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ISBA organises and hosts a variety of events for marketing professionals, which benefit our members by creating opportunities for them to network with their peers and to learn from best practice examples. 

These events include inspiring legal and briefing seminars, member sharing events and networking evenings. On these occasions ISBA members to get to know each other whilst gaining access to some of the industry’s leading marketers. See below for more details.

ISBA also hosts two of the most sought after events in the industry calendar, our  Annual Lunch and Annual Conference 

The ISBA Annual Lunch takes place in July and is a very well attended event, which many consider a “not to be missed” opportunity to network.

Our Annual Conference in March is designed to provide the latest updates on the industry and is a major event for setting the agenda for the year to come. The Conference attracts the senior decision makers and thought leaders across all aspects of the industry. 

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ISBA Events - bringing advertisers together 


ISBA Training

ISBA is a trusted training provider and has a long history of training its member companies. We have a number of training formats to suit our members, and our training is Members Only. Each year we have a calendar of training workshops which are held here at our offices, but we also offer the option to take our training in-house for your convenience. We can, in addition, customise our workshop content to meet the specific needs of your company. No training query is too difficult; if we don’t have the exact workshop to fit your specific needs we can create a unique, bespoke offering just for you.

ISBA Annual Conference

Annual Conference: taking place since 1988, ISBA’s Annual Conference provides the Advertising and Marketing industries with the latest updates, and serves as the biggest opportunity to set the agenda for the year ahead. As the representative for British Advertisers (400 members representing in excess of £10bn spend), ISBA prides itself on having its finger on the pulse with all the latest industry changes/issues affecting its members. ISBA’s Conference disseminates this information using ISBA’s network of highly respected thought and opinion leaders to lead the day’s agenda. Attended by the most senior players from the advertiser, agency and media communities, the profile of the audience is amongst the highest of any industry event in the calendar. Learn more about our recent Annual Conference here

Annual Lunch

Annual Lunch: held at the stunning ballroom of The Dorchester Hotel, this event is not to be missed. The Annual Lunch is attended by some of the most senior members of the Marketing and Advertising community and proves to be a prime opportunity to network with your peers. Each year the audience is addressed by a different speaker who is chosen for their topical relevance and insight. Learn more about our upcoming Annual Lunch 2017 here.

Insight & Networking Evenings

Insight & Networking Evenings: designed to give ISBA members the opportunity to network with their contemporaries in the media and advertising industry whilst gaining insights into topical industry issues. Events so far have been hosted with Sport England, Sainsbury's, Manchester Utd., ITV, Twitter, The Guardian, Microsoft, Unilever and Astus UK. SEE MORE

Legal CPD seminars

Legal CPD events: a series of two-hour CPD-accredited seminars for in-house lawyers and marketers who need to keep up-to-date with changes in advertising and consumer legislation. Run in partnership with a leading media law firm. Find out more about recent and upcoming events here.

Member sharing events

Member sharing events: our members are some of the biggest global brands, however, big or small, our members can have insightful knowledge based on their own experiences from which our other member companies can benefit. These events are quite unique as many companies don’t give away their secrets easily. 

ISBA-supported events

We take part in many other ad industry organisations' events and often receive discounts on ticket or admission fees for our members. Visit our dedicated Supported Events page for more information.