National Conference: further details confirmed

Further details on the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) National Conference taking place at the Barbican, London on 22 November have been confirmed.

The Conference - themed “Breaking Through the Noise” – will evaluate the role of public relations in the context of the current political and economic climate in Britain.

The following speaker sessions have been confirmed:

  • Alex Aiken, Executive Director for Government Communications, Cabinet Office “Forging a new role for Britain in the World – Private and Public PR working together”
  • Colin Byrne, CEO UK & EMEA, Weber Shandwick “Reality check: the challenge for communicators in a “post truth” digital age”
  • Peter Cross, Communications Director, John Lewis “Confessions of a Public Relations Professional”
  • Nora Senior, President, British Chamber of Commerce “Communicating in uncertainty: The Business Challenge
  • Claire Foster, Deputy Head of News, Direct Line Group “Trust, integration and harnessing female talent”
  • Catherine Turner, Head of Consumer Services PR & CEO Comms, The Co-Operative Group “An in-house perspective on the changing world of PR and communications”
  • Alexandra Willis, Head of Communications, Content & Digital, All England Lawn Tennis Club “Balancing tradition & innovation: Keeping Wimbledon relevant in the Snapchat age”

Further speakers will be announced in due course. For more information and instructions on how to book your place, please visit the CIPR National Conference website.

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).