Announcing The Brand Leaders Experience at #SMWLDN



Join fellow brand marketing leaders during the Rising Stars in Brand Leadership Awards, sessions on the Brand Leaders stage, and much more!


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The Brand Leaders Experience is a programme dedicated to leaders in digital marketing, which provides opportunities to showcase work, share ideas and insights and discuss the most pressing challenges facing our industry with a community of peers.

This new initiative has been uniquely designed for brand marketers, with an explicit set of needs in mind that include:

  • A platform for knowledge sharing
  • A source for the latest trends and insights
  • A community of industry peers

What does the programme comprise of?

Future of Brands track at SMW London: A curated track of programming dedicated to innovation and the future of brand marketing.

Rising Stars in Brand Leadership Awards: A recognition of individuals who are shaping the future of our industry in the UK and Europe. Learn more and check out the class of 2019 here.

Brand Leaders Dinners: Hosted by SMW partners, these dinners offer an intimate setting to discuss trends, share ideas and meet fellow brand leaders.

Who qualifies?

A brand leader is defined as someone operating in a strategic function for a brand. Experience or job level are less interesting to us than what the brand leaders are working on, what they have accomplished and the brands they represent.

Confirmed brands

“During the New York Brand Leaders Experience, it was great to connect with other people in the industry on a more personal level. At these large conferences, you often don’t have the time or opportunity to have meaningful conversations, but we were able to share personal stories that made the time spent much more significant and memorable.” — Alyssa Vitrano, Global Content Marketing, IBM Watson

How can I participate?

Apply: If you are a brand leader and wish to attend you can apply for one of our dedicated spots. If you meet the criteria, you will be notified within 7 days.

Purchase a pass: Premium Passholders enjoy a number of Brand Leader Benefits, including an invitation to the Rising Stars Awards. (*Does not include Brand Leaders Dinner)

Sponsor: We have a number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities for The Brand Leaders Experience.

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