LEADERS OF THE PACK
This week we revealed the full agenda for our annual summit LEAD, which will take place on 30 January 2020 at the QEII Centre in Westminster!
Over the last eight years, LEAD has built a reputation as the premier event for business leaders and policy-makers to address advertising’s industry leaders: CEOs, MDs, Chief Marketing Officers, Creative, Commercial and Sales Directors, as well as the industry policy leaders, political opinion-formers and civil servants.
Highlights for 2020 include an exclusive keynote from the Rt Hon John Bercow who will be sharing his insights from the corridors of power, the lessons learned about driving change and speculate on the future of our politics, as well as the launch of a brand new report by our industry’s think tank, Credos – Advertising Pays 8 – which will look for the first time at the many ways the UK advertising industry contributes to society and communities up and down the country.
The stellar line-up also includes:
- Dame Carolyn McCall DBE, Chief Executive, ITV
- Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President, Facebook EMEA
- Steve Richards, Political Columnist & Broadcaster
- Ronan Harris, Vice President & MD UK & Ireland,Google
- Alex Mahon, Chief Executive, Channel 4
- Cephas Williams, Founder, 56 Black Men
- Syl Saller, Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo and many more
To book your place click here and to view the LEAD 2020 programme click here.
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Next week is the last Public Affairs Breakfast OF THE DECADE. The agenda will include an update on the AA’s Climate Change group, the status of VAT exemption on charities advertising, the ICO report, politics and what comes next after the General Election, and finally, plans for the new AA Policy Steering Group.
For any public affairs colleagues who would like to attend on Wednesday 11 December, 08.45 – 10.15, please contact Edward to confirm your place.
WELL HOW ABOUT VAT!
The AA attended an IPA meeting last Friday to discuss HMRC’s approach to charities advertising. HMRC has now decided that that targeted and re-targeted advertising online should not be VAT exempt because, like direct mail, they see this as addressable.
The issue was recently reported in More About Advertising and HMRC investigations may escalate next year.
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