Mark Ritson and Facebook’s Steve Hatch to share the stage at the Festival of Marketing

Facebook’s vice-president of Northern Europe Steve Hatch will join Mark Ritson at the Festival this year to discuss the future of marketing.

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Marketing Week columnist Mark Ritson will be joined by Facebook’s vice-president of Northern Europe Steve Hatch on the Headline Stage to close day two of this year’s Festival of Marketing.

The two will discuss the future of marketing, covering topics such as trust and transparency, traditional and digital media channels, and disruptive technologies.

Before joining Facebook, Hatch worked at agencies, including Y&R, Omnicom and WPP where he spent 15 years, with his final role as CEO of MEC.

This year’s other headliners include ITV CEO Carolyn McCall, Sir Martin Sorrell and filmmaker and broadcaster Louis Theroux.

READ MORE: Top 10 picks for what to see at the Festival of Marketing

Marketing Week will have a significant presence across both days of the Festival. To mark our 40th anniversary, there will be a special exhibition area dedicated to our auspicious past, featuring a history through back issues, a timeline of the 40-year history of marketing and Marketing Week, and the best campaigns.

New for 2018, the Marketing Week Strategy Stage will bring to life some of the biggest strategic challenges for marketers, with the help of some of the biggest names around.

Marketing Week will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a special drinks reception at the Festival on the evening of 10 October, where marketing luminaries past and present will gather to mark 40 years of the UK’s premier marketing title.

You can only attend the party and see Ritson and Hatch’s session if you buy a Festival of Marketing ticket. We are offering Marketing Week readers a £200 discount on the price of a two-day pass (for 10 and 11 October). To take advantage of this offer, visit the Festival of Marketing website, select a Festival Pass and insert the code MW40200 at checkout.

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