10 excellent leading and inspirational industry experts have been carefully selected to share their knowledge and provide an overview of our industry today. You will hear comprehensive, first-hand experience from brand marketing experts and media and marketing specialists, on how print is still relevant and a unique, powerful, and effective channel of communication.
Our fantastic line-up of speakers are introduced below:
Wayne Hemingway, MBE - HemingwayDesign
Wayne Hemingway built Red or Dead into a globally-celebrated fashion label during the eighties and nineties and, after 21 consecutive seasons on the catwalk, sold it in a multi-million-pound deal. In 1999, fresh from the sale of Red or Dead, Wayne and Gerardine embarked on a new adventure: HemingwayDesign. And the rest, they say, is history.
Wayne is on the Design Council Trustee Board and having been with CABE for a decade since its inception (as Chair of Building For Life ) is now on the Design Council CABE Committee. He got an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list of 2006, is a Professor in The Built Environment Department of Northumbria University, a Doctor of Design at Wolverhampton, Lancaster and Stafford, and a Fellow of Blackburn College and Regents University. (Just call him Prof, Doc, Doc, Doc Wayne Hemingway MBE, BSc, MA, Esquire.)
And he gets involved in charity work for the likes of Noise Festival, The Princes Trust (where he was the inaugural Chairman for an initiative to enable disadvantaged young people to work within the fashion industry), Shelter, Oxfam and Crisis.
Starting out with a Rockerfeller Scholarship to art school in New York, Dave trained in advertising on Madison Avenue. in 1971 he started working at BMP, which he left in 1980 to found Gold Greenlees Trott which was voted 'Agency of the Year' by Campaign and 'Most Creative Agency in the World' by Ad Age in New York.
In 1990 he founded BST and in 1993 WTCS which later became CST. in 2004 he received the D&AD President's Award for lifetime achievement.
In the 1970s Dave set up the D&AD Creative Workshop course which ran for thirty years training hundreds of young creatives, many of them now London's top creative directors.
Dave has written 3 books on creativity, Creative Mischief, Predatory Thinking and One Plus One Equals Three.
Baroness Susan Greenfield, CBE
A Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford University, a scientist, writer, broadcaster and crossbench member in the House of Lords, Baroness Susan Greenfield specialises in applying neuroscience to fundamental issues as the impact of twenty-first-century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness, and the development of innovative approaches to neurodegenerative diseases.
She is the recipient of 31 honorary degrees from both British and foreign universities, and of many awards including Chevalier Legion d'Honneur from the French Government, and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians, as well as being selected as Honorary Australian of the Year in 2006.
Susan Greenfield is also founder and CEO of a biotech company that is developing a novel anti-Alzheimer drug based on her research exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegeneration.
Jonathon Porritt, CBE - Forum for the Future
I was born in 1950. The next couple of decades flowed by effortlessly at Eton, Magdalen College, Oxford, and messing around planting trees and farming in New Zealand and Australia.
I first got involved with environmental issues in 1974, at the same time as I became a teacher in a West London comprehensive, which I absolutely loved. Ten years later (during which I was also very involved in the Green Party), I left teaching to become Director of Friends of the Earth where I stayed until 1991, just prior to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 – which for me, was a life-changing experience.
In 1996, we set up Forum for the Future, which remains my ‘home base’ in terms of all the different things I do today. I was Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission between 2000 and 2009. I got married in 1986, and we have two daughters Eleanor and Rebecca.
At the moment, I'm on the world tour for my latest book, The World We Made.
That’s about it – in a nutshell! Still hard at it nearly 40 years on.
Tiffanie Darke - News UK
Tiffanie Darke is Commercial Content Director at News UK, founder and director of Method, News UK’s new creative agency covering The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun.
Previous to that she was editor in chief of the Sunday Times Style magazine.
She has authored two novels and appears regularly on Radio and TV.
Before The Sunday Times she worked for The Telegraph, the Express and The Observer.
