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IPA Supported Events 2017

4th Real-Time Advertising Summit

22-23 November 2017, London UK

Real-Time Advertising Summit Frames Industry Discussion on Programmatic Media Trading

ACI’s Real-Time Advertising Summit, the first of the global series of events and the only two day event in Europe focused on programmatic media trading, kicks off its first event of the global series at Holiday Inn London-Kensington. Taking place on November 22nd to 23rd November, the RTA London event, brings together the top professionals and business leaders within the programmatic industry to discuss key opportunities and challenges for advertisers, agencies and publishers in the rapidly evolving programmatic landscape.

IPA members can use the discount code QRTe4MP for 20% discounted rate. Registration is closing Friday, 17th November 2017.


A complete RTA London 2017 agenda can be download at:

Past events


14th November 2017, London, UK

The creative industries are full of conversation about what we should be doing, but who are the brands transforming these ideas into action, and how are they doing it? BITE LIVE invites the world’s leading brands and their agency partners on stage to reveal how together they have turned cultural and societal insights into the most creative and effective campaigns of the year.

There are talks from McDonald’s and Leo Burnett, IKEA and Mother, The Economist and Sense, Stonewall and Mr President, JWT and Mindshare and Hippeas and Jones Knowles Ritchie.

We will also be hosting a panel including Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director of The Southbank Centre, Michele Oliver, VP of Marketing at Mars Chocolate UK, Nadya Powell, Co-Founder of Utopia and Zaid Al-Zaidy, CEO and Partner at Above + Beyond to discuss the state of diversity in and outside of the industry.

Alain de Botton (Founder of The School of Life) will also be joining us, as will The Tempest Two who will kick off the day by talking about their work for brands such as Nike and Spotify, and how a casual challenge between friends turned into a 3000 mile row across the Atlantic.   

Past attendees have praised the inspiration and information on show as the event continues to grow into something more extraordinary every year.

Save 20% off tickets when you book online with discount code IPA20.

View more information online at BITE LIVE.


2nd - 3rd November 2017, London, UK

Join us in November at WIRED Live, the two-day festival celebrating world-changing ideas, new technology, future-thinking design and growing business trends. The event is ideal for executives looking to understand how the most innovative and creative minds are weaving technology into business and design from Fortune 500 companies, government, SMEs and startups.

Curated by the WIRED editorial team, the speaker faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs, scientists, designers and inventors from around the world who dare to make a change – and have the potential to influence how the world works today.

2017 WIRED Live speakers include:

  • Margrethe Vestager, EU commissioner of competition
  • Herman Narula, co-founder and CEO, Improbable
  • Professor Sue Black OBE, director, Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee
  • Richard Browning, founder and inventor, Gravity

Save 50% off tickets when you book online with discount code IPA50 or email

View more information online at WIRED Live.

CANNT Festival 2017

19th - 23rd June 2017, London, UK

CANNT is the international alternative to the Cannes Lions. In celebration of those who don’t make it to Cannes in person, the CANNT festival has been created, in collaboration with all the best people, to celebrate creatives, be creative together and share the love. View full festival details.

Festival highlights include:

CANNT Be Divided – 3.30pm – 8.00pm, 21st June, Publicis UK, London
An inspiring conference celebrating the connecting power of creativity, covering topics including Unforgettable Experiences, Crafting Content, AI vs VR, Publicis UK ‘Lift The Lid’ and Cannes so far. Includes drinks and networking, plus a CANNT Speed Critique where aspiring creatives pitch their folios to leading Creative Directors. Book tickets.

CANNT x Glug: The Summer Party – 3pm, 22nd June, Cargo, Shoreditch, London
Join a summer party bringing the creative community together, which includes ‘Glug meets’ where more than 25 leading creative partners are on hand to get to know.
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Createch 2017

13th June 2017, London, UK

Createch 2017 celebrates the role of createch in economic growth and job generation across the wider economy and highlights future opportunities for collaboration from industry leaders from a variety of sectors including Retail, Healthcare, Finance, Sport and Entertainment. Createch brings together leaders from industry with creative visionaries to consider the challenges and opportunities posed by economic and societal trends and scientific discoveries, with particular reference to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Createch 2017 is hosted by the Creative Industries Council in association with Facebook, the Department for International Trade and Tech London Advocates.
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One Question Conference

17th May 2017, London, UK

One Day, One Venue, One Question. 

One Question is designed to challenge traditional event formats by debating just one question from guest experts from vastly different backgrounds, each providing their own unique perspective. 

