7TH ANNUAL

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE

Exclusive Retreat for IC Leaders

28-29 MARCH 2019

THE BENTLEY HOTEL – LONDON, UK

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The Seventh Annual Internal Communications Conference 2019 is set to redefine what it is possible for IC professionals to achieve.

We are bringing the insights of applied behavioural science to the world of internal communication. It promises to be an experience that will fundamentally change how you see yourself, and what it is possible for you to achieve in your career and for your organisation.

Great communication is defined not by what you say but by what is heard and believed. More than that, great communication is defined by what people actually do as a result.

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Our team has developed a series of interactive sessions and a diverse range of stimulus that will inspire you to discover new ways to engage and stimulate your colleagues at much deeper levels.

The IC Conference - Exclusive Retreat for IC Leaders is for progressive IC leaders, Communications and Employment Engagement seniors. This event would present participants an opportunity to find tools to help them work more effectively and keep up with the fast changing business world.

The event will focus on showcasing examples of good practice adopted by successful brands and use the experience of our contributors and the insight of behaviour science to unlock the lessons that we can all learn and advantage from.

Join the Exclusive IC Leaders retreat to see how you can help determine the future for your function and reshape the organisation.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Unlocking the key to powerful communications strategy
  • Role of IC in building a sustainable business
  • Measurement and its links with major business drivers
  • Inspiring innovation and engagement
  • Communicating to an offline global audience
  • Managing Organisation & Cultural Change

Internal Communications Conference Speakers 2019

Katharina Auer

Former Head of Internal Communications & Engagement at ABB

Katharina is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programmes, and has Lean Sigma qualifications for process and performance improvement.

Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications & Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee & Executive Communications at Zurich Insurance, Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim. Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

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Katharina Auer

Katharina Auer

Former Head of Internal Communications & Engagement at ABB

Paul Osgood

Global Head of Internal Communications at Clifford Chance

Paul was most recently  Global Head of Internal Communications at BG Group where he led BG’s communications for the recent acquisition by Shell. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Internal Communications for Philips based in Amsterdam and was Corporate Communications Director for Colt Group S.A. He was a Partner at Brunswick Group and created and led their Internal Communications Practice. He also led the Communications Practice at Hewitt Associates. Paul has a wide range of international experience in digital communications and led the team which created one of the most successful global enterprise-wide social media platforms. Paul has also created digital innovations in video and leadership communications which won the European Digital Excellence Award and Digital Company of the Year in the Netherlands. His also has experience in restructuring, M&A and post-merger integration, change management and HR communications. Paul’s early career was spent with NatWest Group where he was Speechwriter to the Chairman and Chief Executive and was responsible for developing leadership and employee communications for the RBS/NatWest acquisition process.

<em>Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on <strong>Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?</em></strong>

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Paul Osgood

Paul Osgood

Global Head of Internal Communications at Clifford Chance

Julia Sloan

Head of Communications & Engagement - EY UK & Ireland

How do you increase engagement with your organisational purpose and strategy?
In December 2012 EY launched their new purpose and Vision 2020 strategy. Just over three years later there is an impressive story to tell. The EY UK and Ireland Communications & Engagement team play a lead role in advising and supporting the UK Chairman and his team to bring the purpose and strategy to life. In recognition of the effectiveness of the successful use of innovative and creative new approaches to supporting leaders to engage with their stakeholders, the team were awarded EY’s prestigious ‘Better begins with you’ overall winner award for innovation in 2015.

Julia is Head of Communications & Engagement for EY UK and Ireland; EY are a global professional services organisation, the fastest growing of the ‘Big Four’ Accountancy firms in the UK and the leading professional services organisation in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies listing.

Julia has over 15 years’ experience leading and delivering successful communication, engagement, brand, marketing, culture and behavioural change programmes in complex private and public sector organisations. Julia is an experienced trainer and facilitator and regularly leads sessions for EY Partners and people across their EMEIA area.

EY recently won a special award for Innovation in engagement practice at the Sunday Times Best Companies awards.

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Julia Sloan

Julia Sloan

Head of Communications & Engagement - EY UK & Ireland

Angela Dunn

Vice President, Executive Communications at SAP Customer Experience

Angela Dunn is an award-winning writer and editor with an international background in public relations, journalism, and corporate communications. For the past ten years she has held various communications roles at SAP AG. During her tenure as editor-in-chief of SAP’s employee magazine, she drove the relaunch of the publication which went on to win numerous international prizes for editorial excellence and layout. Canadian by birth, European by choice, Angela is based in Walldorf, Germany at SAP headquarters. Follow her on Twitter @angeladunn

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Angela Dunn

Angela Dunn

Vice President, Executive Communications at SAP Customer Experience

Deborah Hulme

Director at Minerva Engagement
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Deborah Hulme

Deborah Hulme

Director at Minerva Engagement

Liam FitzPatrick

Principal, Working Communications Strategies and author, Internal Communications, a manual for practitioners