Her campaigns for the charity Smart Works, where she is now a trustee, has brought her to the raw edge of fashion and its role in women's self-esteem; she has also worked with the WSFF to campaign for more women to be involved in sport.
Kim Willis -
Kim is the strategy director on the British Airways’ account at Cedar – the global content marketing agency with offices in London, Hong Kong and Cape Town. She sets the strategy for 14 different platforms including 5 magazines, 6 social media channels and 4 websites, and has lead the relaunch of several major magazines including BA Business Life — Europe's biggest business magazine, and First — a new magazine exclusive to BA's First cabin passengers.
She has spent the past decade developing content strategies for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Barclays and 10 Downing St, and runs social media training for a wide range of charities.
She is a guest lecturer on the MA Narrative Environments course at Central St Martins college, and is also a freelance journalist writing for The Guardian, the Independent and City AM on content and publishing trends, making her an ideal speaker for addressing the role of print in the changing media landscape.
Rachel Aldighieri -
Direct Marketing Association
Starting out in journalism before crossing into marketing, Rachel has helped to drive the DMA's transformation from an ordinary trade association to a vibrant, facilitatory industry community – widening its relevance and appeal far beyond its traditional heartland and working closely with many of the UK's biggest and most forward-thinking agencies, brands and suppliers to promote a true one-to-one-to-millions marketing approach.
She is responsible for leading the DMA's key industry initiatives – including the flagship DMA Awards programme, the Campaign for great British copywriting, Responsible marketing, the Customer Engagement campaign - and the organisation's community website, an array of other events, workshops and research projects to drive the most customer centric marketing.
Rachel is a strong supporter of encouraging new and diverse talent into the marketing industry and believes in the positive contribution and central role that one-to-one marketing can deliver within a modern, creative UK economy.
Charles Jarrold - BPIF
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in London in the early ‘90’s, Charles worked in the publishing industry prior to heading towards the family owned Jarrold Print business in 1998.
Following the sale of Jarrold Print, he joined Poole based printer Southernprint in 2005, helping that business gain a reputation as a leading commercial print company. Southernprint was sold by its owner, regional newspaper group Newsquest in 2010, at which point Charles joined St Ives plc.
He has also run his own business, partnering with a US print and design software business, developing on-line design and print applications. Charles now heads up the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry.
David Gold - Royal Mail
David has worked in communications and politics for 20 years. He joined Royal Mail in 2010 to oversee the passage of the Postal Services Act, which would facilitate the flotation of the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2013. He has responsibility for stakeholder engagement from parish councils to the EU institutions and manages the company’s relationship with the Royal Household. David has worked on a variety of legislative and regulatory challenges and is a spokesperson for Royal Mail 500.
He launched the Keep Me Posted campaign in 2013 as a defence against the rapid decline in business mail and to highlight the need for consumers to have choice in how they receive important personal information. It has grown to a coalition of almost 100 organisations and has secured choice in communication for millions of UK consumers.
David also sits on the UK Board of Two Sides and is a Trustee of the British Postal Museum.
Marcus Rich - Time Inc. UK
Marcus joined Time Inc. UK in March 2014 as CEO. Under his leadership the business has launched a number of brand extensions, new products and undertaken a series of strategic partnerships and high profile acquisitions including UKCE, the UK's leading provider of premium cycling events and ICHF, the UK's number one craft events business.
Prior to taking up his role at Time Inc. UK (formerly IPC Media), Marcus worked at Associated Newspapers from February 2009 as managing director of Mail on Sunday and deputy managing director of Daily Mail, before taking up the role of commercial managing director, DMG Media, publisher of Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, Mail Online and Metro.
Previously, Marcus worked at Emap for 16 years and in that time was the group managing director of Emap Lifestyle Magazines and Emap Advertising. He also ran Emap's Australian and US businesses. Before Emap, Marcus worked in advertising as a group account director at McCann Erickson and ran Optimus Communications.