Firmly established as the singular agenda-setting event for the Asia-Pacific Corporate Affairs community, the Corporate Affairs Summit is returning in 2020 with a refreshed format to guide you through the year ahead.

2019 welcomed industry game changers from Philip Morris International, Qantas, Wesfarmers, Microsoft, Bayer, Telstra, Uber, ACCC, and many more. Next year, over 300 of your industry peers and an unrivalled selection of C-Suite speakers will make the ICC their home for two days on 20 and 21 May.

Together we will interrogate the forces affecting the corporate affairs and communication landscape – from the hardening of ideologies on the world stage and the polarisation of civil discourse, to artificial intelligence recalibrating the fabric of communication.

Why attend?

  • For ten years we have secured the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask the questions that matter.
  • Every session is independently moderated and closed to the media to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
  • Your experience is at the heart of the Summit. Our audience is screened for seniority, so you’ll be networking in a five-star environment with the minds shaping business.
  • We respect the seniority of our delegates by diving deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes focussed agenda.

Gain access

// 12 Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ Industry speakers
// 300+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Past Speakers

Sir Craig Oliver
Dave Samson
General Manager, Public Affairs
Chevron Corporation (USA)
Jessica Powell
Vice President of Communications
Google (USA)
Marc Firestone
President, External Affairs & General Counsel
Philip Morris International (SUI)
Alex Aiken
Executive Director Communications
HM Government (UK)
Jack Leslie
Weber Shandwick (USA)
Zenia Mucha
Chief Communications Officer
The Walt Disney Company (USA)
Gary Sheffer
Vice President Communications & Public Affairs
Mike Fernandez
Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs
Cargill (USA)
Simone Niven
Global Head of Media & Communications
Rio Tinto (UK)
Lord Peter Chadlington
Chief Executive Officer
Huntsworth (UK)
Roger Fisk
National Director
Obama for America (USA)
Melissa Fleming
Chief Spokesperson
Pierre Goad
Global Co-Head of Communications
Seema Kumar
Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication
Johnson & Johnson (USA)
Kirsten Walkom
Global Communications Director
Save the Children International (UK)


  • Forging a Path Forward: Pragmatism in a Polarised World
  • Strategic Communication: Navigating New Forms of Risk, Collaboration and Innovation
  • Collective Conscience: The Art of Storytelling in Corporate Communication
  • Resilient Relationships: Engaging Government Stakeholders
  • Mission Critical: Frontline Crisis Communication in an Age of Instant Impact
  • Fostering Engagement, Avoiding Enragement: Social Advocacy in the Reputation Age
  • Artificial Advantage: Recalibrating the Fabric of Communication



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Celebrating its 10th 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 2019


Angel Gomez – Commercial Director
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: [email protected]

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Pricing and Discounts Early Registration
Per Delegate
(until 20/12/2019)
Standard Registration
Per Delegate
(from 21/12/2019)
1 Delegate $1,395 + GST $1,695 + GST
4 Delegates (includes 1 Free) $1,395 + GST $1,695 + GST
8 Delegates (includes 2 Free) $1,395 + GST $1,695 + GST
12 Delegates (includes 3 Free) $1,395 + GST $1,695 + GST

* Please note if you are a Service Provider to corporate affairs professionals, email [email protected] to register.

  • 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 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd endeavors 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise [email protected].

    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 [email protected]. To view our full privacy policy please visit: www.connectmedia.com/privacy-policy/.

  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?

    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact [email protected]

    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 [email protected]

    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.

    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.

    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 professionals.

    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.

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees