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Inspiration: Annual Lecture 2024 | England

23 April, 6pm to 9pm

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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.

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.


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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


The Annual Lecture


Tuesday 23 April 6.00- 9.00pm Central London

Ticket price

• Member – £75 + VAT member ticket

• Free for bundle members and Business team members

• Non-member £150 + VAT


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

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Matt Brittin

President, Google EMEA