BIMA Beyond

The Conference | The Debates

BIMA Beyond

Two weeks and a nationwide series of events designed to bring clarity, insight and inspiration to an increasingly uncertain world.

Under the banner of Opportunity & Responsibility, from 27 June to 8 July, BIMA, its Councils and wider community will host talks and debates all over the country.

Encouraging localised, safe face-to-face events, there will also be a flagship conference hosted in London on 29 June 2022. Hosted by Dan Sodergren, this four-part specially-curated programme of speakers will offer industry-leading insight as they explore the key theme of opportunity vs responsibility and what it means for us all. We’ll be looking at the new ways to engage, new business models to embed, and new attitudes and expectations; it’s an exciting time and digital and tech are at the forefront of that change.

BIMA Beyond | The Conference

PART ONE. We will start the day with three sessions from three keynote speakers who will share their unrivalled experience and insight into where the digital industry is now, where it’s going next and how to make the most of it.

PART TWO. An event of this nature wouldn’t be considered relevant to our industry if it didn’t delve into the promise of Web3, so part two will consist of three sessions from three more speakers who will cut through the noise and explore real-use cases of blockchain technology in this new iteration of the World Wide Web.

PART THREE. Diversity, inclusion and sustainability remain focal points in digital and tech which not only require continuous discussion as our industry evolves, but also present a wealth of opportunity for modern businesses, with BIMA organisations leading the way. The three sessions in part three will focus on inspiring you and your teams to grow your businesses mindfully, ethically and with what really matters at its heart; our people and our planet.

PART FOUR. To conclude the day, we will bring all of the topics above together by bringing you the business-side perspective during an hour-long panel discussion with the help of four instantly recognisable brands, and a final session of the day from one more client-side speaker. Knowing how your clients’ businesses are changing and what they expect from their agencies will help you shape your client services and new business strategies as you grow by using killer insight from “the other side”.

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What to expect?

A specially-curated programme of ten talks will offer industry-leading insight as they explore the key theme of opportunity and what it means for us all. We’ll be looking at the new ways to engage, new business models to embed, and new attitudes and expectations; it’s an exciting time and digital and tech are at the forefront of that change.

 

Why join?

Join us for a day-long programme of inventive, positive talks designed to inspire the BIMA community and equip them with the insights they need to drive positive change for their businesses and their clients and build a future we can be proud of.

Attendees will also benefit from the opportunity to network with the speakers and their peers at a networking event in the evening…and there will be goody bags. Just saying.

Who is it for?

Everyone! From students, interns and apprentices to middle-management to CEOs and their clients, this event is future-focused and designed to inform, excite and get the cogs turning no matter what level you’re at.

Agenda of the day
  • 09.30 – Registration & refreshments
  • 10.00 – Welcome & introduction with Dan Sodergren

PART ONE

  • 10.10 – Sir Martin Sorrell, Businessman, Founder & Executive Chairman of S4 Capital (Title TBC)
  • 10.40 – Orlando Wood, Chief Innovation Officer of the System1 Group, “Look out”
  • 11.05 – Sam Conniff, Entrepreneur, Author, Creator of Uncertainty Experts, “Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty”
  • 11.30 – Break & refreshments

PART TWO

  • 12.00 – Mary Keane Dawson, Provocateur and Legendary Digital Media maven, “Building your business during an economic crisis: using innovation and creativity to deliver unfair competitive advantage”
  • 12.25 – Fern Miller, Experienced and Influential Strategy Leader, “Why Social Commerce Changes Everything”
  • 12.50 – TBC
  • 13.15 – Lunch break, refreshments & networking
  • 14.15 – Welcome back

PART THREE

  • 14.20 – TBC
  • 14.45 – Yayhe Siyad, Diversity & Accessibility Lead at Cyber-Duck, “Taking a walk in my footsteps – how intuition transforms the unexpected into a world of opportunities”
  • 15.10 – Kara Prosser, Design & Social Impact Consultant, “Design For Good — The $30 Trillion Opportunity”
  • 15.30 – Break & refreshments

PART FOUR

  • 16.00 – Brand panel discussion (Title TBC) hosted by Sonoo Singh, Co-Founder of Creative Salon, with guests including Will Harvey, Global Digital Innovation Manager at Diageo, Chris Pitt, CEO at first direct, and more to be announced
  • 16.25 – TBC
  • 16.50 – Closing remarks
  • 17.00 – Networking event
  • 20.00 – End
Where?

The Conference will take place at the world famous Ministry Venues in London.

Ticket types

We have different types of tickets available:

  • Conference & Networking – BIMA Member – £250+vat
  • Conference & Networking – Standard – £300+vat
  • Networking only – BIMA Member – £25+vat
  • Networking only – Standard – £40+vat
Conference Keynote Speakers 2022 - more to be announced
Sir Martin Sorrell
Businessman, Founder & Executive Chairman of S4 Capital
Orlando Wood
Chief Innovation Officer of the System1 Group
Sam Conniff
Entrepreneur, Author, Creator of Uncertainty Experts
Mary Keane-Dawson
Provocateur and Legendary Digital Media maven
Fern Miller
Experienced and Influential Strategy Leader
Yahye Siyad
Diversity & Accessibility Lead, Cyber-Duck
Kara Prosser
Design & Social Impact Consultant
Chris Pitt
CEO of first direct
Will Harvey
Global Digital Innovation Manager, Diageo
To be announced...
To be announced...

BIMA Beyond | The Debates

Every story, every thought, every idea has multiple perspectives. We’re encouraging the BIMA community to stage an open dialogue, explore new ideas and engage in a useful conversation about the pros and cons of digital innovation. Host your own events under the banner of BIMA Beyond from 27 June - 3 July 2022. The theme is responsibility, but you will be able to choose your own topic of discussion.

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