Each EVCOMference we hear from industry experts and leaders, creative powerhouses and the next generation!

Meet our 2024 speakers, panellists and discussion facilitators below:

Kevin Chesters

Kevin Chesters has 25+ years’ experience leading strategy on both agency and client-side. He is a former CSO of W+K London, Dentsu mcgarrybowen and Ogilvy. He is also a former Head of Strategy at British Telecom. He is a prolific industry commentator, speaker and trainer; and also lectures at five UK & international universities on creativity and storytelling. His first book, ‘The Creative Nudge’ was an Amazon best-seller. He now runs his own strategic consultancy with a small group of select clients.

You can find him at www.kevinchesters.com or read about his book at www.thecreativenudge.com.

Lucy van Smit

Lucy van Smit is an award-winning author and artist. She made multiple TV documentaries on writers such as John Le Carré and Ian McEwan at Canadian Broadcasting after a five-year stint at NBC News in London. Lucy has a BA Hons in Fine Art, MA Distinction in Creative Writing, her debut novel The Hurting won the inaugural Bath Children’s Novel Award. Lucy adapted The Hurting to a spec script. A Writer’s Journal Workbook (Bloomsbury 2022) was a runaway success now on its 4th reprint. Her new book, The Creative Path is out with Bloomsbury early 2025. Lucy is a trained Parent Educator and loves to mentor writers.


For any queries regarding EVCOMference24 please email amelia.brown@evcom.org.uk.

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