20 reasons to attend Impact 2020

1. Experience a new format - We’ve refreshed the structure of the research world’s flagship event to bring you more content, more insight, more ways to get involved and get more real-world takeaways.
2. Explore our new venue – bring your curious mind to a fabulous new venue for 2020. Hilton Bankside is in the heart of SE1, close to London Bridge and Blackfriars stations.
3. Hear from nearly 100 speakers and choose from over 35 sessions - Hear from a diverse spectrum of clients, suppliers, specialists, consultants, academics and the wider media.
4. Avoid sales pitches We put quality content on a pedestal with a strict no sales pitch policy. Curious minds, innovative experts and global leaders share real-world examples of commercial creativity, technological fusion and astute alliances.
5. Get future fit Impact 2020 looks resolutely forward. To the future of Europe and the political landscape, the future of consumer trends and behaviour, and to the future of research and the sector. Reenergise your planning, capitalise and survive.
6. Conduct better business – As always, Impact will stimulate, inform, entertain and engage. You’ll leave with new intelligence to help you make significant breakthroughs in your business and your work.
7. Get face-to-face with global brands - Hear their priorities for the next few years and discover where they’ll be investing. Take advantage of our new spotlight sessions, where senior clients share their Views from the Top.
8. See the stars of the show – Our headline speakers Caroline Criado Perez, Anand Menon, Ben Page (and more to be announced!) give their view on life, society, the future and how to bring greater insight to our world.
9. Solve strategic and practical challenges – Through debate, opinion and shared intelligence, Impact 2020 will give you solutions to topical research challenges, placing equal weight on the technical as well as the bigger picture.
10. Build connections and strengthen relationships – Interact with leaders in your field, learn from each other’s challenges and successes, and forge lasting connections. Plus, renew profitable relationships with friends, colleagues, clients and consultants.
 11. Sample over 100 gins at the onsite Distillery Bar  An alchemist’s laboratory, built on the site of the Stevenson & Howell factory, which distilled oils, essences and flavourings in the 1800s. They have 114 different gins, plus cocktails and craft beers.
12. Join the debate – We’ve introduced more panel sessions, and a new head-to-head challenge, giving you the opportunity to get your voice heard as well as exchange opinions, experiences and predictions.
13. Inspire your teams – Share the lessons of real-world case studies from people who work with MRX challenges day in, day out.
14. Meet our sponsors – visit our new exhibition hall to meet our sponsors and supporters of Impact 2020; grab a coffee, enjoy a massage, and meet your next business partner.
15. Ideas dash with &More – Our Day Two lunchtime session is hosted by the specialist network for young talent - &more – an exciting chance for young researchers to showcase their enthusiasm and potential. Join &More for a rapid-fire set of presentations of the sharpest ideas in the sector.
16. Learn from the best in the trade – hear how the team at Delayed Gratification produce world-renowned data visualisations and let them inspire your work.
17. Increase your mental wellbeing – Building on research in sector, the Day One Lunch session examines good practice to increase your own mental wellbeing as well as the overall health of your teams.
18. Share ideas in the ‘Applied Intelligence Zone’ – a new hub where delegates can hear themed sessions of storytelling, myth-busting, methodology, new ethical dimensions and much more.
19. Networks – join our networking trail and meet representatives from MRS Pride, MRBA, AMRS, WiRE, &more and many more.
20. Relax and reconnect at The Research Club party Our fantastic new partners are hosting a fabulous drinks reception, on Tuesday evening at The Refinery, just a short walk from Hilton Bankside. Includes a complimentary bar and food platters.