CIPR 2020 National Conference; Communications Leadership in the New World

CIPR's 2020 National Conference explores how PR can thrive in a world changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The three-day Conference - 'Communications Leadership in the New World' - will consider lessons learned in the world of business, economics, politics - and the profession - and focus on the future of navigating success through skills and building professional and personal resilience.

This year's Conference is completely virtual and powered by game tech, enabling attendees to explore the Conference centre and network with other delegates, sponsors and speakers. Delegates have the choice of attending the whole conference, individual days, or individual sessions making it accessible to all.

Each day will focus on a different theme:

  • Tuesday 10 November - NEW WORLD. Chaired by Laurian Hubbard FCIPR Chart.PR
  • Wednesday 11 November - PEOPLE. Chaired by Advita Patel FCIPR Chart.PR
  • Thursday 12 November - BUSINESS. Chaired by Mary Whenman FCIPR

Speakers include:

  • Andy Ambler, Director of Professional Game Relations at The FA
  • Mike Cherry OBE, National Chairman at Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Graeme Codrington, Futurist, researcher, author and board advisor
  • Naomi Jones, Communications Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
  • Effie Kanyua, Director of PR & Communications at Hearst
  • Julie Lilley, Chief Executive Officer at Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind
  • Will Moy, Chief Executive at Full Fact
  • Anna Russell, Head of Internal Communications at Manchester Airport Group (MAG)
  • Mandy Rutter, Consultant, Wellbeing, resilience and trauma psychologist
  • Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman at Ogilvy UK
  • Chris Wilkins, Managing Partner at Audley, former Director of Strategy & Chief Speechwriter for Prime Minister, Theresa May
CIPR President, Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR
This year's National Conference couldn't come at a more appropriate time. We have collectively worked through the immediacy of the crisis and now must consider what the future looks like, what our place is within it, and what our role should be. A conference like this provides time away from our busy schedules to have these discussions as we consider this new world, the people that make up our fantastic profession, and how we serve, support, and create value for the businesses and organisations we work for and with.

I'm so excited about this lineup of speakers. It's diverse, authoritative, interesting, and covers a wide range of topics and interests. And I'm really looking forward to experiencing this event virtually. I hope the platform encourages delegates from all over the world to come together as we show off the best of what the Institute has to offer.
CIPR President, Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR
  • To purchase your ticket, and for more information, please visit the 2020 National Conference page.
  • Each session accounts for 5 CPD points, which will count to your overall CPD cycle.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).