Note from the Chief Executive

October 2019

Over the past couple of months, we’ve run more than 30 events globally, including leadership lessons with ITV’s Carolyn McCall and the inside story on Brexit from top economist HSBC’s, Mark Berrisford-Smith in London. From Under the Spotlight with Formula One’s Ellie Norman in Singapore, the launch of Collide in Hong Kong and Brand Conversations in Dubai, to discussing marketing excellence at Advertising Week in New York, Under the Spotlight with LinkedIn's Justin Shriber in India and inspiring minds with Mark Johnstone in Scotland - it's fair to say we've all had a busy autumn.  

And as I write, we are right in the middle of our Bravest Conference roadshow which kicked off in New York earlier in October. This sold out event captured beautifully what these events are all about with speakers that inspired and empowered and taught us to embrace reinvention, be bold and unstoppable, seek out the truth and break down stigmas.

...what our events are all about, with speakers that inspire and empower and teach us to embrace reinvention, be bold and unstoppable, seek out the truth and break down stigmas.

Next up is our Singapore Conference on 30 October, followed by London on 6 November, Dubai is on 12 November, India on 19 November and we finish off in Hong Kong on 21 November.

Each will feature outstanding leaders, thinkers, activists and disruptors who will provoke, motivate and challenge your thinking. We promise an unforgettable day that will deliver on our purpose of empowering brave leaders. Hopefully you can all get to one.

We’re already well into planning for 2020 but we really want to know what you want to hear about – what are your biggest challenges? What are the topics that matter to you right now? Do send your thoughts to our editor, Mike so our digital channels, including The Edit and EMPOWER, feature more of the content you want to see.

And as always, I want to encourage you all to get involved, so use your global passport to join us at our events. We are a member-fuelled community and we really care about what you think, so feel free to get in touch - it’s the only way we can get better.

Very best

Gemma Greaves
Chief Executive
The Marketing Society