24-25 May 2022
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Insights to Influence

Firmly established as the singular agenda-setting event for Australia’s corporate public affairs and communication community, the Corporate Affairs Summit is returning in May with renewed ambition to build business resilience.

As our operating environment corrects, the Summit presents an enviable opportunity for the nation’s Corporate Affairs and Communication leaders to connect, combat shared challenges, and leverage opportunities emerging from the upturn economy.

Why Attend

  • The Corporate Affairs Summit secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority. Our attendees are charged with shaping the conversation, armed with an array of real-time engagement tools.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate, and the programme is designed to provide attendees with valuable opportunities to connect in-person on the business that matters.

Gain Access

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15+ Insightful Sessions
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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30+ Industry Speakers
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300+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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Past Speakers

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Richard Edelman
Chief Executive Officer

Edelman (USA)
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Richard Edelman
Chief Executive Officer

Edelman (USA)
The firm was named to Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List and was honored as “PR Agency of the Decade” by both Advertising Age and The Holmes Report. Richard has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses. He has advised senior executives through significant disruptions within their organizations, including Samsung and United Airlines. He has counseled countries in every region of the world on economic development programs. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs. In 2020, Richard was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Fame. In 2019, he was named the PR Agency Professional of the Past 20 Years by PRWeek and was inducted into the publication’s Hall of Fame; in 2014, he was inducted in the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame. Richard is regarded as an industry thought leader and has posted weekly to his blog since 2004. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, Project HOOD, P33, the Gettysburg Foundation, the 9/11 Museum and the National Committee on U.S. China Relations. He is a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, World Economic Forum and PR Seminar. Richard earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1976.
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Sir Craig Oliver
Fmr Director of Politics & Communications

The Right Hon David Cameron (UK Prime Minister 2010 to 2016)
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Sir Craig Oliver
Fmr Director of Politics & Communications

The Right Hon David Cameron (UK Prime Minister 2010 to 2016)
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Brandon Borrman
Vice President Global Communications

Twitter (USA)
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Brandon Borrman
Vice President Global Communications

Twitter (USA)
Brandon leads Communications at Twitter. Earlier he led Comms at Ancestry, helping to transform it into the world-leader in DNA testing. For the 15+ years prior he was a Partner at Brunswick, led Comms at an AI startup and was at Starbucks and United Airlines, among other things.
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Dave Samson
General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)
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Dave Samson
General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)
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Jessica Powell
Vice President of Communications,

Google (USA)
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Jessica Powell
Vice President of Communications,

Google (USA)
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Marc Firestone
President, External Affairs and General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)
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Marc Firestone
President, External Affairs and General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)
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Alex Aiken
Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)
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Alex Aiken
Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)
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Damon Jones
Chief Communications Officer

Procter & Gamble (USA)
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Damon Jones
Chief Communications Officer

Procter & Gamble (USA)
Damon leads efforts to ensure the world’s largest consumer goods company is recognized as one of the most trusted brands in the world. He leads a global organization responsible for P&G’s image and reputation and that of it’s nearly 100 brands. Leveraging P&G’s significant industry presence, advertising spending and convening power, Jones also directs a broad portfolio of citizenship and advocacy efforts focused on driving equality for women, people of color and other under-represented groups. A trusted advisor to the C-suite, he has a proven track record of leveraging reputation and relationships to drive brand and business success, while guiding and enabling the Company to be a force for good and a force for growth.
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Jack Leslie
Chairman

Weber Shandwick (USA)
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Jack Leslie
Chairman

Weber Shandwick (USA)
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Zenia Mucha
Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)
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Zenia Mucha
Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)
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Gary Sheffer
Vice President Communications & Public Affairs

GE (USA)
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Gary Sheffer
Vice President Communications & Public Affairs

GE (USA)
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Mike Fernandez
Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)
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Mike Fernandez
Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)
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Simone Niven
Global Head of Media and Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)
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Simone Niven
Global Head of Media and Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)
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Lord Peter Chadlington
CEO

Huntsworth (UK)
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Lord Peter Chadlington
CEO

Huntsworth (UK)
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Roger Fisk
National Director

Obama for America (USA)
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Roger Fisk
National Director

Obama for America (USA)
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Melissa Fleming
Chief Spokesperson

UNHCR (SUI)
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Melissa Fleming
Chief Spokesperson

UNHCR (SUI)
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Pierre Goad
Global Co-Head of Communications

HSBC (UK)
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Pierre Goad
Global Co-Head of Communications

HSBC (UK)
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Seema Kumar
VP, Global Health, and Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)
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Seema Kumar
VP, Global Health, and Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)
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Kirsten Walkom
Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)
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Kirsten Walkom
Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)
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SPONSORS

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Event Partner | www.meltwater.com
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Platinum Sponsor | www.ipsos.com
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Platinum Sponsor | www.govconnex.com
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Gold Sponsor | www.advoc8.co
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Founding Sponsor | www.saltshein.com.au
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Associate Sponsor | www.iabc.com
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Meltwater helps PR, social and marketing teams go beyond media monitoring. Our local experts help clients build influence, connect with their audience and measure success on-the-go.

More than 30,000 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 60 offices on six continents, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise.

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For business leaders who aspire to better decision-making in reputation, corporate communications and corporate policy development, the Ipsos Corporate Reputation team provides the insight industry’s most trusted source of specialist research and guidance.

 

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GovConnex builds cloud software solutions for public affairs teams at leading companies, consulting firms and associations. We enable public affairs professionals to better navigate government and regulatory environments, by delivering real-time data, analytics, tools and services through purpose built technology.

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Temple Executive Search are the corporate affairs experts.  We offer executive search, training and consulting in communications, public affairs and investor relations.

With more than 100 years’ combined corporate affairs, government relations, communications and investor relations experience in the Temple team, every search lead understands communications from having lived the roles we fill.  Nobody knows corporate affairs, and corporate affairs people, like Temple.  Our national and global networks and experience will bring you the hidden talent.

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Public policy development is a crowded space. Influencing issues that support business goals, requires successful navigation of complex stakeholder relationships.

Advoc8 is a full-suite technology platform for corporate public affairs teams, giving them the cutting edge in stakeholder engagement, and providing the tools and data needed to amplify their influence.

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Salt & Shein recruits executives in the fields of marketing, corporate affairs and communication. Please get in touch whether you are looking to make a hire, or thinking about the next step in your career.

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International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global association that serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines. We deliver on the Global Standard in communication through our educational offerings, certification, Gold Quill awards program, resources, and annual World Conference. We support our community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning, and career guidance.

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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 12th year, the Corporate Affairs Summit is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Summit is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with the Corporate Affairs and Communication profession, the Corporate Affairs Summit offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2021

 

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Venue/Accommodation Details

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ICC SYDNEY

14 Darling Drive, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 4/03/2022)
$1,195 + GST
$2,985 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 5/03/2022)
$1,395 + GST
$3,585 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to Corporate Affairs professionals, please email [email protected] to register.

COVID 19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health and the ICC Sydney. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our number one priority.

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme.
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations within the venue
  • As an invitation-only event, delegate contact details are acquired prior to commencement, and on-site attendance is recorded. Delegates are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe App
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services

For any other questions, please contact [email protected]

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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