London — Mayer Brown announced today the launch of NextGen, a London professional network for tomorrow's leaders.

The purpose of NextGen is to build a community that enables members to challenge the way we think and work by exploring our understanding of developing technologies and global shifts that will impact the future of our businesses. The initiative, inspired by the firm's associates in London, gives the next generation an opportunity to connect and network with their peers across a variety of sectors in a less pressured environment.

NextGen will be launched at an event this evening featuring keynote speaker Priya Lakhani OBE. Priya founded a food business called Masala Masala and her current venture is a company that uses the latest artificial intelligence and big data technology to enable teachers to improve learning outcomes for their students. Priya is a member of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ Entrepreneurs’ Forum and she is passionate about using her skills to educate the next generation of current and aspiring future business leaders.

The network is keen to welcome new members from all sectors. For more information about the NextGen network and how to join, please visit