One room, two days and nine countries represented – we recently held our third annual Brands2Life Global Summit. We welcomed our independent partners from around the world to our offices in London. Hailing from India, the USA, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands, Brazil, Spain and Israel, many travelled far to join us in discussion and debate on the role of communications globally.

We were privileged to hear about the media landscape in Israel – who knew there was a publication called the Dailymaily? – about robots and automation in Germany, the so-called Industrie 4.0, and the potential impact of Brexit for communicators, especially in Europe.

Taking the chance to reflect on our own roles, we also heard from in-house communications specialists on what they look for from global communications partners, as well as from Maja Pawinska Sims, Associate Editor EMEA for The Holmes Report over our evening dinner with engaging conversation.

We swapped insights and communication highlights, shared best practice and spent a significant amount of time planning for the year ahead. All while enjoying each other’s company and learning more about what makes each country and culture unique, both their media landscape and customs!

We pride ourselves on being a bit different. Brands2Life Global partners all work together because we choose to. Our team is made up of only owner managed world-class communications agencies who share a joint philosophy for achieving real business impact through powerful storytelling.

Our annual Global Summit unites some of the finest independent and entrepreneurial communications leaders from around the world, and we look forward to seeing what 2018 and beyond brings as a result.