Chris Jory, Publishing Manager of ELT adult courses at CUP, speaking in Milan at the launch of Cambridge Empower

New Cambridge English course launched at the Piccolo Theatre, Milan: full report

Cambridge English recently held a VIP presentation of their new Empower course. The event was a great opportunity to see the books and get some hands-on practice with the online materials and testing package, integrated with the publisher’s own learning management system. The afternoon also provided a nice networking opportunity and a chance to meet other[…]

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A magical evening of fine wine and food at Cantina Scoffone with Riverstone and MyBusyMeal

Last Thursday, the first fruit of the partnership between Riverstone and MyBusyMeal took the form of an evening of wine tasting and fine dining at the charming and relaxing Cantina Scoffone, truly one of Milan’s hidden gems: a venerable “bottega” whose roots date back to the 1920s, and which now plays host to regular jazz[…]


Riverstone partners with MyBusyMeal to create a superlative networking experience in Milan

Riverstone Language and Communication and MyBusyMeal, the new location-based social network that allows you to meet other professionals to share experiences and insights in relaxed and elegant settings, are delighted to announce their partnership and the launch of the English Networking BusyMeal – with Riverstone. is a French concept which has quickly expanded internationally.[…]

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Jobs, CVs and interviews with Riverstone at the first Workcoffee Milano English aperitivo

On Wednesday 22nd October, experienced Business English coach Robert Dennis of Riverstone took part in the first English “Language Aperitivo” (Aperitivo in Lingua) at Workcoffee, an innovative meeting place for people looking for work in Milan. With around 20 participants, the event included a presentation by Robert on how to write a CV (curriculum vitae)[…]


Riverstone Encounters: a new concept in sharing ideas and networking in English!

What are Riverstone Encounters? Part-brainstorming session, part business social networking, Riverstone Encounters are an opportunity to share and develop ideas, discuss issues relating to your business sector and meet other people with similar professional interests. The Encounters are facilitated by Riverstone Language & Communications and will take place in a variety of settings, including relaxed[…]

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Time to be social and get value: The Social Business Forum 2014 will be the biggest and best ever!

Yes, it’s back! The 7th edition of the Social Business Forum 2014 gets under way at the beginning of next month (1 – 2 July) in the Marriott Hotel in Via Washington, Milano. Organised by Open Knowledge, the international social business consultancy, #SBF14 will again play host to over a thousand attendees and will feature more[…]

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Riverstone makes grammar beautiful – and brings the benefits of advertising to learning English

  As constant innovators always striving to push back the boundaries of learning and communications, Riverstone Language & Communications has launched a new series of “grammar ads” aimed at making the basic constructions of English more visually appealing and memorable to students of English. Each grammar ad takes the form of a landscape photograph superimposed[…]

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Riverstone says farewell to our co-founder and hello! to Helen Fish English

Riverstone Language & Communications was the brainchild of co-founders Robert Dennis and Helen Fish. Our aim was to create a highly-flexible, boutique training, communications and events consultancy based here in Milan. During an intense period of activity in 2012 we established the organisation and quickly attracted a loyal following of new and potential clients as[…]

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Social Business Forum 2013 – Open for (social) business!

SOCIAL BUSINESS FORUM 2013 12-13 June 2013 Marriott Hotel, Via Washington 66, MILANO Now in its sixth year, the Social Business Forum organized by OpenKnowledge has firmly established itself as the leading European event for social enterprise, digital marketing and collaborative innovation.  Get a new perspective on how to open your business up and take full advantage of social media and collaborative technology;[…]


Riverstone helps the Social Business Forum to spread the word… in English!

Riverstone is now an official Marketing Service Partner for the Social Business Forum 2013 – the leading European event for social enterprise, digital marketing and collaborative innovation. The Forum was established and is organised by OpenKnowledge, an international social business consultancy whose HQ is in Milan. As part of the SBF we are organising Interpret the Future – the[…]

Riverstone and Mitton Wines

Riverstone and Mitton Wines International agree innovative European cross-marketing deal

Riverstone Language & Communications, the Milan-based language, events and networking organisation has agreed a deal with Mitton Wines International GmbH of Berlin to market each other’s events and services via social media, newsletters and the web. Robert Dennis, Head of Innovation at Riverstone explained that the agreement would see both businesses promoting a range of[…]

Milan Business English Network and Riverstone Aperitivo 24 Jan 2013 at Fiori Oscuri, Milano 3

Getting connected: members of the Milan Business English Network, Riverstone clients and other friends enjoy a productive evening at Fiori Oscuri

Hosted by the Milan Business English Network in association with Riverstone Language & Communications, our networking aperitivo at Fiori Oscuri last Thursday proved a big hit. Over thirty people attended and were able to enjoy some quality networking – as well as a tasty buffet and a drink in the salubrious surroundings of the bar[…]