Future fit communications: Connecting trends, strategies and actions

Never has seeing the bigger picture been so important for communications practitioners. This IABC conference is all about connecting you with the ideas, people and impetus that can help you make a difference back in the business – both immediately and in the long term.

Come and join the debate.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Running on the afternoon of Monday, 16 May 2016, the agenda will be split into four key parts and chaired by Michael Ambjorn, International Chair of IABC.

PART 1: What’s the big idea?

A look at current and emerging societal, technology and economic trends that will have an impact on our lives and businesses over the coming years. Our speakers for this section:

Andy Gibson, Author of A Mind For Business
Matt O’Neill, Managing Director, ModComms Ltd

PART 2: So what if?

A quickfire #Rapido session with 5 speakers each taking 5 minutes (and not a second longer) to share their thoughts on what’s hot, and what’s not, in the future of corporate communications. Curated by the incomparable Ezri Carlebach. Our speakers for this section:

Una O’Sullivan, Head of Internal Communications – Global Financial Services, KPMG
Darren Lilleker, Associate Professor of Political Communication, Bournemouth University
Gay Flashman, Founder & CEO, Formative Content
Lesley Crook, Client Advisor, Enterprise Strategies
Susan Walker, Head, AES Communication Research

PART 3: From talk to walk – what do the big ideas mean to your business?

Michael Ambjorn will lead a reflection on the earlier #Rapido session and a panel-audience discussion of the role communications professionals play in making their organisations future-fit. Our panelists:

Andy Gibson, Author of A Mind For Business
Matt O’Neill, Managing Director, ModComms Ltd
Ashish Babu, Director of Communications – UK & Europe, Tata Consultancy Services
Joanna Osborn, Head of Customer Communications, GE Oil & Gas
Keith Coni, Deputy Director of Capability, Standards & Professional Development, Cabinet Office

PART 4: What next?

A group sharing of key learnings, next-step resources, shared objectives and individual action plans. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and transform the big ideas into a plan that works for you. After the event we will curate and share all of these outputs.

TICKETS AND BOOKING

Book one of the last remaining seats now

The IABC is a not-for-profit organisation. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to cover the cost of running the event and invested back into future IABC member initiatives.

ABOUT IABC UK

IABC UK is the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators – the global organisation for people working in business communications. It offers members a global forum to develop professional skills, share knowledge of and develop best practice in communications and to discuss important issues affecting the profession.

PARTNERS

Future Fit Communications is supported by Scarlett Abbott, PitchPack andCommunicate magazine.

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