Lead Partner


Bupa’s purpose is to help people lead longer, healthier, happier lives.  

A leading international healthcare group, we offer personal and company-financed health insurance, run hospitals, and provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and chronic disease management services.  We are also a major international provider of nursing and residential care for elderly people.

With no shareholders, we invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose. Bupa employs more than 52,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, China and across Latin America. For more information, visit

Media Partner

The Independent

The Independent was launched in 1986 and its reputation for unbiased and serious reporting has won it international acclaim. In the UK it has a current headline circulation of 83,619 and, together with sister paper i, it now commands a bigger circulation than The Guardian, reaching more than 360,000 readers a day. The Independent's Editor is Chris Blackhurst. For more information, visit

Host Partner

King's College London

King's College London is one of the top 30 universities in the world (2011/12 QS international world rankings) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university, King's has more than 24,000 students from nearly 140 countries, and more than 6,100 employees.

King's has a distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and hosts five Medical Research Council Centres.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts form King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. For more information, visit


About ei

Editorial Intelligence (ei) is a networking business which runs an agenda-setting opinion former network for those seeking provocative ideas and great connections.Our signature product is the ei Digest - a direct-to-inbox capsule summary of the day’s UK comment media in print and online.