Howard Lewis


I am the founder and host of OFFLINE, a private, by invitation network designed to encourage fresh ways of looking at the world and the art of sharing. I host dinners privately and on behalf of corporates that straddle all ages and all backgrounds. There is neither any agenda nor any outcome to an OFFLINE gathering, just a bunch of smart, engaging people who enjoy mixing business with pleasure. Over the course of the evening, attendees eat and drink, laugh and think, while they build relationships and I share stories that reflect the OFFLINE philosophy.

I don't much care where people come from, their status or their wealth, but I care very much that they are givers. A curiosity and interest in others is a hugely underrated quality and the only criteria I ask of guests is that they participate with an open mind and a generosity of spirit. Who knows where the conversation may take you?! Aside from OFFLINE, I write, present, connect, moderate, read and talk, although not necessarily all at the same time. I also have a background in the art world which challenges you to look, observe and question the conventional view.

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A Businessman on His Love of Connecting People

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