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THE INDIE SUMMIT 2020

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

The world of marketing and communications is changing as never before. The traditional agency holding companies are in long term decline. The roles of CMO’s and CCO’s are being questioned. Technology is driving an unprecedented fragmentation of the communications ecosystem. Change is happening faster than ever before.

But one thing has not changed: the agency which stays one step ahead of its clients is the agency which adds value and drives profitable growth for itself, as well as its customers, and their customers. The agency which is one step behind is condemned to a future of commoditisation, diminishing revenue and shrinking profits.

The Indie Summit is a unique experience: the only large scale global conference and networking event, exclusively for Owners, CEOs and Senior Directors of independent marketing and communications agencies.

It brings together agencies from all disciplines inluding creativity, advertising, public relations, media planning and buying and all forms of digital communications. Content is imaginatively chosen and curated, to provide a unique perspective on how the marketing and communications ecosystem is evolving- and where we are all going next. If there is one conference an independent agency leader should not miss in 2020- this is the one.

THE INDIE SUMMIT 2020: AGENDA

Tuesday 19th May:


18.00 Welcome cocktail for all delegates, generously hosted by Moore Kingston Smith. A chance to meet your fellow delegates and catch-up with old friends

20.00 Curated Dinners: Enjoy dinner at a hand-picked selection of London’s most fashionable restaurants with personalised table plans to ensure you make new friends.

Wednesday 20th May:

INDIE SUMMIT Conference: Day One

A DAY OF INSPIRATION

PART ONE: THE WORLD IS CHANGING. ARE YOU?

Welcome and introduction: Julian Boulding and Esther Carder, London

What marketing has learned from international terrorism: Curtis Hougland, New York, USA

From Data to Creativity - from a Cannes Lions Grand Prix winner: Mathias Wikstrom, Stockholm

Tea and coffee break


PART TWO: IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR PEOPLE

“Lean Out”: Marissa Orr, New Jersey USA

What drives the world’s best thinkers?: Tobias Degsell, Stockholm





Lunch break


PART THREE: INFLUENCERS AND REVOLUTIONARIES

Extinction Rebellion: Why? and How? Paddy Loughman, London

“Influencers and Revolutionaries” Sean Pillot de Chenecey, Brighton, UK

“How to buy influence” – speaker to be confirmed


Tea and coffee break


PART FOUR: NEW HORIZONS

Asian opportunities – and challenges: Prasad Sangameshwaran, Mumbai, India

Launching a controversial product category: Helene Blanchette, Irvine, California

‘Seeing is Believing’ speaker to be confirmed

19.30 - Celebration Dinner and entertainment

Thursday 21th May:

INDIE SUMMIT Conference: Day Two

A DAY OF LEARNING AND SHARING

PART ONE: GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

Introduction to Day Two: Julian Boulding

What Clients Want: panel discussion with four international CMOs / CCO’s: Panellists from around the world in discussion with Stephen Maher, London

Pitching to prospective clients: Lindsey Slaby, New York


Tea and coffee break


PART TWO: NEW SKILLS, NEW REVENUE

So you think you want to work with start-ups?: Rene Fischer, Riga, Latvia

Re-inventing a media agency: Tom Laranjo, London

A whole new kind of creativity: Ella Duda, Paris, France

Business to Business: but not as we know it: Russell Goldsmith, London

Lunch break


PART THREE: NEW ANSWERS TO OLD QUESTIONS

Achieving sustainable growth: why agencies fail and why others succeed: Dan Egerton, London

Where does new business really come from? Spencer Gallagher, London

Other speaker(s) to be confirmed

Tea and coffee break


PART FOUR: CREATIVITY BEYOND THE SCREEN

Hunting for Experiences: a Playbook for Experiential Marketing: Arvid Axland, Stockholm

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Print: Deborah Corn, New York



17.00 Conference closes

Networking opportunities

At The Indie Summit, networking and getting to know your fellow delegates is an important and enjoyable part of the whole experience.

Networking opportunities are plentiful, with a welcome cocktail and dinner, two group lunches, coffee breaks plus the stunning Celebration Dinner.

If you’ve been to an Indie Summit before, you’ll be sure to see some familiar faces, and if this you’re first time, you’ll leave with many new friends from around the world.