Broadcaster and Journalist
Julia Hartley-Brewer is a journalist and broadcaster. She is the presenter of LBC 97.3fm radio’s afternoon show and was a columnist and assistant editor of the Sunday Express. She has been a regular guest panellist on the comedy quiz show Have I Got News For You as well as appearing on BBC One’s Question Time and Radio 4's Any Questions. She is a regular pundit and commentator on TV and radio, including Sky News, the BBC News Channel, Radio 5 Live, Radio 4?s Today and PM programmes, The One Show and ITV’s Tonight programme. She previously worked at The Guardian and the London Evening Standard.
Head of Events, Personal and Corporate Banking, Barclays PLC
Clare has worked in Events and Roadshows at Barclays for twelve years. During that time Clare has worked within the Investment Banking division, Wealth Management and Group event teams. Key achievements include founding the hospitality team, and also setting up a global relationship management structure. Prior to Barclays, Clare held events agency roles.
Digital Lead, Nestle
Gawain Owen has over 14 years of digital experience in a variety of roles/companies and for the past 2 years has been leading the programmatic charge at Nestle UK&I. Gawain’s current role at Nestle is within Group Marketing where he is responsible for implementing programmatic into all media plans. By working in a collaborative manner with agency partners and ensuring it is integrated into all media plans has been the secret to success.
Head of Social Marketing, Coral
Tania is digital brand marketer with a track record of success in designing and delivering online, mobile and social media strategies for leading brands names in the FMCG, apparel and entertainment industries. Currently employed as the Head of Social Marketing for the sportsbook and gaming company Coral, Tania is a regular guest speaker at marketing and PR events in the UK and Europe. Coral’s award winning social media content is regularly featured in the consumer and marketing press as best of category work.
Sales & Marketing Support Director, Indesit Company
Jayson Weston has been with Indesit Company since 1988. As well as overseeing the activities of the marketing department, Jayson is responsible for taking brand activations from concept to event, ensuring the company achieves targeted exposure with the right audience.
Executive Director of Planning and Strategy, George P. Johnson, and Chair, Live Experience Creatives
Charged with bridging the gap between knowledge and creativity, Gareth develops insights and communication platforms for a wide variety of clients. Having worked with brands ranging from BBC, Samsung and GSK, to IBM, Toyota and Zumba, his eclectic and varied career has seen him focus on the importance of story-telling at the heart of marketing strategy. He is also a prolific blogger on popular culture, politics and technology, as well as a keen ‘early adopter’ of all things digital.
Will Butler-Adams OBE
Managing Director, Brompton Bicycles
As boss of Brompton Bicyles Ltd, Will Butler-Adams is helping spearhead a new surge in British manufacturing. Along with the founder and inventor Andrew Richie, Will has taken the company from a cottage industry to a rapidly growing international brand. Alongside his Brompton mission, Will is one of the champions of the ‘Make It In Great Britain’ campaign and a trustee of Speakers4Schools.
Head of Digital Strategy, RPM
James joined RPM in September 2012 and specialises in content and digital strategy.He has worked alongside brands including O2, Topman and Nokia. Prior to RPM, James was Head of Strategy at Bounce Digital and previous to that was Content & Digital Director at FRUKT Communications. James has a passion for music and was Editor at Yahoo! Music in 2003. He managed the transition of the Yahoo! Music website into LAUNCH UK & Ireland and saw it rise to the #1 music website
Book Author and Journalist
Toby Young is one of Britain’s most controversial broadcasters and journalists. He is an associate editor of the Spectator, where he has written a weekly column since 1998, and a blogger for the Telegraph. After a successful career as a “professional failure” – How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, his book about failing to take Manhattan, was turned into a Hollywood movie starring Simon Pegg and Megan Fo
Head of Insights, Amplify
Bexy Cameron is Head of Insights at Amplify, a filmmaker and academic. She has a 10 year career overlapping the arenas of brands, the music industry, new media and digital. Her academic career has led her to speak at conferences around the world on digital media, fanculture, and the identity shifts in teenagers due to digital influence.
Creative Technology Director, BrandFuel Ltd
Head of Planning, Amplify
Krupali’s journey to strategic planning has taken her through Law and Business Consultancy before finding her spiritual home at Amplify. She is an avid person and trends watcher who loves globe trotting and is a box set junkie.
Owner & Creative Chief, Pd3
Cat is Creative Chief and Owner of Pd3, a creative agency that uses experiential and content marketing to help brands grow culturally and commercially. Over the last ten years she has created award winning experiences and digital content for brands such as O2, Sony, AEG, Live Nation, Ray-Ban, Nike, Dr Martens, Deezer, The Guardian and Victorinox.
Managing Director, Seed Marketing
Celia founded Seed Marketing in 2011 and heads-up vision and strategy as well as advising on the best student programmes and activations for Seed’s clients. Previously the co-founder of a group of youth focused business including Beach Break Live – the award winning 20k capacity student festival.
Founder, Urban Nerds Collective
Founder of Urban Nerds Collective – a youth marketing agency that specialises in connecting brands with increasingly hard to reach audiences.