Barış is an entrepreneurial executive with 15+ years of experience in B2B media, events, exhibitions and conferences. He’s held Leadership roles in Growth, Digital, Marketing, Transformation, M&A and divestment projects at world leading Exhibition Organisers based out of London. Having led strategy and marketing for 100+ shows worldwide, Barış has operating experience in tail and headwind situations at emerging and developed markets alike.
As a frequent speaker and a thought leader in the world of events, Barış is also the Chairperson of VSef, the Virtual Standard Export Format, an open-source data sharing platform for the B2B events industry.
Agop is passionate about bringing meaningful change across organisations and teams from defining cultures and operationalising processes to championing ‘all things digital’ and enhancing customer experience.
He’s incurred battle scars of all sizes and shapes for about 15 years throughout his journeys across Digital, Data, Advertising, B2B Media, Technology Implementation, Foreign Trade, Exhibitions and Conferences.
Piers is a serial entrepreneur and value creation adviser. Collingwood Advisory helps entrepreneurs to scale up and prepare for sale. He has over 25 years’ experience in media and has been MD of Terrapinn, CEO of Clarion Conferences, Founder of Rock Media and has co-founded several specialised B2B media and events companies.
Tim is the founder & CEO of Grip, the leading market engagement platform for event organisers to create world-class virtual, hybrid and in-person events. Agency Growth Events is also powered by Grip and its proprietary AI-powered matchmaking technology.
Before starting Grip in 2014, Tim worked as an Account Manager for digital product development agency, Nodes, and graduated with a BBA in International Management from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Peter is the world’s leading expert in benchmarking creative businesses, sharing fascinating insights through BenchPress, the UK’s largest survey of independent agencies. Peter’s journey started in 2004, when he co-founded The Wow Company, an accounting firm specialising in helping agencies grow more profitably and sustainably. In 2013, Peter set up The Agency Collective, which has grown to become the world’s best peer support community for agency owners. Peter loves uncovering what the most successful agencies do differently from the rest and will be sharing his unique insight and research at this event.
Business is all about words. From your website to pitch meetings to LinkedIn, what you say matters. Get your messaging right and you can confidently win the kind of clients you deserve. You’ll stand out by really speaking to people, not at them. And that takes strategic thinking and sharp writing.
That’s why I set up Treacle, to help creative and digital agencies uncover what makes them special, then tell the world. We’ve worked with agencies from one-person operations to multinational corporations. And the challenges are always similar; how do we attract bigger clients, differentiate in a crowded market, tell our story better, unite our team, generate better leads?
Today, we use a structured and streamlined process to get to the beating heart of what makes your business brilliant. Then our team of strategic copywriters give you the words you need to take your agency to the next level. There isn’t always a silver-bullet solution, but there are lots of fundamental techniques to give your agency that all important edge.
Because the market’s noisy and competitive. So those who say the right things are the ones already ahead.
Lee Goff, CEO/Founder – Marketing Agency Coach.com
Lee is a serial entrepreneur who grew up in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He started his first Agency GetUWired back in 2003, in which he grew into a multi-million business and winning dozens of awards, including Entrepreneur Top Company Culture, Partner of the year for numerous years, and many more.
His journey taught him every step of agency growth, from the bedroom to the boardroom and every step in between. After successfully exiting his agency in 2016 he decided to share his unique perspective with other agency owners. His purpose is to “Make Their Lives Easier” by sharing all of his knowledge, tools, and partner networks.
Jamie Sergeant, Global CEO, Crowd
Crowd is an independent global marketing agency that specialises in the creation and delivery of environmentally sustainable product and service promotions. We proudly amplify demand for new and established brands with a conscience.
Rory loves helping ambitious agency owners who want to grow more profitably and sustainably. He’s helped thousands of agencies across the UK, advising them on their pricing strategy, project management, and financial processes – all focused on helping them increase their profit. Rory is also part of the research team at BenchPress and helps curate the results from the largest benchmarking survey of UK independent agencies each year. Rory loves facilitating debate amongst agency owners, as well as sharing practical tips and insight from the UK’s top-performing agencies – ideas you can implement in your agency right away.
Emma Glazier, Global Head of Marketing, Crowd
Emma is a strategic business development and communications leader with over 15 years of experience across the marketing spectrum in multiple global markets. Commercially driven, she loves to get to the heart of a business problem, interrogate data and apply best practice principles that deliver measurable results. She has experience across travel, entertainment, automotive, retail and consumer electronics sectors.
A self-described straight-talker, RDC founder and event industry veteran Robyn Duda is a creative thinker with a growth mindset.
Her approach to event design is grounded in strategy and fueled by big picture thinking. Always looking ahead, Duda helps clients evolve for success today—and the future. She’s also driving change within the industry as a leading voice on sustainability practices and diversity.
In 2020, Robyn founded Change the Stage, an industry pledge dedicated to elevating underrepresented voices to event stages around the world.
Robyn brings a uniquely insider skill set and outsider point of view to every project.
Tech and marketing by profession, entrepreneur by instinct and curious by nature. Jet’s eye for detail, ease of communication and interest in tech trends places her at the front line of the digital industry.
Her knowledge in marketing, finance and business operations have been key to successfully expand and grow global creative marketing agency Crowd into a 7-figure business in the European market.
Jet’s team is the first fully remote team within Crowd, applying new working and business principles to service European clients with global reach and local knowledge. Having owned various businesses and worked in booming markets across continents, she manages to think quickly on her feet and is a team player with an open mindset to just about anything.
Tanya is the showrunner and the shot caller at BPG — you can call her T but never Tan. She wears many hats when coordinating the team and thinking big for the business. She thrives off a happy and vibrant company culture where amazing things happen. Her background in branding gives her a strong passion for the incredible design work our studio produces.
With an extensive background in marketing and agency life, Ben loves to nurture our strong client relationships. He manages a team of Account Managers and Marketing Specialists to help drive successful strategies for our marketing clients.
The founder and owner of the business, Boyd’s a high energy dynamo who loves celebrating the team’s wins and getting behind good ideas. He has an entrenched love of everything digital, and longs for a world where digital transformation is complete.
Theo is Chief Growth Officer for Brave Bison and is experienced in both digital marketing and advertising, as well as acquisitions. Prior to becoming a director of Tangent, a Top 100 technology agency, Theo was an Associate at Brockton Capital, a private equity firm with c.US $3bn of equity raised.
Tim Jones is Strategy Director at global brand company venturethree, where he leads strategy and brand experience for all manner of brands like Sky, Just Eat, Trustpilot, Sports Direct, and most recently Facebook. Previously he was creative director at creative agency RPM where he created live and retail experiences for the likes of Three Mobile, The FA, Diageo and Cadbury.
Tim’s spent his career ensuring he understands all dimensions of the strategic and creative process. He’s recently completed mini MBA’s in Brand Management and Marketing, building on his past diploma in Graphic Design.
Tim believes brand is the most powerful lever for business transformation. And has worked with some of the biggest brands in the business to deliver those transformative programmes.
Scott Leff, Principal, TobinLeff
Scott has owned and run advertising, marketing, PR, and video production shops. He has led mergers and sales of for-profit and nonprofit corporations, run and sold a family-owned bank, produced a national PBS documentary, was President of a Carnegie Mellon University spin-out technology company, ran a $1.3 billion trust and investment management company, and spent close to a decade with Robert Morris University developing strategic plans, doing governance interventions, and performing financial analyses for nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes.