#AWEurope


About Advertising Week


In 2013, Advertising Week Europe began as the second global edition of Advertising Week. In 2018 from 19-22 March, in the vibrant city of London, #AWEurope will bring together unique media, marketing, brand, technology and broader industry communities from throughout Europe. During the week, they will discuss key business trends, issues, and conversations that help to shape today’s global industry. Advertising Week Europe is part of a global network of Advertising Week events in New York, Tokyo, Mexico City and Sydney.

Seminars and Workshops
With over 175 seminars and workshops led by industry leaders, influencers and entertainers, there is something for everyone at Advertising Week Europe. From learning how to apply the latest innovations in technology to your role to gaining inspiration in storytelling by the best in the business, AWEurope’s program of seminars and workshops is not to be missed.

Click Here to watch seminars and workshops from past AWEurope’s on AWReplay. Past speakers include, Facebook’s Nicola Mendelsohn, WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell, industry legend Sir John Hegarty, actress Selma Hyek, and former US Vice President, Al Gore.
Leadership Breakfasts
Hosted each day of Advertising Week Europe, the Leadership Breakfast Series kicks off the morning’s programme with insight and inspiration from key industry leaders in the intimate setting of the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

The Leadership Breakfast Series is open to Platinum Delegates, Super Delegates and by invitation.

Culture & Commerce Lunch Series
Held in the elegant setting of Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly, the Culture and Commerce Lunch Series focuses on timely topics, for insightful conversations over lunch.

The Culture and Commerce Lunch Series is open to Platinum Delegates and by invitation.

Special Events and Concerts
Advertising Week Europe’s special events are nothing short of legendary. From concerts featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, All Saints, Jack Garratt, Charlie XCX and more, you’ll experience world-class musical entertainment.

If you’re looking for a quieter setting to bring a client, AWEurope’s Opening Gala, Comedy Night and intimate music showcases offer the perfect environment to entertain!

AW Connects
As the premiere event for marketing, advertising, media and technology professionals, Advertising Week Europe is the perfect environment for networking. Whether you’re sitting next to a CEO in a seminar or rubbing elbows with a potential client in one of our café spaces and lounges, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your network throughout each day.

With our nightly Connects cocktails, concerts and special events, you’ll also get a chance to mix, mingle and entertain clients in some of London’s most iconic and exclusive venues.
ADVISORY COUNCIL
Alex AltmanMEC
Alex Altman
Managing Director, Global Solutions - London

Alex has over 25 years media experience having worked at some of the biggest and most successful agencies in the UK.

He joined Global Solutions as London Managing Director in 2013. This 150 strong team are responsible for managing our multi-national clients across the EMEA region and are heavily involved in all regional new business opportunities. Global Solutions is a full service team including specialists in strategy, digital, research, analytics and client servicing.

Alex joined from Initiative where he was UK CEO and has previously worked at Carat, Mediacom, Mindshare and MEC UK.

As part of Alex’s role, he is responsible for the Global Vodafone Media relationship. He works closely with Central and Local clients and colleagues to ensure a consistently excellent service across our entire network.
Paul BainsfairIPA
Paul Bainsfair
Paul’s advertising career began at Saatchi & Saatchi in 1977 where he started as an account executive. Ten years later was made CEO of the Charlotte Street shop.

In 1991 he co-founded Bainsfair Sharkey Trott with John Sharkey and Dave Trott.

In 1998 BST was acquired by Omnicom and merged with TBWA where Paul became Chairman of TBWA UK and

President TBWA Europe. In 2009 he became Chairman of Iris Worldwide, the UK’s largest independent integrated network. Paul has also been the Non-Exec Chairman ofLean Mean Fighting Machine.

In 2011 Paul succeeded Hamish Pringle as Director-General of The IPA.

Paul sits on the boards of RAJAR/ASBOF/BASBOF/ BARB/ Iris and Advertising Week (Europe).

He describes himself as an adman and a farmer. He is married to Sophie and has three children, Bruno, Ted and Phoebe. They live in Holland Park and Wiltshire.
Nick BamptonInfinitum Group
Nick Bampton
Founder & CEO

Nick started his career at Thames Television in 1990 and worked for Young and Rubicam and Channel 5 before joining Viacom Brand Solutions in 2001 - firstly as Sales Director and then two years later he was promoted to Managing Director. During his 8 years there, VBS became both commercially and creatively successful growing advertising revenue significantly and winning many awards including Media Week Sales Team of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and Campaign’s TV Sales Team of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

In 2010, Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell bought Channel 5 from RTL for £103m and Nick joined with a brief to turnaround the team’s fortunes. He implemented a commercial and editorial strategy bringing agencies and advertisers much closer to content. Over a 3 year period, Channel grew its commercial sales revenues by a market beating 30% and Channel 5 became profitable. In April 2014 Northern and Shell sold Channel 5 to Viacom for £463M.

Nick is currently working with the new owners on the integration plan having got EU approval for the deal in September. Nick is married, has two children aged 11 and 8 and a dog, supports Chelsea and plays golf less often than he’d like.
Lisa BattyTime inc UK
Lisa Batty
Marketing Director, Advertising

Lisa has worked at Time Inc. UK for 9 years, having spent 12 years prior to this in media planning at various agencies. After spending 6 years in the Strategic Business Development team which she helped to set up and grow, Lisa became Commercial Marketing Director in 2015. Her role is set the marketing strategy and plan for the year, and to promote Time Inc. UK’s advertising offering to agencies and clients, making sure we stand out and remain top of mind with key decision makers. Events are a key part of the role and Advertising Week Europe is always an important part of Time Inc. UK’s marketing calendar.
Mark BoydGravity Road
Mark Boyd
Founder

Rachel BristowSky
Rachel Bristow
Director Client Partner & Collaboration, Sky Media Sales

Rachel joined Sky Media in 2014 in the newly created position of Director of Partnerships, with a remit to develop content, data and advertiser partnerships. She also oversees Sky Media’s marketing, communications, training and development teams.

Prior to her current role she worked for Unilever Plc for 9 years culminating in the role of VP Global Media Data & Analytics, responsible for developing the global media data strategy and establishing the first global data management platform.

Previously at Unilever Rachel was Marketing Comms & Buying Director, with responsibility for the UK & Ireland media investment across 30 brands in 11 different categories.

In her earlier career Rachel heading up the on- and off-line Direct Marketing programmes at Sainsbury’s.

Rachel takes an active role in industry initiatives having been a Non-Exec Director of Newsworks, and Director and Treasurer of ISBA. She is a member of WACL.

