IABC Event – Defining Communications Excellence

Join us on Wednesday 12 December 8.00–9.30am for Defining Communications Excellence, a breakfast event for communicators.

Whether or not you’re planning to enter the 2019 Gold Quill Awards, this event will be incredibly useful to anyone in corporate or internal communications. We’ll be joined by a panel of experts who’ll share their insights, and a number of strategies and tools to help you plan and develop communications that are truly world-class.

The event is being hosted by Instinctif Partners at their central London office.



  • Meaningful Measurement – a key ingredient for communications success. Our panel will explain how to include SMART goals and objectives within your communications plans
  • Gold Quill Winning Case Study – an in-depth look at Tarmac’s award-winning communications strategy and plan
  • Recognition – how to get your hard-work recognised both within and outside your organisation and bench-marked against your peers’ work globally.
  • Final word – the event will close with an interactive session where our experts will address any additional questions in small groups or individually.


Confirmed Speakers:

Kate Jones, Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Tarmac
Neil Griffiths, ABC, Chart.PR, Senior Manager, Global Communication at ERM
Ezri Carlebach, consultant, writer, lecturer
Howard Krais, President, IABC UK Chapter



Tickets include breakfast and are free to IABC members* and cost £20 for non members.

Please are limited so please register now to secure your place.

Tickets available here.


About our Speakers:

Kate Jones is an award-winning internal communications specialist with 25 years’ experience, both agency and in-house, across a range of industries. She is elected Chair of the Institute of Internal Communication, an IoIC Fellow and was named IoIC Internal Communicator of the Year 2016. Twitter: @how_IC_it

Ezri Carlebach is a writer, lecturer, and consultant with over 20 years’ experience in corporate communications, public relations, and internal comms. He has worked for government, non-profit, and FTSE 100 organisations, and now splits his time between Turin, Brussels, and London with a variety of clients. He is also Visiting Lecturer in Public Relations at the University of Greenwich.

Neil Griffiths, ABC, Chart.PR is Senior Manager, Global Communication at ERM, the world’s largest sustainability consultancy. Neil is an advocate of professional standards in communication and has been a part of some of IABC’s flagship efforts in this area, such as the Career Roadmap Committee, the Global Communication Certification Council and World Conference. Neil has been Gold Quill evaluator and/or EMENA evaluation panel chair for almost 10 years.

Howard Krais is this year’s IABC UK President. With over 25 years as a communicator under his belt, both in senior in house and consulting roles. Howard currently leads communication for Johnson Matthey’s Clean Air division.


Cancellation policy:

For paid tickets you may nominate someone to attend in your place if you can no longer attend. Otherwise the following applies:
100% refund if cancelled >14 days in advance
50% refund if cancelled 2-13 days in advance
No refund if cancelled within 24 hours of the event.