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GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM

September 27, 2019 | Paris

Book your seat today for the 2nd edition
27 September 2019

Is your business prepared for a year of institutional fragmentation, political turmoil, regulatory uncertainty and reputational risks on a global scale?

As the world is going through a major geopolitical reset, the role of Heads of Public Affairs (PA) is increasingly strategic and essential to represent companies’ interests, causing the integration of communications, CSR and even marketing responsibilities with traditional PA functions.

Global trade wars, populist and nationalist political movements, disruptive technologies and reputational risks from citizens’ frustration fueled by social media tweet storms and viral hashtags have contributed to a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business climate.

To ensure competitiveness at all times, PA professionals are required to anticipate, navigate and shape their organization’s external environment at the national, European and international level.

Join us for this full-day event, on 27 September 2019 in Paris, to ensure that you stay informed on the latest trends, case studies and best practices in global PA to benchmark key strategies together with your executive peers.

This event is a key feature of the Global Public Affairs Club (GPAC), a global community dedicated to C-level Public Affairs professionals.

To attend, you can either become a GPAC member or register as a delegate. You will meet C-level public affairs professionals from a wide range of sectors and countries as well as engage in conversations on the shared key challenges of your function.

4 themes this year

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POLITICAL PARADIGM SHIFTS
Navigate the 2019-2020 global geopolitical reset, from trade wars, political polarization and populism to a digital revolution impacting influence strategies. Anticipating the 2019 EU elections and commission nominations will be among the topics covered under this theme.

KNOWLEDGE REVOLUTION
The public affairs function and responsibilities are changing drastically in the wake of the digital revolution and new approaches to policy making, political influence and stakeholder interaction.

REPUTATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Citizen’s frustration often expressed in election results, is today amplified by social media’s outreach that can make or break politician’s and company’s reputation over night. Reputational risk management is now vital to safeguard business interests.

REGULATORY CHALLENGES
Anticipate and monitor key regulatory challenges for the coming year in a complex and fast evolving regulatory environment.

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THE EVENT

“You feel like you are part of a wider community. We all come from diverse, different countries, different sectors, having different profiles. Diversity is key to tackle the complexity of a fast changing world.

Pascal Tebibel - Colas SA – Global Public Affairs Director

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Pascal Tebibel - Colas SA – Global Public Affairs Director

“Learning from peers was great and it was interesting to see other approaches to public affairs.”

Wilson Del Socorro - DIAGEO – Government Affairs Director

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Wilson Del Socorro - DIAGEO – Government Affairs Director

“GPAF combines an amazing historical background of the city with the most forward looking PA pros in the EU.”

Vlaldens Kovalevs - VA Government – Managing Partner

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Vlaldens Kovalevs - VA Government – Managing Partner

4 reasons to attend this event

VISIONARY SPEAKERS
Hear the latest insights from leading global public affairs executives who actively shape the profession.

FOCUSED MODULES
Gain access to cross-sectoral problem-solving exercises facilitating direct interaction with your executive peers on public affairs best practices and strategies.

TRACK RECORD
A solid 25 year track record of delivering exclusive events and conferences for C-level executives.

PEER CONNECTIONS
Meet with executive peers across sectors to discuss cutting edge practices and the latest developments and strategies in public affairs.

2018 SPEAKERS

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Ventsislav Karadjov
Chairman, BULGARIAN COMMISSION FOR PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
Vice-President, EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION BOARD

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Wilson Del Socorro
Global Trade, Tax and Regulatory Affairs Director
DIAGEO

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Dr Petra Laux
Head Global Public Affairs Policy
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG

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Michal Kadera
External Affairs Director
SKODA

2018 PARTNERS

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Grayling is a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntsworth PLC and is an international consultancy expert in Governmental/Public Affairs and Corporate and Public relations.
We have the largest GR/PA network across Europe and have offices across North/South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Our European GR/PA hub is located in Brussels at the heart of Europe and our network combines some 100 experts who are able to operate at both the national/local as well as the European/international level.
The teams are grouped together under our policy expertise, including (1) Food, Agriculture & Fisheries; (2) Healthcare; (3) Energy & Environment; (4) Digital/ICT; (5) Transport, travel and tourism; (6) Financial Services.
We also have a number of horizontal practices including Brexit, Trade & Competition, Social Media, Coalition & Association Management, and PR for PA.
In November 2016 we were awarded ‘Consultancy of the Year’ at the European Public Affairs Awards.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

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The Global Public Affairs Club (GPAC) offers you as public affairs professionals the opportunity to:

  • Benchmark the best practices in your profession.
  • Anticipate public policy trends, digital and data regulation, AI governance and more.
  • Access exclusive events on evolving regulations that impact your sector.
  • Network with your peers to exchange ideas.
  • Understand how to position yourself and your team within your business organization.
  • Share relevant insights with your CEO and Executive Committee.

With a team of award winning journalists based in Brussels, London, Paris and Berlin, POLITICO Pro provides fast, distinctive and authoritative policy news coverage of Europe and beyond. Pros depend on us to deepen their knowledge
and do their jobs better.

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