Rachel lives in South West London with her husband and daughter.
Adam BullockCONTENTed (Digital Media)
Adam Bullock
Co-founder & Director

Adam is Co-founder and director of CONTENTed digital media in February of this year. After a successful 20 year career in PLC, Adam and his business partner (Moz Dee) created a Content marketing and IP business. The business has initial funding from HNW including city heavyweights such as Jon Molton, Bob Benton and Sports entrepreneur Jon Smith. Founding clients include Satellite Information Services (SIS), Sky Media, AMSCREEN, BWIN and Kia.

Adam joined UTV as Sponsorship and Promotions Director in July 2004. He was instrumental in the development of the model that has made talkSPORT one of the most commercially successful media brands in the U.K. Progressing to Sales Director and then latterly Managing Director. Adam was responsible for the acquisition of Sport Magazine in June 2009, which has received much editorial and critical acclaim and moved it into significant profit in the first year of ownership. Adam operated in a dual role of MD for UTV Pitch (The commercial arm of Sport and Ts) and Sport Magazine.

As part of the UTV Plc Executive team, Adam’s role was to drive Revenue and Audience Growth, Mergers and Acquisition, Sports Rights and Talent, People and Culture.

Prior to joining UTV Adam worked in variety of roles with EMAP plc. Starting on the Launch of Kiss 100 from pirate to a licensed broadcaster. Then onto a number of cross media roles stretching brands such as FHM, Smash Hits, Heat, Kerrang and Empire into TV, Digital, Event and brand licensing. Commercial content is at the centre of everything he has achieved. Adam was on the commercial board of directors for the RAB from 2006 to 2008 and is a founder member of the NABS 100 club.

Adam is a husband and a father of two girls. He is a keen runner with a passion for Music, Sport, Food and travel. He can be found presiding on the Kings road every other Saturday in anticipation of his beloved Chelsea.
David BuonaguidiCrispin Porter + Bogusky
David Buonaguidi
Chief Creative Officer

Dominic CarterNews UK
Dominic Carter
Chief Commercial Officer

Dominic joined News International in 1991 and held various roles across The Sun and Times Newspapers Limited before leaving in 2000 to join Mirror Group Newspapers as Group Advertising Director.

In 2006 he returned to News International as Trading Director across The Times & Sunday Times and expanded his role in 2008 to include The Sun. Dominic was appointed Commercial Director of News UK in September 2011 following a restructure of the Commercial team. He stepped up to become Managing Director in July 2015 and was named Chief Commercial Officer in January 2016. Keen motorcyclist Dominic is married with three children.
Abby CarvossoBauer Media UK
Abby Carvosso
Group Managing Director, Bauer Media Advertising

Abby Carvosso is Group Managing Director of Bauer Advertising at Bauer Media, which is the UK’s biggest and most influential multiplatform media brand network. Abby leads a commercial team of 200+ people, working across radio, print, digital, TV and live. Her remit is to provide Bauer’s commercial partners with compelling, creative, content-led advertising solutions across multiple brands and platforms. Abby has held a number of senior commercial, publishing and management roles at Bauer Media, including Head of Magazine & Digital Sales, MD of Lifestyle and Advertising and latterly Group Managing Director, London Lifestyle, responsible for brands such as Empire, Heat, Grazia and Closer.
Her many and varied achievements include being launch Publisher of Grazia, the UK’s first weekly glossy. Grazia changed the UK magazine market forever, attracting an upscale audience and premium fashion and beauty advertisers to the weekly magazine market for the first time. More recently, Abby was instrumental in the launch of The Debrief, Bauer Media’s first digital-only brand. The Debrief delivers a distinct mix of tailored content that mirrors the behaviour of the constantly connected ABC1 20 something female, providing relevant content at the right time and through the right channels. The Debrief offers exceptional native advertising opportunities to its commercial partners and has been recognised with some high profile industry accolades, including the PPA new talent awards.
Abby lives in Hampshire with her three children and husband, Paul.
Cedric ChambazBing Ads, Microsoft
Cedric Chambaz
Europe Marketing Director

Tasked with promoting Microsoft’s search marketing platform – Bing Ads – around the world, Cedric works closely with advertisers, from Blue Chip brands to small businesses, to help them develop effective online strategies which can boost their visibility with PPC, provide more targeted communication and deliver higher ROI. With nearly 15 years of digital marketing experience to talk about, Cedric is a regular speaker at international industry events, and lectures at European graduate business schools to help nurture the next generation of digital savvy business leaders. He joined Microsoft in 2008 after spending 7 years at advertising agencies in Singapore, Paris and London (Publicis and Lbi). He holds a Master from ICN Graduate Business School and specialised in Consumer Behaviour and Managing Innovation at McGill University in Canada.
Duncan ChaterHearst
Duncan Chater
CRO

Zoe ClappUKTV
Zoe Clapp
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Zoë is responsible for the Communications, Creative, Digital, Marketing, and Media departments at Britain’s largest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV.

A member of the executive board, Zoe is in charge of maintaining and building the viewership and reputation of UKTV’s network of award-winning brands. She also oversees UKTV’s in-house high-tech production facility.

In 2016, Zoe was promoted from Communications Director to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. During her 11 year tenure at UKTV, Zoë's strategic leadership of the Communications division has helped position the network as the fastest growing commercial broadcaster in the UK, moving the business from challenger to contender in the media industry.

Zoë graduated from London College of Fashion in 2000. She’s worked both agency-side and in-house, with a variety of clients including Exposure, Extreme Sports Channel, Warner Music, Emap and Nike.

Nigel ClarksonYahoo UK
Nigel Clarkson
Managing Director< b/>< /b> Nigel Clarkson is the Managing Director and Country Commercial Manager of Yahoo UK. Nigel joined the company in February 2016 and oversees Yahoo’s business in the UK. Responsible for the promotion of its advertising solutions and partnerships to brands and agencies, including its programmatic offering BrightRoll and native marketplace Yahoo Gemini, Nigel is charged with driving the continued commercial success of Yahoo in the UK. It is an interesting time for digital advertising businesses as they are dealing with a massive shift towards programmatic buying and data partnerships, as well as a clear move to mobile devices which Yahoo are driving through their MAVENS focus (Mobile, Video, Native and Social). Last year Yahoo were shortlisted for, and gained a high commendation as Campaign Magazine's digital sales team of the year.< b/>< /b> Prior to joining Yahoo, Nigel was MD at Weve, the world’s first Telco operator alliance business formed by O2, EE and Vodafone, specialising in all things mobile - data, advertising, loyalty and payments. Nigel was responsible for all commercial, marketing, product and tech at the company and drove the growth of the business. Weve was shortlisted for both brand of the year and sales team of the year at the media week awards in only their second year of business.< b/>< /b> Among other companies, Nigel ran the UK office for LivingSocial, the global social commerce/ daily deal company when they were still in start-up phase. Previous roles include Sales and Marketing director at Primesight and Agency Sales Manager at Classic FM, where he undertook sales and commercial lead roles. His first job was at Clear Channel in 1995, where he worked his way up to National Sales Manager within six years at the company.< b/>< /b> Nigel has a genuine passion for all things advertising and marketing, and for building successful teams. He sits on the board of NABS as a trustee, the main board of the IAB, the Mobile Marketing Association and also on the advisory panels of Ad Week, Media 360 and the famous Media Business Course in Brighton. He is currently working as a mentor for two early stage start-ups.< b/>< /b> Outside of work, Nigel's spare time was once taken up by sport and socialising. It is now taken up by his two young children, with a special interest in wildlife documentaries, dinosaurs, puzzles and storytelling. He is partial to craft beers, dark chocolate and the occasional lunch in a London restaurant (Hakkassan if you're offering)
Claudine CollinsMediaCom UK
Claudine Collins
Managing Director, UK

