National Summit on Strategic Communications Attracts Top Corporate, Military and Government Leaders to Washington, D.C. on May 4-5
Annual Summit Draws Air Force Director of Public Affairs and NASA's Head of Communications; also, Communications Officers from Arrow Electronics, Carnival Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the country's top communications and public affairs officers will assemble in Washington, D.C. next week to identify strategies which enhance engagement with customers and allies, employees and other stakeholders, and share best practices to improve "strategic communications."
More than 90 senior leaders and CEOs from corporate, military and government communications, public relations and public affairs are confirmed to attend the 6th National Summit on Strategic Communications on May 4-5 at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. A complete agenda, faculty list and registration information is available at www.strategicsummit.com.
"The partnerships between business, civic and government organizations are absolutely essential, especially in today's economy," said Brig. Gen. Kathleen Cook, Air Force Director of Public Affairs and a Summit keynote speaker. "None of us has a monopoly on good ideas. While we all face unique challenges, the rapid rate of change in the communication environment is common to every organization, and I believe there is much we can learn from each other."
The annual Strategic Summit attracts delegates globally. In addition to the United States, participants from Australia, China, Japan, Russia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are registered to attend.
Other featured speakers include:
Chris Monteiro, Group Executive, Worldwide Communications, MASTERCARD
David Weaver, Associate Administrator for Communications, NASA
Carmen Middleton, Deputy Executive Director, CIA
Roger Frizzell, SVP and Chief Communications Officer, CARNIVAL CORPORATION
Haru Hirate, Corporate Officer, SVP, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LTD
Natalie Fedie, Vice President, GOVDELIVERY
Col. Steve Warren, Director of Defense Press Operations, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Jay DeFrank, Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, PRATT & WHITNEY
Summit sponsors and supporting partners include: APOSTOL, Bell Helicopter, Bulletin Intelligence, Cubic Corporation, George Washington University, Global Gateway Advisors, GovDelivery, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman Corporation. Pratt & Whitney, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and the University of Florida. Media Partners include O'Dwyer PR, PR Newswire and The JOTW Network. The Summit is organized by The SCLI and ExL Events.
ABOUT THE STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE ("The SCLI") The SCLI is a non-profit organization established to advance the profession by providing thought leadership and setting standards for practicing strategic communications. The SCLI connects a community of senior executives, communications directors and public affairs officers from corporations, the military, government agencies and other non-profit organizations and NGOs. With an active volunteer Board of Advisors, the SCLI organizes interactive programs, seminars and training to share knowledge and expertise within the professional community. www.thescli.org
ABOUT EXL EVENTS ExL Events, Inc. is the industry leader in developing innovative, educational conferences that serve the pharmaceutical and allied healthcare communities in the United States, Europe, Latin America and additional markets. Its experienced team conducts extensive market research and targeted outreach. The results translate into innovative, high-quality events designed to exceed the dynamic informational and networking needs of audiences. ExL Events conference platforms facilitate the exchange of critical information between industry executives and suppliers to support their scientific and commercial goals. www.exlevents.com