Results Consulting stages major M&A conference in July

The opportunities and potential pitfalls facing senior agency

managers involved in mergers and acquisitions will be discussed at a

major conference supported by the IPA in London next month.

Keeping staff motivated, as well as dealing with possible culture

clashes, will be among the subjects examined by leading industry experts

at the International Marketing Communications Investment and Acquisition


Chris Jones, J. Walter Thompson's former worldwide chief executive, John

Perriss, the chairman of Zenith Media Worldwide, and Lorna Tilbian, the

head of media research at West LB Panmure, are included on the speakers


The conference - at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in London on 3 and 4

July - is presented by Results International Consulting, which works

with most of the world's major advertising and marketing services


Jones will talk to delegates about matters that should be considered

prior to an acquisition, while Tilbian will consider what investors in

media companies are looking for.

Meanwhile, Tim Linsay, the European president of Lowe Lintas & Partners,

will discuss the importance of getting the merger aftermath right.

Registration, pounds 995 plus VAT (pounds 1,169.13), is available by

phone on 0207 207 4191, or by visiting the conference website at