Mark your diaries for these creative, advertising and marketing industry events taking place in July 2023. Some events may be virtual, others in-person, and some may be a hybrid of participation formats. Please contact event organisers to register your interest or make enquiries.
Connect with members of the LEAP team:
100th WACL AGM
4 July 2023, Sea Containers, London & Remote
Women in Advertising and Communications Leadership are holding the AGM of their centenary year at WPP’s Sea Containers space or via remote access.
Connect with WACL member, LEAP’s Joanne Merecido.
4-6 July 2023, Old Truman Brewery, London
The fourth annual MAD//Fest features three days of inspiration, innovation, fun and food. Meet 10,000+ brands, challengers and agencies at the UK’s biggest celebration of marketing, advertising and disruption.
Connect with LEAP’s Joanne Merecido if you plan to attend.
Find out more and register on the MAD//Fest website.
The Marketing Society Events
From 4 July 2023
In July 2023, The Marketing Society hosts an Accelerate Learning Lab virtual session on how to achieve international marketing success as well as a summer party which is part of the Society’s 64th birthday celebrations.
Connect with LEAP’s Joanne Merecido if you plan to attend the summer party.
Find out more and register on the Marketing Society Website.
Other Events in July 2023:
ISBA President’s Lunch
4 July 2023, London’s Sheraton Grand Park Lane
Torsten Bell, Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation is the guest speaker at the President’s Lunch and ISBA President Margaret Jobling will also be giving an address. Open to ISBA members and non-members.
Find out more and register on the ISBA website.
Advertising Association Events
From 4 July 2023
In July 2023, the Advertising Association hosts its President’s Reception as well as the ‘Media Business Course: The art of media planning and pitching’.
Find out more and purchase tickets on the Advertising Association website.
D&AD New Blood Festival 2023
4-6 July 2023
The D&AD New Blood Festival aims to support graduates as they emerge from studies and make tentative steps into the professional creative industries.
View past talks, New Blood Award Winners and find out more information on the D&AD website.
5-6 July 2023, The Sage Gateshead
Thinking Digital is an event for those curious about technology, ideas and our future. Join 500+ of the UK’s brightest minds at The Sage Gateshead for two days of thought-provoking talks and workshops designed to inspire and enlighten.
Find out more and register on the Thinking Digital website.
From 5 July 2023
In July 2023, the IPA hosts the Business Growth Conference as well as other events including ‘(Chicken) Nuggets of Wisdom for Success’, premiering the new IPA/Thinkbox brand film on McDonald’s; ‘Stepping into the Spotlight’ with a focus on the importance of allyship and an IPA Training Forum session about Imposter Syndrome.
Find out more and register on the IPA website.
FS Forum Events
From 6 July 2023
In July 2023, the Financial Services Forum is hosting ‘Survival Strategy: Finding a marketing strategy to survive the cost of living crisis’ and ‘Mortgages: Buy2Let’, as well as the 2023 Awards for Innovation and Transformation.
Find out more and register on the FS Forum website.
From 6 July 2023
In July 2023, the Chartered Institute of Marketing hosts three regional events on the topic, ‘ED&I – What do we want and what are brands doing?’. The 15th CIM Digital Marketing conference also takes place this month.
Find out more and register on the CIM website.
Contagious Live: Cannes Deconstructed 2023
12 July 2023, London
Hear the Contagious take on the Lions with their Cannes Deconstructed presentation, featuring insights and analysis they’ve coaxed out of the people behind this year’s award-winning campaigns. You can also enjoy a live interview with jury members who judged this year’s entrants, the Contagious Campaign Pitch Battle as well as pizzas and beer.
Find out more on the Contagious website.
UK Creative Festival and Careers Fair
12-13 July 2023, Dreamland, Margate
The UK Creative Festival is a two-day festival of creativity at Dreamland in Margate, Kent, celebrating the best of the UK Creative Industries, whilst showcasing the potential career pathways available for aspiring young creatives.
The two day event consists of a programme of talks, workshops, panels, wellness activities, and social events designed to connect, educate, and inspire; and is home to the UK’s first free-to-access creative careers fair.