Speaker Announced: Tim Bleakley Ocean Outdoor Group CEO

Speaker Announced: Tim Bleakley Ocean Outdoor Group CEO

Speaker Announced: Tim Bleakley Ocean Outdoor Group CEO

Ocean Outdoor CEO Tim Bleakley joins speakers at WOO Africa Forum

Ocean Outdoor CEO Tim Bleakley is joining the line-up of speakers at the World Out of Home Organization's first in-person Africa Forum, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from March 11-13.

Bleakley's presentation is: The art of the possible, the world's your Ocean. He will discuss growth opportunities in the African market and what the example of Europe, where Ocean has a multi-country business, reveals about the best way to take advantage of them.

Bleakley has been CEO of Ocean for 13 years during which time the digital Out of Home specialist has grown from a niche player in the UK to one of the world's highest profile OOH owners, renowned for its major sites including the iconic Piccadilly Lights in London's West End.

Tim Bleakley

WOO President Tom Goddard, who served as chairman of Ocean from inception through its period of major growth, says: "There is no-one better than Tim to reveal the best way to grow an OOH business. Tim has succeeded through a combination of indomitable ambition and a strong focus on teamwork, the keys to any successful business. I'm sure he will make a valuable contribution to what is certain to be a highly informative and rewarding Africa Forum."

Further speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

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BACKGROUND ON TIM BLEAKLEY AND OCEAN OUTDOOR

Ocean is a pioneering advertising Group which has a unique position in the premium Digital Out of Home (DOOH) sector and is at the forefront of creating a new global medium, Beyond Out of Home. This has been achieved in 14 years under Tim’s leadership, supported by talented management teams.

Tim has led Ocean through three phases of private equity investment and a full LSE listing, taking the company private in 2022. Following multiple UK and European acquisitions in the Nordics and the Netherlands, Ocean expands into Germany this year.  A partner company of Atairos, the independent strategic investment company, Ocean now operates in 7 countries and 353 cities in markets which lend themselves to fast DOOH growth using the Ocean brand and the Art of Outdoor® proposition.

Ocean is at the forefront of innovation, supported by its annual Digital Creative Competition, now its 15th year and rolled out across its European territories, original Neuroscience led research, Oceans Labs which develops scalable technology and the pioneering of world class DeepScreen® 3D experiences.

Ocean’s global and transatlantic partnerships The Alliance and The United, a collaboration with Branded Cities, offer global brands access to the world’s finest DOOH assets, from the Piccadilly Lights in London to Times Square NYC. Tim was a recipient of the International Leadership Award at the 2019 World OOH Congress and last presented at the WOO Toronto Congress May 2022, addressing the opportunities for OOH post pandemic.

 

EVENT SPONSORS

    • JCDECAUX AFRICA

      Platinum Sponsor

    • PROVANTAGE

      Platinum Sponsor

    • TRACTOR OUTDOOR

      Platinum Sponsor

    • KENA OUTDOOR

      Event Silver Sponsor

    • Vicinity Media

      Event Silver Sponsor

    • ALIVE ADVERTISING SA

      Event Sponsor

    • ASK AFRIKA

      Event Sponsor

    • Face First

      Event Sponsor

    • OMC

      Event Sponsor

    • RELATIV-MEDIA.

      Event Sponsor



MEDIA PARTNERS



WOO GLOBAL SPONSORS

    • Broadsign

      Platinum Global Sponsor

    • Daktronocs

      Platinum Global Sponsor

    • Hivestack

      Platinum Global Sponsor

    • Moving Walls

      Platinum Global Sponsor

    • Talon

      Platinum Global Sponsor

    • VIOOH

      Platinum Global Sponsor

    • Vistar Media

      Platinum Global Sponsor

    • Ipsos

      Gold Global Sponsor

    • Absen

      Event Global Sponsor






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