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Corporate activism in an age of radical uncertainty

Thursday 15 November 2018
EACD Forum

Join the EACD for our annual closing event, where senior communicators and business leaders come together to discuss a key issue impacting the profession. The Forum changes location each year to reflect the international scope of our membership base. This year, the discussion will focus on Corporate activism in an age of radical uncertainty.

The lack of strong leadership has never been more apparent than in today’s volatile world: the challenges of globalisation, technological change, immigration issues, and the rise of populism all demand clear reactions and responsibility.  There is a marked loss of trust in institutions and business, most notably this year in the Facebook data privacy scandal.

Organisations are increasingly expected to take a stance and promote their values outside of the immediate operating environment. Should an organisation actively become involved in social and political issues, and how should communicators enable this dialogue?

The discussion at the EACD Forum 2018 will examine quantitative research from the Brand & Reputation Collective and leading examples of purpose-driven organisations. A diverse panel of leading communicators will discuss shared responsibility and the impact of corporate activism in a rapidly changing world.

Inge Wallage, Managing Director EACD, will moderate the panel. We are pleased to confirm our first speaker, Phil Riggins of the Brand & Reputation Collective and will shortly be announcing further speakers.


17:30 – 18:00 Registration

18:00 – 18:05 Welcome by Hans Koeleman, President of the EACD

18:05 – 18:20 Opening keynote

18:20 – 20:00 Interactive panel discussion

20:00 – 22:00 Networking reception

Register now to secure your place and have your say in the peer-to-peer discussion. This event is free of charge compliments of the EACD and the working language will be English. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch: