Event Overview

Over the past two years, expectations and movements within culture, society, technology and business have changed and evolved quicker than ever before.

As expectations continue to shift at an accelerated rate, what role does crisis communications play within this changing world?

Join us for this half-day virtual conference as we explore whether communications professionals should be engaging with the current global social movements, and how they can go about doing so effectively. The event will also showcase the exceptional work delivered by communications professionals across the globe over the past 12 months, plus explore how crisis communications can be used to help build resilience and trust across all industries. This is an excellent opportunity to improve or update your understanding of crisis communications and the impact it has on brand and business reputations in today’s world. 


08:00‘Learnings from times of change’. In conversation with…
Fergus Campbell, Head of Corporate Communications at eBay
08:30Award winning Crisis Comms
Gareth Lucy, Communications Manager, UK & ROI, Essity UK LTD
09:00Rethinking our day-to-day business to become more comfortable with risk, issues and crisis management
Amanda Coleman, Crisis Communication Specialist
09:3015 min break
09:45Panel discussion: The role of crisis communications in today’s world
Panellists include:
– Zaiba Malik, Founder & Director, Coppergate Communications 
– Andrew Scott, Senior Manager, Customer & Crisis Communications, Virgin Atlantic Ltd
– Duncan Gallagher, Head of Issues & Crisis EMEA, Edelman
– Ross Easton, Director, External Affairs, Energy Networks Association 
10:30Getting involved in social movements
Kate Hartley, CEO, Polpeo
11:00Crisis Communications Simulation – in partnership with Polpeo
12:15Conference Finish

This event is worth 20 points in the PRCA CPD Programme.