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The Marketing Society Global Conference 2021 – Changemakers - LIVE IN PERSON

QEII Conference Centre, 10 November, 8:30am to 5pm

Be awed. Be electrified. 
Be part of the Changemakers experience.

The Marketing Society Global Conference returns LIVE London on Wednesday 10 November, 8.30am-3.30pm in Westminster—and there's a seat with your name on it.

Each year, we gather our industry's best and brightest for the marketing day out that always gets people talking. Experience the stories of entrepreneurs and experts, mischief-makers and groundbreakers from across the globe, all making change happen today.

❝ The Marketing Society Global Conference was jam-packed with unique speakers, unexpected insights, laughter and tears. This is like no other marketing conference. It’s at a higher level... the content is surprising and diverse. How little time we have in our roles these days to get perspective! Take your team, you won't regret it. ❞

— Mitch Oliver, Global Corporate Brand and Purpose Director, Mars

One day, seven hours to provoke new thinking, to feel empowered to run with that daring idea; to be reminded of what exceptional marketing can achieve.

After zoom-fatigue and teams-tiredness all year, this is your opportunity to re-energise yourself and your teams, to find fresh ways to maintain the momentum; to connect with curious Changemakers just like you. To be part of the experience, and discover what's really possible.

Book your tickets 

Member Ticket £795 +VAT
Member and Guest £1,590 +VAT
Member and two guests £2,385 +VAT
International hub member £500 +VAT
Non-member £900 +VAT

Tune in from across the world

Join our Conference, wherever you are in the world. The entire day will be streamed, giving you the flexibility to tune in for the sessions you're most looking forward to, or watch from start to finish.

Book your virtual tickets today for £199 +VAT.

Timings: 8.30am (GMT) | 12.30pm (GST) | 2pm (IST) | 4.30pm (HKT) | 4.30pm (SGT)

Stay inspired and stay safe

The safety of our guests is our priority and our Global Conference has been planned with the utmost thought and care, in accordance with government guidelines and recommended measures.

The QEII Conference Centre has the following policies in place for entry to any event on site: 

  • All guests must provide proof of being double vaccinated (NHS Covid passport)
    OR have received a negative lateral flow test result which needs to be logged onto the NHS app within 48 hours.  If the test result is not logged on via the NHS app, it will not be valid. 
  • On arrival all guests will have their temperature taken and asked to sanitise their hands. Hand sanitiser will be available on site.  
  • Masks are to be worn at all times between public areas such as the Conference Centre Foyer and all toilet facilities
  • The QE11 Conference Centre has a strict NO NUT on the premises policy.

Once you enter our Conference, it is at your discretion whether you would like to wear your mask or remove it throughout the duration of our event. Please do remember to be mindful of the wishes of those around you.



Sir Tim Smit

Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder

Dana Kanze

Assistant Professor,Organisational Behaviour

Karen Blackett OBE

President, Group M

Jeremy White

Head of Transport, Design Director

Katie McAlister

Chief Marketing Officer TUI UK & Ireland

Kathleen Saxton

CMO, MediaLink

Neil Mullarkey

Founder, The Comedy Store

Andrew Pollard

Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity

Emily Chang

CEO, McCann Worldgroup-China

Oli Barrett MBE

Connector, Presenter, Co-Creator

Mary Portas

Creative Founder, Portas

Alex Horne


Ty Heath

Director, Market Engagement, The B2B Institute at LinkedIn

Asad Rehman

Co-Founder, Unilever

Mishal Husain

Broadcaster, BBC News

Toby Horry

Group Brand & Content Director, TUI Group

Greg Jackson

Founder & Chief Executive, Octopus Energy

Aedamar Howlett

VP Europe, O2O Digital Transformation, Coca-Cola

Margaret Heffernan

Professor of Practice, University of Bath

Get to know our speaker(s)


With thanks


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