Speakers

Jenny Halpern Prince, Founder

Jenny founded Halpern over 25 years ago. An entrepreneur, philanthropist, and leader in the industry. Jenny has built an agency with a reputation for delivering year on year outstanding results and making unrivalled, powerful connections for brands.  Halpern’s client roster includes Google, Unilever, Headspace and Co-op to name a few.


Jenny also co-founded and is the Chair of charity, The Lady Garden Foundation, which raises funds for the Royal Marsden for gynaecological cancers. The charity has a highly irreverent tone of voice with a strapline #whatdoyoucallyours but is on a mission to raise huge awareness for the cancers that are a silent killer. Jenny also founded Access Aspiration, the education charity that provides work placements in London state and Academy schools and is now a trustee on the board of the Mayor's Fund which operates the charity.

Danny Rogers , Editor-in-chief, PRWeek

Danny Rogers is one of the world's pre-eminent media and marketing journalists. He has been editor of Campaign, PRWeek and Marketing and is currently group editor-in-chief of PRWeek. In 2015 he published his first book, Campaigns that Shook the World; The Evolution of Public Relations. Rogers has won many industry awards including the British Society of Magazine Editors' 'Editor of the Year' in 2008. Rogers has also been a contributing editor to The Independent, The Guardian and Financial Times' Creative Business, and is a regular commentator on international broadcast media.

Sandeep Dhillon, Senior Manager, Media Relations, DP World

Warren Johnson, Founder, W Communications

Shaden Abdellatif , Director of Communications, Middle East & Europe, Uber

Baha Hamadi, Board Member, Public Relations & Communications Association MENA

Kerry Thorpe , Head of Communications, Europe, Ben & Jerrys

Kerry joined the tasty world of Ben & Jerry’s six years ago and is responsible for the development of the company’s communication strategies, goals and procedures. Kerry’s role requires more than tickling taste-buds with flavour news. She also works hand in hand with Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Managers and NGO partners across Europe to use the ice cream business – and it’s cross channel connections with fans – as a force for good. Kerry is responsible for co-creating social justice campaigns that drive systemic change; most recently on the topics of climate justice, refugee rights and marriage equality. Kerry started her career at MTV, and was previously Head of PR at communications charity Media Trust.

Alex Malouf , Corporate Communications Director, Schneider Electric

Alex Malouf is a marketing communications executive who has spent the last 17 years in the Middle East. Alex has lived across the region, in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. He is the Corporate Communications Director for the Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric.


A journalist by training and with a cultural mix that is both European and Arabic, Alex’s expertise spans communications and media, public relations and marketing for both multinationals in the energy, technology and FMCG space as well as several Gulf-based government institutions.

Laura Colantuono, Head of Internal Communications, International, The Kraft Heinz Company

Laura is a comms professional with over 12 years of experience gained in global organizations. She’s Italian but has lived abroad for almost half of her life. Laura started her career as a journalist to then join Unilever Italy in 2010 where she discovered her passion for Internal Communications. A passion that has been growing over the years, this led her to the luxury sector in 2014, when she moved to Fendi (the Italian Fashion house) to lead the IC function for almost 5 years. Life then brought her to London. Harrods for one year and - almost 2 years ago - she moved to The Kraft Heinz Company, where she’s the Head of Internal Communications for the International Zone. In her current role she oversees IC for over 16,000 employees spread across 6 regions.

Julian Hunt, Vice President of Public Affairs, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Julian Hunt is Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for GB, Norway and Sweden at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of CCEP’s internal and external communications, as well as its sustainability and Government affairs programmes in these markets. Before CCEP, Julian was Director of Communications at the Food and Drink Federation where he helped to steer the industry through many challenging debates, not least on public health. Before that, Julian was Editor of The Grocer magazine. He sits on the corporate affairs groups of IGD and the British Soft Drinks Association. In June 2013 he joined the Board of OPRL Ltd, the organisation which runs the packaging recycling information scheme in Great Britain. He is proud also to have supported the work of other not-for-profit organisations including the School Food Trust, FareShare and GroceryAid.