Last night, the PPA hosted our Back to School Drinks event to mark the end of summer and the beginning of September.
We welcomed 150 members through the doors of BEAT London in Oxford Circus for an evening of networking paired with canapes and a bespoke ‘Air Fizness’ cocktail designed by our sponsor, PPA Strategic Partner Air Business.
While this was the chance for PPA peers to get to know one another and make introductions, it also marked one of the last events for Marcus Rich as PPA Chairman. Following a few words from PPA CEO Barry McIlheney and CEO of Air Business, Adam Sherman, Marcus Rich took to the stage to speak of the importance of the PPA and the industry in general at this time of such division and chaos in the country at large.
Marcus Rich, PPA Chairman says a few words at PPA Back to School Drinks (Photo Credit: Noah Da Costa)
“What we do, from B2B to Consumer is really important to this nation and to the people of this nation,” he said. “Whether that is looking at B2B data and information that makes companies and individuals money, whether it’s for entertainment or whether it’s for a break from the day-to-day, we should never forget that what we do as an industry is really important. The PPA is the calling point to bring that all together.
“I would like to thank the PPA for all their support and I know that Tom Bureau can’t wait to start in January and take on all the fantastic work for this very important industry to this country.”