Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

The advertising and media industries are keenly aware of their limited diversity and how this inhibits their ability to build relationships with their audiences. Join HuffPost’s Global Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen and London Mayor Sadiq Khan for a conversation around diversity in our industry, London, and how the current political climate impacts both.

Winnie Harlow, Supermodel and Activist

Following an appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Winnie Harlow burst onto the modelling scene in 2015 after fashion photographer Nick Knight cast her in a campaign. She has been the star of countless catwalks and cover shoots ever since. She has worked with world-class brands including Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Dior and Swarovski, cameoed in music videos including Beyonce’s Lemonade and presented at TED. She is also a super passionate Snapchatter, delighting her fans with intimate insights into her work and life.

Jason Robinson, Rugby Player

Join former rugby union star Ugo Monye as he interviews Jason Robinson; 3-time rugby World Cup finalist and scorer of the winning try that launched England to victory in the 2003 World Cup in Sydney. But they won’t just be talking rugby: after a challenging upbringing how has Jason managed to use life’s obstacles to forge a positive path to forgiveness, wellbeing, success and happiness?

Rang-Tan, Greenpeace

Greenpeace is known for headline grabbing direct action to help shine a spotlight on environmental issues. In 2018 a different approach was taken, changing tone with a lovable mascot called Rang-tan, an animated baby orangutan, to bring rainforest destruction to life. This talk unpacks how Greenpeace managed to effect attitudes towards palm oil and encourage corporate and consumer behaviour changes.

Ian Livingstone, The Power of Play

Hear an entertaining and visual account of Ian Livingstone’s journey as an entrepreneur in the 1970s while he co-founded Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons. He will talk about his multi-million selling interactive gamebooks, Fighting Fantasy, and the increasing use of interactive narrative in media today. From analogue to digital, he will give a brief history of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and computer games past, present and future.

End of Season 1

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Episode 12: June Sarpong and David Shing

It’s a simple fact:  Diversity is good for business, and a vital socioeconomic issue spurring meaningful discussions around the world. Join Oath’s Digital Prophet David Shing, and June Sarpong for a conversation about why investing in diversity is critical to transforming the workplace.

From Advertising Week Europe 2018.