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Global Soft Power Summit 2023

02 March 2023, 09:00–17:00 UK Time

We invite you to join us at Brand Finance's Global Soft Power Summit 2023 to officially inaugurate the next iteration of the Global Soft Power Index, and to explore and debate the role of soft power in international relations.

The Summit will be hosted as a hybrid event at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London and streamed live online on Thursday, 2nd March 2023.

The event follows the success of the previous Global Soft Power Summits, featuring keynote speakers: Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt.

Register your interest now to secure your place, and receive updates on speaker line ups and programme information mfor the event.


FREE: Diplomats, Academics, Nation Brand Representatives, Media

£495 - Early Registration Pricing (until 31st December 2022)

£595 - General Admission (from 1st January 2023)

For more information, email [email protected] and join in the conversation online using #SoftPower.

Click the links below to watch the video highlights of the Global Soft Power Summit 2022 and to view the previous iteration of the Global Soft Power Index.

02 March 2023, 09:00–17:00 UK Time


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).


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