We live in a world of continuous change – economical, technological, and societal. Challenges from climate change, Brexit, the Gilet Jaunes, rising populism translating now in growing political forces on the left and right of our political spectrums – just to  name a few – are becoming more and more part of our daily reality as professional communicators. The EACD and the Brand & Reputation Collective (BRC) led by Phil Riggins, published a joint study in November 2018 on Corporate communications in an age of radical uncertainty eacd_brc_radical_uncertainty.pdf

In our meeting we will look into the main results of this study and discuss questions on topics such as:

  • How has this affected stakeholder and consumer expectations?
  • How does it impact our own employees?
  • What are companies doing to meet the challenge?
  • What professional answer do we have as corporate communicators?
  • Do we have the right set-up and the right skills to deal with these challenges?

The host and moderator is Marcel Halma, Chief Communications Officer a.i. and Director Integrated Communications & Global Public Affairs at Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Chemicals), and Coordinator of the EACD WG Corporate Citizenship.


The topic will be introduced by Phil Riggins (CEO of BRC and coordinator of the joint EACD-BRC study) – he will set out the main conclusions of the study followed by perspectives from panelists:

  • Mike Klein (CEO of Changing the Terms, Internal Communications thoughtleader, and EMENA Chair of IABC)
  • Brett Kobie (SVP Integrated Communications & EMEA Digital Public Affairs Lead at FleishmanHillard’s EU Office)
  • Annemieke Kievit-Nol (Strategy Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies)

Event Programme:

  • 15:30 Welcome and Registration
  • 16:00 Meeting
  • 17:45 Drinks and Informal networking
  • 18:30 End

This event is for EACD members only and is free of charge.

Please note: Nouryon has no parking availability for visitors of this event. As the venue is next to train station and metro hub Amsterdam Zuid (WTC), you are advised to come by public transport. Public parking is available in the WTC building on the Strawinskylaan.  

We look forward to an engaging meeting with you! If you have any further questions do not hesitate to get in touch with Marcel Halma at [email protected]