Simon Cook Chief Executive Officer, LIONS

Simon Cook
Simon Cook is Chief Executive of the LIONS Division, bringing together LIONS, WARC, Contagious and Acuity Pricing to champion creative marketing that matters. Over the past decade, Simon has spearheaded the creation and introduction of two thirds of the Lions awards. Simon has expanded LIONS business which now provides year-round intelligence and advisory services beyond its flagship event, Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity. Simon is deeply passionate about the work and is a tireless advocate for creative marketing excellence that drives business performance. He also founded the Global Chief Marketing Officers Growth Council. Prior to joining Lions, Simon worked on the agency side and has been involved in the branded communications industry and Lions for over 15 years.

Day 3 - March 8, 2024 (Friday)

Time Session
  • IAA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision
    A glimpse of IAA’s advocacy, thought leadership and key KPIs for DEI including Gender Diversity.
    Sheba Nandkeolyar Speaker IAA Global Vice President, DE&I IAA Australia President CEO, MultiConnexions Group
  • Unity in Diversity: Women Empowering the World
    As the most extensive audience amid Chinese-language media organizations overseas?Phoenix TV Group has alwaysfocusedonwomen's issues. On one hand, how do we use our international media advantage to tell the stories of Chinese women; ontheotherhand, how do we fulfill our media responsibilities to allow Chinese women to tell their own positive stories.
    Chi XiaoYan Speaker Executive Director and Senior Vice President,, Deputy Director of Marketing Management Committee, Phoenix TV Group
  • The Future is Female
    Enabling women to achieve their full potential - both in business and in the communities we serve - is not only a matter of social responsibility, morality, and legal compliance; it also makes excellent business sense. Knowing the facts around the role that women play in society and in households, we need to challenge ourselves as marketers to consider how much of our work is actually targeted at women? The future may be female, but are we geared efficiently as a marketing community to cater to that?
    Khensani Nobanda Speaker Group Executive For Group Marketing And Corporate Affairs, Nedbank
  • Re-coding Creativity Through the Lenses of Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity
    Simon Cook Speaker Chief Executive Officer, LIONS
Ballroom 1 & 2