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Five days of talks. Ten big questions the festival will answer

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How can you infiltrate popular culture and stay relevant at scale?

Trail-blazing speakers including Steve Stoute, Translation, Gucci, Neuro-Insight US, T-Mobile, Sophia Bush, Marie Kondo and BlueCurrent Tokyo will talk about how they are intersecting at significant moments or events in culture and sparking important conversations.

Learn more about Brands in Culture

How do we strike the right balance between purpose and profit?

Hear from the leading thinkers like the Kraft Heinz Company's Eduardo Luz on how to drive brand presence with purpose and see some of the captivating work that is inspiring positive action and change in an uncertain world.

Learn more about The New Rules on Brand Purpose

How can creative strategy build brands to drive performance & growth?

Hear from the likes of Richard Shotton, Text100’s Global Creative Director Richard Parkinson and Lucy Reynolds, Head of Consumer Communications at Vodafone as they share the human insights that have changed how we think about targeting, personalisation and reach.

Learn more about Creative Strategy and How to Reach the Reluctant Consumer

How can modern technologies improve the art of storytelling?

Storytelling: an over-used word undoubtedly, but it is the foundation on which this industry is built and it has the power to change lives. World-class speakers like New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander and the team behind Sesame Street will share how they make audiences laugh and cry.

Learn more about Re-imagining Storytelling

How do we use creativity to drive exceptional consumer experiences?

Dive into how you create consistency across all touchpoints and provide rich consumer journeys in the 'age of me'. Join Marc Pritchard, the Chief Brand Officer at P&G, Mastercard's Raja Rajamannar, Kargo, Yum! Brands - group owner of Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and WingStreet - and Silicon Valley's favourite soft drink, Hint Water.

Learn more about Creating Exceptional Consumer Experience

What creative business models thrive in a direct to consumer world?

We'll explore the deep structural changes in the branded communications landscape. Expect talks from the likes of Uber's Paulie Dery, Publicis Emil’s Justin Billingsley and Intel's ex-VP Global Creative Director, Teresa Herd, as well as Daimler's Conrad Fritzsch.

Learn more about Future-proofing Creative Organisations

How can we drive diversity of thought to deliver more positive and better work?

Hear original and credible perspectives from diversity champions such as Maithreyi Jagannathan, Vicks India lead and P&G’s Associate Marketing Director of Healthcare, Ajay Vikram, CCO of Publicis Singapore, and non-binary influencer Winter Mendelson. They'll outline new benchmarks for brand work that promotes diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about Embracing Inclusion, Equality & Diversity

How can creativity deliver competitive advantage in the long & the short term?

In a world of big data and shiny tech, we explore why the 'Big Idea' still matters and whether efficiency actually equates to effectiveness. Make sure you're at the festival to learn from the likes of Eco Moliterno, Kellogg CMO Gail Horwood, and Alexander Schill.

Learn more about Proving the Value of Creativity

How can we meet consumers wherever they are in both the physical & digital world?

Hear case studies from some of the world's largest brands on how they maintain customer relevance in a mobile-first, Amazon-dominated, voice-enabled world. Speakers like Brad Hiranaga, Lubomira Rochetand Scott Galloway will outline how brands can survive and thrive in an era of endless digital disruption.

Learn more about Winning in the Digital Economy

How do we fix the issue of trust, ethics and transparency in  creative marketing communications?

Expect keynotes from major tech platforms, advertisers and provocateurs. They'll share ideas on how we can rebuild consumer trust in an industry that’s taken a battering.

Learn more about Trust, Ethics & Transparency

Join 600 of world's most inspiring thinkers

Alfonso Cuarón

Academy Award-Winning Film Director

Seng Yee Lau

Senior Executive Vice President, Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding

Shonda Rhimes

Writer, Producer and Author

Steve Stoute

Founder and CEO

Robert Triefus

Executive Vice President, Brand and Customer Engagement

Cecile Frot-Coutaz

Head of YouTube, EMEA

Kenya Barris

Writer and Producer

Maye Musk

Model, Dietitian

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Don't miss Lions Health

Lions Health is a two-day forum that focuses on the creation, conception and execution of awe-inspiring life-changing creativity that has a verifiable impact on healthcare outcomes.

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And eight content tracks that cover every angle

  • The Communication Track

    Where campaigns come to brilliant life through people, partnerships and processes.
  • The Craft Track

    All about the skill, talent and flair needed to deliver beautiful work that works.

  • The Entertainment Track

    Uncover new opportunities as we enter a world of collaboration, partnerships and co-creation.
  • The Experience Track

    Explore captivating and transformative experiences that act as powerful brand currency. 
  • The Good Track

    Shining a spotlight on life-changing work and initiatives which make the world a better place.

  • The Impact Track

    Find the holy grail: communications ideas that drive business growth and brand equity.
  • The Innovation Track

    Delve deep into data-driven, tech-enabled creativity that transforms marketing communications.
  • The Reach Track

    Understand why powerful communication relies on an intelligent and incisive customer strategy.

Five nights of incredible award shows 

  • Monday 17 June

    The Pharma, Health & Wellness, Design, Pint & Publishing and Outdoor Lions
  • Tuesday 18 June 

    The Entertainment, Entertainment for Music, Entertainment for Sport, Industry Craft, Digital Craft and Film Craft Lions
  • Wednesday 19 June

    The Social & Influencer, PR, Creative Data, Direct, Media and Creative Strategy Lions
  • Thursday 20 June

    The Innovation, Brand Experience, Creative eCommerce, Radio & Audio, Mobile and Creative Effectiveness Lions
  • Friday 21 June

    The Titanium, Film, Sustainable Development Goals and Glass Lions

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