Unleash Your Inner Rebel

Unleash Your Inner Rebel 2023 tickets on sale now

Unleash Your Inner Rebel 2023 is back! Mark your calendar to join us on Wednesday 14 June 2023 at The Studio, Manchester. Early bird tickets are now available here.

Our conference for leaders in communications, PR, marketing, HR and operations is going to be an even bigger and bolder event this year. Unleash Your Inner Rebel 2023 will focus on collaborating and connecting to help you make a great impact at work.

And as you can expect from CommsRebel, this is no ordinary conference! Prepare to feel excited, energised and empowered by an incredible line-up of speakers, known for being experts in their fields and for doing things differently.

Advita Patel


After what we’ve experienced over the last couple of years, I want to create something that helps light the fire in our bellies again, gives us inspiration, brings excitement and also build a community of like-minded folks so we can continue the conversations beyond the event. It’ll be an event that will help you push the boundaries and give you the support you need to future-proof your skills as a leader.

Over the years I’ve been frustrated at conferences that never had representation on stage. So, for me it was critically important that the speakers were not only representative but also from a range of industries. As much as I love learning from fellow practitioners it’s imperative that we widen our horizons and learn good practice from other areas of business.


Schedule *

  • 08:15

    The rebellion starts now


  • 09:00

    Welcome and introduction

    CommsRebel founder Advita Patel welcomes you to the second Unleash Your Inner Rebel conference

  • 09:10

    How to communicate with bad bosses, idiots and absolutely anyone

    Thomas Erikson, best-selling author and communications expert, shares how to communicate effectively

  • 10:10

    Curious Conversations (part 1)

    Space for refreshments and conversation

  • 10:25

    Is AI the key to better jobs?

    Panel discussion, featuring Andrew Bruce Smith, Ernestina Zhu, and Dan Sodergren.

  • 11:05

    Mastering the art of negotiation

    Join ex-Newsnight producer Sam McAlister to find out how she clinched that groundbreaking interview with Prince Andrew, as well as Elon Musk and more.

  • 11:45

    What’s next for social media?

    Drew Benvie, founder & CEO of communications agency Battenhall, predicts the trends ahead.

  • 12:25

    Refresh and reinvigorate

    Time to relax over a BBQ lunch on the rooftop terrace

  • 13:40

    Panel (tbc)

    Led by Juergen Maier, co-founder of vocL and former CEO of Siemens UK

  • 14:30

    Curious conversations (part 2)

    Pitstop for refreshments and networking

  • 15:05


    Details to follow

  • 15:50

    Inequality and power

    Cultural thinker Suzanne Alleyne shares how power dynamics influence every aspect of human life.

  • 16:30

    Creative leadership

    Founder of Mowgli restaurants, Nisha Katona shares her experience of breaking boundaries and how she leads her teams.

  • 17:15

    Final reflections

  • 17:30


* Subject to change

Why book a ticket?

We cram a lot into one day. We’ve got talks, workshops and informal networking too. We guarantee you will:

1.   Gain new insights and ideas from experts outside of your industry.

2.   Network with likeminded individuals who will broaden your horizons.

3.   Discover new ways of thinking to apply to your professional network.

4.   Step out of your comfort zone and be challenged.

5. Be inspired to question the status quo and think differently.

Buy tickets now!


The Studio, Manchester

The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN

Sponsor Unleash Your Inner Rebel 2023

Support our event and connect with an amazing group of communicators, marketers and PR professionals. We have a range of opportunities, which we can share with you.



  • Staffbase


  • Workvivo
  • VMA Group


  • The Culture Club



  • Engage Solutions Group
  • Kinura Production

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions? Check out our frequently asked question page. If your question isn’t covered then drop us an email to conference@commsrebel.com.