23 - 24 May 2023
Sydney
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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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20+ Insightful Sessions
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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40+ 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)
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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)
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Maeve DuVally
Managing Director, Corporate Communications

Goldman Sachs (USA)
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Maeve DuVally
Managing Director, Corporate Communications

Goldman Sachs (USA)
Maeve is a managing director in Corporate Communications. She serves on the Structured Products Committee and the Americas Regional Vetting Group. Maeve joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as a vice president and was named managing director in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Maeve worked in media relations at Merrill Lynch. Before that, she was a financial journalist and editor at Bridge News for nearly 15 years. Maeve serves on the advisory boards for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship and the Association of Foreign Correspondents; and, the community board of Connecticut-based LGBTQ health provider Anchor Health Initiative. She earned a BA in English from Providence College in 1983 and was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism School in 1994.
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Joanna Price
Senior Vice President, Chief of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability

Coca Cola (USA)
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Joanna Price
Senior Vice President, Chief of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability

Coca Cola (USA)
Joanna Price has more than two decades of experience in public affairs and communications, particularly in the food and beverages sector. Born in Australia, Joanna has lived and worked in over six countries. She joined The Coca-Cola Company 15 years ago and has overseen public affairs, communications and sustainability strategy and activities across North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa – with special expertise in the South Pacific, North America, and Asia – and has experience working at country, regional, group and global levels. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Joanna, a member of The Coca-Cola Company North America Operating Unit (NAOU) Executive Leadership Team, is SVP, Chief of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability. Joanna leads multiple high-performing teams which focus on strategic communications, leadership and internal communications, stakeholder and community management, corporate reputation marketing, public policy, government relations and sustainability. Joanna has led major corporate and public affairs initiatives which have drawn upon her extensive issues-management experience, partnership management, stakeholder mapping and engagement skills. In recent years, Joanna has actively led public affairs work in the U.S. and the Corporate Center around corporate reputation, category growth, financial reporting, and sustainability priorities – and one of her proudest achievements has been helping launch Coca-Cola’s industry-first goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030. In addition to her work leading public affairs, Joanna also has supported C-level executives and advised the Coca-Cola Board in the areas of strategy, governance, and public policy. Joanna serves on the national board of the YWCA, The International Dyslexia Association and The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. Prior to Coca-Cola, Joanna served in senior corporate positions at Kellogg, ACNielsen and News Corporation in public affairs, communication, strategy and research role. She has an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters of Marketing from Charles Sturt University and Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology.
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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)
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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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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 13th 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 2022

Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 24/02/2023)
$1295 + GST
$3885 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 25/02/2023)
$1495 + GST
$4485 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to Corporate Affairs professionals, please email zoeb@connectmedia.com to register.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: team@connectmedia.com
Tel: 61 2 8004 8590

 

HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence.

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our priority. Please click here to find out more.

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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