Claudine Collins is the Managing Director of MediaCom UK, the largest media planning and buying agency in the UK. With over 200 clients, and 800 staff her role is to ensure the smooth running of the agency on a day to day basis and ensure staff welfare. She also ensures that the Managing Partners in the agency and their departments deliver the best client service and help to facilitate better connections particularly between media owners and clients.

She has been in the industry for 25 years, forging strong, high level relationships with the media and has worked on a variety of clients. She started at Squires Robertson Gill, before moving to CIA and then in 1995 was headhunted by The Media Business to work in the press department. In 1998 she became the head of Press for MediaCom overseeing £300million of press advertising. In 2008 she was promoted to the Managing Partner Board of MediaCom and made Head of Investment overseeing £1billion of advertising revenue before being made Managing Director in 2011.

Using a combination of charm and tenacity, Claudine is well known in the industry as a formidable negotiator. Whilst at The Media Business she was voted by Campaign magazine as a high achiever and was often in Campaigns top ten media buyers, culminating in her being named the number 1 media buyer in 2011. Since 2013, Claudine has appeared in “The Apprentice” interviewing the final 5 candidates and has featured as the industry expert in BBC2’s “You’re Fired!” programme. She has been involved with The Princes Trust mentoring programme and has appeared in Marie Claire Magazine, The Times Newspaper and Start Your Business Magazine amongst others. In her spare time she also works for numerous charities including Lords Taverners and sits on the exec committee of Rays of Sunshine Children’s charity.
Mark CreightonDentsu Aegis Network
Mark Creighton
Chief Operation Officer UK & Ireland

Mark is Chief Operating Officer of Dentsu Aegis in the UK & Ireland. He is responsible for fostering greater collaboration across all of the Network’s businesses in service of the company’s global vision to ‘Innovate the Way Brands are Built’.

Mark began his career as a Media Buyer at All Response Media, taking the opportunity to specialise in digital media and founding the agency’s digital division, Digit All. Building on his passion for the both the internet and media technology, he joined digital media specialist, i-level in 2006. Becoming Managing Director and overseeing rapid growth, he led the agency to broader industry recognition through inclusion in the Sunday Times ‘Top 50 small businesses to work for’ as well as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

In 2010, Mark joined Mindshare as the UK agency’s first COO responsible for orchestrating structural and cultural changes across the agency. Through the development of initiatives such as Huddle - an industry-wide festival exploring the trends and behaviours that are changing the media landscape - Mark was instrumental in connecting Mindshare to the broader media community, developing a collaborative approach to the benefit of its clients. He continued the transformation of Mindshare as CEO, spending two and a half years realising the agency’s vision to ‘Invent the Future of Media with its Clients’.

Mark is married to George and has two young sons, Rory (6) and Murray (3). An enthusiastic home cook, Mark hones his only creative skill under the hostile glare of a family of culinary critics.

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Steve DaviesAdvertising Producers Association (APA)
Steve Davies
CEO

Steve is a lawyer, and advises on any issues of concern for our members; particularly complex contractual, copyright or insurance issues. Alongside this he oversees all APA events and serves as an ambassador for the industry.

 As a member of the APA Council, which meets monthly to review objectives and strategy, Steve is focused on the APA’s main objective of creating the best possible business environment for its members.

 Steve is also a member of the board of the Advertising Association, Executive Vice President of the CFPE and one of the founders of the World Producers Summit in Cannes.
Viktoria DegtarBloomberg Media
Viktoria Degtar
EMEA Head of Sales

Viktoria Degtar is based in London after working as Group Publisher in charge of Bloomberg’s Live Events division and multiplatform sale in New York City. Her position in London is Head of EMEA Sales, leading EMEA's Sales and Marketing Team.

Before joining Bloomberg Media at the end of 2014, Degtar spent two years as the Vice President of Sales for The Huffington Post. Before that she worked for four years as Associate Vice President of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. From 2002 to 2007 she was the National Sales Director for the Financial Times.
Ella DolphinShortlist Media
Richard DunmallMedia IQ
Richard Dunmall
President

Richard Dunmall is President and a board member at Media iQ. He has over 16 years of experience in the communications and advertising industries across the globe. Before joining Media iQ, Richard spent two and a half years with Bauer Media, where he spearheaded the integration of the business’ print, broadcast and digital assets into a single advertising operation. Prior to Bauer Media he held various roles across the media industry including global advertising sales chief at Microsoft Advertising. He started his career in 2001 as sales director for Adlink, and went on to join Naked Communications, where he was responsible for running the global communications organisation as the Global CEO.
Stewart EasterbrookMedia IQ
Stewart Easterbrook
Chairman to the Board

Strategic Adviser to Businesses in Media Communications, Data Analytics and Technology

Stewart is an adviser to the boards of several companies operating in the fields of media communications, data analytics and advertising technology. He has most recently taken roles with MEDIA iQ, a leading data analytics and programmatic media specialist, and the video and animation production marketplace, Wooshii.

Prior to this Stewart was in the Publicis Groupe for 17 years in a number of senior management roles. In 2008, Stewart became CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group UK, managing the UK Group Board and the operations of the two UK agency businesses, Starcom and MediaVest, as well as the International Hub also run from its London office.

After five years as CEO, Stewart moved into the role of Executive Director of Digital Development for Starcom MediaVest Europe, focusing on growth and innovation across SMG’s key European markets.

Richard EyreMedia IQ
Richard Eyre
President

Richard Eyre’s career began with 16 years in advertising, where he specialised in media planning and became the first Media Director of BBH.

