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.

Frequently asked questions

How many people from my agency can attend?
We anticipate that most agencies will be represented by one or two Owners or Senior Directors.

Are substitutes allowed?
If you have registered for the event and are unable to attend, please let us know. We can accept a substitute from your agency, providing he or she is also a senior director of the agency.

There is no right to a refund except in case of the cancellation of the event, although thenetworkone may attempt to re-sell places to delegates who cannot attend, less an administration charge, if there is a waiting list.

Is there an advantage to booking early?
YES. WE RECOMMEND YOU BOOK NOW. Places are limited to 150 by the size of the conference theatre and we expect that the event will sell out. Applications will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis.

Does my registration include the cocktail and the Dinners?
YES: your registration includes the welcome cocktail and Celebration Dinner but the curated dinners are charged at an additional cost and require advanced booking

Do I need a visa to enter UK?
Some visitors to the UK will require a visa. It is the responsibility of each delegate to obtain their own visas if they are needed. Thenetworkone will provide an invitation letter if you require this. It is recommended to apply for a visa up to three months before the date of your intended entry into UK. The application process is simple, but do not leave your application too late.

What if I have special dietary needs?
Lunches, dinners and refreshment breaks will include vegetarian options. if you have any other special dietary needs, please let us know and we will advise whether the RCP can accommodate these.

For any questions BEFORE you book your place, please contact Stephanie Fox:  stephanie.fox@thenetworkone.com or +44 (0) 207 240 7117

Additional questions about the event 
For any questions AFTER you book your place, please contact Paul Squirrell at thenetworkone: paul.squirrell@thenetworkone.com or +44 (0)207 240 7117