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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

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

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

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

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

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE

25-26 MARCH 2020

Venue: Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, UK

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Internal Communications Conference 2020 - Programme at a Glance

 

8th Internal Communications Conference – IC Leaders Retreat 2020

DAY ONE, 25 March 2020

 

Opening session by VISA: Building a Better Company with progressive Internal Communications

 

  • Discover the most compelling global trends, themes and phenomena for 2020-2021 and how to

implement them in internal communications.

 

Best Case session by BBC NEWS: Multicultural, Inclusive Corporate Culture and Internal Comm 

Case Study: Radically Changing How We Communicate to Drive the Right

Employee Behaviours to Evolve Nationwide’s Culture

  • The scale and pace of change and disruption in the financial services sector has never been

Greater

  • For Nationwide to keep being as successful in the future as we are today, we require greater

agility, innovation and resilience among our people. The challenge for the Communications Team

is how we drive this cultural evolution

  • Drawing on nudge theory and behavioural science, we’ve developed a set of communication

principles that are radically changing the way we communicate and engage to drive the right behaviours among employees.

 

Key Note: How Digital Transformation in Internal Communications Enhances the

Employee Experience

What is digital dexterity and why it is important for internal communications

• The need for change and why internal communications must evolve to stay relevant

• How to facilitate engagement and communicate with employees in a contemporary, agile,

and creative way through a variety of digital tools and platforms

• How digital technologies can enable capability build and provide a valuable learning experience

• Showcase how Syngenta is leveraging artificial intelligence through a video creation platform

and a Bot that now writes their announcements for them.

• Importance of leadership in getting buy-in: technology alone is not digital. It’s how we apply

a new mindset to leverage the new digital tools to their fullest potential 

Communicating Sustainably

A Guest Speaker from BP will set us thinking about the range of issues that organisations will need to think about in future, by a brief insight into how a communicator in a leading organisation contributes. We will spend time exploring our own experiences and sharing good practice.

 

Afternoon Masterclass: Building Your Employer Brand to Be Employer of choice

 

  • For what does your organization want to be known? Innovation? Sustainability? Customer centricity?

People focus? Investor focus? Community focus?

  • How do you truthfully build this into your promised employee experience so that you are the

employer of choice for your target talent?

 

In this talk Katharina Auer will look at branding, employer branding, promises, how to listen to

the voice of the employee on the topic of ‘who we are’ and ‘who we want to be’ – and building

this into the whole brand experience, including your employer brand. Some key points:

  • What is your current brand promise?
  • How does this align with your employer brand – present or aspirational?
  • Can you be all things to all people?
  • How can you get employee and other stakeholder input to make sure the whole organization recognizes
  • the promises, that the promise and the brand reflect reality, and to generate the feeling
  • that they played a role in shaping this?
  • How to fix it - if the work was done with agencies but without employee or internal communications 

 

 

DAY 2, 26th March 2020

International Opening Round Table: Driving Business Productivity by Creating an Internal Communications Strategy for Every Employee

 

A rare opportunity to welcome IC leaders from USA, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa and UK, sharing their, challenges and expertise.

Becoming a Trusted Adviser. Crisis Leadership Before, During, and After

 

Since 2015, universities in South Africa have continuously been brought to a standstill due to

student protests. Subsequently, crisis communication planning has become a crucial part of communication strategies. The speaker from The University of THE FREE STATE will explore the following:

• How to stay on message during turbulent institutional crisis times; 

• The role and importance of the Communication Team to not only execute the strategy, but also to advise, lead, and to be a trusted adviser throughout times of crisis.

 

Hear a panel of experts on Transformational Change Management

Times of change are often chaotic, stressful and emotional. It’s in this environment that it’s even

more important to have the essential principles of communications in place. Here the speakers

will take us through the importance of people’s psychology during change (and what role

communications plays in this), how building strong stakeholder relationships can make or break

the success of the change initiative, and how putting in place some basic principles of change

communications can keep you on track during difficult times.

 

Closing Session: Leading with Employee Experience

 

Forbes named creating a compelling Employee Experience (EX) as the No 1 HR trend. And yet,

as we head into 2020, the reality is that most organisations do nothing more than pay lip service

to employees being their best asset. According to 2018 Gallup figures, only 15% of employees

worldwide feel engaged in their work, leading to the global costs of unproductivity at a staggering

$7 trillion. Something must change... and you can be a part of that change.

By the end of the session you will:

• Have a clear understanding of what the Employee Experience Opportunity is

• Understand the three key stages of the EX Opportunity roadmap

• Learn why EX deserves parity with CX

• Discover how EX can be a career pathway for HR

• Be able to get involved in some ground-breaking EX research

• Have shared insights with a network of your peers

 

 

Download full Agenda with timings here: https://www.boc-uk.com/conferences/internal-communications-conference/brochure-download/

 

View Delegate rates and reserve your seats: 

https://boc-uk.com/conferences/internal-communications-conference/REGISTRATION/

 

Spaces are strictly limited, due to the interactive format of the event.

 

Why Attend?

1.     This conference is set to challenge your current practices, open up questions for debate, provide you with personal growth tactics and demonstrate how you too can refine your function/strategy
 2. In-depth learning over 2 days - the ideal platform to discover new opportunities to exploit and rejuvenate your ingrained habits
 3. Hear from your peers on how you too can maintain a sustainable yet innovative IC strategy to prevent you being outdated in this age of disruption
 4. Immerse yourself amongst a truly diverse audience 

  

 

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