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    RT @Cam_CommsGuy: Looking forward to presenting a keynote at the Corporate Affairs Summit in Sydney next May. https://t.co/4nIQi9Vn4u

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  • CASummit

    Dr Rachel David, Chief Executive, Private Healthcare Australia will be joining us as a speaker for the 2017 Corporate Affairs Summit!

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    A fascinating interview with our speaker Cameron Craig, Head of Global Corporate #Communications, Polycom (USA). https://t.co/8BB29uBkBr #PR

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CAS is where the very best minds in corporate affairs and communication converge, the most important event of its kind.

As the practice of corporate affairs and communication adapts to an era of heightened strategic responsibility and transparency, this valuable annual discussion uncovers the latest methods for exemplary practice in a changing world.

Over the past six years, CAS has been at the heart of redefining how modern corporate affairs impacts overall corporate strategy. Within an exclusive, high calibre networking environment, the 7th annual Corporate Affairs Summit offers unrivalled insights into the most topical issues facing leaders of the profession in 2017 and beyond.

Why attend?

CAS is a powerful event dedicated to the nation’s best minds in corporate affairs, corporate communication and public relations.

This strategic summit is your guide to navigating the corporate affairs landscape in 2017.

  • Be Inpired by distinguished influencers in the profession, locally and internationally
  • Gain  insights into the leadership and innovation strategies shaping the success of major organisations
  • Learn the lessons of exemplary practice and understand how to apply them
  • Engage with the latest thinking on stakeholder relations, communication, crisis management, community engagement and much more
  • Enjoy ample opportunities to network with your peers at dedicated lunches, breaks and networking drinks

Gain access

// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 300+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment


Simon Sproule
Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President
Aston Martin Lagonda (UK)
Bridget Coffing
Fmr Senior Vice-President, Chief Communications Officer,
McDonald's Corporation (USA)
Jack Leslie
Weber Shandwick (USA)
Alex Aiken
Executive Director, Government Communications
UK Government
Karen Stocks
Managing Director
Twitter Australia
Mia Garlick
Director of Policy Australia & New Zealand / APAC Regional Co-Ordinator
Simon Walker
Director General
Institute of Directors (UK)
Christine Black
Director, Public Affairs & Communications
Coca-Cola South Pacific
Penny Shone
Managing Director of Communications, Global Growth & Operations
Cameron Craig
Head of Global Corporate Communications
Polycom (USA)
James Hudson
Director of Corporate Affairs & Marketing
Alibaba Group ANZ
David Epstein
Vice President - Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
Chris Downy
General Manager External Affairs
The Star
Danielle Keighery
Group Executive Public Affairs
Virgin Australia
Nicholas Scofield
General Manager Corporate Affairs
Allianz Insurance
Sophie Mitchell
Head of Corporate Affairs
Dr Rachel David
Chief Executive
Private Healthcare Australia
Robert Underdown
Head of Government Affairs
Caltex Australia
Adam Kilgour
Managing Director


  • The Reputation Economy
  • The Case for Influence: a Strategic Approach to Corporate Affairs
  • Inside Out: Effective Communication Across All Audiences
  • The Politics of Persuasion: Advocacy and Engagement in a Changing Democracy
  • Controlling Controversy: the Art of Crisis Communications
  • Creating Consensus: New Tools for Authentic Community Engagement
  • New Solutions: the Future of Corporate Affairs



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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.

The Corporate Affairs Summit is exclusively crafted for the most senior corporate affairs and communication executives from all sectors of the national economy. Delivered by the profession’s elite, this event offers a powerful business agenda within a sophisticated executive networking environment.

Being a sponsor of the 7th annual Corporate Affairs Summit actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of the nation’s senior decision-makers in corporate affairs, public relations and communication.

Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience in a specialised closed event environment.

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


Sofitel Wentworth Hotel
61-101 Phillip Street,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.


To receive a discount on rooms. Contact reservations directly on (02) 9228 9188 or H3665@sofitel.com and quote CAS220517

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Packages Early Bird Price (ends 17 March) Standard Price (from 18 March)
Corporate Affairs/Communication: 1 Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
Corporate Affairs/Communication: 4 Delegates (inc. 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Corporate Affairs/Communication: 8 Delegates (inc. 2 Free) $11970 Inc. GST $14970 Inc. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3995 Inc. GST $3995 Inc. 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

    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 ticket 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 Events 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 Events 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 Events 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. In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Events to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@connectevents.com.au

    Photography and Video

    Connect Events 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 Events in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Events in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events.

    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 privacy@connectevents.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: www.connectevents.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@connectevents.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@connectevents.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.