Dubai Conf 2019

Brave Together Conference Dubai

in collaboration with Marketing Mania

Dubai World Trade Centre, 9 December, 10am to 4pm

Let's end 2020 on a high at our Brave Together Conference in Dubai, in collaboration with Marketing Mania. 

This year, we've curated a local conference that will challenge the way you think and inspire you to be a bolder and braver leader. Our programme features a myriad of inspirational speakers, whose stories will empower you to embrace reinvention, to be brave enough to overcome the odds and most importantly, come together after a challenging year to discover the opportunities that lie ahead in 2021.

Confirmed speakers and sessions

How diverse teams lead to better business success
Mark Evans, Managing Director Marketing & Digital, Direct line
A passionate champion of Diversity & Inclusion, Mark will reveal how building a neuro-diverse team helped drive-long term marketing excellence, and why it's crucial to form a clear business purpose on being open and supportive of the team’s mental health.

Value of a brave and empathetic mindset 
Mimi Nicklin, Author, Podcast host, Marketer & Strategist

Why is having empathy and being a conscientiousness leader so vital in the world of leadership and business? In this session we will hear from Author and empathetic leader Mimi Nicklin, her passion is for balancing humanism with capitalism with a desire to make the world of work a more empathetic, valuable and sustainably healthy place to be. She will share how this approach drives stand out creative interventions that lead to business and culture change and long-term business success.

Impact of the CMO on long term business success 
Peter DeBenedictis, Microsoft, Rami Zahran, Saudi German Hospitals & Aimee Peters, Mashreq Bank
2020 has pushed marketers to be their bravest selves as they’ve had to adapt and pivot at pace to the various issues and challenges that have arisen. In this session we hear from leading marketers in the region who will share openly the journey they have been on this year, what they have learnt and to ensure that marketing is recognized as being a necessity for business success in 2021 and beyond.

Influence and Impact: Accelerate your marketing leadership influence
Thomas Barta, organizational psychologist, Syl Saller CBE, Executive Coach and Sophie Devonshire, CEO, The Marketing Society
Doing marketing isn’t the same as leading marketing. The world’s most successful marketers know how to mobilize and inspire their teams, their peers and even their boards to get behind marketing-growth initiatives. Discover key insights from the world’s largest study on marketers’ success and learn new practical ideas from Thomas Barta, world-renowned marketing expert, Syl Saller, one of the world’s most preeminent marketers, and Marketing Society CEO Sophie Devonshire, an expert in accelerating change. 

Negotiating through conflict to achieve results
Matthias Schranner, CEO and Founder, The Schranner Negotiation Institute
Negotiation expert Matthias was originally trained by the police and the FBI as a lead negotiator for high-stakes situations and was an undercover drugs enforcement agent. After leaving the police force, he noticed that the high pressure tactics and strategies could be applied seamlessly into the business world. One of those tactics – being brave. Matthias will show how being brave to embrace and negotiate the conflict, by having a ‘play to win’ mindset and working with the precise team to achieve results, together & succeed in difficult negotiations will enable you to be a better, more successful leader.

Superfast: Lead at speed 
Sophie Devonshire, CEO, The Marketing Society
In a world that is moving fast, and with the need to pivot and adapt at speed it’s never been more important to lead innovatively, decisively and with impact. In this interactive session Sophie will share practical solutions to leadership questions with a focus on contemporary challenges, innovations and problems. She’ll cover when to slow down and take time to get things right, inspirational approaches to leading, how to achieve the most impact as efficiently as possible, how to unlock leadership growth and how to balance a sense of purpose with a need for pace. 


Brave Together Conference series

Our Brave Together conferences are the flagship events in our global program, we have been running the conference in the UK for over 20 years. In 2018 we hosted 4 conferences, across 4 hubs on the same day – they took place in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York, in 2019 we hosted six conferences across six countries over a six-week period - London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, India and New York. Our conference speakers at both the global and local conferences come from all walks of life and our program features speakers from both inside and outside our industry.

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Members: Reserve your place via the button below 
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Dubai World Trade Centre
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