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Judges Alumni

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Globally experienced marketing communications, corporate brand/ branding professional with strong technical & leadership skills. Strategist with ability to develop internal & external networks, achieve buy-in from senior stakeholders, gain C-suite support and deliver-with-excellence. Well- honed decision-making skills. Collaborative. Keep-it-simple approach.

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Stephen McCallion

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

Andrew is a content strategist and producer with in-house experience from the likes of Microsoft, Nokia, Ericsson and nASDAQ OMX. In the past few years Andrew has mainly been focused on producing online videos and TV advertisements for smartphones, yet his broad career also spans financial communication, consumer PR and B2B copywriting.

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Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

James helped businesses create, transform and grow their digital presence, products and teams using strategy, marketing, product and technology. Working for global brands, offering a range of digital services from e-commerce, to online brand protection, digital business strategies and online marketing, helping clients understand new busi- ness practices, new consumer behaviour, and new digital technologies available.

His Clients include: Guardian News and Media, Selfridges & Co, Bacardi, News Interna- tional, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka Hilton Hotels.

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James Stevenson

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

Martin Kirke

Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Macmillan Cancer Support

Martin has held international HR director roles with Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco and BP including vice President resource management for Ericsson based in Stockholm and HR Director Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for the BP Group. Martin has experience of running a business as a General Manager and has also led major change and transformation programmes.

Martin was the lead in HR at Transport for London for the 2012 Olympics after which he decided to focus on non-executive director and consultancy work. His clients include the Cabinet Office, UK (Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government) and healthcare charity ‘Action for Change’ where he is also a non-executive director.

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Martin Kirke

Martin Kirke

Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Macmillan Cancer Support

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Tony Coll is one of the UK’s most experienced media and presentation coaches and trainers. A former BBC TV and BBC Radio reporter and producer, he has worked for many years with senior figures from companies and organisations of all sizes; politicians; national and local government officers; health service and utility managers; pressure group spokespeople; charity workers; chief police and fire officers. He worked at cabinet level with the late Veronica Crichton, former director of communications at the Labour Party, in media training several UK government ministers.
Tony’s training can be delivered in the form of personal coaching or consultancy, in groups or as part of wider emergency response training. It covers effective emergency communication with newspapers, radio, TV and social media as well as addressing live audiences.

Tony Coll is an Oxford law graduate who began his career as a newspaper reporter in North East London and Sheffield.  He moved on to the BBC World Service, BBC Radio One ‘Newsbeat’, BBC and commercial local radio and BBC regional TV in Manchester and London.  He has interviewed cabinet ministers and other public figures; researched, produced, reported and presented news and current affairs programmes, from hard news, sequence programmes and “built” documentaries, through live political discussions and phone-ins, to lighter features, celebrity profiles and vox pops.

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Tony Coll

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd
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Simon Nicholson

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft
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Omar Rostom

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

International public relations expert and a digital guru with more than 20 years of experience.
- Deputy Managing Director of Edelman EMEA, European Technology – Digital evangelist (2011-2012), fouunder and Managing Director Rumeur Publique (1988, 2011).
- President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for 2013.
- Founder of NGO ‘Internet sans Frontières’ (Internet without Borders) in 2007 then WebDiversity in 2011.
- Published author of Allons, enfants de l'Internet! (Publisher: Diateino, 2010).
- Creator of the "ReputationWar" international conference (2013).
- Professor of Lobbying & Influence at INSEEC (since 2010).

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Christophe Ginisty

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland
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Hannu Koikkalainen

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

Guy has 30 years’ experience in international BBC TV news, corporate communications and media consultancy. Now based in the UAE since 2006, he founded and ran for 10 years a successful media training and consultancy firm in London, Greenwich Village PR, working with blue chip clients such as KPMG, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), L’Oreal (Paris) and the Crown Estate.
In 2006, as adviser to the spokesman of the Asian Games Doha, he led the official response to the media onslaught following the death of a competitor.
Guy has worked for many international news organisations such as BBC TV, BBC World Service Radio, International Television News (ITN), Reuters, EuroNews and Channel 4 News.

