UK advertising is a leader on the world stage and a career in our industry offers huge opportunities. But our success rests on your shoulders – you, the young creatives of the future.

As the UK representative of Cannes Lions, the world’s greatest festival of creativity, we and our partners Channel 4, Clear Channel UK, Framestore, M&C Saatchi and the Department of International Trade would like to invite you to an open afternoon to learn about what it really means to work in this amazing industry, introduce you to Cannes Lions and hear from young people who have experienced all it has to offer.

Following these inspiring talks, we will hold speed networking sessions with industry leaders who are looking for talent just like you to join their businesses in 2019 as they create the world’s most exciting advertising for the world’s greatest brands.

Speakers include:

Stephen Woodford

CEO, The Advertising Association

Justin CC

CEO, Clear Channel

Mike McGee Grey Circle

Chief Creative Officer, Framestore

Jenai Edwards Grey Circle

Designer, Sky News

Steve Getty Grey Circle

Head of Talent & Training, Cannes Lions

Justin tindall

Group Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi

Rachita Saraogi Grey Circle

Rachita Saraogi

Social Impact Designer &
Co-founder, Sisterhood

The agenda


Opening message, Stephen Woodford, Chief Executive, The Advertising Association

Welcome to Adland – the good, the bad and everything in between!
Our panel will give the lowdown on everything you ever wanted to know about working in advertising – how they got there, what inspires them and what it takes to be the best.

Speakers include:

  • Justin Tindall, Group Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi
  • Mike McGee, Chief Creative Officer, Framestore
  • Justin Cochrane, CEO, Clear Channel
  • Lucy Gulliver, Client Development Lead, Channel 4

Introduction to Cannes Lions and the Roger Hatchuel Academy
Cannes Lions is the world’s greatest festival of creativity – hear all about it and how you can get involved.

  • Steve Latham, Head of Talent & Training, Cannes Lions
  • Rachita Saraogi, Social Impact Designer & Co-founder, Sisterhood
  • Jenai Edwards, Designer, Sky News

Get ready to meet the mentors!

Speed Mentoring Workshops
A unique opportunity to meet with representatives of some of the leading companies in the industry to get insider knowledge on how to succeed in advertising. Prepared to be inspired and have your questions ready!

Mentors include:

  • Abi Slater, Communications Director, ISBA
  • Alexandra Johnson, Recruitment Business Partner, The Guardian
  • Andy Hunns, Head of Creative Team, Barclays UK
  • Dan Southern, Strategy Director, Contagious
  • Davina Barker, Sales Director, Digital Cinema Media
  • Ellie Ring, Head of Marketing & New Business, The 7Stars
  • Jessica Martin, Specialist Recruitment, Direct Line Group
  • Joanne Henderson, HR Director, Clear Channel
  • Justin Tindall, Group Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi
  • Lucy Gulliver, Client Development Lead, Channel 4
  • Matt Cooper, CEO & founder, LBB
  • Neil Duncan, Director, PwC
  • Paul Davison, Head of Channels, Royal Mail
  • Paul Hibbs, Director of Advertising & Media, Nationwide
  • Rosie Snowball, Account Manager, adam&eveDDB
  • Severine Charbon, Group Chief Talent Officer, Publicis
  • Steve Latham, Head of Talent & Training, Cannes Lions

Networking drinks

How to book your ticket


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