IPR European Professional Colloquium

October 4-5, 2012 – Cliveden, Taplow, Berkshire, UK

Registration by invitation only

The European Trustees of the Institute for Public Relations are pleased to present this annual by-invitation-only Professional Colloquium for the most senior communications and corporate affairs professionals.

Over 24 hours, we will explore the theme of “Reputation in a Social Environment.” By this we mean far more than social media and networking. We will explore the roles and expectations of corporations in an ever-more demanding give-and-take social climate. For the most senior communications professionals, the theme raises issues such as:

  • What transparency means today and whether organizations can expect anything to remain truly confidential for the long term
  • What this means in terms of crisis management, sustainability and corporate responsibility
  • Integrating the (often conflicting) interests of all organizational stakeholders
  • Communications team structure and functions required in this environment
  • How to advise the CEO.

The colloquium discussions will be research-based and driven by group interaction.  Conversations and debates at this by-invitation-only event are led by CEOs, members of the group and other executive guests. As always, discussions at this peer-group meeting are intended to be as confidential as they are challenging.

For further information

For further program information, please contact: Frank Ovaitt, President & CEO, Institute for Public Relations.

Past events

“Renewal and Revitalization,”  September 22-23, 2011
Below is the selected presentation from the 2011 Colloquium.

  • “Mind the Gap” by Penn Schoen Berland & Matt Carter of Burson-Marsteller, evaluate trust building and trust busting in this 2011 presentation.

“Trust and Recovery,”  September 16-17, 2010
Below are selected presentations from the 2010 Colloquium.

  • The Challenge of Restoring Trust” by Donald A. Baer and Matt Carter, of Penn Schoen Berland, analyzes trust — and the challenge of restoring it — among verious stakeholder groups.
  • “CR: A World in Trust…” by Sandra Macleod, Echo Research, discusses corporate responsibility in a post-recessionary period and the drivers for change in the long-term.

“From Sustainability to Durability: Implications for Communications & Public Relations Research,” November 26-27, 2008