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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

4th Annual

SHARP Conference 2019

Marketing & PR Conference

Discover, Learn, Celebrate & Shape the Future

2-4 December 2020

Holiday Inn London Regent's Park

The 4th Annual  SHARP 2020 will be held in London, 2-4 December 2020.

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.

 

Save the dates:

2-4 December 2020

Venue:

Holiday Inn London Regent's Park

Some of the Topics to be Covered

  • Unlocking the key to powerful communications strategy
  • Role of IC in building a sustainable business
  • Emerging Marketing Trends and Moving Ahead of the Curve. The Psychology of Persuasion – New Marketing Insights into What Really Motivates Behaviour
  • Numbers and Stories: Integrating Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Creating a Content Marketing Strategy for Ambitious Organisations; Performance and General Health of the Organisation

Join us on 5 December 2019 to see how you can help determine the future for your brand and deliver commercial success.

SHARP - Marketing & PR Conference Speakers Alumni

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

Pete Durrant

Digital Partners Manager - Comic Relief

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.

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Pete Durrant

Pete Durrant

Digital Partners Manager - Comic Relief

Marc Hammoud

Product Development at NHS Improvement.

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.

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Marc Hammoud

Marc Hammoud

Product Development at NHS Improvement.

Simon Milton

Founder at Pulse Brands

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.

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Simon Milton

Simon Milton

Founder at Pulse Brands

David Allen

Senior Consultant at BOC Global Event and Training Group
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David Allen

David Allen

Senior Consultant at BOC Global Event and Training Group

Susanne Kirlew

PR and Communications at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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.

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Susanne Kirlew

Susanne Kirlew

PR and Communications at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Jessica Anne

Founder at The Brand Strategist
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Jessica Anne

Jessica Anne

Founder at The Brand Strategist

SHARP (Marketing and PR Conference) – Speaking Opportunities

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 Cutting Edge Marketing and PR  event and be the reason for change!

Not To Be Missed

Talk to leading professionals about their experiences and gain insight into leading corporations Marketing & PR strategies. You will learn about the very latest tactics to inspire, acquire, convert and retain consumers through an in depth, highly focused agenda covering a wide range of topics Evaluate current opportunities in an ever changing environment, ensure you are not missing valuable opportunities and take away new ideas. Executives from leading brands will share their thoughts about trends which will shape your role and future strategy so you always stay on top.

IC Conference
BOC Brilliance Awards 2018

Excellent Networking Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity to network with individuals from other industries and meet other likeminded people, you will build relationships with peers and engage in insightful conversations through a range of interactive sessions. Attend and enter the Marketing & PR Brilliance Awards to celebrate the success and achievements of businesses. This event is an excellent way to promote your company and stand out.

Who Should Attend

  • SVP’s, VP’s, Directors and Senior Managers:
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Brand Communications
  • Corporate Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Brand Development
  • Organisational development
  • Public Relations

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