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Royal College Of Physicians

11 Saint Andrews Place



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Following two successful years and high demand, we’re pleased to announce that The Indie Summit is back for 2018!

The Indie Summit is the only large scale, international conference specifically for leaders of independent advertising and communications agencies. It is a unique opportunity to meet decision makers of independent agencies from around the globe, and to learn from world class speakers.

In addition to industry experts, we consistently find speakers with extraordinary backgrounds outside of the industry to bring a fresh perspective.

This year, our speakers will include Michael Farmer, author of 'Madison Avenue Manslaughter' and one of the industry's most controversial thinkers; Marsha Lindsay, expert in the science of human decision making and CEO of Lindsay, Stone & Briggs and Brandworks University; and inventor and entrebreneur Richard Browning, who created a record-breaking jet engine powered suit and will be discussing innovation. Click here to see our full list of speakers.

The Summit equips independent agency leaders with the latest skills, knowledge, and insights they need to increase profitability, drive growth, and compete effectively. It is a unique mix of inspiration, networking, learning and sharing.

Who should attend

The invitation-only conference hosts up to 250 participants. A minimum of 80% will be Agency Owners and Senior Directors. Other attendees will be speakers and invitees from companies with a legitimate interest in the independent agency sector.


The Indie Summit will open with a complimentary welcome cocktail on the evening of Wednesday 16th May, kindly hosted by Kingston Smith. This will be the perfect way to meet fellow delegates for the first time in an informal setting before the Summit starts the following morning. Address: Charlotte Building, 17 Gresse Street, W1T 1QL. Click for map.

Two full conference days will follow on Thursday 17th May and Friday 18th May.

Additionally, Indie Summit delegates are invited to two networking dinners at an additional cost: Curated Dinners (Wednesday 16th May) and the Celebration Dinner (Thursday 17th May). Please see our full list of networking opportunities below.

Networking opportunities

  • Lunches and coffee-breaks with plenty of time to share experience, develop new contacts and make new friends

  • Welcome Cocktail hosted by Kingston Smith
    When: Wednesday 16th May 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
    Location: Charlotte Building, 17 Gresse Street, London W1T 1QL
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    Cost: Complimentary

  • Small- scale "Curated Dinners" with like-minded fellow delegates
    When: Wednesday 16th May 2018, 20:00
    Location: Various top restuarants in Central London (to be announced)
    Cost: £95.00 GBP (ex. VAT & Eventbrite fees)

  • A Celebration Dinner, including THE INDIE AWARDS ceremony (more details below). Tickets can be purchased on this event page. For full information, please click here.
    When: Thursday 17th May 2018, 19:00 - 23:00
    Location: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN
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    Cost: £295.00 GBP (ex. VAT & Eventbrite fees)


The Summit itself will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in famous Regent’s Park, Central London.

The Royal College of Physicians has been the home of world-changing scientific discoveries for centuries. This rich history is now housed in a modern, light and airy building designed by Denys Lasdun, with much more character than a typical conference hotel. It has all of the state-of-the-art technology you’d expect, so you won't be stuck without Wi-Fi!

Please note: the Welcome Cocktail, Curated Dinners, and the Celebration Dinner will take place at different locations. All registered delegates will be informed when these are confirmed. Tickets for all networking events are available on this page.

Celebration Dinner and THE INDIE AWARDS

When: Thursday 17th May 2018, 19:00 - 23:00
Location: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN
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Cost: £295 GBP (+ VAT & Eventbrite fees)
Dress code: Smart/casual (no jeans or trainers please)

*By Kind Permission of the Trustees of ©The Wallace Collection
Images copyright CharlotteFieldingPhotography

The Celebration Dinner is the main networking event of the Indie Summit. It will be held at The Wallace Collection, a beautiful central-London location housing one of Europe's finest art collections.

It's sure to be a wonderful experience for all guests, and a great way to network with your fellow delegates. Tickets can be purchased on this page. For full details, please click here.

During the meal, we'll crown the winners of THE INDIE AWARDS. We'll present six prizes for the best work and a grand prize for the best-in-show. Why not enter your agency's fantastic work? To do so, please click here.

The Indie Summit organizers

The Indie Summit is hosted by Thenetworkone Management Ltd, trading as thenetworkone: a world leading organization of independent marketing and communications agencies, working with more than 1,200 accredited agencies, in 109 countries worldwide.

Once again, we are pleased to be collaborating with two highly professional partners: Eventbrite, a leading international ticketing and delegate registration company; and Blueprint Partners, an experienced London-based event production and management agency (and a member of thenetworkone).


The cost for Agency Leader delegates will be £1,095.00 GBP. Reduced Super early bird and early bird rates are available for a limited time only. There are special rates for speakers, thenetworkone members and sponsors: if you are one of these, we will have advised you separately.

Sponsors will all receive one ticket as part of their sponsor package and may purchase up to two additional tickets at the agency leader rate of £1,095.00 GBP.

Costs exclude a small Eventbrite booking fee and also UK VAT (tax) which we are legally obliged to collect from you.

You may, in certain circumstances, be able to reclaim this tax from your local tax authorities.

You will receive a tax invoice from Eventbrite but if you require an additional invoice from us, please inform us ( and we will issue one electronically. Please let us know your local VAT number or equivalent, if you have one. This relates especially to agencies based in EU countries. We regret we are unable to refund VAT payments or to offer tax advice.