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Guy Perry

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

8TH ANNUAL

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE

Exclusive Retreat for IC Leaders

26-27 MARCH 2020

Venue: Le Méridien Piccadilly, London, UK

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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.

Internal Communications Conference Speakers - Alumni

Preeti Khattri

Global Nextgen Communications Lead

<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.

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Preeti Khattri

Preeti Khattri

Global Nextgen Communications Lead

Katharina Auer

Former Head of Internal Communications & Engagement at ABB

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 &amp; Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee &amp; 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.

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Katharina Auer

Katharina Auer

Former Head of Internal Communications & Engagement at ABB

Paul Osgood

Global Head of Internal Communications at Clifford Chance

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;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;amp;lt;em&amp;amp;gt;Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on &amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;gt;Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?&amp;amp;lt;/em&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;gt;

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Paul Osgood

Paul Osgood

Global Head of Internal Communications at Clifford Chance

Julia Sloan

Head of Communications & Engagement - EY UK & Ireland

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 &amp; 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;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.

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Julia Sloan

Julia Sloan

Head of Communications & Engagement - EY UK & Ireland

Angela Dunn

Vice President, Executive Communications at SAP Customer Experience

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

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Angela Dunn

Angela Dunn

Vice President, Executive Communications at SAP Customer Experience

Deborah Hulme

Director at Minerva Engagement
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Deborah Hulme

Deborah Hulme

Director at Minerva Engagement

Liam FitzPatrick

Principal, Working Communications Strategies and author, Internal Communications, a manual for practitioners

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.

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Liam FitzPatrick

Liam FitzPatrick

Principal, Working Communications Strategies and author, Internal Communications, a manual for practitioners

Emily Kirwan

Head of IC & Engagement of BBC News
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Emily Kirwan

Emily Kirwan

Head of IC & Engagement of BBC News

Annabel Dunstan

Founder & CEO at Question & Retain

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.

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Annabel Dunstan

Annabel Dunstan

Founder & CEO at Question & Retain

Chloe Combi

Author and commentator

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.

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Chloe Combi

Chloe Combi

Author and commentator

Viktoria Tegard

Head of Global Internal Communications at GSK
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Viktoria Tegard

Viktoria Tegard

Head of Global Internal Communications at GSK

Nicholas Wardle

Head of Employee Engagement & Communications at One Housing

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.

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Nicholas Wardle

Nicholas Wardle

Head of Employee Engagement & Communications at One Housing

Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson

Former Head of Employee Communications, Coca-Cola European Partners

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.

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Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson

Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson

Former Head of Employee Communications, Coca-Cola European Partners

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Each year our team works hard to deliver the most engaged audience from across the globe to learn, share best-practices and network. If you have valuable knowledge to impart and want to address a captive room of diverse professionals then we can give you the perfect platform. Email us @ ic_conference@BOC-UK.com to submit your session idea

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.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Unlocking the key to powerful communications strategy
  • Role of IC in building a sustainable business
  • Measurement and its links with major business drivers
  • Inspiring innovation and engagement
  • Communicating to an offline global audience
  • Managing Organisation & Cultural Change

Reasons why you should attend:

2. Brief but informative sessions with substantial Q&A and discussion times

crisp, yet rich sessions are very interactive, allowing speakers to be highly relevant by reflecting on delegates’ questions and interests accordingly.

3. Diverse experience

as well as case studies, interactive round-tables, and practical workshops are a perfect opportunity to dive deeper into the area of your interest and passion.

4. Around 70-80 participants

which is proven to be the optimal number to maximize networking opportunities and still keep the event comfortable and personal. The level of delegates is senior and very diverse from UK, Mainland Europe, USA, Middle East, Russia, Africa, etc

5. Not vendor driven

this event is not a trade show with dozens of sponsors but a unique platform for top level IC practitioners designed to facilitate learning, networking and bench-marking.

Have any questions?

Please contact: Kat Eletskih Event Director ic_conference@boc-uk.com Tel.: +44 207 112 4846

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