The Lighthouse’s royal opening to AWEurope at St. James’s Palace

Back in 2012, Kathleen Saxton (founder of The Lighthouse Company) and Matt Scheckner (Global Chief Executive of Stillwell Partners) had a very powerful meeting of minds when they joined forces to agree the launch of Advertising Week Europe in London.

Fast forward to today and Europe’s leading advertising festival is celebrating its fifth year in the capital. Three incredibly successful sell-out years at the original BAFTA campus were followed by  last year’s move to the festival’s current ‘under-one-roof’ home at Picturehouse Central.

With doors opening on Monday 20th March, 2017’s thought leadership agenda is set to be a very powerful demonstration of talent, insight, creativity and innovation.

To celebrate the significant and exciting fifth anniversary, we are delighted to be the official partner to the Opening Gala of Advertising Week Europe to be held at St. James’s Palace – in the presence of HRH The Duke of York and with an exclusive performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Kathleen Saxton, founder of the Lighthouse and chair of the Advertising Week Europe Advisory Council, commented: “Advertising Week Europe is an incredibly special event – not only for the Lighthouse in our role as co-producer – but also as a celebration and congregation of our industry’s finest. The week’s ability to bring together and showcase our greatest talent and leaders is a great reflection of a wonderfully crafted agenda pulled together by the Stillwell team, corporate partners and the Advisory Council. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be the official partner of the Opening Gala in this very special anniversary year.”