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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 fragmentationpolitical turmoilregulatory uncertainty and reputational risks on a global scale?

With the world facing a major geopolitical reset and customer-citizens turning to companies for social solutions, the role of Heads of Public Affairs (PA) is increasingly strategic and essential to represent companies’ interests

To ensure competitiveness at all times, PA professionals are required to anticipatenavigate 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.

2019 SPEAKERS

Jeremy Galbraith
Managing Partner
BOLDT

ANDREW MCCALL
Vice President, Government and Community Relations
FORD MOTOR COMPANY

JUNIPER DOWNS
Global Director of Public Affairs
GOOGLE

SIMON HENZELL-THOMAS
Head of Public Affairs
INGKA GROUP (formerly IKEA GROUP)

Siljan Tveitnes
Chairman, Global Public Affairs Club Project Manager
Drive Innovation Insights

Alix Chambris
Vice President Group Public Affairs and Sustainability
Viessmann Group

David Earnshaw
Associate Vice President
Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD)

Lapo Pistelli
Executive Vice President
International Affairs

ENI

Wouter Vermeulen
Senior Director Public Policy EMEA
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

3 themes this year

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.

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 2018 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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2018-04-23T13:07:43+02:00

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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2018-04-23T13:11:00+02:00

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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2018-04-23T13:11:26+02:00

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.

2019 PARTNERS

We counsel leaders on strategy, communications and stakeholder engagement. We transform organisations and performance.

Founded at the beginning of 2017 by some of Europe’s leading communicators, BOLDT currently has offices in Brussels, Oslo, Zurich, Copenhagen and, through Heuser Communications, Cologne and Berlin. We have strategic partnerships which enable us to provide seamless political campaigning and communications advice across the EU. We also have strategic partners in the US and around the world.

We specialise in political campaigning, corporate reputation, issues management and crisis communications, corporate purpose, brand development and creative design, organisational change management and bespoke trainings for business leaders.

For more information, contact: Jeremy Galbraith, Managing Partner – BOLDT

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

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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