The VIP dinner is the chance to discuss the latest issues with colleagues, delegates and peers in a more intimate setting. Engage with our speakers and other VIPs while raising the profile of your brand amongst these key individuals.
Enjoy a delicious meal and experience an evening at one of London's most attractive and prestigious venues.
Presentation of the 2019 Brand Finance Global Forum Awards to the most valuable and strongest brands.
|18:00 - 19:00||Reception Drinks in The Terrace|
19:00 - 19:15
Welcome Speech in The Mountbatten Room
David Haigh, CEO, Brand Finance
19:15 - 19:45
Brand Finance Global Awards 2019 Ceremony
19:45 - 21:00
Starter and Main Courses
21:00 - 21:15
Alan Johnson, Politician and Broadcaster
21:15 - 21:30
Konstantin Kisin, Comedian
|21:30 - 21:35||Wuliangye Toast to China|
|21:35 - 22:15||Dessert followed by Coffee|
The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) is the trade association and professional institute for UK advertising agencies. Our 264 corporate members are primarily concerned with providing strategic advice on marketing communications, including creating and/or placing advertising. Based throughout the country, they are responsible for over 85% of the UK’s advertising agency business and play a pivotal role in advising the nation's companies on how they should deploy their total marketing communications spend of £42 billion.
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As the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster, they offer accurate, impartial news via our 24 hour news channel - BBC World News - and BBC.com, along with a broad range of insightful and in-depth features across BBC Worklife, BBC Culture, BBC Future, BBC Reel and BBC Travel.
As a commercial arm of the BBC, they work with brands to create partnerships which connect them with our curious and globally-minded audience through bespoke branded content, sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
Founded in 2001, the CMO Council serves as the premiere peer-powered network for senior marketing decision makers. It is the only global network
of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries.
The FPA is a not-for-profit Friendly Society. As a member of the UK Press Card Authority, it provides official journalistic accreditation to more than 1,800 international correspondents every year. All media are represented: from print and news agencies to broadcast and digital. Freelancers are welcome in all categories.
The FPA is the only association that can provide foreign journalist with access to Parliament. Throughout the year, the FPA holds a wide-ranging programme of briefings, facilitating access to Government Ministers, Whitehall, the City's financial district and Royal events. We also organise book presentations, Brexit briefings, events with key politicians etc.
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).
David is the CEO and founder of Brand Finance plc. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London. He worked in international financial management then moved into the marketing services sector, firstly as the Financial Director of The Creative Business and then as Financial Director of WCRS & Partners. He left to set up a financial marketing consultancy, which was later acquired by Publicis, the pan European marketing services group, where he worked as a director for five years.
David moved to Interbrand as Director of Brand Valuation in its London-based global brand valuation practice, leaving in 1996 to launch Brand Finance. David has represented the British Standards institute on the International Standards Committee working party on the standardisation of brand valuation methods and practices, whose draft standard (ISO 10668) was published in November 2010.
David has written many articles for the marketing and financial press on branded businesses and brand valuation and is the author of numerous publications. He also lectures on the subject of branded business, brand and intangible asset valuation at many of the leading business schools around the world.
Konstantin Kisin is a Russian-British comedian, podcaster, writer and social commentator. He made international headlines in 2018 by refusing to sign a university “behavioural agreement form” which banned jokes about religion, atheism and insisted that all humour must be “respectful and kind”.
A regular host at the Kilkenomics economics & politics festival, he has spoken about Russian humour on the BBC, played some of the UK's biggest clubs and has supported Geoff Norcott, Shazia Mirza and Andrew Doyle on tour.
Alan Johnson is definitely one of our most popular and respected MPs and as well as being an award-winning author and broadcaster, is a lifelong fan of Queens Park Rangers. As Members of Parliament go, he also has a surprisingly good taste in and obscure knowledge of music.
He has regularly appeared on Question Time (BBC1) and This Week (BBC1) while showing a more humorous side with guest presenter stints on Have I Got News For You (BBC1), alongside documentaries like Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me (BBC4) and indulging his passion in The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number 1 (ITV1).
Alan’s work in government includes positions as Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Health Secretary, and as MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle he will happily tackle matters of electoral reform, trade unionists, fairness at work and Jeremy Corbyn.
Alan says his greatest achievement is the successful campaign for the British Fishermen's Association which helped secure their claim for compensation, 25 years after distant water trawlermen had their industry destroyed by the agreement that the government reached with Iceland to end the so-called Cod Wars.
Alan became the youngest General Secretary in the history of the Union of Communication Workers when he was elected to the post in January 1992 and went on to be elected as a Labour MP in 1997. Twenty years later he still manages to find the time to play tennis and football – did we mention he’s a huge (and long-suffering) fan of QPR?