Welcome

Celebrating its 8th year, the Corporate Affairs Summit is the most senior and significant gathering of Corporate Affairs and Communication executives in Australia.

Consumers, technology, populations, and politics are moving on a global scale, upsetting staid, traditional methods and creating new exciting opportunities for influence.

Designing robust, agile strategy in the face of heightened responsibility and transparency is becoming an essential priority for decision makers determined to navigate this dynamic environment.

Gathering the nation’s leading corporate affairs and communication strategists, CAS is  the ideal  annual discussion to uncover the imperatives for exemplary practice in a changing world.

Why attend?

This event features an ambitious, case-study driven agenda with over 40 frontline perspectives from the highest levels of corporate affairs and communication in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from some of the world’s foremost companies and the corporate strategists behind them

  • Gain first hand insights from the world’s most influential organisations
  • Be Inpired by the most distinguished minds in corporate affairs and communication in Australia
  • Learn from the exemplary corporate strategies of the world’s highest-performing companies
  • Explore the latest thinking on stakeholder relations, communication, crisis management, community engagement and much more
  • Network with a premium audience of your peers at dedicated breaks in a five star environment

Gain access

// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 250+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


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Jonathan Adashek
Vice President Global Communications & Chief Communications Officer
Nissan Motor Corp (JPN)
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Simone Niven
Group Executive, Corporate Relations
Rio Tinto (UK)
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Adam Wand
Global Lead, Global Public Policy
Visa (USA)
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Jeremy Beadles
Regional Corporate Affairs Director
HEINEKEN Asia Pacific (SGP)
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Jason Laird
Executive Director, Communications and Chief Social Officer
Telstra
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Samantha Stevens
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Orica
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Margaret Stuart
Head of Corporate and External Relations
Nestlé
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Chris Blake
Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs & People
Australia Post
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Andrew J. Parker
Group Executive Government, Industry and International Affairs
Qantas Airways Limited
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Lisa Harrington
Executive General Manager Stakeholder Relations
AGL
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Susan Karson
Chief People, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer
MLC Life Insurance
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Matthew Hobbs
Vice President Government Relations & Public Policy
General Motors International
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Craig Katerberg
Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs
Anheuser-Busch InBev
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Cassandra Casey
Head of Communications and Community Relations
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
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Larry McGrath
Executive General Manager, Customer & Corporate Affairs
John Holland
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Kathy Lazanas
General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs & Communications
Transdev Australasia
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Ben Hubbard
General Manager of Public Policy & Strategy
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
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Andrew Holden
Head of Communications
Cricket Australia
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Ken Griffin
General Manger Marketing & Corporate Affairs
Linfox
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Adam Kilgour
Managing Director
Diplomacy
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Senior Representative
Meltwater
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Senior Representative
Salt & Shein
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Themes

  • People, Passion and Purpose: Corporate Affairs Leadership in 2018 and Beyond
  • Strategy Built for Agility: Navigating New Forms of Risk, Collaboration and Innovation
  • Collective Conscience: Energising and Modernising Corporate Communication
  • Constructive Government Relations: Managing Change, Improving Outcomes
  • Mission Critical: Frontline Crisis Communication in an Age of Instant Impact
  • Fostering Engagement, Avoiding Enragement: Authentic and Dynamic Community Dialogue
  • Attuned, Principled, Resilient: Designing the Future of Corporate Affairs
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Sponsorship

www.meltwater.com

Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. More than 23,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition. With 50 offices on six continents, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise

www.saltshein.com.au

Salt & Shein is the only recruitment firm in Australia operating solely in the fields of corporate affairs and communication. You can be sure that we can help whether you are an employer or a jobseeker.

Celebrating its 8th year, the Corporate Affairs Summit is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision-making audience, before, during and after the event.

As marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business within the corporate affairs and communication profession, CAS offers unrivalled cut-through.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@cmgroup.com.au

Packages Early Bird Price (ends 23 March) Standard Price (from 24 March)
Corporate Affairs/Communication: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 + GST
Corporate Affairs/Communication: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $2020 + GST
Corporate Affairs/Communication: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1840 + GST
Corporate Affairs/Communication: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1660 + GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3630 + GST $3630 + GST

* This option is for service providers to corporate affairs/communication executives, including technology, recruitment and legal services. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Connect Events is part of Connect Media Group Pty Ltd

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media Group endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media Group reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media Group reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.

    Photography and Video

    Connect Media Group may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media Group in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media Group in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@cmgroup.com.au

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email team@cmgroup.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: http://www.connectmediagroup.com.au/privacy-policy/

  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass? A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount? Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass? A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@cmgroup.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass? Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider? A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of Corporate Affairs, Corporate Communications and Public Relations professionals, including technology services, recruitment and legal services. Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available? No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available? No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.