Ambassador, will be here too, tempting us with an expert cocktail demonstration and blending beautiful seasonal refreshments inspired by the legendary blue bottle for all to try.

Sam is globally regarded as a leading authority on the subject of gin and cocktails. He has worked with Bombay Sapphire since 2009 and has developed his wealth of knowledge from working in the bar and restaurant industry for nearly twenty years. He is a true creative and personally selects each cocktail served at Bombay Sapphire Distillery after rigorous research, as well as creating his very own signature serves.

To find our more about Sam and the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, please visit

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This is a charity event. A donation will be made to Shirin’s nominated charity, Cancer Research UK.

This event is limited to 150 guests and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

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