08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Chair’s opening remarks

Danny Rogers , Editor-in-chief, PRWeek

09:40 Opening keynote panel: In the era of the ‘talent crunch’ - why prioritising retention, recruitment and diversity will drive your team forward
  • How to advance within new industry parameters: exploring and capitalising on wider industry growth and attracting new talent with authentic promises
  • Retention is key: dealing with staff shortages and how you can manage the war for talent alongside keeping your budget sustainable
  • Being ‘intentional’ as the key to encouraging broader representation and engagement within your organisation, and why diversity and equality are predominant factors to driving better company performance and perception

Jo Carr, Founder and Chief Client Officer, Hope & Glory
Rimmi Shah, Partner and Director, Lansons
Warren Johnson, Founder, W Communications

10:25 Session switch-over

10:30 Quick fire case study: Achieving sustainability in a seemingly antithetical industry - how DP World are doing it right
  • The challenge of going green in end-to-end logistics: finding where you can make small changes to make big differences
  • Sustainability reporting and how you can use it to actually push your brand forward
  • How to communicate pride in your brand’s ESG efforts alongside a consistent promise to keep building back better

Sandeep Dhillon, Senior Manager, Media Relations, DP World

10:40 Session switch-over
10:45 Panel discussion: Beyond COP26: communications’ role in fighting climate change in 2022
  • Why you urgently need to leverage both creativity and credibility for truly effective climate communications
  • ESG really has become PR’s purpose: how a truly authentic environmental strategy needs to go beyond the corporate affairs function
  • How communications can resist the internal pressure for greenwashing and take a lead in the global challenge

Sandeep Dhillon, Senior Manager, Media Relations, DP World
Kerry Thorpe , Head of Communications, Europe, Ben & Jerrys
Baha Hamadi, Board Member, Public Relations & Communications Association MENA

11:30 Session switch-over
11:35 Panel discussion: Building back a better business - what you need to know about the future of the office, inclusion, and employee engagement
  • The future of the office: examining the re-prioritisation of good relationships, staff culture, and flexible working, and the impact this will continue to have on your business
  • How you can inspire culture change: how to prioritise listening to your employees needs and making sure they feel valued in the workplace
  • Avoiding burnout and promoting wellbeing: lessons learned from the pandemic’s impact on internal communications and why more inclusive working practice policies are critical to your organisation’s success

Alex Malouf, Corporate Communications Director, Middle East & Africa, Schneider Electric
Laura Colantuono, Head of Internal Communications, International, Kraft Heinz Company
Julian Hunt, Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, GB, Norway and Sweden, Coca-Cola Europacific
Jenny Halpern Prince, Founder, Halpern PR

12:20 Chair’s closing comments
12:30 End of conference