There’s no slides, no sales pitches; just inspirational stories designed to educate and excite.

Designed to challenge the way we think, as people and professionals, One Question returns on the 17th May 2017 in London’s Banking Hall asking, ‘Can we really trust technology? 

IPA member receive a special 15% off rate using code IPA15 - book tickets.

DIMALYNC: Diversity in Marketing & Advertising Summit

4th - 5th April 2017, London, UK

DIMALYNC is the only two-day summit in Europe, bringing together the entire marketing, media and advertising ecosystem under one roof, with a focus on fostering greater diversity and inclusion, particularly within leadership roles and brand campaigns.
Created in collaboration with DIMALYNC’s distinguished advisory board, the event facilitates collective industry development, providing a platform for identifying tangible solutions in overcoming key challenges faced by the sector in today’s globalised world and fast evolving media landscape.
A percentage of all delegate and sponsorship bookings will be donated and presented to UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Day One of the summit. Join your peers in London for a unique and dynamic experience that will sharpen your vision for the future and enable personal, professional and corporate development.

IPA members can use code #IPADiversity to receive a 20% discount on conference passes. Book tickets.


30th March 2017, London, UK

Only 12% of London’s creative directors are women. So, future leaders, step forward. You’re invited to a stellar event with the industry’s top creatives, clients and leaders. Hear why creativity means business, gain insights from clients and learn leadership skills with top executive coaches. The day includes two one-hour break-out sessions with London's top trainers, speed mentoring and the chance to meet some of the industry's biggest players. Afterwards, dine at a secret location...

IPA members can use code IPA to receive a 12% discount - find out more information and book tickets.

BCMA Presents - One Extraordinary Day in Branded Content 

2nd March 2017, London, UK

For the first time ever, the BCMA brings you an exclusive event in the midst of BVE 2017. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and connect with the leaders of the Branded Content business. The event brings together all the key players of the content business, from all areas of the industry. This exclusive, invitation only event, will take you on an incredible journey covering all aspects of Branded Content, from the 'Nascence', through the 'Nurturing' to 'Making it Happen', how to ensure the right people engage with it, understanding how to plan for return on investment and what the future holds for brands using content as a core element of their marketing strategy. 

Use the code BCMA25IPA at checkout for 25% discountFind out more information and book tickets.

IPA Effectiveness Pavilion at Prolific North Live 2017

15th - 16th  February 2017, Manchester, UK

The IPA and 11 of its members are hosting a dedicated  ‘IPA Effectiveness Pavilion’, at Prolific North Live.
The 11 agencies will deliver case studies and presentations detailing the effectiveness of their work on behalf of their clients ranging from multi nationals to UK regional and national brands. Jackie Holt, Managing Partner at BJL and an IPA City Head, said: “We’ve seen a real step-change happening across advertising and communications. No matter what the size of investment, there’s a need to deliver tangible commercial value to the brand and the business and therefore marketing planning that’s rooted in foresight and evidence-based decision making. The IPA has a long-term commitment to strengthening marketing accountability, this is an opportunity for key member agencies to share, inspire and discuss diverse strategies, tools and case studies at our Effectiveness Pavilion.
The IPA Pavilion is supported by BJL, Dentsu Aegis Network, MEC, MediaCom, Cravens, Everything Different, McCann, One, TBWA, The Market Creative, Drummond Central.
Register for your free tickets.

Creative Shootout

19th January 2017, London, UK

Following the inaugural Creative Shootout in January, the 2017 awards are now open to agency or in house teams from every marketing discipline.
The Creative Shootout is a high octane creative competition done in a day - with the winning team’s ideas going to an initiative run by the UK’s two largest mental health charities, Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
Following a first year focused on PR, which saw agency Mischief crowned overall winner, agency or in house teams can now enter from any marketing discipline.  
Entry is done by sending in and giving the judges just ‘60 seconds’ on why the agency or in house team believes it has the creative clout for Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.  The format can be any content – visual, video, showreel, app, audio, written, just a simple email or even a cake – but it must be viewed, read (or digested) in 60 seconds by the judges.
Entry is open at Creative Shootout and closes Friday 11th November 2016.
From there, entries are shortlisted to eight finalist teams, who go on to compete in a live head-to-head final on 19th January 2017, in London.  Finalists receive a real brief in the morning from Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, then pitch it back to judges and a live audience of several hundred in the afternoon - and in the evening a 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be crowned at an after party.  

Last updated 16/11/2017

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