He has been Chief Executive of three companies – Capital Radio plc, ITV and Pearson Television. And he was Director of Content and Strategy at RTL plc, the largest commercial broadcasting and content group in Europe.

Since 2001 he has operated in non-executive roles, including time as a Chairman of RDF Media and the Eden Project. He has served on the boards of the Guardian Media Group, Grant Thornton LLP and has completed a number of advisory roles for the government and Ofcom.

He is now Chairman of the UK Internet Advertising Bureau, Next 15 plc and The Media Trust.

He loves music and snow. He runs an internet radio station – Radio Crimson –from his shed and walked to the North Pole in 2004 and the South Pole in 2013.

He has won The Mackintosh Medal, the highest award of Britain's marketing communications industry and a CBE for services to media and advertising in the Queen’s 2014 New Year’s Honours List.

Alan FaganESPN
Alan Fagan
Group Director, Advertising and Sponsorship

Alan is responsible for the management and strategic development of ESPN’s advertising and sponsorship business across ESPN’s platforms in the UK and EMEA region, as well as driving international sales from Europe-based clients for all of ESPN products, worldwide.

Alan has led the launch of numerous new platforms and services over the past few years, across several countries and territories.

This includes the current roll out of ‘One Voice’, a new unified commercial proposition from the Disney Media Group.

Alan joined ESPN from BBC Worldwide, where he served as the Sales Director for Western Europe.

Prior to BBC Worldwide, Fagan worked at CNN International as Director of UK Sales.

Stuart FlintAOL UK
Stuart Flint
Managing Director

Stuart Flint is the Managing Director of media technology company AOL UK, where he is responsible for driving overall operations and strategic direction of the business. In the UK this includes AOL’s award-winning editorial brands The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget as well as the advertiser sales and publisher platforms businesses.

As part of his role Stuart oversees the running of the AOL Platforms division, which enables the world's top advertisers and media brands to reach consumers across desktop, mobile and TV through premium video experiences, programmatic buying and performance-driven campaigns. Stuart is also responsible for driving the management and sales responsibility for all of Microsoft's display, mobile and video advertising inventory in the UK following the recent global partnership announcement.

Having previously worked at Yahoo! UK, Virgin Media, Hearst Digital and as Sales Director at Microsoft Advertising UK, Stuart moved into AOL UK as part of the partnership between the two companies to become Commercial Director.

A coastal Essex lad at heart, Stuart lives with his wife and daughter in Leigh on Sea. One of Stuart’s ambitions is to find a way to commercialise his obsession with vintage Volkswagen Campervans and Beetles.

Stuart brings over 15 years’ experience in both leadership and sales to the team and is based in AOL’s London office. "
Chris ForresterSpotify
Chris Forrester
UK Country Manager

Chris joined Spotify towards the end of 2016 in the newly created role of UK Country Manager. Starting off in the world of press, spending significant time at The Guardian, he saw his way into outdoor media moving from Exterion, to AMScreen before becoming Managing Director of Primesight prior to Spotify.

Chris brings with him a wealth of experience in the media industry. As such he is a respected and valued industry leader known for inspiring and managing highly successful teams resulting in various awards and accolades along the way.

Chris lives in London with his two children and has a somewhat eclectic list of passions including cycling, yoga, meditation, kick boxing, drumming, snow boarding and supporting his beloved Liverpool FC.

Chris GoldsonITV
Chris Goldson
Director of Creative Works and Commercial Marketing

Chris has over 25 years' experience working for media brands including Media Week, Financial Times Business, BBC Worldwide and - more recently - 9 years at Virgin Radio / Absolute Radio where he was Commercial Director. He joined ITV in 2011 to lead its creative strategy team 'Creative Works', and he also heads up ITV's Commercial Marketing.
Gemma GreavesThe Marketing Society
Gemma Greaves
Chief Executive, The Marketing Society

Gemma Greaves is the Chief Executive of The Marketing Society. Throughout her career she has believed in, and championed three things close to her heart: being brave, the power of connections and the belief that together we can make a difference.

For over a decade Gemma has been growing and nurturing The Marketing Society’s network, and for the past two years she has spearheaded its international expansion transforming the Society into the leading global network of senior marketers. There are now thriving Marketing Society hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai with launches in New York and New Delhi coming soon.

An entrepreneur at heart, Gemma runs her own private club, Cabal, for the restless and humble, creating memorable and unique experiences.

Gemma was also proud to be the first ever female president of the Solus Club in London for 2016, which brings people together to hear from extraordinary, inspirational speakers.

Gemma lives in Twickenham with her husband Andy and Joshie, their one year old son.
Greg GrimmerFetch
Greg Grimmer
COO

Greg is a well-known figurehead in the digital media landscape, a member of the IPA and an oft-quoted press spokesman on digital advertising, as well as a frequent judge of major advertising and marketing awards. His influential column on Mediatel.co.uk has been now running for five years and has received wide acclaim from both within and outside the industry. He has also co-authored two books on marketing “Advertising Works 12” and The Digital State.”

Greg began his career in media planning at Delaney Fletcher/Bozell and then CIA where he rose to become Strategic Planning Director, and joining the board at the age of twenty eight. He joined Optimedia before becoming Commercial Director at newly founded ZenithOptimedia Group in 2003. Greg became MD of Zed Media in 2005. He grew Zed from 50 staff and billings of £52million to 120 staff and billings of £130million in a three year period and the agency took a pre-eminent position in the digital arena, winning awards for work in DiTV, Mobile, and social networking.

In 2008 Greg became a founding partner at Hurrell Moseley Dawson and Grimmer (HMDG) a ‘new model’ advertising agency with partners across the advertising, creative and planning spectrum. The agency from launch attracted brands including Autotrader.com, Aston Martin, Nestle, and the launch of WIRED magazine.  

After selling his stake in HMDG, Greg was enticed by the founders to join the Fetch success story with a brief to expand the company into new global markets and new areas of marketing services. Fetch was acquired in November 2014 by the Dentsu Aegis Network. It currently works with clients including Uber, Facebook, eBay, Expedia, Hotels.com and Apple Music.
Tracy HalliwellLondon and Partners
Tracy Halliwell
Director of Business Tourism & Major Events

Director of Business Tourism and Major Events, Tracy Halliwell MBE joined London & Partners from Visit London, the capital’s global marketing organisation. At London & Partners, Tracy heads up London’s Convention Bureau, managing the event solutions team and a proactive global sales team focused on attracting discretionary business, cultural & sporting events to the capital. At the same time Tracy works with city stakeholders to develop and build London’s business and major events tourism offering.

