As a corporate communications and public affairs professional, you know you’re pivotal to business success in 2023. Between a pandemic, political and social upheaval, a potential recession and the climate crisis, brands are fighting to figure out what they should be paying attention to; which issues they should be focusing on; and how to reassure their stakeholders and consumers that they can deliver on their business promises. This is your opportunity to lean into best-practice leadership and make decisions that matter.

This year, PRWeek’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Summit invites the industry’s most senior leaders in the corporate world to discuss and debate how to lead the right conversations in 2023. Getting reputation right is more important than ever, so how are you finding, preparing for and leading timely conversations around your brand for better reception, relevance and reward?

Gain invaluable insights into the political landscape to inform your business strategy; how to influence your consumers and engage your employees; and win influence at the heart of No.10 on the most pressing political and business issues. If you’re a leading corporate affairs or public affairs professional, wanting to make a difference - this is the event for you.

Key Themes

  • Creating conversations to get your reputation right
  • Understanding political forecasts to increase your influence
  • The importance of building trust with your audience
  • Navigating a new administration: how to engage the most senior levels of government
  • Building a clear brand voice somewhere between corporate and consumer comms
  • Balancing internal and external comms to engage employees and encourage internal support
  • Should your future media strategy include media relations?

Why attend?

  • Gain invaluable insights into the political landscape to inform your business strategy
  • Learn how to influence your consumers, engage your employees, and influence at the heart of government
  • Connect with senior peers and stakeholders to build relationships and make better business decisions for your brand



Sam Hodges
Communications Director, formerly worked with BBC, Netflix, Freuds, Twitter
Lesley Woods
Chief Communications Officer (External Campaigns) Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Squadron Leader, Media Operations, RAF Reserves
Alex Towers
Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BT Group
Lucy Thomas
Corporate Affairs Director, TalkTalk
Tom Davis
Head of Corporate Affairs, EDF
Anisa Missaghi
Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer, Pladis
Rupert Gowrley
Group Corporate Affairs Director, Bupa
David Bowles
Head of Public Affairs, RSPCA

Speaking opportunities
Please contact Linda Eckefeldt: linda.eckefeldt@haymarket.com

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities
Please contact Jess: Jessica.wain@haymarket.com

General enquires
Please call +44 (0)20 8267 4011 or email conferences@haymarket.com