The cost will include the welcome cocktail, all conference sessions, refreshments and lunch during the days.

Delegates may choose to attend the Welcome Cocktail and Curated Dinners on Wednesday 16th May. The Welcome Cocktail is free of charge; the Curated Dinners come at an additional cost. Tickets are available on this page.

Delegates may also choose to attend the Celebration Dinner (including THE INDIE AWARDS presentation) on Thursday 17th May, at an additional cost. Tickets are available on this page.


We are happy to advise on accommodation, but we ask delegates to make their own choice and bookings. Travel sites including Tripadvisor, Trivago and Expedia offer plentiful options at competitive prices.

Hotels at all price levels are easily available in central London, close to the conference venue. The Indie Summit delegates are entitled to discounted rates for a number of hotels nearby, including:

The Langham

Melia Hotels International

Holiday Inn Regents Park

To find out more, please contact To book accommodation at a reduced rate, please contact Wendy Line: or 01268 572003.

Terms and conditions

Full conference payment is due at the time of booking and should be made via Eventbrite’s secure credit card payment facility. No booking is confirmed until payment is received. Prices including Eventbrite’s booking fee are as listed on the Eventbrite booking forms and exclude local taxes except where stated. Conference fees stated on our website exclude UK Value Added Tax which must also be paid unless your company is exempted. You may be able to reclaim VAT and we will provide a tax invoice on request. EU companies should provide their VAT or equivalent tax registration number for inclusion on the tax invoice.

In case you need to pay by any other means, please contact Stephanie Geisler at thenetworkone,

Agency delegate bookings may only be made by, or on behalf of Owners and Senior Directors of independent marketing and communications agencies. thenetworkone reserves the right to decline bookings if in our judgment the delegate does not meet these criteria. If any booking is declined, the delegate will be informed individually and a full refund made, within two weeks.

Speakers are advertised in good faith but thenetworkone cannot guarantee the appearance of any individual speaker. Thenetworkone reserves the right to make alterations to the Summit program content.

Refunds are at the absolute discretion of thenetworkone and will normally only be offered in the event of the cancellation of the event, due to unavoidable reasons outside our control. In case of cancellation of the event for any reason, thenetworkone’s liability will be limited to the money received by thenetworkone from registered delegates, directly or via Eventbrite. However, a substitute delegate of similar seniority may attend the conference in place of the booked delegate, at no additional cost, subject to written confirmation provided by you and acknowledged by thenetworkone.

You will receive a paper ticket to download and print. Please bring this with you to the conference, to speed your registration. In case you lose it or have problems printing it, please also bring photo ID for registration. Admission will be by delegate badge only, which you will receive when you register at the conference venue. Badges are valid for the named delegate only and must be worn at all times during the Summit. Thenetworkone reserves the right to refuse admission to any delegate who cannot provide evidence of registration.

Frequently asked questions

How many people from my agency can attend?

We anticipate that most agencies will be represented by one or two Owners or Senior Directors.

Are substitutes allowed?

If you have registered for the event and are unable to attend, please let us know. We can accept a substitute from your agency, providing he or she is also a senior director of the agency.

There is no right to a refund except in case of the cancellation of the event, although thenetworkone may attempt to re-sell places to delegates who cannot attend, less an administration charge, if there is a waiting list.

Is there an advantage to booking early?

YES. WE RECOMMEND YOU BOOK NOW. Places are limited to 250 by the size of the conference theatre and we expect that the event will sell out.

Each member agency of thenetworkone is guaranteed at least one delegate place, providing you book and pay by 17th November. After this date, applications will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis.

Do I need to register separately for optional networking events?

Yes. These include all evening and early morning events taking place outside the main conference venue, the Royal College of Physicians. Some events are free to registered delegates and some are offered at additional cost, but you will need to register for all of them via Eventbrite. Numbers may be limited and if so, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Transportation and Parking

The Royal College of Physicians is located at 11 St Andrew’s Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4LE:

This is:

3 to 5 minutes walk from Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street underground stations; and ten minutes walk from Warren Street underground station. It is a 5 to 15 minute taxi ride from Euston, Marylebone, Paddington, Kings Cross or St Pancras (Eurostar) main line railway stations.

Approximately 1 hour from any of London’s main airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. It is usually faster – and always less expensive – to take rail links into central London, before taking a taxi. London also has Uber.

There is no car parking on site, but public car parks are available within walking distance.

What if I need a visa to visit the UK?

We advise that all delegates who will need a visa to visit the UK apply as soon as possible, and before purchasing a delegate pass. Refunds will not be given to delegates who do not have a visa. If you need a letter of invitation from thenetworkone, we will be happy to provide this on request. Please contact Stephanie Geisler at thenetworkone: or +44 (0)207 240 7117.

What about accessibility?

The RCP offers step-free access possibilities to all areas of the building.

There is limited car parking for disabled visitors, but this must be arranged in advance with the RCP. Call +44 207 935 1174.

What if I have special dietary needs?

Lunches and refreshment breaks will include vegetarian options. If you have any other special dietary needs, please let us know and we will advise whether the RCP can accommodate these.

Additional questions about the event

For any questions BEFORE you book your place, please contact Stephanie Geisler at thenetworkone: or +44 (0)207 240 7117.

For any questions AFTER you book your place, please contact Marie Hepworth at Blueprint Partners: or +44 (0) 208 875 8744

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