08.15 Breakfast Briefing

09.00 Registration (Technology in action)

09.30 Opening remarks from the chair

09.35 Opening Keynote

Sarah Porter, Founder, InspiredMinds #AI4Good

10.05 International Keynote Panel of Industry Leaders

Tina Amper, Founder, Geeks on a Beach

10.30 Networking Break (klaxon every five minutes) + speed networking

11.00 How to become the market leading Awards in your particular sector

“Awards Awards” winning experts who run market leading events will present for 15 minutes each, followed by Q&A

11.45 Technology Update PechaKucha 20x20

11.50 Technology Update PechaKucha 20x20

11.55 Go to Round Tables


  1. Maximising sponsorship revenue – Sarah Austin, Head of awards, UBM EMEA
  2. Keeping it fresh, an ideas exchange for novel ways of delivering a great awards event
  3. Good host, Bad host – survey results on who you can trust as your awards host

13.00 Lunch and exhibition

13.30 Table Top speed networking (optional)

14.00 How Cannes Lions responded to their audience and reinvigorated their awards

Susie Walker, Head of Awards, Cannes Lions

14.35 Panel: Innovation and creativity in Awards

Sarah Austin, Awards Director, UBM EMEA

15.20 Extending Awards ceremonies beyond just the business case. Becoming part of a community and adding value.

15.45 Technology Update PechaKucha 20x20

15.55 Networking Break (klaxon every five minutes) + speed networking



  1. Building a portfolio of Awards – Fergus Gregory, Group Commercial Director, The Drum
  2. The effective use of content from Awards entries in other channels
  3. Running successful awards in unusual markets



17.30 Closing Address and final networking activity

17.35 Networking Drinks Party

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