Apply to speak at EMENAComm19 in Bahrain

The International Association of Business Communicators EMENA region is now accepting speaker submissions for its 2019 EMENAComm in Bahrain, happening 11–12 February 2019. This includes break-out speaking proposals, keynote applications and recommendations. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m., GMT, on 20 September 2018. Our theme for 2019 is Transformational Communications – […]

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New Corporate Membership program launched

We’re proud to announce IABC has launched a new Corporate Membership program. Based on the work and recommendations of the IABC Membership Task Force, the new program shifts IABC Corporate Membership away from a simple group discount model and instead positions IABC as a strategic partner in enhancing organizational communication effectiveness […]

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Join our 2018-19 Regional Board

Want to be part of a growing international network of passionate communicators? Looking for some board or volunteering experience? Willing to give a little something back to the profession? Want to expand your professional network? Have a passion for strategic communication? Got some spare time on your hands? If you’ve answered […]

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Certification exam application fee waived for 2018 LI attendees

The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to 2018 Leadership Institute (LI) attendees. When you apply to take the Communication Management Professional (CMP) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certification exam while at LI, the GCCC will waive the US$100 application fee.   This is a one-time opportunity […]

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Get ready for a very special IABC 2018

A note to members from the 2017-18 IABC EMENA Region Chair Dear fellow IABCers Firstly, I want to wish you all a very special 2018. The past 12 months has been remarkable for so many reasons. It hasn’t always been easy, but myself, the EMENA board and your national chapter […]

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EMENA Region Leadership Institute 2017

We are gearing up for the annual IABC EMENA Region Leadership Institute, which will be taking place on the 5th and 6th of October, in Delft, one of the most attractive and historic communities in the Netherlands. There’s been a lot of change recently: in IABC, and in the communications […]

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Step up, support the Comms industry. Volunteer for the IABC EMENA Board!

 A challenge from IABC EMENA 2016-17 Vice Chair, Alex Malouf I’ll be the first to admit it. It’s a well-known secret in the communications industry that we’re awful at PRing what we do. The public relations sector doesn’t engage enough with the outside world in terms of what we do […]

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Step up to an IABC regional leadership role

We are now accepting applications and nominations for our 2017-2018 IABC EMENA Region Board of Directors Board members get involved in all aspects of IABC work, from liaising with chapters and organising leader and member events, to specific projects that help advance the aims of the region. Individuals may be nominated by […]

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IABC Leadership Institute 2017, Dallas

The Leadership Institute is an opportunity for IABC chapter, regional and international leaders to come together to share best practices and learn how to create programs and services that keep members active and involved. It’s a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow leaders, build strong relationships and learn new skills […]

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The CEO’s top advisor: It’s now or never

The demand for dialogue between companies and their stakeholders gives communicators an unique opportunity. But the time is now, says IABC EMENA Region Board Chair Klavs Valskov, in our latest Board Blog. Communications professionals have for years, if not decades, talked about being the strategic advisor for executive boards. In […]

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EMENA Region seeks leaders!

The EMENA Region is seeking leaders to serve on its 2016-2017 Board of Directors The IABC EMENA Region is now accepting nominations of candidates interested in serving on the Board of Directors for 2016-2017. Board members get involved in all aspects of IABC work, from liaising with chapters and organising leader and […]

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Missed our free February webinar? Watch it now …

Feeling sad that you missed our lovely free webinar about “Adding value through communications” with Dr Anne Gregory? Don’t worry! You can …   watch a recording download the slides   Don’t forget to catch our free webinar in March, which will be about “Crisis communications in a digital age” with guest […]

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Leadership insights and lightbulb moments

IABC leaders exhibit all the traits of “trusted strategic advisers”, says Nikki Edwards, who joined more than 140 of them at the International Leadership Institute in Long Beach, California earlier this month. I’ve recently noticed increasing reference to corporate communications practitioners needing to be trusted or strategic advisors to their business leaders. […]

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Chapter Management Awards open for entries

We’re now accepting entries for outstanding work done at the IABC chapter level. Be awarded for your dedicated efforts in eight categories and receive your award at Leadership Institute 2016 at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach, CA. IABC Chapters offer fantastic experiences to members, and we hope you will consider […]

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EMENA Leadership Institute 2015: Register now!

Every year, the IABC EMENA regional board and Chapter leaders get together for an extended regional leadership meeting to discuss, and align on, purpose and priorities for the coming year, as well as to share leadership insights. It’s called the EMENA Leadership Institute. This year’s Leadership Institute will take place […]

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My knowledge packing list for #IABCLI

A number of IABC Europe, Middle East and North Africa leaders are heading to #IABCLI in Orlando next week. Michael Nord, for one, is taking time out from #EuroComm-prep for this. I’ll also be heading there. Now before attending any event I try and do a little bit of prep […]

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My knowledge packing list for #EMENALI

I’m super excited about the Europe, Middle East and North Africa Leadership Institute coming up in Amsterdam next week. Now before attending any event I try and do a little bit of prep to make sure I can add maximum value. As the old saying goes, you get out what […]

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IABC Leadership Institute: building our presentation skills

This year’s IABC EMENA Leadership Institute covered many bases; from strategy and leadership and the future of communications to workshops on our own value proposition, positioning and partnerships. In this post we’ll share with you some valuable tips on how you can improve your presentation performance skills – courtesy of […]

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Leadership Institute 2013 Keynote: Alex Aiken and ROSIE

This is a live post from today’s IABC EMENA Leadership Institute 2013 in London. We have seven countries represented (thank you all for coming down!) #IABCEMENA is our hashtag. And we’re currently in the middle of our what’s already turning out to be an action-packed, info-filled meet. Here’s a quick […]

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Neil Griffiths: The Future of Professional Communication

You may know that Neil Griffiths is IABC EMENA Chair for 2013 2014. You may also know he is Director, Brand & Strategy at SNC-Lavalin. But unless you were at EuroComm this year, you will not know that he is ‘bored’ with all the conversation on the ‘Future’ of our […]

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10 things I learnt as chapter president: Claudia Vaccarone

As an IABC EMENA region, we are made up of volunteer members from more than 40 countries and 10 chapters. Every chapter has a leader. And every leader has a story. Down below is Claudia Vaccarone’s story, who recently ended her tenure as IABC France president.   10 LEARNINGS AS […]

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