In 2013 Tracy was awarded the Eventia Outstanding Achievement honour and named in the Event 100 list of the most influential people in the industry.

Prior to joining London & Partners Tracy had over 20 years’ experience in senior sales and marketing positions in the tourism industry including Vice-President of Sales EMEA for Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Global Sales Director for Thistle Hotels (then the largest hotel operator in London), Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing North America for Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts, as well as numerous property-based Director of Sales & Marketing roles within London and the UK.

Tracy was awarded an MBE for services to business tourism in 2014.
Jonathan HarmanRoyal Mail MarketReach
Jonathan Harman
Managing Director

Jonathan is Managing Director, Royal Mail MarketReach and a member of the Group Executive Team at Royal Mail Group.

He has worked in Direct Marketing for more than 20 years. Previous roles include Managing Director of Omnicom’s Claydon Heeley, Chief Executive of WPP’s RMG Connect and President, EMEA of Carlson Marketing where he was also a member of the global executive committee. Following Carlson Marketing’s acquisition by Aimia in 2009, Jonathan served as Chief Development Officer, EMEA of the combined company with a remit that included business and corporate development, marketing, knowledge management and proprietary loyalty.

Jonathan is a Council Member for the Advertising Association, an IPA Effectiveness Awards judge and holds non-executive directorships for Advertising Standard Board of Finance and Committee of Advertising Practice.

Jonathan holds a postgraduate diploma in marketing and became an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing in 2016.

Steve HatchFacebook
Steve Hatch
Managing Director: Northern Europe

In his role as Facebook’s first Managing Director for Northern Europe, Steve manages all business operations in the region.

Since his appointment in March 2014, Steve has driven a fundamental evolution on the platform, namely the explosion of video consumption, and the commercialization of Instagram.

Prior to joining Facebook in 2014, Steve worked in Y&R, Omnicom and WPP where he spent 15 years, with his final role as CEO of MEC.

Steve Is a non-executive Director of Trinity Mirror PLC and is the Chair of the Confederation of British Industry Tech group.

His co-authored 'Rigorous Magic’ was published in 2007. Steve lives with his wife Sophie and their two children and, when time allows, follows his passions of movies, running, yoga and cooking. He would like to be a chef but isn’t good enough.
Mark HoweGoogle
Mark Howe
Managing Director North & Central Europe

After Ten years at Google UK, Mark took up an expanded role across EMEA in 2016 to drive a more consistent and engaging approach across Google’s Agency business.

Prior to Google Mark worked in the UK television industry for 20 years - over half that time in digital, multi-channel TV.

Mark’s role as the Media Sales leadership face of Google has seen him in the UK join the boards of ASBOF (Advertising Standards Board of Finance), the IAB, the AA’s Front Foot, the Council of the Advertising Association, a Trustee for NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) and a member of The Marketing Group of Great Britain and The Marketing Society.

Mark’s remit remains to ensure Google builds lasting & trusted relationships with its customers, whilst challenging the Industry to embrace the accelerating pace of change. Not least of which coming from Google itself.

In his spare time Mark loves throwing himself into cold water with a passion for open water swimming, twice racing the Classic Escape from Alcatraz swim in San Francisco Bay.

He was educated at University College London & lives in Surrey, with his wife and three children.

Tim HuntCurio
Tim Hunt
Marketing Co-Founder

Tim is Marketing co-founder of audio startup Curio. As Marketing Director of The Guardian, he led the expansion of its global audience into the US and Australia and successfully launched the mobile app (over 6m downloads and counting) – whilst driving increased newspaper revenue of £64m last year.

Prior to this, Tim held senior digital marketing and tech startup marketing roles for the past 15 years– most recently on the board of YouView – the IPTV service backed by BBC/ITV and Channel 4, now in over 2.5m homes - where was CMO as well as running Comms, Product and User Experience.

His previous experience spans a broad range of sectors and business models: both free & pay: he was a board member of Freeview and he also was launch Marketing Director of Project Kangaroo, the internet joint venture between BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4.

As founder of a successful consultancy practice, Tim worked with terrestrial and satellite broadcasters from ITV to Disney.

Prior to this, Tim was Marketing Director of Sky Italia, where he was responsible for the successful launch of the service from the merger of two satellite operators to become one of Europe’s leading pay-TV operators with over 2m customers within twelve months.

Tim began his career in advertising - he was Managing partner of St. Lukes, the cult ad agency with which he built into a top 10 agency winning “Agency of the year” in 1997.

He is a member of the Marketing society and the Royal Television society as well as a regular river runner and mid-life crisis motorcyclist.
Julian Lloyd EvansDennis Publishing
Julian Lloyd Evans
Co-Chairman of the Advisory Council, AW Europe
Managing Director of Advertising Sales

“It is amazing what you can achieve if you do not care who gets the credit”
- Harry S Truman, 1884 - 1972, US President

Julian is the Managing Director of Advertising Sales at Dennis Publishing as well as working across a number of international media companies.

Having joined Dennis Publishing as a Sales Executive in 1996, Julian has helped build Dennis into one of the best performing media companies in the UK winning over 100 awards in the last 4 years including Digital Publisher of the Year, Sales Team of the Year and Best Publisher for New Talent.

Julian’s other interests include entrepreneurialism and social enterprise working with a number of groups in the UK including The Big Issue. Julian is also part of the Advertising Week Europe Advisory Board.
Stephan LoerkeWFA
Stephan Loerke
CEO

Stephan has been the CEO of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) since November 2003.

During his tenure, WFA has tripled its corporate membership and has extended its network to 60 countries, significantly reinforcing the WFA’s presence in the world’s fastest emerging advertising markets.

Prior to joining WFA, Stephan worked for L'Oréal in Paris and Brussels. He studied business economics at the Saint Gall Business School in Switzerland, after which he worked at the United Nations in New York.

Stephan has German and French nationalities. He is married to Sabine and has two sons, Sebastian and Alexandre.
Nico LutkinsLinkedIn
Nico Lutkins
Director of Marketing EMEA

With more than 15 years’ B2B marketing experience, Nico is the Director of Marketing, EMEA for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business. In this capacity, she is responsible for helping drive the growth of LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business across the EMEA region, helping marketers and agencies identify, target and engage with the world’s most influential professionals.

Prior to joining LinkedIn, Nico was Global Director of Enterprise Marketing and Customer Advocacy at Trustpilot, the leading online review-driven community that builds relationships between consumers and businesses. Nico has also held senior roles at Dell, Global 360 (now OpenText Corporation), and Intralinks. A dual US / Austrian citizen who has lived in the UK for the past 10 years, Nico brings a global perspective to everything she does, and a passion for helping businesses understand, engage and delight their customers.

