The 8th Annual Internal Communications Conference 2020 is designed to give internal communications executives the space to think about the modern communications landscape and their place within it.
This international The IC Conference includes a mix of short presentations and discussions, with conversations about Gen Z from a leading author, exercises on mindful leadership and debates about growing a team. Our ambition is to create a space for IC Seniors to step away from the day to day and grab a bit of mind space.
With speakers lined up like the Katharina Auer, Clifford Chance’s Paul Osgood, the BBC’s Emily Kirwan and PepsiCo’s Jemima Bradbury-Wade, delegates will be hearing how we are likely to be affected by trends such as changing workforce demographics, the equalities agenda, sustainability and the continuing development of technology.
With its impeccable reputation, this truly international IC Conference draws senior level communication leaders from far and wide. It’s a perfect opportunity for delegates to engage with a diverse group of peers while still ensuring each attendee learns from the valuable knowledge and experience shared at the conference.
<strong>Preeti Khattri </strong> has 20 years of expertise in the communication industry, working with various Fortune 500 companies. She has been an international judge for IABC, Brandon Hall Awards and the Media Communication Association International. Preeti has helped her organizations win 68 international awards for excellence in communication and learning from Brandon Hall, USDLA, MCAI, Omni Intermedia and IABC. Khattri is currently the Global Nextgen Communications Lead in Accenture Capability Network.
Katharina is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programmes, and has Lean Sigma qualifications for process and performance improvement.
Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications & Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee & Executive Communications at Zurich Insurance, Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim. Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Paul was most recently Global Head of Internal Communications at BG Group where he led BG’s communications for the recent acquisition by Shell. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Internal Communications for Philips based in Amsterdam and was Corporate Communications Director for Colt Group S.A. He was a Partner at Brunswick Group and created and led their Internal Communications Practice. He also led the Communications Practice at Hewitt Associates. Paul has a wide range of international experience in digital communications and led the team which created one of the most successful global enterprise-wide social media platforms. Paul has also created digital innovations in video and leadership communications which won the European Digital Excellence Award and Digital Company of the Year in the Netherlands. His also has experience in restructuring, M&amp;amp;A and post-merger integration, change management and HR communications. Paul’s early career was spent with NatWest Group where he was Speechwriter to the Chairman and Chief Executive and was responsible for developing leadership and employee communications for the RBS/NatWest acquisition process.
&amp;lt;em&amp;gt;Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on &amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;
How do you increase engagement with your organisational purpose and strategy?
In December 2012 EY launched their new purpose and Vision 2020 strategy. Just over three years later there is an impressive story to tell. The EY UK and Ireland Communications & Engagement team play a lead role in advising and supporting the UK Chairman and his team to bring the purpose and strategy to life. In recognition of the effectiveness of the successful use of innovative and creative new approaches to supporting leaders to engage with their stakeholders, the team were awarded EY’s prestigious ‘Better begins with you’ overall winner award for innovation in 2015.
Julia is Head of Communications &amp; Engagement for EY UK and Ireland; EY are a global professional services organisation, the fastest growing of the ‘Big Four’ Accountancy firms in the UK and the leading professional services organisation in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies listing.
Julia has over 15 years’ experience leading and delivering successful communication, engagement, brand, marketing, culture and behavioural change programmes in complex private and public sector organisations. Julia is an experienced trainer and facilitator and regularly leads sessions for EY Partners and people across their EMEIA area.
EY recently won a special award for Innovation in engagement practice at the Sunday Times Best Companies awards.
Angela Dunn is an award-winning writer and editor with an international background in public relations, journalism, and corporate communications. For the past ten years she has held various communications roles at SAP AG. During her tenure as editor-in-chief of SAP’s employee magazine, she drove the relaunch of the publication which went on to win numerous international prizes for editorial excellence and layout. Canadian by birth, European by choice, Angela is based in Walldorf, Germany at SAP headquarters. Follow her on Twitter @angeladunn
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.
With a degree in anthropology, Annabel began her career as a lumberjack’s assistant before becoming a ski guide and then a sailing instructor. She then joined the marketing team at Gulf Air, promoting the Gulf States as a tourism destination at the time of the first Gulf War. Annabel then joined Le Fevre Communications and cut her teeth on consumer and corporate clients handling PR campaigns for Anchor Foods, NatWest and BT. Annabel then became a TV presenter fronting The Biz on Six TV, the first regional TV station interviewing CEOs on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Oxfordshire. In 2003 Annabel joined 3 Monkeys Communications and appointed MD three years later, overseeing growth of the award-winning top 50 PR consultancy to £7.1m revenues with 75 consultants. Annabel left the PR jungle launching Question &amp;amp; Retain (Q&amp;amp;R) - the Pulse Check company - in 2012 - measuring and managing the employee experience, client and membership satisfaction. Annabel has been a judge for PR Week and PRCA Awards and most recently for the UK Employee Experience Awards 2018.
Chloe Combi is a writer, speaker, consultant and sought out expert on youth issues.
She started her own education charity – ‘Write Club’ in 2011, which aimed to raise the aspirations of young people and attracted such luminaries as Derren Brown, Will Self and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Shortly after she began to write a column for the TES about life as a teacher and what young people were up to when parents weren’t around. This developed into feature writing on youth issues and her pieces quickly gained national and international attention. She was asked extensively to comment on radio and television, was invited to No. 10, quoted in the House of Commons, and worked with the Special Advisor to the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
She has subsequently written for the Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Vice, Refinery29, Independent, and Spiked.
In 2015, she had her first book, Generation Z: Their Voices, Their Lives published by Penguin, Random House. It garnered wide critical claim and was optioned by Maker Studios, Disney to develop into a drama.
Chloe is also working with Disney Studios on another original concept called the A-Z of Modern Girls.
Press, PZ Cussons, Boots, Sainsbury’s, Fullers, Capita, Google, Sainsbury’s Trust, Heineken, Lynx, Johnson&Johnson, Red Bull, and Lynx.
Nicholas has over a dozen years’ internal comms experience, both in the UK and in the Middle East. He’s worked in the public and private sector, and for for a major international retailer, Alshaya Retail Co. One of his IC campaigns at Alshaya won an Institute of InternalCommunications award.
Sanjoy has over 21 years’ experience of leading internal and change communications for major global companies. Amongst these are Fortune 500 companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, HSBC, Coca-Cola European Partners, Philips Electronics and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Most recently he was Brexit Communications lead for international insurance company Hiscox plc.
In a fascinating two days at the IC Conference 2019 we all went on a wonderfully informative and inspiring journey, and what an experience it was.
We had a brilliant line-up of speakers from EY, Accenture, BBC, GSK and many more. A huge thank you to our exceptional facilitator/charismatic chairman Liam FitzPatrick ;
We had the pleasure to welcome a great group of senior communications professionals, ready to learn, share and experiment; Inspiring, engaging yet practical sessions, followed by active networking, intensive coffee breaks, we had it all.
We are extremely pleased with positive feedbacks and hope to meet again next year at the 8th Annual IC Conference, London, 26-27 March 2020.
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