As the organizer of Communications Week, it is our role to create a theme that is reflective of the current state of the communications industry. This year, we're addressing how the workplace needs to change.
Our mission is to unify everyone in the communications industry. As technology advances and we become more connected as global citizens, there was a need to bring the discussions we have at Communications Week beyond the borders of the U.S.
Today we announce the global expansion of our annual industry conference celebrating the public relations, media and marketing industries. In our fifth year, Communications Week will hold informational and inspirational events in New York City, Toronto and London this October with further plans to expand into EMEA, including Germany in November 2018.
All events will be under the global 2018 theme, “Workforce of the Future.” Sessions will uncover solutions and reveal insights on how the communications industry is changing, covering key issues such the PR agency model of the future, attracting Gen Z talent, encouraging diversity and embracing new technologies that connect brands and audiences.
“2018 has been a year of change and action. Conversations about equality, diversity, flexibility and work-life balance have reached a fever pitch and are changing the DNA of the PR and media workforce. We’re also at a key tipping point in which technology has permeated our daily lives and has shifted the way that we communicate and work,” said Tiffany Guarnaccia, founder of Communications Week and CEO and founder of Kite Hill PR. “While it’s important to acknowledge the progress we have made, it’s even more important to provide a megaphone for many voices to address key industry at a global scale and work together to solve them. That’s the goal of Communications Week.”
Communications Week 2018’s organization partners include The Content Council, PR Council, PRSA-NY, PRSA Tri-State, NY Women In Communications (NYWICI) and Global Women in PR. Sponsors include Stringr and Justworks as well as returning Platform Sponsor Business Wire. Among a growing list of industry supporters Communications Week NY media partners include PRWeek, Digiday, CommPRO.biz and O’Dwyer’s.
Frau Wenk, a boutique tech PR agency based in Hamburg will be spearheading Communications Week in Germany this November, while Press Pillay, a socially-conscious digital communications agency, will host events in Toronto, Canada, during the course of Communications Week.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Communications Week,” said Ken Bouton, executive vice president of sales at Business Wire. “This year’s events will continue to highlight the changing nature of PR and Communications professionals’ roles and drive meaningful dialog.”
For details on our preliminary agenda including industry experts from Bloomberg, Johnson & Johnson, Nielsen and more, visit our schedule page here.
Join the global “Workforce of the Future” conversation on Twitter by following @CommsWeekGlobal and using the hashtags #CommsWeekNY, #CommsWeekCA and #CommsWeekLNDN.
We hope to see you in October!