David MansfieldThe Drive Partnership
David Mansfield
Director/ Partner

David is a founder and partner in The Drive Partnership, a consultancy specialising in helping organisations improve commercial performance.

  He is an investor and advisor to a number of early stage companies.

  David is non-executive chairman of RAJAR Ltd, Circus Street, LoveliveTV Ltd, HelloU Ltd and Field and Flower.

  David is a non-executive director at Results International.

  He previously held non-executive directorships at Ingenious Media Plc, Music Festivals Plc, Carphone Warehouse Plc and Game Group Plc.

  He was, from 1997 to 2005, the chief executive of Capital Radio Plc. Following Capital's merger with GWR he was CEO of GCap Media and prior to joining Capital held senior positions at Thames Television Plc and Scottish Television Plc.

  Previously a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the Radio Academy and a member of The London Business School Enterprise 100 Club.

  David is an Honorary Visiting Professor at CASS business school.

Chris Maples
Chris Maples


Advertising's Mr. Big

Chris Maples joined Spotify in 2011 as UK Managing Director where he was responsible for building out the sales and marketing teams and was a key driver for Spotify's growth in Europe.

Before that Chris was Commercial Director for Microsoft Advertising and responsible for all display, network, search ad serving and analytics business in the UK. He has also worked at Shopzilla, Maiden Outdoor, Bauer Media, Flextech and Channel 4, and started his career building ITV's first sales house, TSMS.

These days Chris is a consultant to multiple businesses in the sector, a curious observer of what is happening in the world digitally, and a glowing beacon to those that are finding it difficult to navigate. He's particularly good at this since he's 6'8".
Erin (Mack) McKelveySalientMG
Erin (Mack) McKelvey
CEO

Erin (Mack) McKelvey, Managing Partner/CEO of SalientMG, serves as senior marketing counsel for technology companies and brands at various stages of growth. Over her 18-year career in mobile and digital, Mack has led transformative B2B and B2C company growth initiatives to accelerate revenue and create market differentiation for publicly traded and privately held companies.

Prior to founding SalientMG, Mack was the Senior Vice President, Marketing, at Millennial Media; where she led the company’s global corporate and product marketing, industry relations and communications; from the company’s start-up stage through its successful 2012 IPO. Before Millennial Media, Mack held senior roles at SIRIUS XM Radio, VeriSign, British Telecom (BT Ignite), and 2nd Century Communications. She also held senior tech communication roles at Edelman and Alexander Communications (now part of Ogilvy PR).

Mack is a frequent advertising and tech industry speaker, conference advisor, and awards judge. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Advertising Week Europe and Advertising Week New York; the Board of Directors for the Marketers Choice Awards (Industry Index). She is a member of the Advertising Women of NY (AWNY) and she previously served on the North American Board of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the Mobile Board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

Mack teamed with Business Insider to create the 2014 list of Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising; in both 2013 and 2012, Mack was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising, by Business Insider. In 2012, Mack received the Silver Medal Award for outstanding contribution to the advertising industry, by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). In 2010, she was listed on the inaugural Mobile Women to Watch, by Mobile Marketer; and she was a contributing author of Mobile Marketing for Dummies.

Mack lives in the DC area with her husband, a government contracts consulting executive and a former U.S. Reconnaissance Marine, with 2nd Recon Bn. They have two daughters, support numerous charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, Susan G Komen, St. Jude, ALS Foundation, Marine Reconnaissance Foundation, Silent Warriors Scholarship Fund, Warrior Dog Foundation, Heroes for Hire, and AMVETS; and are early stage investors.
Helen McRaeMindshare
Helen McRae
UK CEO

Helen has been newly appointed to the role of UK CEO. She will combine her UK CEO role with her role as Chair of Mindshare Western Europe, representing Europe on the GroupM Europe board. She came to Mindshare in 2004 to lead the global Unilever account, before assuming joint responsibility for Mindshare EMEA. She has worked on every continent bar Antarctica and has an equally diverse career background covering banking, education, logistics, and of course, media. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in the US but still holds her Aussie passport dear to her heart.
Jon MewIAB UK
Jon Mew
Chief Executive Officer

Jon is the recently appointed Chief Executive of the IAB UK, the trade body representing the digital advertising industry. The IAB’s role is to unite the industry with 1,200 members, including media owners, agencies and brands. Jon’s vision stems from the belief that digital is the smartest way for brands to reach and wow their customers. His mission is to re-assert the positives of digital.

He has been at the IAB since 2008, joining as the first Head of Mobile before stepping up to become Director of Mobile and Operations and then the IAB's first Chief Operating Officer.   Prior roles include Head of Marketing for Orange portals team, controlling the trade and consumer marketing strategies and media research.

Jon has featured as number 10 in The Drum’s Mobile Top 50 and has spoken on numerous high profile platforms. He is fascinated with technology and known in the industry for his witty banter.

Nikki MendoncaOMD
Nikki Mendonca
President of Europe

Nikki Mendonça is the EMEA President of OMD, the largest and most awarded marketing communications company in the world. She presides over 5,000+ employees, across 80+ offices in 63 markets, and oversees $19 billion in marketing communications investment from leading world class companies including McDonald's, PepsiCo, Estee Lauder, Liberty Global and Walt Disney.

Since joining Omnicom in 2002, in addition to rolling out the PHD network across the region from 2005-07, Nikki has grown OMD EMEA’s billings by over 200%, driven consistent year-on-year growth despite the financial crisis of 2008- 2012, and has been a key player in orchestrating some of the world’s largest client consolidations (Renault Nissan, Estee Lauder, Walt Disney and Liberty Global).

Under Nikki’s leadership, OMD has won numerous prestigious accolades, including being named the ‘most creative agency in the world’ for nine years running by Gunn Report for Media, taking the title of M&M Global’s Agency Network of the Year and the inaugural IPA Effectiveness Network of the Year in 2014, as well as most recently being awarded AdWeek’s and Festival of Media’s Global Agency Network of the Year in 2015. As part of the Global Executive Committee, Nikki has played an instrumental role in the development and roll-out of OMD’s game-changing operating system, VISION. A data-driven platform that drives a more collaborative, integrated way of working in creating marketing solutions for clients.

Prior to joining OMD EMEA, Nikki ran the Strategic Marketing Division at Capital Radio Plc, responsible for the commercial research and marketing of all 19 radio stations owned by the group, helping to drive an annual turnover of $190m. Previous to that she worked at Leo Burnett UK running the $150m+ media divisions of Procter & Gamble, Kellogg's and Grand Met, and at CIA Media Network trading TV airtime for Kraft and Wrigley’s.

