LONDON—Speakers from a range of blue-chip brands, including Microsoft, Unilever, Nissan and Telefonica will headline the 2015 EMEA In2 Innovation Summit, taking place on 19 May at the Barbican.

The In2Summit will also feature the In2 SABRE Awards EMEA at lunchtime, and will precede the EMEA SABRE Awards ceremony taking place that evening at the Roundhouse in London.

The second London In2Summit follows last year’s conference, which drew a packed crowd and generated some inspiring discussions. The global In2Summit series, which also featured a San Francisco event earlier this year and will return to Asia in September, explores the innovation, disruption and evolution that continues to redefine influence and engagement.

Confirmed speakers for the London In2Summit include:

  • Heather Mitchell, global head of PR and social media, Unilever Hair Care

  • David Parkinson, head of digital, Nissan Africa, Middle East and India

  • Paul Fabretti, global head of social media, Microsoft CAS

  • Nicola Green, director of communications and reputation,Telefónica O2 UK

  • Rob Dembitz, corporate development director, Lions Festivals, head of Lions Innovation.

Meanwhile, confirmed senior agency speakers so far include Tom Beckman, executive creative director of iconic Swedish firm Prime; Waggener-Edstrom EMEA GM Chris Talago; Zeno global insights/strategy MD Therese Caruso; Weber Shandwick EMEA head of digital Adam Clyne; and, Mohamed Al Ayed, CEO of Saudi Arabian firm TRACCS.

Once again, the conference will feature a mix of panel discussions and lightning talks, focusing on the theme of Tomorrow, and how it applies to brands, technology, talent, insights and campaigns.

Tickets for the In2 Summit and SABRE Awards gala can now be purchased online. For more information on this year's event visit

"The In2Summit should be a red letter day on the calendar of any senior leader in the comms industry," said Tata Consultancy Services Europe CMO/CCO Abhinav Kumar, who spoke at last year's event. "It looks at innovation, not as an esoteric or academic exercise, but a real world one — by bringing in some great speakers who are practising what they are preaching."

Check out the highlights video from last year's event: