Impact Week 2018

MRS believe that London is the research capital of the World; it has the greatest
concentration of research and innovation in a single city. London boasts the
convergence of:

  • The Intellectual Quarter - universities, scientific foundations and archives.

  • Tech City - the third largest tech start-up sector in the world.

  • The Research Sector - one of the highest concentration of researchers to be found anywhere.


With such a rich heritage and a promising future ahead of us as a sector, it is natural that MRS wants to invite insight professionals from across the world to this inaugural festival of intelligence innovation, inspiration and integration.

Impact Week is an ambitious and timely launch for the research, insight and data sectors – as London looks towards growing businesses and our standing and
influence post Brexit.

Attending Impact Week

There are three components to Impact Week:

Tickets for each event are bought separately. There is no combined ticket for the entire week.

MRS Annual Conference

In a fast-moving commercial and social landscape, the need for accurate, astute and actionable insight has never been more critical. The demands are great and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Impact 2018 casts light on the strategies that will help to drive progress. With a stellar line up of brands, speakers, and stories – you won’t want to miss this leading summit of ideas.

Keynote speakers:

  • Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE has been CEO of Virgin Money since 2007. Author of The Virgin Banker, Ghadia is a fierce supporter of businesses that make a difference – and also a frank voice on the subject of mental health.

  • Ian Hislop has been the editor of Private Eye for over 30 years – and is reputedly the most sued man in Britain.

  • Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist and the co-presenter of The Sky at Night teach the insight world. 

  • Val McDermid is one of the world’s most fiendishly ingenious plotters, planners and puzzle solvers. Val McDermid’s sleuth, psychological profiler Dr Tony Hill, is no slouch when it comes to the analysis of other human beings.

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