HSBC, O2, Google, BAE: speakers confirmed for PRWeek Crisis Comms Conference 2019

Comms experts from HSBC, Google, BAE Systems, Gatwick Airport and Save the Children are among the speakers at PRWeek's forthcoming must-attend Crisis Communications Conference.

The event takes place on 26 June at Etc Venues in Victoria, London – click here for information and to book tickets.

The line-up includes:

  • A panel discussion on the role of crisis communications and whether priorities have changed in 2019. It will feature Claire Divver, group communications director, BAE Systems; Philip Allport, director of communications and public affairs UK and Ireland, Norwegian Airlines; and Klare Kennett, assistant director, external affairs marketing and communications, RSPCA
  • Natalie Deacon, executive director of corporate affairs, CSR and sustainability, Avon, on "Social media: Dispatches from the digital front line"
  • Zayna Aston, EMEA communications and public affairs, Google and YouTube, discussing "The Momo Challenge on YouTube: The anatomy of a fake news crisis"
  • Zoe Clapp, chief marketing and communications officer at UKTV, on "UKTV through the blackout: The art of authentic communications"
  • Heather Griffiths, head of communications, Gatwick Airport, discussing "Airport shutdown: Planning for the unplannable"
  • Pierre Goad, group head of communications, HSBC, will talk about the priorities for your crisis response team during the first 24 hours
  • Nicola Green, director of communications and reputation, O2, will discuss key lessons from O2's day-long outage
  • Kirsten Walkom, global communications director, Save The Children, on "Rebuilding trust in challenging times"

There will also be an optional crisis simulation and a workshop on the role of media monitoring in communications, along with networking opportunities.

Click here to book tickets.

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