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Brand Finance Global Forum 2021 - 25th Anniversary Edition

29 September 2021, 14:00–17:30

25 years ago, on 1st April 1996, David Haigh launched Brand Finance to ‘Bridge the Gap Between Marketing and Finance’, in a bid to highlight the importance of marketing for driving growth as well as the need for financial accountability.

It is now the World's Leading Brand Valuation Consultancy.

We invite all our clients, partners, friends and the Brand Finance family to come together for a special 25th Anniversary Edition of our annual Brand Finance Global Forum, to look back over the last 25 years, and to debate what the future might hold.

The Forum will be hosted live at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London, featuring guest speaker presentations and interactive moderated Q&A sessions for up to 100 participants

The event will include an afternoon conference, followed by a drinks’ reception and five-star dinner served with evening entertainment.

We will host high-profile industry expert speakers who will explain how they use brand strategy to maximise financial performance.

Brand Finance Forums attract CEOs and CMOs of global brands, senior investors, analysts, marketers, and journalists who are eager to learn more about the links between brands, strategy, and financial performance.

Join us as we celebrate the last 25 years and raise a glass to the future!

This event is invitation-only. The conference will be available to view online after the event.


13.00 - 14.00Guest Registration
14:00 - 14:15Introduction by David Haigh, Chairman & CEO, Brand Finance
14.15 – 15.30Session 1: 25 Years – What Has Changed?
3 x Speaker Sessions (15 minutes each)
30 Minute Panel Session

Moderated by David Haigh, CEO, Brand Finance
15.30 - 16.00Coffee & Networking
16.00 - 17.15Session 2: 25 Years Ahead – Predictions?
3 x Speaker Sessions (15 minutes each)
30 Minute Panel Session

Moderated by Richard Haigh, MD, Brand Finance
17.15 - 17.30Conclusion by David Haigh, CEO, Brand Finance
17.30 - 19.00Pre-dinner Networking Drinks


David Haigh
Chairman and CEO
Brand Finance

David is the Chairman and CEO of Brand Finance Plc – the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy. He has worked in the area of branded business, brand, and intangible asset valuation since 1991. He specialised entirely in the field after becoming the Director of Brand Valuation for Interbrand in 1995. He subsequently left Interbrand in 1996 to launch Brand Finance which is celebrating 25 years in business this year.

David represented the British Standards Institution in the working parties responsible for crafting international industry standards: ISO 10668 on Brand Valuation in 2010 and ISO 20671 on Brand Evaluation in 2019.

David is a passionate writer and has authored many articles on brand valuation, published in numerous marketing and finance newspapers and magazines, such as: Financial Times, Accountancy Age, and Marketing Week. He has also lectured on the topic of brand valuation for Harvard, Chicago, and London Business Schools.

David graduated from Bristol University with an English degree, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London, and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has a practising certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Richard Haigh
Managing Director
Brand Finance

Richard is the Managing Director at Brand Finance. He has lectured at universities and business schools, including London Business School, on topics surrounding brand valuation and management.
From his expertise with global clients in various sectors including banking, telecoms, airlines, sport, media, food and more, Richard has been able to advise our clients about their Brand Hierarchy, and has devised and recommended methods for them to improve their Brand Architecture, Portfolio Management, and Brand Positioning.
Richard also has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with Brand Finance.


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The Royal Automobile Club, 89 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HS
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