Rising to new challenges – Do we have what it takes to be successful communication leaders?

In an age where trust in government, media and business is broken, and where organizations have to negotiate unprecedented levels of complexity, ambiguity, immediacy, and connectivity, the role of corporate communications has never been more challenging. The good news for Corporate Affairs Directors is: there has never been a better opportunity to take ownership and have impact as responsibilities increasingly broaden beyond the traditional communications and reputation.

Korn Ferry, a world leader in leadership development, has looked in more detail at the changing requirements for the role, in a new report which sets out to define what best-in-class Corporate Affairs leadership looks like in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The European Association of Communication Directors Netherlands (EACD NL) and Korn Ferry invite senior in-house communication professionals to an open and thought-provoking discussion about the changing demands to corporate communications and what the future (requirements) of the corporate affairs leader will look like.

Speakers Andrew Lowe (Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry) and Desi Kimmins (Head of Leadership Development at Korn Ferry) will present the main findings of the report before engaging in a meaningful group discussion. Joining the panel to further fuel the group discussion are Nanda Huizing (Head of Brand, Communications and Digital at Philips) and Michiel Dijkman (Head Corporate Affairs & Communication at Samsung).

The panel discussion will be in English and will be moderated by Inge Wallage, owner/founder of The Butterfly Effect and Managing Director EACD.

Tuesday June 25, 2019

15:30 – 15:45                Walk in
15:45 – 16:00                Welcome
16:00 – 16:45                Presentation key findings
16:45 – 17:45                 Group discussion
17:45 – 18:00                Wrap up
18:00 – 19:00               Drinks reception at Restaurant Gember

4 minute walk from the museum

Gemeente Museum Den Haag
Stadhouderslaan 41 in The Hague

About the Gemeentemuseum
With 160,000 works of art, the Gemeentemuseum is one of Europe’s biggest art museums. Its collection of modern and contemporary art, fashion and decorative arts includes works by Piet Mondrian, Monet, Picasso and Kandinsky, and successors like Sol Lewitt, Francis Bacon and Louise Bourgeois.

From the bronzed brass to the marble flooring, from the fabulous decorative brickwork to the richly-coloured tiling: the Gemeentemuseum is literally a work of art for the arts. The unique combination of architecture, art and beauty makes a visit to the Gemeentemuseum a unique experience. It is an experience we are keen to share with as many people as possible and we look forward to welcome you.

Spots are limited. Please register as soon as possible and by June 20th, 2019 at the latest and join us for the exclusive event.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and engaging in a meaningful discussion together. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the regional coordinators.