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.
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The Indie Summit

THE INDIE SUMMIT. 26th / 27th MAY 2021

It is now clear that the Indie Summit cannot take place in May 2020, as scheduled. So we have decided to move the Indie Summit to H1 next year.

Subject to contractual agreement with our venue – and a reality check with our speakers, sponsors and other essential stakeholders – the next Indie Summit will take place on May 26th and 27th 2021. We have already checked with our amazing line-up of speakers and ALL except one have confirmed their availability for these dates. So we are back on track and tickets are on sale now.

Why book now?
Simply, you’ll get a great ”Super Early Bird” discount on the ticket price PLUS if conditions allow, we will hold a mini-Summit in October 2020 – like the Indie Forum which we held last October. And we will offer a FREE place at the mini-Summit, for every person who buys a ticket to the main Summit now. We will make 50 free places available – first come, first served.

In case you cannot make it to the mini-Summit, we offer the alternative of a free entry to the 2020 Indie Awards. Entries will open in June.

For further information, please email:  stephanie.fox@thenetworkone.com

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The cost for Agency Leader delegates will be from £1,295.00 GBP* (plus VAT tax and Eventbrite booking fee). Super Early Bird rates are available for a limited time only. There are special rates for speakers, thenetworkone members and sponsors: if you are one of these, we will have advised you separately.

*Super Early Bird rate


The cost will include the welcome cocktail, all conference sessions, refreshments and lunch during the conference days. In addition, the cost also includes the stunning Celebration Dinner on Wednesday 26th May 2021.

Delegates may choose to attend the Welcome Cocktail and Curated Dinners on Tuesday 25th May 2021. The Welcome Cocktail is free of charge; the Curated Dinners come at an additional cost.


We are happy to advise on accommodation, but we ask delegates to make their own choice and bookings. Travel sites including Tripadvisor, Trivago and Expedia offer plentiful options at competitive prices. Hotels at all price levels are easily available in central London, close to the conference venue. The Indie Summit delegates are entitled to discounted rates for a number of hotels nearby, including:

The Langham
Melia Hotels International
Holiday Inn Regents Park

To find out more, please contact stephanie.fox@thenetworkone.com. To book accommodation at a reduced rate, please contact Wendy Line: res@hotelreservations.uk.com or 01268 572003.


Full conference payment is due at the time of booking and should be made via Eventbrite’s secure credit card payment facility. No booking is confirmed until payment is received. Prices including Eventbrite’s booking fee are as listed on the Eventbrite booking forms and exclude local taxes except where stated. Conference fees stated on our website exclude UK Value Added Tax which must also be paid unless your company is exempted. You may be able to reclaim VAT and we will provide a tax invoice on request. EU companies should provide their VAT or equivalent tax registration number for inclusion on the tax invoice.

In case you need to pay by any other means, please contact Stephanie Fox at thenetworkone, stephanie.fox@thenetworkone.com.

Agency delegate bookings may only be made by, or on behalf of Owners and Senior Directors of independent marketing and communications agencies. thenetworkone reserves the right to decline bookings if in our judgment the delegate does not meet these criteria. If any booking is declined, the delegate will be informed individually and a full refund made, within two weeks.

Speakers are advertised in good faith but thenetworkone cannot guarantee the appearance of any individual speaker. Thenetworkone reserves the right to make alterations to the Summit program content or venues.

Refunds are at the absolute discretion of thenetworkone and will normally only be offered in the event of the cancellation of the event, due to unavoidable reasons outside our control. In case of cancellation of the event for any reason, thenetworkone’s liability will be limited to the money received by thenetworkone from registered delegates, directly or via Eventbrite. However, a substitute delegate of similar seniority may attend the conference in place of the booked delegate, at no additional cost, subject to written confirmation provided by you and acknowledged by thenetworkone.

You will receive a paper ticket to download and print. Please bring this with you to the conference, to speed your registration. In case you lose it or have problems printing it, please also bring photo ID for registration. Admission will be by delegate badge only, which you will receive when you register at the conference venue. Badges are valid for the named delegate only and must be worn at all times during the Summit. Thenetworkone reserves the right to refuse admission to any delegate who cannot provide evidence of registration.