The UK’s flagship communications conference takes place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on 9 and 10 May – click here for more information and to buy tickets.
The 2019 event is themed around maximising opportunities, minimising threats. It will act as a ‘SWOT’ analysis for the industry – examining how it can thrive amid the opportunities and challenges of the current age.
The event will be co-located with Media360 – PRWeek’s sister publication Campaign’s flagship conference for leading brands, media agencies, and media owners. A gala dinner on the evening of 9 May will include delegates of both PR360 and Media360.
Speakers and sessions confirmed so far include:
- Peter Marks, chief executive of the UK’s biggest nightclub operator Deltic Group, on a CEO’s view of PR’s value to the business
- The rise of the purpose led brand – good intentions or hot air? It will include panellists from Uber, Ben & Jerry’s, PageGroup and Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- A panel session asking whether PRs can do it all, and whether should they should try. Featuring expert speakers from Thomas Cook, Reuters, Amnesty International, Blurred and 3 Monkeys Zeno
- A look at lessons from Fyre Festival – how to avoid an influencer marketing catastrophe
- Measuring the impact of PR, featuring contributions from Visit Britain/Visit England and the Stroke Association
- A discussion about what younger customers want from brands, featuring representatives of Snap Inc. UK and The London School of Economics
- What the pitching process should look like in 2019, with James Herring of Taylor Herring and Claire Mason of Man Bites Dog
- The eight principles of effective media training from Mike Sergeant of Sergeant Leadership Communications
- Delivering a winning campaign on a tight budget, with Ofcom comms director Chris Wynn
- The gender pay gap: a year on, featuring Kam Dhillon and Sarah Kaiser of Fujitsu
- Finding mental well-being in PR, with representatives of MIND, Experian, UKTV and Save the Children
- Tips and tricks for running an integrated function, featuring Charandeep Singh, head of external relations at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce
- The power of asking – is it important for comms people to know or to ask? Speakers include Sarah Ogden and Stuart Yeardsley of 3 Monkeys Zeno
- Unleashing creative firepower: what PR can achieve when it thinks big, featuring Shelter head of media Clare Harkey
- A look at the business benefits of diversity, with The Financial Conduct Authority’s Emma Stranack and Anchor Hanover’s Mario Ambrosi
- Future-proofing your workforce, with Highways England executive director, corporate affairs and communications, Peter Allen
More speakers will be announced at a later date.
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