Nikki is a fierce champion of a mobile first approach to marketing communications and sits on various industry boards including Advertising Week Europe which attracts over 25,000 delegates to London each year and IAB Europe which promotes the standardisation and measurement of digital advertising practices across markets.
Ruth MortimerCentaur Media Plc
Ruth Mortimer
Managing Director

Ruth Mortimer is the director of the Festival of Marketing and content director for Centaur Marketing, which comprises Marketing Week, Econsultancy, Festival of Marketing, Creative Review, Design Week, Celebrity Intelligence, Fashion/Beauty Monitor, Year Ahead and Foresight News.

Her festival director role is to lead Centaur’s flagship event for brands, which comprises a programme featuring 250 speakers, including high profile figures such as Apple founder Steve Wozniak. The Festival runs 13 simultaneous stages, an awards scheme, a gig and a partner fringe programme.

Her content director role involves ensuring that the brands - which range from print magazines to digital training providers, from data intelligence products to large-scale events, have a joined-up content strategy that helps us provide our audiences in the marketing, media, creative and PR communities with products that fit their needs.

Jon O'DonnellESI Media
Jon O'Donnell
Managing Director, ESI Commercial

Jon has a healthy history in print starting out with a successful newspaper round in the mid 1980's. Keen for this love affair to continue Jon's natural next step (post university) was to embark upon a career selling Classified ad space for The Guardian in Manchester. Following a brief spell at The Express Jon then spent 10 years with the Mail on Sunday taking on a variety of roles across the portfolio rising to the position of Head of Newspaper Trading. In 2008 Jon left to join the London Evening Standard and became part of the exciting team that was to change the face of Londons' newspaper landscape, following the acquisition of the title by the Lebedevs. Jon became Advertisement Director in September 2009, and was responsible for creating and delivering the commercial strategy for both taking the newspaper free and then subsequently growing the circulation to 700,000. This made the London Evening Standard the largest quality daily in the UK. Shortly afterwards the Lebedevs acquired the Independent brands and Jon became Group Commercial Director across all titles for print and digital. Most recently the company has rebranded as ESI Media to offer clients a more holistic opportunity across all platforms within the portfolio, which will soon include TV with the launch of ESTV in 2014. When his nose is not buried in Newsbrands Jon can be found swimming, biking and running his way around any number of triathlons home and away. Jon is the lucky husband to wife Jacque, who also works in the media Industry (Advertisement Director of The Radio Times), and doting father to daughter Daisy.
David PemselGuardian Media Group
David Pemsel
CEO

July 2015 with responsibility for implementing and executing GMG’s commercial and financial business strategy.

David joined Guardian News & Media (GNM) in 2011 and was appointed chief commercial officer in 2012. A year later he took on increased accountability for the GNM business in the newly-created role of deputy chief executive, GNM. In that role, David had overall responsibility for all commercial operations in the UK, the US and Australia, integrating and leading all three businesses into one truly global organisation.

Prior to joining GNM, David worked in many senior roles within the media industry, including launching Shine Entertainment in 2000, before becoming Group Marketing Director of ITV in 2005.

David is a Non-Executive Director of The British Fashion Council, a Voting Member of BAFTA and a Council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain.
Kate RobertsonOne Young World
Kate Robertson
Co-Founder

Seth RoginNucleus Marketing
Seth Rogin
President & CEO

Seth Rogin is President & CEO of Nucleus Marketing Solutions, a new company founded by Hearst, Gannett, McClatchy and Tribune to drive innovation and digital media sales for the news industry. He's often called the industry's "Dean of Digital Advertising." Seth was previously the CRO of Mashable and VP of Advertising for The New York Times.

He was named "One of the 30 best people in advertising to follow on Twitter" by Business Insider and was inducted into MIN's Media Sales Hall of Fame. In 2016 Seth was named Associate Fellow of Oxford University's Saïd Business School and won iMedia's "Industry Luminary of the Year."
Seb RoyceKindeo
Seb Royce
Co-Founder

Seb began his advertising career at Ogilvy as a copywriter working across accounts including Ford, Lucozade, the Samaritans and the Observer.  He then became the founding Creative Director at Glue, helping build it into one of the most respected digital agencies in the business, winning over 100 industry awards in the process.

In 2015 Seb co-founded Kindeo, a service that helps older people record an autobiographical record of their lives onto video.

Seb has been a regular speaker at industry events and on the jury of awards including Cannes Lions, One Show, London International Awards, Clios and D&AD.
Kathleen SaxtonThe Lighthouse Company
Kathleen Saxton
Chairman of the Advisory Council, AW Europe
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Lighthouse Company

Kathleen joined the Media and Advertising industry in 1990 and spent the following 10 years within Sales positions at Sky Television, Capital Radio, Emap and Carlton Screen before undertaking various general management positions on the boards of PHD, Saatchi & Saatchi and Virgin Radio.

Kathleen always held a huge passion for the human condition and the value of relationships within her broad network and the wider industry and so, in 2007 took the entrepreneurial leap to become a Founding Partner and Shareholder at Executive Search firm, Grace Blue where she confirmed her passion for representing talent at leadership level.

After 3 exciting and successful years, Kathleen felt the industry was demanding a whole new approach and a talent agent style representation at the leadership level and a more intimate consultative approach to building boards and businesses and so, in 2009 Kathleen broke away and set up The Lighthouse Company in London and New York.

The Lighthouse Company has grown a reputation for representing world-class leadership talent and undertaking executive search for some of the finest and most famous companies within the Media, Marketing, Entertainment and Technology sectors. Now in its 8th year, the Lighthouse Company has also become trusted advisors, to many start-ups, corporate celebrities, entrepreneurs and the private equity fraternity. The Lighthouse also produce the annual New World Talent Survey which offers a barometer to the industry on matters such as leadership, equality and mental health in the boardroom.

Furthering her curiosity into the human condition, Kathleen completed her training in Psychotherapy at Regent’s University in 2014 and continues to advance both her Psychotherapy development at CCPE and has now opened her own clinical practice in Central London. In late 2016, Kathleen launched her second business Psyched Global (http://psychedglobal.com), in partnership with Ben McKie, offering individuals and corporate boards Executive Development programmes centred around bringing psychotherapy into the boardroom via leadership retreats and individual work.

In 2012, after five years of attending and speaking at the inspiring Advertising Week event in New York, Kathleen approached and partnered with Matt Scheckner the original founder and together they launched Advertising Week Europe in 2013, attracting 25,000+ people each year.

Kathleen is also a board member of NSPCC Childline (and the chair of the annual Childline Ball) as well as being an active member of WACL, the BACP and a regular industry speaker and mentor.

