To be held in London on 27-28 March, IABC’s annual European conference will focus on how communicators can adapt to and thrive in an increasingly complex environment.
IABC, the world’s largest organization for strategic communicators, will lead on the theme Transformation: Adapt • Invent • Evolve, for this year’s EuroComm conference. The two-day event, which attracts hundreds of senior communications professionals from across Europe, will be held in London on the 27-28 March, and will feature several dozen presentations, case studies, interactive sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities for attendees.
Designed to cater to communicators from a range of different disciplines such as external and public affairs, corporate and internal communications, the sessions will cover everything from today’s imperative to reinvent the communications function, to keeping pace with technology, to navigating the ever-changing political, social and workplace landscape.
“We’re living through an unprecedented period of events. It’s changing what the public believe in and how they engage with organizations. It’s also changing the communications landscape,” says Nikki Edwards, chair of the IABC’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) Region.
“Communicators have an essential role to play in ensuring that organizations build and maintain trust with their stakeholders. In order to do that, we need to understand how and why the profession is evolving and what methodologies, strategies and technologies we can use to help communicators transform, adapt, invent and evolve.
“EuroComm17 is the must-attend event for communicators across Europe who want to apply new thinking and an agile approach in 2017. Last year our Twitter reach during the event exceeded 2.3 million – that’s the power of a network of professional communicators,” says Nikki.
Confirmed speakers include: Charlotte Ditloev Jensen from Copenhagen Airports; Russell Grossman, Director of Communications for the UK Parliament’s Office for Rail and Road; Kate Hamilton-Bailey of recruiter Taylor Bennett; Lloyds TSB’s Louise Wadman; Jill Allemang from Jallé; the PR Network’s Ezri Carlebach; Amec Foster Wheeler’s Head of Global Communication, Tereza Urbankova; and crisis communication expert Caroline Sapriel.
For more information about #EuroComm17 and the IABC in Europe, please visit abcemena.com/eurocomm-2017.
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves members in more than 70 countries for networking, career development and personal growth.
The IABC has had members in Europe since the 1970s. Today the IABC EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) Region is well-established, with chapters in the UK, France, Belgium, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Netherlands plus a group of collaborative and enthusiastic members-at-large in more than 20 countries. We also have two development chapters: Ireland and the Gulf (formed in 2016).