Liam FitzPatrick has 25 years of experience with change, PR and internal communications comes from working in-house and in consultancy.
Liam has worked in civil engineering, energy, manufacturing and transportation as well as telecoms. He was Global Head of Internal Communications at Marconi during its financial restructuring and has worked on change and transformation projects in a wide variety of situations. He is particularly interested in developing teams, research and planning.
He is a council member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

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Liam FitzPatrick

Liam FitzPatrick

Principal, Working Communications Strategies and author, Internal Communications, a manual for practitioners

Emily Kirwan

Head of IC & Engagement of BBC News
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Emily Kirwan

Emily Kirwan

Head of IC & Engagement of BBC News

Jemima Bradbury-Wade

Head of Culture & Engagement Communications – Europe at SSA PepsiCo

Jemima oversees delivering Sector Culture & Engagement agenda plus HR communications framework, including infrastructure builds e.g. building film and design resource for Business Units.

She is a creative developer of multi-region strategic communications programs with twelve years' experience working both agency side and in-house for global consumer and digital brands, plus FMCG (prior to PepsiCo: Starbucks, Colgate-Palmolive, eHarmony.co.uk, Zoolpa.co.uk), alongside 2 years in national media at Daily Mail Group Trust.

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Jemima Bradbury-Wade

Jemima Bradbury-Wade

Head of Culture & Engagement Communications – Europe at SSA PepsiCo

Annabel Dunstan

Founder & CEO at Question & Retain

With a degree in anthropology, Annabel began her career as a lumberjack’s assistant before becoming a ski guide and then a sailing instructor.  She then joined the marketing team at Gulf Air, promoting the Gulf States as a tourism destination at the time of the first Gulf War.  Annabel then joined Le Fevre Communications and cut her teeth on consumer and corporate clients handling PR campaigns for Anchor Foods, NatWest and BT.  Annabel then became a TV presenter fronting The Biz on Six TV, the first regional TV station interviewing CEOs on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Oxfordshire. In 2003 Annabel joined 3 Monkeys Communications and appointed MD three years later, overseeing growth of the award-winning top 50 PR consultancy to £7.1m revenues with 75 consultants.  Annabel left the PR jungle launching Question & Retain (Q&R) - the Pulse Check company - in 2012 -  measuring and managing the employee experience, client and membership satisfaction.  Annabel has been a judge for PR Week and PRCA Awards and most recently for the UK Employee Experience Awards 2018.

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Annabel Dunstan

Annabel Dunstan

Founder & CEO at Question & Retain

Chloe Combi

Author and commentator

Chloe Combi is a writer, speaker, consultant and sought out expert on youth issues.

She started her own education charity – ‘Write Club’ in 2011, which aimed to raise the aspirations of young people and attracted such luminaries as Derren Brown, Will Self and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Shortly after she began to write a column for the TES about life as a teacher and what young people were up to when parents weren’t around. This developed into feature writing on youth issues and her pieces quickly gained national and international attention. She was asked extensively to comment on radio and television, was invited to No. 10, quoted in the House of Commons, and worked with the Special Advisor to the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

She has subsequently written for the Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Vice, Refinery29, Independent, and Spiked.

In 2015, she had her first book, Generation Z: Their Voices, Their Lives published by Penguin, Random House. It garnered wide critical claim and was optioned by Maker Studios, Disney to develop into a drama.

Chloe is also working with Disney Studios on another original concept called the A-Z of Modern Girls.

Press, PZ Cussons, Boots, Sainsbury’s, Fullers, Capita, Google, Sainsbury’s Trust, Heineken, Lynx, Johnson&Johnson, Red Bull, and Lynx.

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Chloe Combi

Chloe Combi

Author and commentator

Viktoria Tegard

Head of Global Internal Communications at GSK
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Viktoria Tegard

Viktoria Tegard

Head of Global Internal Communications at GSK

Reasons why you should attend:

1. Case-study driven

the high quality programme features truly influential Internal Comms leaders as speakers, and case-studies from leading, truly innovative organizations. Request the event’s agenda to find out more.

2. Brief but informative sessions with substantial Q&A and discussion times

crisp, yet rich sessions are very interactive, allowing speakers to be highly relevant by reflecting on delegates’ questions and interests accordingly.

3. Diverse experience

as well as case studies, interactive round-tables, and practical workshops are a perfect opportunity to dive deeper into the area of your interest and passion.

4. Around 70-80 participants

which is proven to be the optimal number to maximize networking opportunities and still keep the event comfortable and personal. The level of delegates is senior and very diverse from UK, Mainland Europe, USA, Middle East, Russia, Africa, etc

5. Not vendor driven

this event is not a trade show with dozens of sponsors but a unique platform for top level IC practitioners designed to facilitate learning, networking and bench-marking.

6. Exclusive Award reception

usually enriched with some live entertainment, celebrating the excellent work of you and your peers, watch and enjoy our most inspiring African drumming experience from the latest award evening.

7. Organizer

at BOC we’ve been hosting high-level IC events for years and have an outstanding track record and excellent reputation among the IC and HR community. You can see some our video testimonials here.

Have any questions?

Please contact: Kat Eletskih Event Director ic_conference@boc-uk.com Tel.: +44 207 112 4846

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