Give a little something back to the comms profession

Are you a professional communicator? Want to give back to the profession? Now is your chance! Apply to serve on an IABC international committee. Through serving on an international committee, you’ll not only be exposed to the profession at the international level, you’ll make invaluable connections around the world. We are also looking for candidates to […]

Are you committed to ethical communication?

IABC’s “Commitment to Ethical Communication” petition nearing 1,000 signatures IABC’s six core principles and Code of Ethics provide a critical foundation for the work we do as business communicators. IABC recently launched a re-commitment to ethical communication with a petition on Change.org, encouraging communicators to sign and show their dedication to one of the core […]

Be our EuroComm Valentine!

  Buy a ticket to EuroComm and win this LOVE-ly bundle of books! Many of our EuroComm 2017 speakers are published authors. They have kindly offered copies of their books for us to give away to one lucky person who buys a ticket to EuroComm on Valentine’s Day! Valid for all EuroComm tickets purchased on 14 […]

Drama, speed, trauma – it’s all part of transformation

At EuroComm 2017 in London next month, theblueballroom’s Sheila Parry will tell us about the inspiration behind her PRIDE Model, a philosophy and methodology that brings together the interests of the employer and the employee in an exploration of five key components – ­Purpose, Reputation, Integrity, Direction and Energy –­ that together achieve organisational and personal performance. […]

Insights into “Trust in Public Institutions”

by Anthony Kennaway IABC Switzerland’s presentation of the Edelman Trust Barometer took place in Zurich on 7 February and was fascinating. Special thanks to Susanne Marell, the CEO of Edelman Germany, who gave our members and guests a full hour of insights into the survey. It’s clear that the warning lights of public opinion are flashing […]

Putting the science into change communications

When she joins us as a keynote speaker at EuroComm 2017, Hilary Scarlett will talk about change from a neuroscience perspective. To give us a preview, she shared some insights on the topic with IABC EMENA Region board member Kasha Dougall.   Our theme for EuroComm is “Transformation”. How have you personally experienced significant change or […]

FREE WEBINAR – good internal comms practice

Sign up for the next free webinar, brought to you by the EMENA Region Board of IABC, in which we set out the principles for good internal communication practice that are associated with employee engagement. Our guest speaker is Dr Kevin Ruck, the editor and co-author of the textbook Exploring Internal Communication. He is also the course leader […]

Interview with: Antonio Meza, a EuroComm 2017 keynote speaker

Keynote speaker Antonio Meza will share insights about transformation with his speech, The Burning Question, which he will present at EuroComm in London on 27 March. IABC EMENA Region board member Kasha Dougall caught up with Antonio in Paris, to find out more about him …   This year’s EuroComm theme is “Transformation: Adapt, Invent, Evolve”. What transformation have you personally experienced? […]

Seven Secrets to Networking

Sometimes even the most seasoned networkers need to psych themselves up before heading out to a two-day conference and a room full of strangers. If you’re thinking about attending EuroComm in March, or simply want to hone your networking skills, then read this article by corporate communicator and IABC EMENA Region board member Kasha Dougall …   […]

EuroComm 2017 venue announced

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be using an exciting new venue for EuroComm 2017, which will be held on 27 and 28 March in central London. The conference will be hosted at the premises of our long-time sponsors and friends, Instinctif Partners, at 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ. This central location, near St Paul’s Cathedral […]

Don’t miss out on meeting these #EuroComm17 speakers …

We are pleased to announce the first in our fabulous line-up of speakers for EuroComm 2017! These seasoned professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, with experience in large corporates, NGOs, government, bespoke agencies, or independent consultancies. Every presenter has something unique and relevant to share for our exciting conference theme: Transformation: adapt • invent • evolve. It’s sure to be […]

What happens in the textbook stays in the textbook: Thriving as a communicator when no one wants communication ‘by the book’

16 January at 2 p.m. CET This FREE webinar will cover techniques to apply to make sure you’re working according to a global standard, even in the most challenging and non-communicative of environments. It will include pre-communication planning conversations, designing ‘digestible’ communication plans and will share templates for audience-message frameworks that have been proven to […]

Can we make progress without permission?

