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PRCA Crisis Comms Conference 2024


09 Jul 2024







Date: Tuesday, 9th July, 2024
Time: 13:00 - 17:30 BST

Event Type: Conference

Event Overview

Is your crisis communication plan ready for the unexpected?

Back for another year, the virtual half-day PRCA Crisis Comms Conference gathers top industry professionals and thought leaders under one digital roof. Join us for an immersive experience designed to equip attendees with the latest knowledge and practical know-how to navigate the ever-shifting terrain of crisis communications.

This is the event for you if you're keen to sharpen your crisis communication skills and stay ahead of the curve. The conference will tackle some of today's most pressing issues, from navigating social controversies, to countering emerging threats. Hear thought-provoking fireside chats with industry leaders, (gleaning practical insights from their real-world experiences), as well as discussions on how to manage crisis communications in an election year.

The conference will also offer you a chance to test your crisis communication skills in a heart-pounding live simulation led by Polpeo. This 2-hour immersive experience will throw you a real-world scenario, allowing you to put your learnings from the previous sessions into action!


13:00 Opening Keynote
 - Tony Forsythe - Head of Space Technology at UK Space Agency

Panel: Navigating the Noise - Crisis Comms in the Age of Disinformation, Elections, & AI
 Moderated by:
 - Kate Hartley, Co-Founder, Polpeo 
 - Scott Langham, Senior Counsel & UK Head of Crisis & Issues, Grayling
 - Alicia Solanki, SVP, EMEA, TEAMLEWIS 

- Shayoni Lynn, CEO and Founder, Lynn
- Marcus Beard, Founder, Fenimore Harper 

14:15 Handling Pride Backlash: A Case Study
- Asad Dhunna - Founder and CEO, The Unmistakables
14:45 15 minute break
15:00 Panel: Cyber Crisis Comms - Get Ahead of the Hack
 Moderated by:
 - Scott Radcliffe, Global Director of Cybersecurity at FleishmanHillard
 - Chris Calland, Associate Partner, Pagefield 
 - Sarah Holland, Chief Executive Officer, Riskeye
15:40  Crisis Communications Simulation
 - Powered by Polpeo
17:30 Conference Finish

Conference moderated by: Maja Pawinska Sims, Associate editor, EMEA at PRovoke Media


PRCA Member: Early bird* £40 + VAT / Standard £50 + VAT
Non-Member: Early bird* £70 + VAT / Standard £90 + VAT

*Early bird ticket sales end Tuesday 11th June, 2024.


This event is worth 30 points in the PRCA CPD Programme.