EuroComm17 is just weeks away and I’m delighted to be joining the speaker line-up.

My home town of London is hosting this year’s International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) EuroComm conference, which focuses on the theme of transformation.

Although I can’t promise sunny weather, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

And plenty of tea, obviously.

You don’t have to be an IABC member to attend and I have a deal to save you money off tickets using my speaker code.

I’m going to be closing the conference by speaking about The Power of One – a look at independent consultancy as a career path, then hosting a careers panel featuring some superb speakers.

IABC’s goal is to connect and inspire each other through events and professional development programmes.

I’ve wanted to attend EuroComm for a number of years, it’s one of Europe’s leading events for business communicators, and always has excellent speakers. This is the 13th EuroComm, previous conferences were held in Rotterdam, Brussels and Italy.

It typically draws more than 100 senior decision makers, influencers and leaders from multi-national organisations across the region. This year it will be hosted by Instinctif Partners, 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ.

The theme is Transformation: adapt, invent, evolve, which I think is a reflection of our profession today.

Here are just some of the fantastic speakers:

Presentations will cover everything from constantly reinventing ourselves as communications professionals, to keeping pace with technology and navigating the ever-changing political, social and workplace landscape.

I had a chat with Chair Nikki Edwards @NikkiCE to discover what we can expect from the two-day event on 27 and 28 March 2017.

I’ve known Nikki for about a decade as we worked together when I was in-house at Visa and am looking forward to watching the conference unfold under her guidance.

She told me: “This year we have a really packed agenda planned for EuroComm, which is the only practitioner-led event of its kind in the region. There will be more than 30 speakers over the two-day conference, covering everything from crisis comms to forging your own career in communication.

“We chose the theme of “Transformation” because it felt like a particularly appropriate lens through which to look at our industry right now; we’ll inevitably include topical things like Brexit and “fake news” and their implications for business communicators in our discussions.

“Our speakers represent the entire spectrum – from PR practitioners and social media experts to independent consultants and agencies to large corporates and government departments – so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

“I honestly think EuroComm is one of the best value communications events on the annual calendar. I’d encourage comms teams from all disciplines to think about using this as a professional development opportunity. It’s a great forum for networking with peers, influencers and thought leaders alike.”

What to expect
The format includes interactive workshops and networking, plus panel discussions and keynote speeches. There will also be some topic- or discipline-specific parallel tracks so you can choose to attend the sessions that interest you most.

Find out more
Check out the IABC website. You can find them on Twitter @IABCEME. Hashtags to keep an eye on are #EuroComm17 and #IABC.

Sign up for tickets using my speaker code to save you money.

If you have any queries, contact eurocomm@iabcemena.com.

I hope to see you there,

Rachel

Post author: Rachel Miller

First published on the All Things IC blog 3 March 2017.