PR360: PRWeek UK's flagship conference hits Brighton in May, buy tickets now

The initial speaker line-up for PRWeek UK's annual PR360 conference has been revealed - with the two-day event taking place in Brighton for the first time.

Top speakers: Eleanor Orebi Gann (Experian) with Osama Bhutta (Amnesty International, centre) and Peter Marks (The Deltic Group)
Top speakers: Eleanor Orebi Gann (Experian) with Osama Bhutta (Amnesty International, centre) and Peter Marks (The Deltic Group)

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.

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

For speaking opportunities, please contact Ilenia Chindamo on ilenia.chindamo@haymarket.com or 020 8267 3217. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Steve Forsdick on steven.forsdick@haymarket.com or 07464 494732.

For general enquiries, please try conferences@haymarket.com or call 020 8267 4011.

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