Former Senior Counsel British Petroleum
Former Communications Lead, British Petroleum
Double Emmy Award Winning Crisis & Media Expert
Former Director FEMA, U.S. Government
Former Non-Technical Rik & Govt. Relations, Shell
This conference will benefit all sectors and industries who engage in international business transactions, have business operations in overseas locations or who market their goods or services internationally whether in one location or many locations.
It will be particularly relevant to companies that engage in manufacturing and marketing of products; companies that engage in construction and infrastructure projects.
More specifically, people attending will be:
Government Relations Managers
Operational Site Managers
Public Affairs Professionals
Business Continuity Managers
Media Relations directors
Digital Communications Directors
Delegates from companies working in industries that are subjected to risks of reputation crisis, including:
Infrastructure and Construction
and Other Sectors.
In today's 24-hour instant news and commentary world, a crisis can strike organisations at any time, affecting their reputation with key audiences judging whether it is responding effectively from the outset. The so called 'golden hour' has timed out. Social media, blogs and citizen journalists mean that the external world may be reacting before organisations fully understand what has hit them.
These days many major industries are under a scanner and the onus is on the executives to prepare themselves and have satisfying answers ready for all the stakeholders. With the growing energy, transportation and even health needs, major environmental, security and health risks are pushing companies to ask themselves a simple question…
Citizens, environmental groups, communities and other stakeholders have powerful communication tools with which to oppose projects. And they know that emotion can trump data. Undertaking and managing genuine, open dialogue with people who are affected by projects can make the difference between delivery success or failure.