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PR and Communications in a Shrinking World - How to Make Best Practice Work Across Borders


11 Jun 2019







If you want to work internationally - don't miss this!

The PRCA is holding a special one-day International Public Relations Conference on Tuesday, 11th June, 2019.

Earlybird Tickets:
£150+VAT PRCA Members
£200+VAT Non-Members

Tickets Prices after 17:00, Friday, 31stMay:
£200+VAT PRCA Members
£250+VAT Non-Members

Event Type: Conference

Address: Golin, 2 Waterhouse Square, 140 Holborn, London, EC1N 2AE

Event Overview

As more companies and organisations than ever now need their public relations and communications teams to understand how to work across borders, this conference will give helpful advice on how to become an international communicator.

Senior level speakers will share their experience and insights on working internationally – and advise delegates how to acquire the skills and cultural understanding needed.



09:00 Registration and Refreshments

09:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Maja Pawinska Sims, Associate Editor, The Holmes Report

09:50 Maja Pawinska Sims
What foot leather and one-on-one conversations with leading agencies tells us about the EMEA and global landscape!

10:15 Developing Good Practices in a Shrinking Ocean: the Commonwealth Blue Charter.
Jeff Ardron, Adviser of Ocean Governance for the Commonwealth Secretariat based in London, and lead for the Commonwealth Blue Charter

10:45 Networking Break

11:15 Going Global: From cross cultural communications skills to entrepreneurial flair, our panel share their experience and tips on what it takes to work on international business.

Moderator: David Gallagher FPRCA, President, Growth and Development, International, Omnicom PR Group

  • Alex MacLaverty MPRCA, Global COO, Clarity PR
  • Andy West MPRCA, Group Chief Development Officer, Hotwire
  • Kathy Christodoulou MPRCA, Director, Action Global Communications
  • Rohan Shah, Managing Director and Co-founder, Reuben Sinclair

12:30 Bibi Hilton MPRCA, Managing Director, GOLIN London and President of Women in PR

12:45 Lunch

14:05 Tom Earl MPRCA, Head of Data + Analytics, Sports, Retail + Leisure, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Beyond Borders: a measurement framework in action for a global brand

14:35 Panel - Brexit! It's not over but what lessons has the PR industry learned so far and what else should we be doing to advise our clients?
We hear from Brussels and London based experts

Moderator: Tom Parker MPRCA, Chairman, Cambre, part of the SEC Group; President of the British Chamber of Commerce to the European Union and Belgium

  • Alex Deane MPRCA, Senior Managing Director & Head of Public Affairs UK, Strategic Communications & Partner, FTI Consulting LLP
  • Jamie Robertson MPRCA, Managing Director, Corporate Reputation, Ketchum
  • Nikki da Costa MPRCA, Senior Counsel at Cicero Group, former Director of Legislative Affairs to the Prime Minister

15:35 Networking Break

16:00 "Rebooting Everything"
Iain Anderson FPRCA
, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Cicero Group

16:30 "Winning Global Business: How to Load the D.I.C.E in your favour (Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Experience)
Rax Lakhani MPRCA, independent communications strategist & Co-Chair, PRCA Diversity Network

17:00 Closing remarks

17:15 Networking Drinks

18:00 Close


This event is worth 15 points in the PRCA CPD Programme.