Prestigious IAB Leadership Summit back for a second year


Fandom/Wikipedia, Sport England and The Guardian confirmed to speak at the three-day event

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The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK has announced that it will host its second annual Leadership Summit in May, following on from the success of the 2016 event.;

The three-day event will return for a second year at the prestigious Sopwell House in St Albans between 2-4 May 2017.

The summit, which will run under Chatham House rule, will see 180 of the most senior decision makers from media owners, agencies and brands gather to discuss the challenging and strategic topics the digital industry currently faces.

The Leadership Summit agenda is packed full of thought provoking and inspiring presentations and town hall discussions from some of the industry’s most senior level leaders. 

Thus far, confirmed speakers include:

  • David Pemsel, CEO, The Guardian
  • Jennie Price, CEO, Sport England
  • Jimmy Wales, Co-founder, Fandom powered by Wikia; Founder, Wikipedia
  • Joy Bhattacharya, MD, Accenture Interactive Lead, UK
  • Ben Bilboul, Group CEO, Karmarama
  • Michael Bhaskar, Author
  • Vicky Pryce, Economist, Author and Commentator 

The IAB’s CEO, Jon Mew said, “I am really excited for the Leadership Summit to be back, bigger and better in its second year with so many senior level speakers on the bill. This year’s output should be bolder than the inaugural summit – as we plan to tackle and debate the most pressing industry challenges as well as create a great opportunity for networking across the three days. If you’re a brand, media owner or agency – this is the ultimate opportunity for your voice to be heard.”

Google are the main sponsor of the event, with the Townhall debates being sponsored by Integral Ad Science, Sovrn and Teads. All in One Media are also sponsoring elements of the event.

For members looking to be more involved in this event there are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available – please contact for details 

The event is open to senior leaders and executives. For enquiries please email or read more here. Please note: we limit tickets to only two people per company.