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Don’t Miss 29 Communications Directors Speaking In 1 Day Including M&S, Virgin & Kellogg’s As They Tell Their Inspiring Stories Of Corporate Communications Excellence

Stand Out With Results-Focused Social Media & Digital Campaigns For Strategic, High-Impact Corporate Communications Which Deliver ResultsSuccessfully Navigate Crises, Drive Strong Organisational Reputation, Showcase Brand Values & Get Colleagues On Board With Integrated, Cost-Effective & Engaging Messages Which Achieve Measurable Impact & Influence

A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 12th February 2019, Museum of London Docklands, London

How Can We Drive Corporate Communications Excellence & Strategic Influence Every Day With Advanced, Integrated Digital & Social Media Communications, Crisis & Reputation Management & Internal Engagement Strategies Which Achieve Measurable Results?

  1. Powerful, Influential Social Media Strategies: Stay relevant and on trend to ensure your key messages cut through with advanced, tailored strategies
  2. Mitigate Crises, Protect Reputation: Keep ahead of unpredictable situations with robust, timely and effective crisis strategies
  3. Cutting-Edge Digital Developments & New Technologies: Cut through with advanced, integrated, cross-channel communications
  4. Meaningful Measurement, Demonstrable Value: Prove the impact and ROI of corporate communications to secure long-term buy-in
  5. Inspiring Stories Of Corporate Comms Excellence: Thought-leaders share their hard-won insights
  6. Reach, Engage & Influence! Fresh, targeted and innovative content and channel strategies to engage diverse audiences
  7. Low Budget, Low Resources - Maximum Impact: New opportunities to deliver innovative, cost-effective corporate communications
  8. Reflect Organisational Vision & Values: Consistently align communications strategies with brand values to drive bottom-line impact
  9. PLUS! Instagram & Twitter: Quick-fire snapshots exploring how best we can take advantage of social media platforms!

Why Attend This Corporate Communications Conference?

  • 29 Practitioners Speaking In 1 Inspiring Day... Our Most Senior Lineup To Date!
  • Strategic, High-Impact, Results-Boosting Agenda:  Corporate Comms Inspiration ✓ Social Media ✓ Instagram ✓ Twitter ✓ Crisis & Reputational Risk ✓ Digital Innovations, New Technologies ✓ Integrated Comms Strategy ✓ Prove Impact ✓ Internal Engagement ✓ Thought-Leaders Panel ✓ Reach & Messaging ✓ Low Budget ✓ Strategy & Values ✓ Cross-Sector Experience-Sharings
  • 4th Annual, Senior-Level Event: Respected By Leading Communications Directors
  • Social Media Breakouts & Takeaways
  • Cross-Sector Experience-Sharing
  • Crisis! Headline-Hitting Crises: What Can We Learn From The Top Crises Which Have Made The News In 2018?
  • 2 Interactive Panel Discussions: Crisis & Reputational Risk + Thought-Leaders’ Stories Of Excellence
  • 7 Lunchtime Peer Discussions: Journalists & Media, GDPR, Brexit, Channel Mix, Content & Campaigns, Digital Transformation, Message Clarity

Get Involved In The Corporate Communications Conference:

Can you help communications professionals innovate and provide real business impact? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email

Book an exhibition stand and 2 delegate passes for only £2,499. Click here to go through to the secure booking form. Stand space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Your Hottest Corporate Communications Topics Up For Discussion With 32 Senior Speakers In A Compact, 1 Day Format: Corporate Comms Inspiration • Social Media • Instagram • Twitter • Crisis & Reputational Risk • Digital Innovations, New Technologies • Integrated Comms Strategy • Prove Impact • Internal Engagement • Thought-Leaders Panel • Reach & Messaging • Low Budget • Strategy & Values • Cross-Sector Experience-Sharing


The Corporate Communications Conference Programme – Fresh Example, New Ideas & High-Impact Strategies!

08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Meeting

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chairs’ Opening Remarks
Clare Wilkes, Head of Corporate PR, Marks & Spencer


09.20 How To Transform Your Organisation's Approach To Social Media, Inspire Teams To Continue Outdoing Themselves And Set The Foundations For Success On New Platforms
Patrick Steen, Head of Social, Supporter & Community Engagement, Which?


