Event Partners

Elmwood: Venue Partner


Elmwood is the world’s most effective brand design consultancy. A bold statement, but true. We’ve won more Design Effectiveness Awards than anyone else in the history of the scheme,recognition of our work’s commercial success. Elmwood began as a small, local agency in 1977, and whilst we now have studios in Leeds, London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Melbourne, we’re still very much independent.

We work right across the board from insight and strategy, to creative and design, and can tick off a long list of sectors including retail, government, sport, media, FMCG, B2B and more. Our joint ventures also mean we can offer specialist services in sustainability consulting, industrial design and environmental design.

Network Marketing: Associate Sponsor

Network Marketing

Established in 1996, Network Marketing is one of the leading marketing and digital recruitment specialists in the UK. From our offices in Leeds, London and Manchester, we recruit a whole manner of marketing and digital roles across all sectors.  In addition, the senior management team have a wealth of experience dealing with exclusive appointments up to and including board level positions.

WRG: Expert Speaker

Speaking Partner

WRG specialises in shaping memorable experiences for some of the world’s most ambitious people and organisations, through 25 years of live and brand communication expertise, deep sector insight and intelligent creativity. It works across 8 key sectors: Healthcare, Telecoms & Technology, Financial Services, Energy & Engineering, Luxury & Fashion, Retail, Automotive and Global Audience. It has over 200 staff worldwide who are united by its call to action: Create Unforgettable.

Jaywing: Expert Speaker

Jaywing v2Jaywing is a top-10 UK agency. We bring together over 600 creative, talented individuals who connect powerful ideas, rich data and new technologies. Now is a fascinating, complex and constantly shifting place. Jaywing has the right blend of specialists needed to tackle today’s challenges. We understand, experience, connect and reinvent, seizing the opportunities that are out there now.

Now demands a different way of working – we don’t simply sell services, we solve problems and realise opportunities. We fuel brands, transform data into value, connect on customers’ terms and reimagine businesses.

Wolfstar: Expert Speaker/Chair


Wolfstar is the UK’s first public relations company to specialise in online and social media. Established in 2007, we are independently owned with offices in Leeds and London and have won numerous industry awards for our work.

Igniyte: Expert Speaker


Igniyte is a specialist reputation management company supporting individuals, executives, companies and brands in building a strong online presence through positive communications and content.


The Consumption and Experiential Marketing Knowledge Platform: Associate Sponsor

University of Liverpool

As part of The University of Liverpool’s Management School, The Consumption and Experiential Marketing Knowledge Platform, led by Professor Anthony Patterson, conducts cutting-edge research into services, people, places, performances and all goods that possess an ‘experiential’ element.

Our aim is to help marketing professionals consider new ways of engaging and communicating with their customers. The group combines academic excellence with a practitioner focus and we collaborate with many organisations, sharing both new ideas and best practice.

Pixelpusher2000: Creative Design Partner


Sam Hardcastle from Pixelpusher2000 is the creative partner for the Brand & Audience Engagement Masterclass. Sam will be designing the official event brochure.

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