Monday, April 4th

MONDAY, APRIL 4
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Our full day program will be hosted by R&R Partners at their offices. Complimentary breakfast will be available at the hotel from 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Buses will depart from the hotel at 8:15 am

Address: 900 S. Pavilion Center Dr, Las Vegas.

FULL DAY AGENDA

9:00 am - 10:30 am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Fletcher Whitwell, Chairman, Worldwide Partners and Chief Media & Publishing Officer, R&R Partners joins Billy Vassiliadis, CEO, R&R Partners to formally welcome the group.

Each Partner will be asked to introduce themselves.  One representative from each agency will be asked to share one initiative that their organization is focused on to more effectively prepare their business for the future.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

STATE OF THE NETWORK

John Harris, President & CEO, Worldwide Partners will provide an update on the network and outline the goals and strategies for the next year.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

2022 AGENCY CEO OUTLOOK REPORT

Agency leaders are bullish about 2022, citing an expectation of increased client spending, a favorable new business climate and a return to a more ‘normal’ state as compared to 2020-21.  This latest report from Deltek and Mirren outlines what challenges and opportunities agency leaders expect to face and how they will prioritize their efforts moving forward.

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL EXPERIENCES 

Bored of the real world, consumers are increasingly looking for digital experiences to replace their physical ones. It’s a trend brands are capitalizing on, adopting mixed-reality technologies such as augmented and virtual reality for their businesses.

Billy Kelly and Vaitari Anderson of House of V, R&R’s Partners’ digital innovation agency specializing in AR, VR, MR, projection mapping, holograms and virtual events, will showcase their latest innovative work, inspiring us with what's next in digital experiences.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

PREPARE FOR THE NEXT FRONTIER OF MARKETING & CREATIVITY

Even before the Third Connected Age (AI, Voice/AR/VR, Cloud Computing, 5G), marketing and creativity has been transformed. Now as NFT’s (non-fungible tokens), meta-verse, dual realities begin to scale, learn how to learn, partner and create from change management expert Rishad Tobaccowala, who has been on the frontiers and now is investing and on the board of a number of next generation marketing firms.

2:45 - 3:15 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

LATIN AMERICA: OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Driven by an increasing digital-savvy population, booming smartphone penetration, and local fintechs, Latin America's new digital habits grew at an unprecedented rate and scale like never before during the pandemic

WPI agencies from the Latin American region will share the emerging consumer trends and opportunities for the network to collaborate and discover opportunities within the region.

4:00 pm

BUSES WILL DEPART FOR THE WALDORF ASTORIA

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DINNER AT SCARPETTA AT THE COSMOPOLITAN

We will dine in true Italian fashion at Scarpetta while overlooking the famed Bellagio fountains. The name comes from an Italian expression meaning “little shoe,” the shape bread takes when used to soak up a dish. In this way, Scarpetta is true to its name, delighting in the pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last taste. This earthy-yet-sophisticated approach to Italian cuisine features a soulful menu of seasonally-inspired fare.

We will meet in the lobby to walk over to the Cosmopolitan at 6:15 pm

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