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How Are GSK, B&Q, Barclays, Auto Trader & More Future-Proofing Their Strategies To Create Engagement-Boosting, Impactful Internal Communications Which Deliver Bottom-Line Results?

Unlock The Latest Social Media, Tech, Digital & Channel Innovations, Drive Organisational Change, Master Hard-To-Reach & Demonstrate Measurable Success & Strategic Added Value.

A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 20th June 2018, Bounce, Farringdon, London - New, Interactive Venue. Download The Brochure. Book Your Place Now >>

Revitalise Your Internal Comms Strategies! Capitalise On The Latest Opportunities In Social Media & New Technologies & Motivate During Times Of Change For Measurable, Company-Wide Engagement Which Boosts Productivity & ROI

  1. Social Media - Maximum Impact, Maximum Engagement: Identify the best performing channels to ensure you are investing cleverly, monitoring successfully and achieving the results you need
  2. Boost Engagement, Productivity & Motivation: Fresh, forward-thinking strategies to capture attention and drive staff morale and engagement
  3. Update Your Internal Comms With The Latest Technologies, Tools & Apps: Avoid passing fads to sustainably and successfully implement new staff engagement strategies
  4. Embed Organisational Change, Future-Proof Internal Comms: Inspire employees through change to improve long-term performance and adapt to the fast-moving modern workplace now and in the future
  5. Measure Engagement, Prove ROI, Turn Data Into Action! Best-in-class measurement methods to evaluate engagement and demonstrate your impact, performance and value
  6. Reach Out & Resonate With The Hard-To-Reach: Overcome generational, geographical and cultural hurdles and keep diverse, mobile workforces engaged
  7. Make Digital Transformation Work For You: Cut through with the best new, innovative and cost-effective digital channels and video tactics
  8. Creative Solutions For Small Budgets! Transform a small or non-existent budget into high-impact communications
  9. Channel Strategies Which Deliver: Optimise the right mix of the latest, traditional and best-performing channels
  10. Inspire Leaders To Be Engagement Advocates: Transform managers and leaders into authentic and trusted communicators who motivate colleagues and drive company-wide productivity

4 Years Of Insight, Inspiration & Innovation, 100% Average Satisfaction Rate For 2017...What's New For 2018?

  • 32 Cross-Sector Communications Directors Speaking From The Front Line
  • 10 Advanced Sessions Focused On Your Toughest Internal Communications Challenges 
  • Speed Networking Breakfast
  • 2 Interactive Panel Discussions: "Social Media Advisory Board" & "Technology, Tools & Apps Panel" 
  • 5 Hard-To-Reach Breakouts: A) Remote Workers B) International C) Generations D) Low-Engaged E) Time-Poor
  • 6 Lunchtime Facilitated Peer Discussions: A) Brexit B)  Cascading Communications C) Content D) Engagement E) Face-To-Face F) Building Culture
  • 2 Conference Chairs: Viktoria Tegard, Head of Global Finance & Tech Communications, GSK and Joanna Bleasdale, Internal Communications Director, BT, EE and Plusnet
  • Meet The Speakers Area
  • Open Q&A
  • 1 Unmissable Day!

Your Hottest Internal Communication Challenges Tackled In One Inspiring Day: Social Media • Engagement • Technology, Tools & Apps • Measuring Engagement • Digital Transformation • Multi-Channel Strategies • Success & ROI • Hard-To-Reach • Enabling Leaders • Low Budgets • Change & Future

Can you help organisations take their internal communications to the next level? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@commsconference.com.

Book your exhibition stand and two delegate passes for only £2,750 +VAT. Book your stand here. Please note that we have a limited amount of exhibition space available and stands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

BRAND NEW VENUE: Bounce, the ultimate hipster hangout and the legendary home of ping pong.

Grab a coffee, pack your trainers and don’t miss out on a “friendly” game of ping pong! (optional).

The Internal Communications Conference - Real Impact, Real Results:

8.00 ICON

08.30 Speed Networking Breakfast

09:00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Viktoria Tegard, Head of Global Finance & Tech Communications, GSK


09.15 Harness Social Networks Into Your Internal Communications Strategies & Implement Successful Monitoring Procedures For Maximum Impact & Engagement

Sara-Jane Brown, Head of Field Communications, Avon


09:35 Ask Your Burning Questions On Social Media & Get Top Tips From Market-Leading Panelists

Martin Fitzpatrick, Communications Business Partner, B&Q

John Townsend, Head of Internal Communications, Unicef UK

Emma Duke, Head of Communications, Oxford Education, Oxford University Press


09:55 Boost Workforce Engagement, Productivity & Motivation In The Changing Workplace Environment To Increase Impact & ROI

