How to grow your business according to AI experts and economists

IPA Business Growth Conference 2023 - Wednesday 5 July

What does the future hold for our industry and the economy? Is AI a threat or an opportunity? What opportunities for growth has the uncertainty of recent years created?

The upcoming IPA Business Growth Conference will provide you with the tools to navigate the disruption and set your agency up to thrive and prosper in the long term.

During the half-day, hybrid conference on Wednesday 5 July, we’ll hear from AI experts, including Former Chief Advisor on Digital and Data to the Prime Minister, Ben Warner to break down everything you need to know to better understand AI and whether it can give agencies a competitive advantage; and economist and broadcaster Dharshini David on the state of the global economy and where the biggest opportunities for growth lie.

We’ll also discover how to develop a technology-agnostic approach to tackling digital transformation; why a strong agency culture and maintaining the positive mental health of your talent can drive business success; how to move the ESG agenda from intent to action; and what agencies can do to embrace the opportunities for growth offered by a maturing in-house landscape.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Chris Byron, COO, OMD UK and Commercial Leadership Group Chair
  • Jason Cobbold, CEO, BMB
  • Dharshini David, author, economist and broadcaster
  • Jake Dubbins, Managing Director, Media Bounty and Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Conscious Advertising Network
  • Tom Firth, Founding Partner, M&C Saatchi LIFE
  • Rhona Glazebrook, Business Development Consultant
  • Hannah Harrison, Director of Sustainability, WPP
  • Camilla Kemp, former CEO, M&C Saatchi
  • Josh Krichefski, CEO, EMEA & UK, GroupM and IPA President
  • Morten Legarth, Creative Director, VCCP
  • Dr Joerg Niessing, INSEAD Professor, Author B2B Digital Transformation, Consultant and Strategic Advisor
  • Alice Thwaite, Head of Ethics, OmniGOV at MG OMD
  • Ben Warner, Former Chief Advisor on Digital and Data to the Prime Minister
In-person, virtual and bulk tickets are available. View the full agenda and secure your place.


The IPA Business Growth Conference 2023 is sponsored by Moore Kingston Smith, Paprika, and Red Hat Recruitment.

Last updated 07 December 2023