GDS International’s ‘iStrategy London Conference” to have World-class Keynote Speakers!

GDS International declares world-class keynote speakers and panelists for its London event – “The iStrategy Digital Marketing Conference” ! The two-day (May 22-23) foray into the exciting, fast-paced world of digital marketing is being held at Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge, London.

iStrategy London will bring together a team of speakers who raise the bar with cutting-edge content encompassing digital topics such as social media, video, mobile, CRM, analytics and more, ensuring all attendees have clear, actionable takeaways and key learnings.

Brian Solis will be iStrategy’s opening speaker. One of the most celebrated commentators on digital marketing and the new media landscape, Brian delivered a fantastic keynote at iStrategy’s San Francisco event earlier in 2012 and was kind enough to give away (and sign) copies of his latest book, The End of Business as Usual. Expect more expert insight in London.

Joining Brian Solis and bookending the conference with his closing presentation is Ford’s pioneering and esteemed Global Head of Social Media, Scott Monty. Scott has been described as “an unstoppable force of nature” and “the best corporate social media lead on the planet,” while Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company, refers to him as “a visionary”. Scott will give case studies outlining Ford’s social media presence and success, and give key insights on some universal marketplace issues affecting all brands today.

Other top-level speakers include Pierre Woreczek, SVP & Chief Brand and Strategy Officer at McDonald’s; Alexander Koppel, Chief Commercial Officer for Red Bull; Neal Schaffer, Author and President at Windmill Marketing; Bruce Daisley, UK Sales Director for Twitter; and Alexander Schlaubitz, European Director of Customer Marketing at Facebook.

Richard Stirk, GDS International’s VP of Conferences is excited at the prospect of what he believes will be the best iStrategy event ever. “At iStrategy, we pride ourselves on producing market leading events with clear, actionable takeaways, delivered by the best digital speakers in the world,” he says. “iStrategy London will be no exception. We are committed to pushing boundaries with market-leading content and the finest speakers in the world, all of who have a wonderful story to tell.

“iStrategy London is bookended by two of the brightest digital minds in Brian Solis and Scott Monty, with an embarrassment of riches sandwiched in between with the likes of Bloomberg’s Oke Okaro, Nestle’s Pete Blackshaw and Google’s Benjamin Faes. As well as our pioneering speakers, iStrategy offers ample networking opportunities to give the 500 attendees the most compelling, engaging and relevant conference in the digital industry.”

To secure your place and take advantage of one of the few remaining tickets, book now at There is a 25% discount if you book before May 4 by using the promo code PR25.


About Spencer Green

Spencer Green founded GDS Publishing Ltd in October 1993 to specialise in industrial, government-led publications for the burgeoning Chinese market. The company launched over forty business-to-business titles, was name-checked alongside Tony Blair on China’s national news as ‘best for Chinese business’, and – following a move into India – deemed to be ‘of national importance’ by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. In 1998, GDS Publishing became GDS International and launched its first conference, Enterprise China. The hugely successful Enterprise series of conferences was rolled out across China and Latin America in the next two years. In 2000, GDS International launched its first Senior Executive Summit under the ‘Next Generation’ banner. This became the catalyst for nine years of 25% year-on-year growth... and 40% growth in 2010. In 2011, GDS held over 70 Summits for C-level Executives from a wide range of industries and across the globe, and eight digital marketing conferences. Today, GDS International is determined to become the world’s no. 1 business-to-business media and services company. It’s going to be an exciting journey! Spencer is married to Emily. They have two children, Finlay and Maya, and live in Bristol, UK.
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