Kate Griffiths-Lambeth, Group HR Director, Charles Stanley

Joanne Higginson, Head of Communications, Charles Stanley

10.15 Morning Refreshments With Informal Networking


10:45 Capitalise On The Latest Tools & Apps For Fresh Comms

Constance Herrenschmidt, VP Leadership Communications, Group Chief Operating Office, Barclays

Miriam Al-Sayed, Internal Communications Manager, OVO Energy

Laura Lindsay, Director, Global Communications, Lonely Planet

Laura Harvey, Head of Communications, Auto Trader


11.15 Harness New & Innovative Measurement Methods & Turn Data Into Action To Accurately Evaluate Employee Engagement & Leverage Employee Feedback

Nicole Ferguson, Head of Staff Engagement, Leadership & OD, WWL NHS Foundation Trust


11.35 Using Better Employee Insight To Drive Improved Communications

Ghassan Karian, Managing Partner, Karian and Box


12.05 Make Digital Transformation Work For You! Capitalise On The Latest Digital Channels & Opportunities

Ross Tarbard, Senior Internal Communications Officer, University of Leicester


12.25 Transitioning From Tactical Partner To Strategic Advisor - The Future For IC

Eoin Cotter, Internal Communication & Employee Engagement Advisor, Poppulo


12.40 Optimise Multi-Channel Strategies By Harnessing The Right Mix Of The Latest & Traditional Channels For Maximum Impact Now & In The Future

Miriam Al-Sayed, Internal Communications Manager, OVO Energy

Katie Bunting, Internal Communications Manager, OVO Energy


13.00 This Video Will Be Played On Behalf Of Shootsta

13.05 Lunch and Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers


13.30 Lunchtime Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussion

A) Maximising Agency Value
Jemma Peers, Commercial Director, Top Banana

B) Using Innovative Insight To Drive Improved Communications
Ghassan Karian, Managing Partner, Karian and Box

C) Effectively Cascading Communications
Louisa Mallon, Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, Government Digital Service

D) Compelling Content
Martin Roe, Head of Internal Communications – London, Standard Life Aberdeen plc

E) Engaging Face-To-Face Communications
Julia Collings, Head of Internal Communications & Engagement for Natural England, Defra

F) Engagement
Michelle Elstein, Dir. of Market Development & Strategy – Europe, Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP

G) Building Culture
Jennifer Uschold, Director, Internal Communications, Global Businesses, Centrica

14.00 Afternoon Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Holly Shawyer, Senior Communications Manager, Carnival UK


14.15 Accurately Measure & Evaluate The Impact & Value Of Your Internal Communications… Prove ROI To Senior Management!

Helen Schick, Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, Alzheimer’s Society


14.35 Learn The Secret Used By 96% Of Fortune 500 Companies To Keep Their Employees Engaged In A 'Short-Attention-Span' World

Ilya Spitalnik, Founder & CEO, Powtoon


14.50 Harness New Innovations As Well As Digital & Traditional Channels To Keep Diverse, Mobile Workforces Engaged & Informed

Simon Evans, Head of Communications – London North Western, Network Rail


15.10 Get To Grips With Your Individual Hard-To-Reach Challenges: Discuss Potential Solutions With Peers In This Interactive Session To Efficiently Evaluate The Best Methods Of Engagement

A) International
James Keegan, IELTS Senior Communications Manager, British Council


B) Low-Engaged
Anoushka Norda, Director, Group Internal Communications, Standard Chartered Bank

C) Generational
Martin Fitzpatrick, Communications Business Partner, B&Q



15.30: Intranet Crimes: 5 Ways To Kill An Intranet

Emma Alcock, Employee Engagement Specialist, RALC Consulting Ltd

15.10 Afternoon Refreshments With Informal Networking


16.15 Engage & Inspire Managers & Leaders As Engagement Advocates To Motivate Colleagues & Drive Productivity

Amber Heavisides, Internal Communications Consultant – Strategy, Tools & Channels, Centrica


16.35 Transform A Small Or Non-Existent Budget Into Impactful Communications With Creative Methods & Innovations

Malcolm Roberts, Head of Student Communications, University of Sheffield


16.55 Embed Organisational Change Whilst Keeping Employees Engaged & Plan For The Future Of Internal Communications

1) 16.50 Alanah Donnell, Deputy Director & Head of Communications & Engagement, Government Digital Service


17.15 Official Close Of Conference

Please check the website regularly for updates and newly confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in The Internal Communications Conference please email info@commsconference.com or call us on +44 (0)20 3479 2299.