THE INDIE AWARDS PRESENTATION
Come and celebrate truly inspirational award winning creative and talent at the ceremony for our Indie Awards 2023!
Wednesday 24th January, 2024
16.30 - 20.00 GMT
Four Agency, The Hickman Building, 2 Whitechapel Rd, London, E1 1EW (online streaming from 17.00 GMT)
Join us for the Indie Awards Presentation 2023 in London this January!
The event will start with a keynote address from our stellar guest speaker: Dr I. Stuart Miller MBE, Lately Chief Medical Officer for the British Paralympic Association. This will be followed by a compelling panel discussion on how independents can win big at the 2024 award shows. Our top panellists will discuss how they achieved the ultimate accolades – how did they enter, how did they approach the application, what are the secrets of the process and what can you learn from the best? (More info)
After this, we'll celebrate the best of the independent agency community as we crown the winners of the Indie Awards! We'll get to view the winning work from the best of our shortlist, before our winners are presented with their brand new Indie Award trophies.
Finally, it wouldn't be a celebration without some bubbles! At 7pm, we'll raise a toast to the winners over a drinks and networking reception, overlooking the London skyline. (Full itinerary here)
The event will be held at the beautiful Hickman Building in the heart of London, thanks to our friends at Four Agency.
Dr I. Stuart Miller MBE, Lately Chief Medical Officer, British Paralympic Association
We are delighted to welcome Dr I. Stuart Miller MBE, Lately Chief Medical Officer for the British Paralympic Association. Dr. Miller will be sharing what it takes to inspire a team of people with different motivations and needs to believe in themselves, to continually perform and build a team morale even in the most challenging of circumstances. Something that we would all want for our teams internally! Stuart will tell stories you won’t hear anywhere else and give a window into the world of peak performance. One not to miss!
This will be followed by a panel of pioneering independent agencies who have all won or judged prestigious awards programmes. The panel will provide their expertise on what it takes to enter, be shortlisted, and win awards, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. We look forward to hearing from some of our award-winning agencies as to what the secrets are to winning the biggest shows, speakers include:
Jo Carr, Co-founder and Chief Client Officer at Hope & Glory
Jo has nearly thirty years PR experience always working agency-side and is currently President of industry campaigning group, Women in PR. In the past ten years Hope & Glory has won over 417 awards including 30 PR Week Awards, 110 Sabres, 60 PRCA awards and 41 PR Moment awards. They’ve also won multiple awards at Cannes 2023 and D&AD with the “Last Photo” campaign through their collaboration with CALM and Adam&Eve.
Kan Ng, Business Director Global at VCCP
Kan has been working in advertising for almost a decade, working across different agencies TBWA\HK, TBWA Beijing, DDB, Geometry Global in multiple countries. Raised in Hong Kong, she has also lived in Berlin, Shanghai, Beijing and joined VCCP London in 2018. Kan is an experienced business director who has led award-winning campaigns both globally and locally. VCCP are an award-winning agency based in London.
Jari Lähdevuori, Creative Director and Partner, Kurio
Jari started his agency career when social media marketing was becoming the talk of town. Thus, his approach to creativity is social-first. This also led to the creation of Kurio, which he co-founded in 2012. Jari has built many internationally awarded campaigns and helped Kurio reach several Agency of The Year titles. He is an avid keynote speaker, having taken the stage at e.g. Cannes Lions and Eurobest. Jari has been the analyst-in-chief in Kurio whitepapers about Cannes Lions winners, and since 2012, he has analysed 6000+ winners. Jari enjoys jury duties in industry awards which he has done at e.g. SABRE Awards EMEA, New York Festivals Advertising Awards and Effie. Kurio has received loads of international acclaim in awards shows such as D&AD, Clios, WARC Awards for Effectiveness and the Indie Awards. Most recently, they won 4 golds from the ICCO Global Awards and 2 from the European Excellence Awards.
16.30: Arrival & registration
17.00: Dr I. Stuart Miller MBE, Lately Chief Medical Officer, British Paralympic Association
17.30: Panel discussion - 'How can independent agencies win the biggest awards in 2024?'
18.00: The Indie Awards Ceremony
19.00: Drinks, canapés & networking