The 4th Annual MArketing and PR Conference will be held in London, 10-13 October 2023.
SHARP is a marketing & PR conference with a difference. The core focus is around in-depth practical advice on a range of marketing and PR topics, followed by implementation plans - so that what you learn on the day will get actioned and make an impact.
Liam FitzPatrick has 25 years of experience with change, PR and internal communications comes from working in-house and in consultancy.
Liam has worked in civil engineering, energy, manufacturing and transportation as well as telecoms. He was Global Head of Internal Communications at Marconi during its financial restructuring and has worked on change and transformation projects in a wide variety of situations. He is particularly interested in developing teams, research and planning.
He is a council member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Pete Durant is a dedicated brand and engagement marketer with extensive social media experience and has spoken at many events around the world. Passionate about narrative brand planning and audience first approaches, he has gained in-depth knowledge over the last ten years thanks to numerous award-winning social media campaigns and working with the UK’s best home-grown companies including Specsavers, Waitrose, Virgin Media and Comic Relief.
Pete currently leads the digital partnership, innovation and social media functions at Comic Relief, driving forward new thinking, marketing approaches and communications platforms working towards making Red Nose Day and Sport Relief fundraising campaigns a success.
Simon is passionate about the role of brands, business and being purposeful. He founded Pulse Brands in 2002 to support change and business performance. Simon believes that it is behaviour that fundamentally drives reputation and therefore includes all leaders and not just the HR, communications or marketing departments.
His expertise is in developing and supporting teams in using the corporate brand to deliver change internally and externally. Simon has led corporate branding initiatives for major organisations including Alibaba, Arup, BP, Tata Steel, Jaguar and the Rumaila oilfield. He has also advised a wide number of firms in the financial sector such as Permira, Aureos, Moneyline and Digital+.
He is a founder and trustee of the Social Business Trust which was set up to help scale social enterprises and is backed by Bain & Company, British Gas, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, IBM, Permira, and Thomson Reuters.
Marc has a B.S from the American University of Beirut and an M.Sc. from the University of Geneva. After a career between private and public sectors in Switzerland, he pursued professional development at the INSEAD in Paris, Harvard University, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. His professional experience in Management goes back to 1998 in Lausanne, Switzerland and extends to his current role at the National Health Service.
Marc has moved through various roles with ownership and responsibilities of various sorts of IT projects of significant budgets. He has led on Change Management, Risk Management, and various other important projects using PMI, Prince2 and Agile Scrum methodologies. In 2013, Marc joined the United Nations in Geneva and moved to the private sector in London in 2015 before settling recently in the role of Product Manager – Development at the NHS Improvement London. In this role, Marc provides cross-team leadership with a balanced mix of technical, leadership and project and product management skills.
Susanne is a captivating International Speaker who has inspired and educated audiences throughout Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East. With a solid background in Internal Communications and PR, Susanne has over 15 years experience working with corporate companies, public sector organisations and PR agencies (including Balfour Beatty, Network Rail, BBC Radio London and Kazoo Communications, to name a few).
Her expertise has afforded her the opportunity to provide Senior Executive Support and Campaign Management to Blue Chip companies throughout the years. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing internal campaigns and communications channels that are effective and measurable.
Susanne has taken her years of experience in the field along with her own innovation and creativity to craft a unique message to business leaders, managers and CEOs that is centred on engaging and effectively communicating with employees so as to increase their productivity and commitment.
Do you have a Marketing/PR tool that changes the landscape of Marketing? Speaking opportunities are available for professionals to share their expertise on internal brand awareness, connecting the unconnected and building a culture of open communications.
Take your place as a speaker at the Sharp - Marketing and PR event and be the reason for change!