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Key themes of the 2015 conference

Aligning IC with business needs | Leadership engagement | Redefining the employee brand proposition | Translating purpose into action | Social media best practice | Creating stimulating conversations | Communicating through change


Julian Hilton-Johnson, McDonald's | Tony Cooke, Adidas Group | Paul Morgan, Premiership Rugby | Ian Burrows, Deloitte LLP | Kate Waters, Prince's Trust | Anna Bowen, Pearson plc | Thomas Coops, English National Opera | Debra Channon, Tarmac | Kirsten Walkom, Save the Children International | Lynn Morrison, Opus Energy | Iain Cracknell, Seadrill | Emily Gibbs, EY | James Dalton, FirstGroup | Vilma Nikolaidou, Tate Gallery | Conor McKechnie, GE Healthcare Life Sciences | Heather Wagoner, BBC | Rae Stewart Rae Stewart, Department of Energy and Climate Change | Gemma McGrattan, Synergy Creative | Richard Thomson, Kaptcha | Henry Davies, 106 Communications | Virginia Tirado, Amazon | Richard Wilding, WMW | Kate Hetherington, WMW | Victoria Lewis-Stephens, Instinctif Partners | Seamour Rathore, Instinctif Partners

Agenda highlights


Aligning your IC strategy with business needs
Tony Cooke, Human Resources Director, Adidas Group

Communicating through the journey of change
Heather Wagoner, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, BBC

Panel discussions

Internal vs external comms: the blurring of the functions
Thomas Coops, Director of Communications, English National Opera
Iain Cracknell, Director of Communications, Seadrill Management Ltd
Ian Burrows, Head of Internal Communications, Deloitte LLP
Conor McKechnie, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

The secrets to measurement
Kirsten Walkom, Interim Director of Internal Communications, Save the Children International
Rae Stewart, Director of Communications, Department of Energy and Climate Change
Emily Gibbs , Associate Director of Communications and Engagement, EY


Middle management: the key to unlocking the potential of the workforce
Vilma Nikolaidou, Head of Organisational Development, Tate Gallery

The power of storytelling to engage a diverse workforce
Henry Davies, Founder - Communications Consultant, 106 Communications

Breakout sessions

The dos and don’ts of social media
Paul Morgan, Communications Director, Premiership Rugby

Changing behaviour and influencing
James Dalton, Group Head of Employee Engagement & Health, FirstGroup

Case studies
How to use video strategically to drive purpose
Richard Thomson, Managing Director, Kaptcha
Anna Bowen, Director of Employee Communications, UK & Core Markets , Pearson plc

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