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Brand Finance Global Awards 2019 Dinner

01 April 2019, 18:00–23:30

The VIP dinner is the chance to discuss the latest issues with colleagues, delegates and peers in a more intimate setting. Engage with our speakers and other VIPs while raising the profile of your brand amongst these key individuals. 

Enjoy a delicious meal and experience an evening at one of London's most attractive and prestigious venues.

Presentation of the 2019 Brand Finance Global Forum Awards to the most valuable and strongest brands. 

Dress Code: Lounge Suits and Cocktail Dresses


18:00 - 19:00 Reception Drinks in The Terrace

19:00 - 19:15


Welcome Speech in The Mountbatten Room

David Haigh, CEO, Brand Finance

19:15 - 19:45

Brand Finance Global Awards 2019 Ceremony

19:45 - 21:00

Starter and Main Courses

21:00 - 21:15


After-Dinner Speaker

Alan Johnson, Politician and Broadcaster

21:15 - 21:30


After-Dinner Entertainment

Konstantin Kisin, Comedian

21:30 - 21:35 Wuliangye Toast to China
21:35 - 22:15 Dessert followed by Coffee
23:30 Departure
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Tata Consultancy Services
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The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) is the trade association and professional institute for UK advertising agencies. Our 264 corporate members are primarily concerned with providing strategic advice on marketing communications, including creating and/or placing advertising. Based throughout the country, they are responsible for over 85% of the UK’s advertising agency business and play a pivotal role in advising the nation's companies on how they should deploy their total marketing communications spend of £42 billion.

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BBC Global News

BBC Global News is the home of the BBC’s award-winning international news, sport and features content, which reaches 121 million people around the world on TV, online, apps and social media each week.

As the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster, they offer accurate, impartial news via our 24 hour news channel - BBC World News - and, along with a broad range of insightful and in-depth features across BBC Worklife, BBC Culture, BBC Future, BBC Reel and BBC Travel.

As a commercial arm of the BBC, they work with brands to create partnerships which connect them with our curious and globally-minded audience through bespoke branded content, sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

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In association with
CMO Council

Founded in 2001, the CMO Council serves as the premiere peer-powered network for senior marketing decision makers. It is the only global network
of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries.

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World Trademark Review
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Foreign Press Association

The FPA is a not-for-profit Friendly Society. As a member of the UK Press Card Authority, it provides official journalistic accreditation to more than 1,800 international correspondents every year. All media are represented: from print and news agencies to broadcast and digital. Freelancers are welcome in all categories. ​

The FPA is the only association that can provide foreign journalist with access to Parliament. Throughout the year, the FPA holds a wide-ranging programme of briefings, facilitating access to Government Ministers, Whitehall, the City's financial district and Royal events. We also organise book presentations, Brexit briefings, events with key politicians etc.

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Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe. The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).
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David Haigh
Chairman and CEO
Brand Finance

David is the Chairman and CEO of Brand Finance Plc – the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy. He has worked in the area of branded business, brand, and intangible asset valuation since 1991. He specialised entirely in the field after becoming the Director of Brand Valuation for Interbrand in 1995. He subsequently left Interbrand in 1996 to launch Brand Finance which is celebrating 25 years in business this year.

David represented the British Standards Institution in the working parties responsible for crafting international industry standards: ISO 10668 on Brand Valuation in 2010 and ISO 20671 on Brand Evaluation in 2019.

David is a passionate writer and has authored many articles on brand valuation, published in numerous marketing and finance newspapers and magazines, such as: Financial Times, Accountancy Age, and Marketing Week. He has also lectured on the topic of brand valuation for Harvard, Chicago, and London Business Schools.

David graduated from Bristol University with an English degree, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London, and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has a practising certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Konstantin Kisin
Jewish Comedian of the Year 2018 & Co Host of Triggerpod

Konstantin Kisin is a Russian-British comedian, podcaster, writer and social commentator. He made international headlines in 2018 by refusing to sign a university “behavioural agreement form” which banned jokes about religion, atheism and insisted that all humour must be “respectful and kind”.

A regular host at the Kilkenomics economics & politics festival, he has spoken about Russian humour on the BBC, played some of the UK's biggest clubs and has supported Geoff Norcott, Shazia Mirza and Andrew Doyle on tour. 

Alan Johnson
Politician and Broadcaster
Labour Party

Alan Johnson is definitely one of our most popular and respected MPs and as well as being an award-winning author and broadcaster, is a lifelong fan of Queens Park Rangers. As Members of Parliament go, he also has a surprisingly good taste in and obscure knowledge of music.

​He has regularly appeared on Question Time (BBC1) and This Week (BBC1) while showing a more humorous side with guest presenter stints on Have I Got News For You (BBC1), alongside documentaries like Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me (BBC4) and indulging his passion in The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number 1 (ITV1).

Alan’s work in government includes positions as Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Health Secretary, and as MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle he will happily tackle matters of electoral reform, trade unionists, fairness at work and Jeremy Corbyn.

Alan says his greatest achievement is the successful campaign for the British Fishermen's Association which helped secure their claim for compensation, 25 years after distant water trawlermen had their industry destroyed by the agreement that the government reached with Iceland to end the so-called Cod Wars.

Alan became the youngest General Secretary in the history of the Union of Communication Workers when he was elected to the post in January 1992 and went on to be elected as a Labour MP in 1997. Twenty years later he still manages to find the time to play tennis and football – did we mention he’s a huge (and long-suffering) fan of QPR?


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