CIPR launches ‘Building Our Future’ annual internal communication conference

The best-selling one-day internal communication conference from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) returns to the Kia Oval, London, on Wednesday

25 September 2013. The event will feature an industry-leading expert panel of speakers from top UK and international brands, organisations and agencies in the field of internal communications.

The programme for this year’s conference, ‘Building Our Future’, has been created by CIPR Inside, and is shaped around the rapidly evolving communications landscape and the impact that technology is having on the role of internal communicators.

‘Building Our Future’ will be led by plenary keynote sessions, opening with Sarah Larvor, Global Head of Strategic Communication & Brand Strategy at National Grid, who will focus her address on the future of internal communication.

Larvor’s talk will be supported by a selection of workshops lead by an expert panel of speakers:

  • Roland Burton, M&S
  • Andy Cook, Canine Partners
  • Denise Cox, Newsweaver
  • Tanith Dodge, Marks & Spencer
  • Michelle Griffiths, Sport Wales
  • Virginia Hicks, Comma Partners
  • Andrew Jones, Blind Veterans UK
  • David MacLeod, Engage for Success
  • Rachel Miller, All Things IC
  • Linda Mortimer, Gatwick Airport
  • Claire Newton, Telefonica UK
  • Jonathan Phillips, Coca-Cola Enterprise
  • Janet Robinson, HSBC
  • Jenni Wheller, SSP UK

These speakers will deliver pragmatic workshops and in-depth panel discussions covering topics including ‘Creating Sociable Internal Communications’, ‘How can Communicators keep the Engagement Agenda alive’, ‘Engaging employees in sustainability’, ‘Engaging remote workers’, ‘Building a world-class internal communications function’, and ‘Creating push communications that really engage’.

James Harkness FCIPR, conference Chair and Chair of CIPR Inside said:

James Harkness FCIPR, Chair of the CIPR Inside Group
We have lined up a fantastic array of speakers featuring award-winning work – with practical hands-on workshops and thought-provoking plenaries that have all been developed with feedback from previous years’ events in mind. It’s my hope that the conference will present us with plenty of opportunities for a vibrant discussion and help us get down to the fundamental debate about what’s important to the future of our industry.
James Harkness FCIPR, Chair of the CIPR Inside Group

Early-bird tickets are available until Friday 12 July, giving CIPR members and non-members up to £100 off the standard ticket price, with general discounts available after this date for freelance, public sector and charity practitioners.

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Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

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).


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