IPA Talent and Diversity Conference 2024 (in-person)

Let's talk talent

The IPA Talent and Diversity conference returns to provide discussion, thought leadership and tangible advice on how we create inclusivity in the industry – and crucially, make it an industry that is equal to all.

Hosted by Xavier Rees, CEO of AMV BBDO Group, in this year's conference, we will be focussing on the three themes of UNITE, DISCOVER and ACT. The advertising industry spends a lot of time in competition – for new business, talent, and the latest innovations. This is our opportunity to come together as one to:

  • Learn how to develop a culture that welcomes everyone
  • Retain the talent we have
  • Represent the audiences we serve

Virtual tickets are also available.


8.30am Breakfast and networking

9.00am Welcome

  • Leila Siddiqi, Director of D&I, IPA


9.10am Keynote speech

9.30am The role of influencers in driving positive societal change

9.50am The power of advertising to Unite

  • Vicki Maguire, Chief Creative Officer, Havas


10.10am Brand case study

10.35am The pursuit of inclusive AI

11.00am Coffee break

11.30am Charithra Chandran: my journey

  • Charithra Chandran, Actress, Producer and Activist


11.55am How I became: the paths to success

  • Nishma Robb, Former Senior Director, Marketing, Google UK
  • Charles Parkinson, Co-host, How I Became podcast
  • Ashley Samuels-McKenzie, Co-host, How I Became podcast

12.25pm Improving mental health in the advertising industry

12.55pm Inclusive leadership in turbulent times

1.10pm Closing remarks and IPA iList 2024 announced

1.15pm Lunch 

Agenda is subject to change

Please contact Anya Kamineni to take advantage of our bulk ticket rates.

Last updated 22 February 2024