Where the most influential minds in media gather to inspire change

On 26 June, The Media Leader will assemble the leading figureheads in UK media for an insightful and impactful afternoon of debate and discussion, as we continue our rich legacy as the home for industry leaders.

Inspired by The Media Leaders Debate sessions we have hosted at our Future of Media conference for the past two years, and strategically positioned the week after the world's global advertising community have come together at Cannes Lions, we will take stock of the key talking points and issues that have been discussed, and give the platform to the most influential voices in the UK to have their say in a Chatham House Rules setting.

There will also be a celebration of leadership as we announce the winners of The Media Leaders Awards and ask those leaders to join us on stage for a closing panel to shine a spotlight on what great leadership looks like, plus we will hear from future leaders as members of The Future 100 Club deliver their manifestos on how the industry can change for the better.

What does modern media leadership look like – who’s doing it best? Find out on June 26.

If you are an industry leader and you are interested in joining us on June 26, please register your interest here.

The Media Leader has always been the home for industry leaders

For nearly twenty years, The Year Ahead has been a key event on the calendars of industry leaders, bringing them together each January to kick off the year. The Media Leader Summit serves as a valuable opportunity for this leadership community to reconnect, assess the current state of the market, and explore how The Media Leader can drive meaningful conversations.

As the industry continues to evolve, so do we. With each passing year, our audience evolves and becomes more diverse, offering a range of perspectives that lead to innovative solutions for the daily challenges faced by leaders.

The Media Leader has continuously embraced its role as the hub for industry trailblazers. Our unwavering dedication to media has been consistently reinforced by the success of The Year Ahead, and the launch of this new leadership conference promises a future of even greater strength and passion.

The Future of Media 2022

The Year Ahead 2023

The Future of Media 2024

Who will attend The Media Leader Summit?

The Media Leader Summit is an exclusive event designed for industry leaders and key decision-makers in the media sector.

Featuring a similar audience as our highly successful The Year Ahead event, attendees can expect to mingle with agency CEOs, top media owners' sales executives, leading marketers from renowned brands, and innovative tech pioneers.

While the primary focus is on directors and c-suite executives, we also extend a warm welcome to members of our Future 100 Club, who represent the future of the industry. Their valuable insights will contribute to a more diverse and inclusive dialogue shaping the future of media.

Speakers at The Media Leader Summit 2024