Unilever chief speaks at Campaign Creative Conference

Simon Clift, the president of marketing for Unilever home and personal care, is to give the keynote address at this year's Campaign Creative Conference on 8 October.

Clift will be joined by a raft of the industry's leading creative thinkers and practitioners for a day that is designed to explore creative ideas and advise on how to inspire creative thinking.

The day aims to offer anyone responsible for marketing brands, from advertising and marketing services agency managers and creatives to client marketing personnel, an understanding of how to make best use of creative resources.

Other speakers include Jeremy Bullmore, a non-executive director of WPP, who will hold a live agony uncle session entitled: "All you ever wanted to know about advertising but were afraid to ask."

He is joined by Adrian Holmes, the chief creative officer of Lowe Worldwide, and Rosie Arnold, the creative director of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, who will both talk about their own sources of creative inspiration. Carol Fisher, the former chief executive of COI Communications, will give an outsider's perspective on how agencies can serve client needs in the 21st century.

Robert Campbell, the joint executive creative director of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, and Mandy Pooler, the chief executive of The Channel, will address bridging the gap between media and creative, while WCRS's head of planning, Debbie Klein, considers why the creative department remains a hostile environment for many women.

The conference will be held in London on 8 October. Further details are available from Haymarket conferences on (020) 8267 4011 or via e-mail on conferences@haynet.com.