BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a leading global defence, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 107,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £22.4 billion (US $36.2 billion) in 2009.

The company is the second largest global defence company with operations in five home markets, Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US.


“The company behind the BlackBerry product line”
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999.

The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone, software for businesses and accessories. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day.”


Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile communications group with approximately 323 million proportionate customers as at 30 September 2009. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 31 countries across five continents and around 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit

Chief Media Partner

Financial Times

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 605,402 (Deloitte assured, 3 January 2011 to 3 April 2011) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide (PwC assured, November 2010). has over 3.4 million registered users and 224,000 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper, printed at 24 print sites across the globe, has a global print circulation of 372,076 (ABC, April 2011).

Host Partners

Channel  4

Channel 4 is the UK’s only publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster, with a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. In addition to the core channel, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music, as well as an ever-growing range of online activities that includes, Channel 4's bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects.  Through its film arm Film4 Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.


Edelman, founded in 1952, is the world's largest independent Public Relations agency, with over 3,000 people in 54 offices worldwide. In the UK, Edelman employs 260 people working across all areas of the communications spectrum – delivering award-winning campaigns in media old and new. The agency is ranked Number One in the 2008 PR Week league table of independent consultancies.  Edelman was named Large Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report in 2008 and Public Affairs News UK Consultancy of the Year 2008.

Supporting Partner

Skinkers, the App Authority! - are an award-winning digital technology agency that build mobile apps, web and social media tools that help brands communicate with their customers more effectively. Clients like BBC, The Spectator, Aviva, Zurich, Haymarket and many advertising agencies all attest to Skinkers ability to deliver exceptional experiences.


About ei

Editorial Intelligence (ei) runs a range of events as part of its agenda-setting opinion former network – the eiClub – and works with some of the largest and most innovative brands in business, politics and the non-profit worlds. To find out more click here.