The Drum in Cannes

Monday 17 June, 16:00-17:00

Cannes, France

National identity is dead: how should brands react? in partnership with Vizeum

Globalisation, urbanisation and political polarisation. Three current megatrends that are driving people to identify more with their home cities than their home countries.

So how can brands prepare for a future where the demographic story is shifting?

In 80 years from now we will have a population of almost 11bn - largely in urban areas. It’s impossible to know exactly how cities will grow. But the stark fact, according to the United Nations, is that much of humanity will be young, fertile and increasingly urban. 

And as cities grow, nations will retrench and city-states will emerge. The tide of diverse, urban and hyper-connected people cannot be stopped. Are brands ready to react to this change?

Come join The Drum and Thomas Le Thierry, Global President, Vizeum at the Dentsu Aegis Beach House and a panel of industry leaders to explore this fascinating story. And the story of the evolving city-state and its people, who are moving towards a sustainable circular economy thinking.

Panellists include:

  • Thomas Le Thierry, global president, Vizeum
  • Gill Huber, chief client officer, Posterscope
  • Alex Bodman, global executive creative director, Spotify
  • Gordon Young, editor-in-chief, The Drum (moderator)


Date: Monday 17 June 2019, 16:00 - 17:00 
Location: Dentsu Aegis Network Beach House, Plage 4
5 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France

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