Matt Brittin

Inspiration: Annual Lecture 2024 | England

23 April, 6:15pm to 9pm

The Marketing Society Annual Lecture is one of our most anticipated and prestigious events of the year where we invite a prominent business leader to speak to members and guests sharing candid insights into their career as part of an honest and open conversation.

We ask them their thoughts about what makes a good marketing leader, the lessons they have learned, the challenges they have faced and what advice they would pass on to the next generation of marketers.

The Annual Lecture is renowned for featuring bold, high-profile leaders at the top of their game, previous speakers include, ITV’s Carolyn McCall, Gillette’s Gary Coombe, Sir Stuart Rose, Sir Dave Lewis, Sir Charlie Mayfield, Lord Seb Coe, Lord Puttnam, Paul Polman and most recently Aviva’s Amanda Blanc.

This event offers a rare and fascinating insight into the mind and driving force behind an exceptional leader, change maker and role model.


This year's Annual Lecture will be with Matt Brittin, President of Google EMEA with the theme For Everyone: putting AI to work for good.

For Everyone: putting AI to work for good

- Perspectives from 20 years with a ringside seat in the digital revolution

Matt Brittin has been President of Google EMEA for nearly ten years, first joining Google in 2007 where he began as UK MD.  He was on the board of Sainsbury's for nine years, and has served as a trustee of the Climate Group and the Media Trust.  Matt leads Google’s business and operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - helping people, communities, companies and countries make the most of technology. He focuses on Google’s opportunity and responsibility to harness technology for good. He also works on shaping responsible products and policies within Google as regulation develops, including working closely with policymakers on codes of practice and the launch of Google’s Safety Engineering Centres in EMEA.

Make sure you join us for this insightful event; if you have a ticket as part of your membership package please book on to redeem your place. 


Date: Tuesday 23 April

Time: 6.15 - 9.00pm

Location: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE

Ticket price

• Member – £75 + VAT member ticket

• Members Plus, Access All Areas and Business Teams - please book to redeem your places 

• Non-member £150 + VAT

Ticket allocation for this event operates on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event of full capacity, you will be placed on a waitlist

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You can read a review of our 2023 Annual Lecture with Aviva’s Amanda Blanc here, from member Linn Frost and see photos from the event here or by clicking the image below


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Read previous Annual Lecture reviews here and here for a further flavour of the event.

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