Creative Equals RISE Conference

15 May 2019 - Recap

RISE 2019 was a blast! Thank you to our sponsors, our speakers + our audience. You were all phenomenal!
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2019 Video Talks

The power of all our stories - Meera Syal CBE

Why and how inclusivity benefits everyone - Munroe Bergdorf

I am NOT your token - Samantha Renke

The Role of Brands in Society - Rak Patel, Head of Sales, Spotify

Disruption: winning in the workplace and on the high street
- Mary Portas + Nicola Kemp

Why we need creativity more than ever
- Claire Beale

Giving diversity context
- Rosa Rolo, Commercial Director, Major Players


Inclusive Creativity

Our flagship conference! Yes. It's time to RISE. Only 13% of creative director contracts are currently given to women (and they are paid 7% less than their male peers). This is why RISE exists to change that across the creative and tech industries. And, we're INCLUSIVE. For change to happen, we need everyone to be involved in the narrative. It's at the London Symphony Orchestra's home in Shoreditch, one of the most beautiful locations in town. 

Walk away knowing: 
- how to design for 'inclusive creativity' and shape ideas for all
- what's keeping CMOs up at night 
- how to create high-performing teams 
- understand the operating landscape 
- discover the art of negotiation
- find out about the new emerging tech playgrounds 
- understand authentic leadership 
- learn from some of the industry's best creative minds
- and so much more. 


And we have a phenomenal line up. 

THEME: INCLUSIVE CREATIVITY Your host and MC: Pip Jamieson, founder, The Dots 

  • Why we need creativity more than ever 
    Claire Beale, Global Editor-in-Chief, Campaign 

  • What you need to know in 2019: Building back trust
    Keith Weed, CMO, Unilever, Chair, Advertising Association 

  • Why and how inclusivity benefits everyone’
    Munroe Bergdorf, model, trans activist

  • I am NOT your token
    Samantha Renke, actor, disability activist 


  • Disruption: winning in the workplace and on the high street 
    Mary Portas, founder, Portas Agency, author, 'Work Like A Woman' in conversation with Nicola Kemp, trends editor, Campaign 

  • The role of brands in society
    Rak Patel, Head of Sales, Spotify

  • Understanding ROI of creativity
    Sophie Lewis (CSO, YMLY&R)
    Sarah Jenkins (CMO, Grey London)
    Charlie Hurrell (Managing Director, McGarryBowen)
    Lindsay Pattison (Chief Transformation Office, WPP)
    and Chair: Candace Kuss (Director of Social, H+K Strategies)

  • What's on the mind of brand CMOs?
    Phil Smith, Director General, ISBA
    Catrina Funk, VP, European Brand and Marketing Director, TJX Europe
    Abi Cromer, former CMO, British Airways and Oyster Yachts
    Radha Davies, Senior Brand and Communications Director, King
    Chair: Richard Robinson, Managing Partner, Econsultancy

  • Visual diet: what are we consuming?
    Adelaide Damoah, artist 
    Mimi Gray, Head of Visual Content, M&CSaatchi  
    Marine Tanguy, CEO, MTArt Agency 
    Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett


  • IMPOSTER SYNDROME: a fishbowl
    Host: Gemma Greaves, CEO, The Marketing Society

  • Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone
    Liz Nottingham, Human Resources Director, R/GA

  • Giving diversity context
    Rosa Rolo, Commercial Director, Major Players 


  • How we made it: the untold story of work 
    AMVBBDO + Libresse 

  • Embracing difference: strength, power and dollars!
    Karin Onsanger-Birch, Chief Creative Officer, FCB West

  • Why 'diversify' matters 
    June Sarpong, broadcaster, TV presenter, author 'Diversify' 

  • The power of all our stories 
    Meera Syal CBE, actress, author 'Goodness Gracious Me', 'Anita and Me' 

    To end: Queer Caravan

What's included: 

- Breakfast, Lunch, Canapés and Prosecco
- A day of learning, with a focus on inclusive creativity 
- Mentoring with some of the biggest names in the industry

Thank you to our sponsors!