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Dear all

Like everyone, we have been monitoring Covid-19 developments closely; and consulting frequently with our conference venue, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London.

It is now clear that the Indie Summit cannot take place in May 2020, as scheduled.

Many similar conferences have postponed their dates until September / October. This was our first thought also. However, this is already a heavily demanded period for conferences and when we see numbers doubled, as events already scheduled begin to clash with events being newly re-scheduled, we realise that there will simply be too many events happening at the same time.

For example: the three major annual global PR agency conferences are now planned to happen in consecutive weeks. And indeed, the only dates in H2 2020 which the RCP was able to offer us, directly clashed with London’s “Advertising Week Europe.”

So we have decided to follow the path of the lawyers (specifically, the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance) and move our event to H1 2021.

Subject to contractual agreement with our venue – and a reality check with our speakers, sponsors and other essential stakeholders – we will postpone the Indie Summit 2020 until May 26th and 27th 2021. Please save the dates!

If you are a speaker or sponsor OR if you have bought a ticket for Indie Summit 2020, we will contact you individually.

If conditions improve by September / October, we will resume our programme of live member events. These will be smaller than the Indie Summit, but they will be of equal quality.

For now, we hope you appreciate our webinars and our daily newsletter updates. If you are not receiving these and would like to, please email stephanie.fox@thenetworkone.com and we will add you to our mailing list.

For any other questions about the Indie Summit, please contact julian.boulding@thenetworkone.com.

Due to the continuing Covid-19 situation, it will be impossible to hold a live summit in May 2021. Aside from the obvious safety and travel concerns, the UK Government will not allow any conferences or similar indoor events with more than 30 people until at least June 2021. All people who bought tickets for the 2021 event have now been refunded or have chosen to exchange their tickets for other events.

However we are very pleased to announce some exciting news:

THE INDIE SUMMIT 2021 – will take place as an online event, from May 24th – 28th 2021. We will announce plans and speakers very soon.

THE INDIE SUMMIT 2022 – we hope and expect to hold an in-person conference at the Royal College of Physicians in London, on 18th-20th May 2022. Please save the dates and if you would like to be the first to know when more information is available, please email stephanie.fox@thenetworkone.com.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND.

Now in its 6th year, The Indie Summit is still the only large scale, global conference specifically designed for independent agencies from all marketing and communications disciplines, with content that is 100% relevant for your business success.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Subject to contractual agreement with our venue – and a reality check with our speakers, sponsors and other essential stakeholders – we will postpone the Indie Summit 2021 until May 19th and May 20th 2022. Please save the dates and watch this space for more information.