Panellists for this year’s BD100 announced

Your votes have been pouring in to crown the top 100 business developers of 2019 as part of the BD100, in partnership with The Drum. Once the online voting is closed, the top 20 nominees from the BD100 will then progress to judging, where it will be decided who will be crowned this year’s Business Developer of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and more

For those of you anxiously awaiting the results, we can now reveal that the winners will be announced on November 20th, following The Drum’s Pitch Perfect conference. The evening event, taking place at Atmosphere Venues in Westminster, is a chance to celebrate the hard work of the business development community, meet your peers and make valuable industry connections. Get your ticket here. 

As well as revealing the new BD100, we are delighted to announce a panel discussion with some of the leading lights in business development, including last years’ BD100 Business Developer of the Year, Fran Brook, who is currently New Business and Marketing Director at Crispin Porter Bogusky. 

Joining her on the panel is Julian Douglas, Vice Chairman of the VCCP Partnership. Julian was previously at BBH, TBWA, Grey London twice, and WCRS. He has worked on some of the world’s most famous brands and campaigns, from Audi to Zipcar, Barnardo’s, Levi’s, Lynx, Avis, O2, Nationwide and his beloved Manchester City Football Club. 

Also confirmed is Ian Millner, Co-founder and Global CEO of Iris. Ian founded the agency back in 1999 aiming to create an alternative to the traditional agencies. 20 years later, Iris is a growing global innovation network that specialises in helping clients understand and respond to future opportunities and has over 1,000 people in 17 locations working with clients such as Samsung, adidas and Starbucks.

Completing the line up is Rose Bentley Director of Clients & Strategy at Propeller Group. Rose’s career has spanned marcomms, management, business development and coaching across Europe, the US, The Middle East and India. As Global Head of Business Development and Reputation at Wolff Olins, Rose helped expand the consultancy’s global network, increase its new business conversion, and create a global marketing platform embracing content, social and events. 

Chaired by Robin Bonn, founder of agency management consultancy, Co:definery, the panel will share their thoughts on the future of business development and what business development learnings we should take into the next decade, as well as provide tips and tricks for getting ahead. 

To hear the panel and to find out who will win the top spots in the BD100 2019 – buy your tickets here

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