This year's conference will get under the skin of what being braver really means in work and in life. How can we empower our teams? How can we become braver in our ambition?
From a footballer that survived the Rwandan genocide to a social campaigner, an activist, author, creative thinker, plus CEOs and senior marketing leaders.
Yalda Hakim (conference host)
Journalist and host of BBC World News
Eric Murangwa MBE
Founder, Football for Hope, Peace and Unity
Hear the dramatic and heart-rending story of how Eric’s sporting talent not only saved his life, but also shaped an organisation that used football to heal the wounds of war.
Dr Caroline Casey
Activist and management consultant
When do you feel braver? When you have something, or nothing to lose? Caroline’s story proves you should never feel defined by your successes or your failures.
Sophi Tranchell MBE
CEO, Divine Chocolate
How do you create a completely new business model to compete with Cadbury and Nestle? Hear how Sophi built her social enterprise that delivers on both taste and profit.
Marcus John Henry Brown
Founder of the Office for Creative Intelligence
Are we prepared for the world we are currently shaping? Marcus will show us a visualisation of a different, challenging, potentially braver society. Is it dystopia or utopia?
Entrepreneur and author
Jonah will explore why we should be designing organisations where it feels as comfortable to look to collaborate with people that disagree with you as much as trusted colleagues.
Senior director, LEGO
How do you create the builders of tomorrow? How do you take the global legend that is LEGO – one built on creativity and inspiring minds – and make it fully sustainable by 2030.
CEO, Hiscox USA
Is it easier for a risk-based business to be braver than others? Steve will explain how he creates a brave culture in Hiscox and share what happens when courage fails you and what you can learn.
Author and leadership expert
Exactly how brave are we? Thomas will present the first benchmark of a global study into exactly how 'brave' Marketing Society members are.
Author and martial artist
From title fights in the ring to overcoming cancer, Nadine is the definition of a fighter. She is passionate about her own story and igniting resilience and courage in others.
Literacy was Jaz's ticket out of childhood neglect, poverty and abuse. Since then she's inspired teachers to go the extra mile and adopt a resilient mindset in their own lives.
CEO, The FA
Booking the conference
Tickets are currently not available to purchase. We may release a final allocation closer to the conference date. If you are interested in purchasing one please register your interest.
Following a day of learning we continue into the evening with our Annual Dinner, celebrating achievements of our industry and saying thank you, over good food and wine, to colleagues, clients and partners. It’s a night you don’t want to miss. Last year's entertainment included musicians, a poet, and a DJ set - hosted by a stand-up comic.
Some of last year's attendees
Aldermore, Aviva, B&Q, Clear Channel, CSM Sport & Entertainment, Direct Line Group, Eurostar, Gain Theory, GlaxoSmithKline, Havas Helia, Hiscox, InterContinental Hotels Group, ITV, John Lewis Partnership, Lidl, McDonald's Restaurants, MediaCom, Müller Dairy, O2 (Telefónica UK), SapientRazorfish, Shell, Smart Energy, Starbucks.
Booking the dinner
Tickets include a three-course meal, wine, entertainment and your chance to take part in a live vote for Brave Brand of the Year. See more on the Annual Dinner below - and book your dinner tickets and tables by contacting us directly.
BRAVER CONFERENCES - NEW YORK, DUBAI, HONG KONG
As part of the Conference this year, we're being brave and pushing boundaries by hosting our flagship conference in New York, Dubai and Hong Kong on the same day as London. Four conferences, four countries, one day - inspiring our members to be braver around the globe.
In Dubai we’ll hear from Egyptian Omar Nour, the fastest Arabic-speaking triathlete in the world, and health and fitness guru, Essa Al Ansari, hosted by BBC journalist Lucy Hockings.
In New York our speakers are: NHL’s Kimberly B. Davis and L.L. Bean’s CMO, Christopher McDonough, and Fereshteh Forough, founder of Code to Inspire, the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan. Hosted by our New York chair, Siegel+Gale’s Margaret Molloy.
In Hong Kong our first speaker is humanitarian Dr Joyce Samoutou-Wong, known for her brilliant work across the globe, and her natural ability to make audiences both laugh and cry. More speakers to be announced soon.