September 30, 2020

Worldwide Partners Hosts Virtual Global Summit for Independent Agency Partners

Written By: Angie Pascale

We are excited to announce that Worldwide Partners will be hosting our next Global Summit virtually October 13-15 for agency partners within our network! 

Our Global Summits are an opportunity for our independent agency partners from around the globe to discuss topics important to the network and the advertising industry as a whole, learn from each other and industry leaders in the space, and collaborate to find solutions for today’s biggest obstacles. And with the challenges presented to us in 2020, and the numerous barriers we can expect in 2021, this may be one of the most critical Global Summits for our network. 

“We’ve all faced challenges we never expected, and can anticipate more of the same uncertainty in the coming year,” says John Harris, CEO and President of Worldwide Partners. “This is a pivotal moment for our industry, and we can’t be satisfied with simply finding ‘a new normal.’ We need to be nimble, we need to be fast, we need to forge new paths, we need to swerve.”

SWRV 2020, hosted by Media Temple, will bring together Worldwide Partners agencies and their clients from more than 40 countries across the globe. The Global Summit will use an innovative virtual event platform to allow for quality collaboration amongst attendees, engagement with the industry leading speakers, and peer-to-peer dialogue. 

Rishad Tobaccowala, Author and Former Chief Growth Officer of Publicis, is the opening keynote speaker, sharing advice for improvising and leading in this era of “The Great Re-Invention.” Rishad will use his innate skill at getting people to see, think and feel differently about how to grow themselves, their teams and their company to help our agencies thrive in the months and years ahead.

Other leading industry experts speaking at the Summit include Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran and Founder of Syn Music, Khartoum Weiss, Tik Tok’s  Global Head of Agency & Accounts along with Lionel Sim, one of Tik Tok’s Global Content Creators, Omar Zayat, Facebook’s Head of eComm Industry, Stefani Klaskow and Ashley Mohan of Google, Noreen Henry, Chief Revenue Office of Sojern, Nancy Hill, Former President and CEO of 4As and Founder of The Agency Sherpa, Robin Bonn, Founder of Co:definery, Lisa Colantuono, Global Agency Search Consultant with AAR Partners, Tim Williams, Founder of Ignition Consulting, Jan Jensen, European Head of Sales Enablement with Deltek, Carrie Siefer, General Manager of GlobalWebIndex and Shana Atwoood, Director of Strategic Planning at Causal IQ.

“Now more than ever it’s imperative that our agency partners come together to learn, grow and adapt together,” says Harris. “We’re pleased to keep our Global Summits going virtually and provide the environment for these significant collaborations to happen.” 

SWRV 2020 is open to all Worldwide Partners Agencies, their employees and their clients. If you are an WPI Agency interested in attending, please contact Eve Riley to reserve your spot. 

Written By: Angie Pascale