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2018 Annual Summit

Jun 14, 2018 9:10 AM

This action packed day forms the highlight of the direct commerce community's year. June 2017's event saw 200 delegates attend a day of the highest quality networking and information sharing.

Download the full Agenda here

Confirmed speakers include: Rob Law, Magmatic (Trunki); Stephen Sacks, FundingNav; Thomas Parrott, Beachbody Uk; Amanda Arents, Charles Tyrwhitt; Allie Oldham, Scotts & Co; Lara Bonney, Long Tall Sally; Jonathan Edwards, Xerox; Richard Hunter, SocialSidekick; Alison Lancaster, House of Fraser; Stella Hartley; Stuart Payne, Webmart; Iain Lovatt, Blue Sheep; David Amor, First Direct Marketing; Nigel Swabey, Scotts & Co; Chris Wheatley, Peter Hahn; Mel Henson, Words That Sell; Chloe Thomas, eCommerce Masterplan; Clare Dixey, Cambridge Satchel Company; Dan Croxen-John, AWA Digital; Danielle Budde, BBR Associates; Rob Evans, Rarewaves; Rob Bielby, Marketing Innovation Group; James Hardy Avenue 51; Steven Bywater, Aspinal of London; Daniel Armstrong, John Lewis Partnership; Katy Ingram, Thought; Pamela Gardiner, Accent Direct Marketing; Seirian Hanner, Royal Mail; Lieneke Happel, Whistl Fulfilment; Nick Begy; Martin Harvey, Bio-Gard...

We also have a copywriting workshop led by Mel Henson taking place in the morning alongside the main Agenda, please click here for more details.

Confirmed conference sessions:

A case for Great British design (or Business) - Rob Law, Magmatic (Trunki)

How Beachbody flexed its approach and transformed its UK business - Thomas Parrott, SVP, Beachbody UK Ltd

Funding & planning for successful peak trading - Stephen Sacks, FundingNav

Taking Britain's best to China - James Hardy, Avenue 51; Steven Bywater, Aspinal of London & Daniel Armstrong, John Lewis Partnership

Don't fall behind: psychographics and revealing your real target customer - Tim Gray, Digivate

Successful brand development - Katy Ingram, Thought; Alison Lancaster, House of Fraser & Stella Hartley

3 Ways to Use Affiliate Marketing that won't Cannibalise your Existing Marketing - Chloe Thomas, eCommerce Masterplan

How Cambrige Satchel Company used CRO to grow their online sales - Dan Croxen-John, AWA Digital & Clare Dixey, Cambridge Satchel Company

Success with off the page & inserts on a low budget - Martin Harvey, Bio-Gard with special guest Nick Begy

Business Development Options in Germany - Danielle Budde, BBR Associates GmbH

GDPR/PECR Update chaired by Chris Wheatley, Peter Hahn with Rob Bielby, Marketing Innovation Group; Lara Bonney, Long Tall Sally & Pamela Gardiner, Accent Direct Marketing 

The Power of Personalisation – Building great customer relationships one mailing at a time - Seirian Hanner, Royal Mail

Connect with your customers using social media - Richard Hunter, SocialSideKick

Catalogue & print production: getting it right - Amanda Arents, Charles Tyrwhitt & Allie Oldham, Scotts & Co

Preparing for the ultimate peak performance - Tim Williams, HoF Holdings & Lieneke Happel, Whistl Fulfilment

How to make it in the US - Zoe Bray, Celtic & Co; Sarah Watson, Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Co; Colin Fisher, Rohan & David Ballard, Ballard Direct

Confessions of an AdWord addict - Jayne Reddyhoff, Zanzi Digital 

Multichannel product management: Finding the right solution - Julia Elwick & Gary Fisher, eC2i

Click here to see more detailed information about all of the confirmed sessions.

Confirmed Savvy Circle topics:

Blurring the lines between digital and print marketing - Stuart Payne, Webmart

Discover how to optimise your website like a pro - Dan Croxen-John, AWA digital

Recruiting and retaining customers ... using Direct Mail - Jonathan Edwards, Xerox

Recruitment & retention strategies - An elderly market perspective - Andrew Peirce, Cosyfeet

Programmatic Mail in the Catalogue Industry - David Amor, First Move Direct Marketing

Attribution - Nigel Swabey, Scotts & Co

GDPR Q & A - Rob Bielby, Marketing Innovation Group

Engage, Acquire and Retain your customers better than ever before - Graham Reed, Callimedia

Conquering the challenges of paper - Bridget Petty, JPS Print Management

Copywriting tips for strong SEO - Mel Henson, Words That Sell

Protecting your business against copycats - Thomas Parrott, Beachbody Uk

Click here to see more detailed information about all of the confirmed savvy circles.

Rates(includes lunch & refreshments):

DCA Members - Half day (am/pm) £175 per person or full day £295 per person

Non members - Half day (am/pm) £245 per person or full day £385 per person

All rates are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Half day options: Morning: 8.30am - 2.00pm / Afternoon: 1.00pm - 5.00pm


Registration from 8.30am I First session starts 9.10am I Lunch 1.00-2.00pm I Finish 5.00pm


The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PR. Click here for full directions.