Philip Thomas
Hosting the “Creative leadership in a dynamic marketing landscape” panel in the Cabaret
  • Management Today’s “Agents of Change” power list (2017)
  • Non-Executive trustee of Malaria No More (U.K.)
Ascendant experience expert
C2 Theme:
Philip Thomas is the CEO and head of the events division of Ascential, a powerhouse in the world of large-scale events. In fact, you may have heard of some of the get-togethers in their portfolio: Cannes Lions, Money20/20 and Bett. Put those together and you get gigantic and renowned events concerned with creativity and marketing, financial technology, and educational innovation. And, if you think Thomas and Ascential are content with what they have, think again. Not only does he want Ascential to be the world’s largest (and best) event organizer, he wants to explore how we can fundamentally change and improve how consumers experience said events.