Agenda

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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OPENING RECEPTION AT WPI HQ

We're delighted to welcome the group to WPI HQ in Denver for our first in person reception in nearly 2 years.  Join us on the rooftop patio to network with drinks and sample some Colorado specialties. Hosted by Centro.

Address: 1001 Bannock Street, 3rd floor, Denver, 80204

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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The Art Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton

Please make your way to The Art hotel and meet at the central ballroom.  There will be a light breakfast available for you.

Address: 1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

8:30 am - 9:00 am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 am - 10:30 am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Fletcher Whitwell, Chairman, Worldwide Partners and John Harris, President & CEO of Worldwide Partners will welcome the group with a short update on the network.

We will go around the room asking partner to introduce themselves, their agencies and share one key initiative the agency has implemented in the last year that has dramatically improved agency performance.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

NEW BUSINESS WORKSHOP

Lisa Colantuono from AAR Partners, will lead a 90 minute interactive session around pitch best practices.  Using real pitch story experiences from our partners and her two decades of managing agency reviews, we will deep dive into what clients are looking for when selecting an agency; and what agencies need to do (and not do) to ensure a successful pitch process.

 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

LUNCH

 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

TALENT WORKSHOP

No area has been more disrupted the last two years than the global work force.  From managing remote working, employee physical & mental well-being, recruiting and on boarding remotely, managing morale & retention to name a few.

Nancy Hill, founder of The Agency Sherpa will share her findings from 75+ interviews conducted at all levels and all disciplines as well as moderate this interactive workshop to develop best practices to recruit, manage & retain talent.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

NETWORKING BREAK

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

COLLABORATION

John Harris, President & CEO, WPI, will moderate a panel covering best practices in collaboration with real case examples from the network.

    • Fletcher Whitwell, Chairman, WPI, Chief Publishing Officer, R&R Partners
    • Brittany Tangsrud, Account Director, Odysseus Arms
    • Laura Emanuel, VP Director of PR, Brownstein
    • Lori Bartle, Chief Marketing Officer, The Shipyard

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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DINNER AT SOL MEXICAN CUCINA

Denver's exciting Cherry Creek North neighborhood is home to a little piece of Baja in a setting of modern Mexican design, local art and hand-made artifacts.  Join us for uniquely, fresh, simple coastal cooking of Baja and signature cocktails. Hosted by Billups.

Address: 200 Columbine Street, Unit 110, Denver 80206

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

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The Art Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton

Please make your way to The Art hotel and meet at the central ballroom.  There will be a light breakfast available for you.

Address: 1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

8:30 am - 9:00 am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 am - 10:30 am

PARTNER VIEWS

TedX-style presentations from WPI agencies sharing key initiatives they have launched over the last year, followed by open conversation moderated by WPI Vice-Chairman, CEO, FUSE Create, Stephen Brown.

    • New Era, New Brand: Finding What’s Next for Food and Agriculture - Curious Plot
    • BLAC: Creating a community and changing agency culture - Cornett
    • Keep calm and implement an ERP - lg2
    • ARC: Next Level Engagement - Picture Farm Production

10:30 am - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 am - 11:45 am

AGENCY M&A LANDSCAPE

As agencies look to enhance and expand their capabilities, many are evaluating acquisition opportunities.

Doug Baxter, Founder and Managing Partner of Agency Futures, will provide and overview of the current M&A landscape and lead a roundtable discussion on how agencies are joining forces to scale their businesses.

11:45 pm - 12:00 pm 

CLOSING REMARKS

12:00 pm 

NETWORKING LUNCH HOSTED BY DELTEK

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