Advertising Week Europe 2018

Published at, 20th March 2018

Now in its sixth year, Advertising Week Europe is back from Monday 19th until Thursday 22nd March. For one week, the brightest leaders from the advertising, marketing, technology and entertainment industries join together in London to share their thoughts, passions, and best practices through panel discussions and workshops. This year we have five fantastic sessions, more than any other organisation attending. The Week brings three ‘Curious Conversations’ to the stage, representing our breadth of portfolio and talent in current affairs.

Kicking off #AWEurope, we have Kerin O’Connor, Chief Executive of The Week, hosting ‘Curious Conversations: The Global Crisis of Trust’ with guests Bobby Duffy, Managing Director of Ipsos MORI, Dara Nasr, Managing Director of UK Twitter, and Carol Potter, President and CEO of Edelman Europe.

On Tuesday, don’t miss Merryn Somerset-Webb, Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek, hosting ‘Curious Conversations: Bitcoin is a threat to the world’s financial stability’ at 12pm on Stage 3. She will be joined by Teana Baker-Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Coinfloor, Alex Hern, Technology Writer at The Guardian, and Dominic Frisby, Financial Commentator.

Wednesday brings ‘Curious Conversations: From Gen Z to Alpha: Understanding Tomorrow’s Customers’ where Anna Bassi, Editor-in-Chief of The Week Junior, will be speaking with comedian and author, David Baddiel, Youtube vlogger, writer and presenter, Jim Chapman, Editor-in-Chief of PopJam, Craig Donaghy,  and CEO of Beano Studios, Emma Scott.

The ‘Dennis Leadership Breakfast Series: Can the media really be a force for good?’ will  take place at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club at 8am on Thursday. ​Is it realistic to expect media to have a beneficial effect on society? Should the media industry be obliged to pursue a virtuous route or left to its own devices? Join the conversation with Julian Lloyd-Evans, MD of Advertising at Dennis, Lord John Bird MBE, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue, Sue Todd, CEO of Magnetic Media, Jolyon Maugham from the Queen’s Counsel and Stevie Spring, Chairperson at BBC Children in Need.

Last but certainly not least, Dennis will be wrapping up Ad Week with ‘Why the eye doesn’t lie’, a precis of new research findings, with Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express and Carbuyer at Dennis, Seema Hope, Research and Insight Director at Dennis, Nicky Holt, Group Commercial Director at Bauer, Chris Daniels, Sales Director at Haymarket Automotive, and Simon Carrington, Publishing Director at Immediate Media.

Julian Lloyd Evans, Managing Director of Advertising at Dennis, said ‘Over the years we have developed a real partnership with Advertising Week, supplying their guide (thank you, Lawrence), helping them market the event to agencies and clients (thank you, Sinead and the ad team) and, of course, putting together a great thought leadership programme (thank you to our many editors, CEO’s and willing volunteers).’

If you can attend and support any of our sessions then please do. The full schedule of sessions is available here.

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