Media Planning & Strategy Summit 2023 (virtual)

Bringing together the UK's brightest and best media planning brains to one summit.

We'll be joined by the best media planners in the UK to celebrate effective planning and pave the way for planners of the future.

Aimed at those in a junior or mid-level role, this event will provide learnings from experienced media planners that will help inform, inspire and encourage future planning icons.


9.30am Introduction 

  • Belinda Beeftink, Research Director, IPA

9.35am Keynote address 

  • Jenny Biggam, Owner, the7stars  

9.55am The importance of apprenticeships 

  • Kandice Quain, Media Manager, Bray Leino 

10.05am Expert Panel 

Two junior level planners will conduct a deep dive into the challenges and experiences of industry leaders. 

  • Leon Beauchamp, Media Planner, Bray Leino
  • Rhian Feather, Head of Media Planning, OMD UK
  • Tony Mattson, Head of Strategy, Havas Media Group London
  • Sailor Parsons, Communications Planning Executive, Republic of Media

10.35am Making Sense: The Commercial Media Landscape in 2023 and Beyond

  • Simon Frazier, Head of TouchPoints Marketing & Data Innovation, IPA 

10:45am Coffee break  

11.00am Case Studies  

  • Emma Withington, Managing Partner, Chief Planning Officer, MGOMD 
  • Sarah Gale, Director of Research and Insight, Global, and Mark Hatwell, Director of Group Strategy, Global

11.25am 2023 State of play in planning 

  • Pete Buckley, Connection Planning Director, Meta
  • Zehra Chatoo, Head of Connection Planning, EMEA, Meta

11.40am The trials and tribulations of being a media planner  

  • Tessa LeGassick, Head of Connections Planning, Hearts & Science 

11.55am Client relationships 

  • Simon Frazier, Head of TouchPoints Marketing & Data Innovation, IPA (moderator)
  • Natalie De Cruz, Client Partner, Carat
  • Tom Mardon, Head of Media and Campaign Planning, Tesco
  • Lauren McGurran, Business Director, EssenceMediacom  

12.30pm Closing remarks 

  • Simon Frazier, Head of TouchPoints Marketing & Data Innovation, IPA 

Agenda subject to change


  • Members rate: Free
  • Non-members rate: £25 +VAT

TouchPoints subscribers receive IPA member rates for this event.

Contact us

If you have any questions relating to this event please email us at [email protected].

Last updated 01 May 2024