By Mike Klein In a world where the means of communication are increasingly accessible even as positional power and wealth are becoming more concentrated, the matter of self-empowerment and identifying the real scope for action becomes a vital question : “how much progress can we make without permission?” I had the pleasure of leading a […]

Know thyself: What communicators are and aren’t

In our latest board blog, IABC EMENA board member Nada Haddad tackles the tricky area of communicators frequently being expected to be a jack-of-all-trades. But does the fault lie with us? During my experience as an independent brand and communications specialist, I have often been approached by international organizations looking for a trainer who can double up as a communicator. Some job […]

FREE multilingualism webinar

Save your seat and register now for our FREE webinar! In the global world of business, some languages like English, Chinese and Spanish are paramount to master if you want to succeed in being an international player in communication. This webinar, hosted by Michael Nord and Claudia Vaccarone, will explore why multilingualism is a must for […]

When communicators become facilitators

No one believes what the CEO is saying. No one cares what the executive committee is doing. Employee engagement has never been so low. And yet, many corporate communicators are still churning out messages and creating content that no one notices or cares about. Read more in this Board Blog by Kasha Dougall … Fascinating conversations take place […]

Meet us at EuroComm 2017!

The next EuroComm conference will take place on 27-28 March 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The theme of our conference, TRANSFORMATION: Adapt • Invent • Evolve is a key aspect of an ever-changing and growing profession. Presentations will cover everything from constantly reinventing ourselves as communications professionals, to keeping pace with technology, to navigating the ever-changing political, social and workplace landscape […]

Insights into IC in 2016

On 28 September, the Belgian chapter of IABC brought together a group of communications professionals at the beautiful UM Campus Brussels to listen to VMA’s presentation on the state of the internal communications market in Europe. Here, IABC EMENA Board Member Alba Perez Grandi gives her overview of the event. The enlightening presentation, run by Willem De […]

October is IABC Member Month!

Join, renew or refer a friend today! Join IABC or reinstate your membership during October and we’ll give you 10% off international dues AND waive the US $40 application fee. You’ll also be entered to win one of two US $500 Amazon gift cards, exclusively for new and reinstating members.  Why should you join IABC? Check out the many […]

Top tips for practicing Communications in the Gulf

The Gulf – and in particular Doha, Dubai and Riyadh – have been popular destinations for communications professionals from across Europe, including many IABC members, as IABC EMENA Region Vice Chair Alex Malouf explains in our latest Board Blog.   While the Gulf is often sold as an appealing destination (think no direct taxes, year-round sunshine, and pristine beaches), there’s […]

Gold Quill Awards – inspire and be inspired

The goal of a communicator’s best work is to change hearts and minds, ultimately inspiring action. It should connect people and ideas, using concepts born out of creativity and innovation. Award-winning work will also inspire others to reach for excellence. Are you ready to inspire and be inspired? Share your best work by entering the […]

Leaders meet in Brussels for EMENA LI

IABC chapter leaders from across the EMENA Region met at the Press Centre in the heart of the European quarter of Brussels last week for our annual Leadership Institute (#emenali). LI is an opportunity for chapters to catch up with each other and with the region board on what’s been happening in the preceding 12 months, and […]

Meet us at EuroComm 2017!

The next EuroComm conference will take place on 27-28 March 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The theme of our conference, TRANSFORMATION: Adapt • Invent • Evolve is a key aspect of an ever-changing and growing profession. Presentations will cover everything from constantly reinventing ourselves as communications professionals, to keeping pace with technology, to navigating the ever-changing political, social and workplace landscape […]

Best of Show webinar series

If you loved 2016 World Conference, then check out “Best of Show”! The Best of Show webinar series is a global virtual learning experience that takes highly rated sessions from the World Conference and brings them directly to you. We’re building on the success of the 2016 event and offering you a chance to draw from some […]