She is also mother to Ned, who is studying at Bournemouth University, and Nancy, who’s stimulating her mind at the University for the Creative Arts.

Karen StaceyDigital Cinema Media
Karen Stacey
CEO

Karen Stacey is Digital Cinema Media’s (DCM) CEO, and is currently overseeing a transformation of cinema’s role in the modern media mix with a strategy to align with the AV market. The past year alone has seen brands and their agencies pull off a string of media firsts in the space, further enhancing the big screen’s everlasting ability to captivate audiences through its unique immersive and dynamic environment.

The market leader in UK cinema advertising, DCM provides 3,207 screens at 517 sites for advertisers and sells 83% of the cinema advertising market through exhibitors including ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Curzon, Everyman, Picturehouse and many independent cinemas.

Prior to DCM, Karen worked in the media industry for over 25 years, holding senior positions at Bauer Media UK and Channel 4, working across all platforms including TV, radio, magazines and digital. In 2016, she was named as one of Campaign’s commercial sales chiefs of the year for her work in cinema.

Karen is also a member of WACL, the Marketing Society and The Solus Club, which only opened its doors to women in 2013. She is a huge film lover and a fan of most sports, despite preferring to watch rather than taking part! Karen lives with her husband and 12-year-old daughter in London.
Rupert StainesRadiumOne
Rupert Staines
European Managing Director

Rupert is the European Managing Director for RadiumOne Inc. Prior to joining RadiumOne, Rupert was responsible for creating, expanding and scaling the European online media operations for Specific Media (now VIANT), and Conversant Media (recently acquired by Alliance Data Systems).

With 25 years of international business experience, the last 17 in digital, he has successfully developed and driven the strategic plans for US ad-tech companies, building and motivating high performance teams in the process. He has a passion for the startup culture and digital disruption and states his mission as being ‘to help articulate and demystify digital advertising as information and consumer technologies collide’.

Rupert holds a BA in German Language and Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Phil StokesPwC
Phil Stokes
Partner, UK Entertainment & Media Leader

Phil leads PwC’s Creative Industries practice and the firm’s dedicated Entertainment and Media subsector.

An assurance partner by trade, he regularly leads strategic workshops with boards across the FTSE350 and at privately owned and private equity backed groups. He is on the editorial panel of PwC’s annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook publication which forecasts advertising and consumer spending trends across E&M sectors for each following five year period.

He works across a wide range of media industry specialisms including magazine and newspaper publishing, television and film production, television and radio broadcasting, cinemas, music, sports, event management, conferences, advertising and market research.

Phil has also led PwC’s Telecoms, Media and Technology practice across EMEA and established its global Digital Transformation group.  He launched the ground-breaking www.worldinbeta.com programme and continues to work in assessing and advising on the impact of technology change on business models across all industries and for governments.

Matt TeemanPrimesight
Matt Teeman
Managing Director

Matt is Managing Director of Primesight, one of the UK's largest outdoor media owners. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the UK and international media industry.

After starting his career at IPC, Matt joined BBC Worldwide, eventually becoming Director, Advertising Sales and Divisional Director of the magazines board. He worked across flagship titles including Radio Times.

Whilst still in his role at the BBC, Matt was appointed Chairman of PPA Marketing in 2009, and presented with the PPA Chairman’s award in 2011.

Matt joined Metro as Commercial Director in 2012 before moving to Bloomberg Media as Commercial Director for the EMEA region, responsible for all advertising revenues across TV, digital, print and events.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys watching football, running, cooking and collecting vintage watches as well as spending time with his three children.

Duncan TickellImmediate Media Co.
Duncan Tickell
MD, Advertising & International

Duncan is Commercial Director at Immediate Media Co the UK's leading special interest content and platform company. Duncan has extensive leadership experience in digital, print and mobile media and has held, board level, commercial and publishing roles at Dennis Publishing, VNU and Incisive Media before taking on his current role. Duncan has strategic responsibility for digital print and mobile advertising, content marketing, international licensing and business development of the Immediate Media group.
Lisa TookeyJamie Oliver Ltd.
Lisa Tookey
Commercial Director

Lisa Tookey joined the Jamie Oliver Media Group in 2013 to drive the commercial strategy across its media estate. The company’s eco-system has been home grown over the past 15 years and evolved from a traditional media business into an pioneering, agile, multi-media content powerhouse reaching over 45 million people globally every month. This includes the award winning Food Tube and Drinks Tube channels and the content production company Fresh One Productions. Lisa has also developed Good Food Works alongside the food and nutrition team - a corporate cooking programme created to help healthy eating habits via lessons from Jamie’s Ministry of Food team, currently in place with multiple partners including Google UK & US and Stanford University.

Lisa has worked in the media industry for over 20 years leading award winning commercial teams and holding senior positions at Bauer Media, Hearst, Time Inc and Gruner & Jahr.

She is an advisor to the CMA and sits on the Advisory Council of Adweek Europe. She lives in London with her husband and three daughters.
Rupert TurnbullTime Inc.
Rupert Turnbull
Group International Publisher

Rupert has more than 15 years experience working on magazine brands including HELLO!, Men’s Health, Condé Nast Traveller, House & Garden and GQ. He has been the Publisher at Wired since 2010 and has overseen its growth from print magazine to multiplatform brand, with a digital portfolio, several annual conferences, a weekly podcast and a consulting business.

In Rupert's current role at TIME Inc, where he oversees all commercial revenues for the 90+ Time Inc brands out of EMEA & LATAM.
Claire ValotiSnapchat
Claire Valoti
UK General Manager

Claire Valoti is the General Manager of Snap Inc in the UK, leading the mobile storytelling platform’s first European sales office.

Prior to this, Claire was the Director of Agency Partnerships at Facebook UK; Media Director at Weve and Managing Director of Weve’s predecessor, O2 Media. Claire began her career agency side, spending more than 11 years at Mindshare.

Active in the advertising and mobile industries, Claire was Chair of the UK Mobile Marketing Association until earlier this year.

Greg WithamIBT Media
Greg Witham
COO EMEA

Greg Witham is Chief Operating Officer for EMEA and Asia at IBT Media, the global news organisation that owns Newsweek and the International Business Times. He joined the company in March 2016 from Hearst Magazines UK, where he was Group Publishing Director of Cosmopolitan and Digital Spy. Prior to this, he was Group Publishing Director of Hearst Entertainment, and he also ran the corporate trading and business development teams. He began his career at Newsquest and, after a spell at Media Week, spent three years at Time Inc.
Stephen WoodfordAdvertising Association
Stephen Woodford
CEO

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