LONDON SUMMIT 2020
8th October 2020
GLOBAL MEDIA PARTNERS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Our Story


In 2015 Mark Pigou became acutely aware of the impact of mental illness.

Not only did the experience shake Mark and his family to the core, it fundamentally changed his perspective; inspiring him to draw on the networks he has built over the course of many years in business media, to help raise awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Digging deeper, Mark realised that we are at the beginning of a mental health revolution. Whilst understanding that mental health is an issue that transcends generations, he could see that embedding positive and preventative approaches to mental health into the workplace, with the next generation of leaders, is the key to changing attitudes for good.

So it made perfect sense to partner with his old friend and business associate Simon Berger, co-founder of FUTR (formerly Millennial 20/20). This partnership brings Simon’s extensive media connections to the agenda. It also brings fresh perspectives to the conversation, both from influential leaders in established industries and bold disruptors who are setting the benchmark for a new corporate culture.

By adding the millennial curator’s lens of Rupa Ganatra, co-founder of FUTR (formerly Millennial 20/20), the extensive editorial experience of Ian Jindal and the conference direction of Claire Farrow the team was completed.

The scene was set and Mad World Summit was created with a mission: to eradicate stigma and spark a new era of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Between them Mark, Simon, Ian, Rupa and Claire bring over 60 years of B2B event experience to Mad World Summit, as well as wide networks across industries; from marketing to retail, smart cities to sustainability.

Feedback to the Mad World Summit 2018 was overwhelmingly positive. There is undoubtedly a pressing need for an event that brings together teams of representatives from different industries to move beyond talk to action and implement practical solutions that will have a lasting impact.

We are committed to meeting that need.


The Team


Mark Pigou
Mark Pigou
FOUNDING PARTNER,
Mad World

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Simon Berger
Simon Berger
FOUNDING PARTNER,
Mad World

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Claire Farrow
Claire Farrow
PARTNER & GLOBAL CONTENT DIRECTOR,
Mad World

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Chery Liew
Chery Liew
Partner & Event Director, Singapore
Make a Difference Asia

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Heather Kelly
Heather Kelly
Director of Content, North America
Make a Difference US

Fiona Irwin
Fiona Irwin
Conference & Event Manager
Mad World

Tony Longhurst
Tony Longhurst
Business Development Director, North America
Make a Difference US

Rupa Ganatra
Rupa Ganatra Popat
FOUNDING PARTNER,
Mad World

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Ian Jindal
Ian Jindal
FOUNDING PARTNER,
Mad World

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