09.40 Instagram is leading the way and poses unique challenges to organisations trying to get a share of the action. How does this popular platform fit with corporate communications and how can we maximise its potential to reach and engage new audiences and ensure our key messages are getting across?

Tess Macpherson-Woods, Social Media Manager, RSPCA


09.50 It’s where the big news is likely to break, and it’s where a situation could explode without the right management! How can we keep up, deliver relevant, on brand messages and ensure we have an adaptable, reactive strategy in place to deal with issues swiftly - and avoid a Twitter storm?

Speaker to be Announced, Please Check The Website For Details


10.00 Social Media Thought-Leaders Facilitate Practical Breakout Discussion Groups

Stephen Thompson, Head of Digital, The University of Sheffield
Jonathan Bargh, External Communications Business Partner, Northumbrian Water

10.20 Informal Networking Break & Cross-Sector Experience Sharing


10.50 Planning For The Worst: Stay On The Front Foot With Robust, Timely Crisis & Reputation Management Strategies

Andy Smith, Head of Media Relations, Santander

Anisa Missaghi, Head of External Communications, pladis, UK&I

Helen Messenger, Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Danone

Mary Walsh, Director of Corporate Communications, Eurostar

Tearmh Taylor, Corporate & Consumer Affairs Manager, Warburtons

Michelle Watt, Head of Corporate Communications, City of Glasgow College

Lisa Imlach, Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Skyscanner

11.30 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner. Can you help communications professionals innovate and provide real business impact? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email


12.00 Headline-Hitting Crises: What Can We Learn From The Top Crises Which Made The News In 2018?

Jessica Eaton, Head of External Communications, RNIB


12.20 Keep Up-To-Date With The Latest Digital Developments & New Technologies For Advanced, Integrated Communications Strategies Which Cut Through

12.40 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers

13.10 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Working With Media
C) Brexit
D) Integrated Channel Mix
E) Content & Campaigns
F) Digital Transformation
G) Message Clarity

13.40 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
Mark Covell, Head of Corporate Communications, Bournemouth University

Pedro Diogo, Head of Media Strategy & Corporate Communications, Department for International Trade


14.00 Measure Impact, Demonstrate Value, Secure Buy-In! Proving The ROI Of Corporate Communications Strategies With Effective Tools & Techniques

Janet Morgan, Head of Corporate Affairs, LifeArc


14.20 Optimising Colleague Engagement With Creative, Influential Internal Communications

14.20 Perspective One
Stuart Williamson, Director of Internal Communication, Nationwide Building Society

14.40 Perspective Two
Peter Allen, Executive Director of Corporate Affairs & Communications, Highways England

15.00 Informal Networking Break & Afternoon Refreshments


15.30 Quiz The Thought-Leaders Panel On Their Inspiring Stories Of Corporate Communications Excellence

Florence Quirici, Head of External Engagement Global Public Affairs & Sustainability, Standard Chartered

Louise Hunter MBE, Director of Corporate Affairs, Northumbrian Water Group

Orla Fee, Director of Communications & Public Engagement, ActionAid UK

Jo Sutcliffe, Head of PR & Communications, London South Bank University

Jamie Plotnek, Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Carbon Trust

Ben Wiseman, Chief Press Officer, BBC


16.00 Fresh, Impactful Content & Channel Strategies To Reach, Engage & Influence Key Stakeholders & Customers

16.00 Perspective One
Kylie Taylor, Director & Head of Global Corporate Communications, Getty Images

16.20 Perspective Two
Joe Smithies, Head of Media & Corporate Relations, Ofcom


16.40 Drive Corporate Communications Impact – Without Breaking The Bank!

Guy Lambert, Head of Corporate Communications, Telford Homes


17.00 Align Corporate Communications With Organisational Vision & Values To Deliver Consistent, Integrated Messages Which Reflect The Wider Strategy

17.10 Perspective One
Sue Lawson, Assistant Head of Corporate Communications, UEA

17.20 Perspective Two
Paul Wheeler, Director of Corporate Communications, Kellogg’s UK & Ireland