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Laura Jordan Bambach

Chief Creative Officer, Mr President, Founder, CANNT Festival & Co-founder, SheSays

For over 20 years, Laura has brought her fresh and experimental approach to the creative industries. Combining technical exploration with passionate storytelling, she has won numerous awards for her commercial work and been recognised globally as an innovator and industry leader across communications and design.

One of the world’s few female Chief Creative Officers, she is former president of D&AD (http://www.dandad.org), has recently been named one of Britain’s most influential people within the Debrett’s 500 annual list for the second year running, scooped up Individual of the Year at the Dadi Awards and been awarded an honorary doctorate for her services to graphic design from University of the Arts, London (Norwich).

Under her stewardship as founder and CCO, creative agency Mr. President has recently been awarded Agency of the Year by The Drum and AdAge, a fine achievement for an agency just five years old.

Laura is also a co-founder of SheSays, a global volunteer network which works to get more women into the creative industries. With over 40,000 members operating in 43 cities worldwide SheSays includes mentoring, events and the annual VOWSS showcase of the best film work made my women around the globe. She is also a co-founder of The Great British Diversity Experiment, the largest practical experiment in diversity and its contribution to commercial creative practice.

Laura lectures around the world extensively and was recently invited to be part of the Facebook Creative Council, a think tank to help steer the future of social media.

Laura continues her arts practice exploring areas of identity and gender; and is also a trained taxidermist.

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits & CultureLabel.com

Jonathan Robinson

Founder, Civic and Global Impact Hubs

Philip Long

Director, V&A Dundee

Mariana Duarte Silva

Co-Founder & Director, Village Underground Lisboa

Jim Beirne MBE

Chief Executive, Live Theatre

Sophie Harding

Trends & Insights Director, Mindshare UK

Ella Goldner

Co-Founder & GM, Zinc

Annette Mees

Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House

Brett Wigdortz OBE

Founder and Honourary President, Teach First; Chair, National Citizen Service Trust; Co-Founder & CEO, tiney.co

Laura Jordan Bambach

Chief Creative Officer, Mr President, Founder, CANNT Festival & Co-founder, SheSays

Eric Nuzum

Podcast and Media Consultant - Former SVP, Original Content Development, Audible (Amazon) & VP Programming, NPR

Ksenia Zemtsova

Co-Founder, Art Night

Philippine Nguyen

Co-Founder, Art Night

Rick Gibson

CEO, British Games Institute (BGI)

John Cassy

Founder, Factory 42

Rachael Norton-Drew

Festival & Company Manager, York Mediale

Liat Rosenthal

Creative Producer - Uniqlo Tate Lates

Isobel Colchester

CEO, Poet in the City

Hadrian Garrard

Founding Director, Create London

John McGrath

Artistic Director & CEO, Manchester International Festival & The Factory

Chris Gourlay

Founder & CEO, Spacehive

John Beasley

Chief Marketing Officer, Vero - True Social (ex VP Marketing EMEA Monster & Head of Brand Red Bull)

Freya Murray

Program Manager and Creative Lead, Google Arts & Culture

Lisa Westcott Wilkins

Founder, DigVentures

Lauren Zawadzki

Partner, Deco Publique

Elena Gifford

Partner, Deco Publique

Andy Lanning

Executive Creative Director, Magic Leap & Creator, Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)

Charlotte Appleyard

Director of Development & Business Innovation, Royal Academy of Arts

Anna Burkey

Co-Founder, Foundry658 - new Creative Industries Accelerator by State Library Victoria & Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Holly Tucker MBE

Founder, Holly & Co (Founder of notonthehighstreet.com and UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses)

Isabel Soden

Chief of Play (Founding Director, Writer/Director, Strategist), Reuben Feels

Sharon Ament

Director, Museum of London

Rupert Barrington

Series Producer, BBC Dynasties

David Jubb

Artistic Director, Battersea Arts Centre

Pip Black

Co-Founder, Frame

Ged Matthews

Freelance Placemaking Creative Producer

Prof. Andrew Chitty

Creative Economy Champion, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Daniel Stevens

Advocacy & Communications Manager, Knowledge Quarter London