Agenda

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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OPENING RECEPTION AT TANYA BAXTER CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY

The opening reception will be hosted by Doug Baxter, Founder and Managing Partner of Agency Futures at The Tanya Baxter Contemporary Art Gallery on the Kings Road.  Following the reception we will have a group dinner at Frantoio.

Address: 436 King's Road, London SW10 0LJ

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

CROMWELL PLACE

Please make your way to Cromwell Place and meet at the Lavary Room.

Address: 4 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE, United Kingdom

9:30 am - 11:00 am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

John Keane, CEO of Ardmore and Chairman Emeritus, 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.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

TALENT WORKSHOP

Solving the talent crisis: long term fixes for indies to thrive

The growth opportunity for independent agencies is huge, but finding and keeping great people is time-consuming and costly. By better aligning differentiation and people strategy, this workshop run by agency growth specialist Robin Bonn, Founder and CEO of Co:definery, & Lucy Goode, a consultant on people strategy; will help you and your peers to co-create practical short-, mid- and long-term solutions that secure A-list talent, attract better clients and improve profits.

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

LUNCH

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

NEW BUSINESS WORKSHOP

Marcus Brown, Founder and CEO of The Great Pitch Company, will moderate a New Business workshop, sharing trends and best practices in today’s new business landscape and showcasing pitch stories from across the network.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 

NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

COLLABORATION

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

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DINNER AT RABBIT

Rabbit is on the iconic Kings Road, Chelsea. It is a farm-to-fork neighbourhood restaurant focusing on sustainability, capturing the English countryside's flavours, freshness, and vibrancy on this famous London Street. Rabbit serves modern British dishes with knowledgeable, attentive service and an electric atmosphere.

Address: 172 Kings Road Chelsea, London, SW3 4UP

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

CROMWELL PLACE

Please make your way to Cromwell Place and meet at the Lavary Room.

Address: 4 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE, United Kingdom

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 introduced by WPI Secretary-Treasurer, CEO, Blomquist, Mikael Rubinsson.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 

CLOSING REMARKS

12:30 pm 

NETWORKING LUNCH