TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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
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