Hosted by the Alliance of Independent Agencies, the Festival of Happiness is back, and it's bigger and better than ever. With a powerful message that "Happy Agencies are Successful Agencies". This event aims to delve deep into transformative insights from industry leaders, explore the tangible link between happiness and agency success, and boost your team's morale and performance.

Why Attend?:

Deep Dive Discussions

This year, we're taking a closer look at our core theme: "Happy Agencies are Successful Agencies – How can we prove this?" Our lineup of speakers and panel discussions will provide valuable insights into the connection between workplace happiness and business success.

Expert Knowledge

Learn from industry-leading speakers who specialise in creating upbeat work atmospheres. Our lineup of experts will share their knowledge and strategies for fostering a happier workplace.

Interact & Engage

Engaging panel discussions and hands-on sessions will bring tangible proof of happiness being the key to efficiency and expansion. You'll leave the festival with actionable takeaways to implement in your agency.


Connect, collaborate, and exchange ideas with like-minded professionals who share your passion for creating happier, more successful agencies. The festival provides a unique opportunity to build valuable connections within the industry.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this transformative event. Get your tickets now for the Festival of Happiness 2023.

What Can You Expect?

The Festival of Happiness isn't just another industry event—it's an experience that can change the way you view your agency and its potential. But don't just take our word for it; let's take a look back at the 2022 roundup to see the positive impact this event had on attendees:

Quotes from Last Year's Attendees

Piers Palmer, Chief Happiness Officer - Kyan: "I left the Festival of Happiness smiling and energised with new learnings and plenty to bring back to the wider team. I loved the variety of the talks and workshops, from the more cosmic to the mundane; from laughing yoga to financial well-being to bibliotherapy. Lots of great ideas to keep your team feeling happy and more nourished. All wrapped up in the Alliance’s friendly vibe."

Sophia Dottore, People and Culture Administrative Assistant- Total Media: "I had an amazing day attending the Alliance of Independent Agencies Festival of Happiness 2022. All of the speakers were so engaging and informative, providing some great insights into how we can improve mental wellbeing at a personal and industry level."

A Look Back In Time

Last year's Festival of Happiness was a resounding success, with attendees leaving with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to improving the mental health and wellbeing of the Independent Agency sector. Here are some of the key takeaways:

1. Laughing Yoga with Melanie Bloch: The festival kicked off with a session of Laughing Yoga, setting the tone for a day filled with positive energy and good-heartedness.

2. Expert Sessions: Industry leaders covered topics such as "Financial Wellbeing," "Making Work Suck Less," "Mindful Life, Mindful Work," and "Finding Joy in Hybrid Work." These sessions emphasised the importance of a people-focused approach to handling personal and professional challenges.

3. 10 Keys to Happiness: Uzma Afridi from NABS shared insights on what truly builds and maintains happiness, reinforcing the idea that happiness is not just a buzzword but a crucial aspect of a successful agency.

4. Wellbeing Tracker Results: Isobel Hunt of Opinium presented data showing small improvements in mental wellbeing within the industry, emphasising the need for employers to reduce workloads and create more supportive environments.

5. Workplace Mental Health: The festival dedicated significant attention to workplace mental health, with sessions like "The Freedom to be Happy in the Workplace" and a panel discussion on "Happy Agencies are Successful Agencies."

Join Us at #FOH2023

As we gear up for the Festival of Happiness 2023, we invite you to be a part of this transformative event. Join us in celebrating the link between happiness and success in the world of independent agencies. Together, we can create happier, more successful agencies that thrive in today's dynamic industry.

Get your tickets now and mark your calendars for 14th November 2023, where happy agencies become successful agencies!

We extend our thanks to all the attendees and speakers who are contributing to the success of #FOH2023. We are proud to partner with Google in making the event possible, and the festival proudly supports NABS and Beam.

Watch the 2022 Roundup Video for a glimpse of what to expect at this year's festival.

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