Renay Richardson and Richard Edelman headline PRCA UK National Conference

The PRCA has today unveiled its full speaker line-up for this year’s PRCA UK National Conference on 24th September, headlined by podcast powerhouse Renay Richardson and Richard Edelman.

Renay Richardson is award-winning audio producer and Founder and CEO of Broccoli Content. She made her mark on the UK podcasting industry with her acclaimed series about race with Reni Eddo-Lodge. Renay will discuss the urgent priority of ethnic equity and inclusion in the PR and communications industry. 
 
Richard Edelman is the CEO of Edleman. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs. Most recently, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Fame. Richard will discuss how PR can thrive and survive as the world adapts to the turbulence caused by the global pandemic.

PRCA Director General Francis Ingham MPRCA, said:

“This has been an exceptional year for our industry and for the world, and so the PRCA UK National Conference 2020 will also be exceptional. We have gathered together our most senior ever programme of speakers, addressing the key issues that confront our industry: ethnic equity and inclusion; purpose-driven communications; and how we can thrive as an industry in the Covid-era. Of all the industry events this year, this surely is the one not to be missed”
 
The Conference will reflect on the turbulence of 2020 and showcase PR industry’s ability to deliver positive societal change through three key themes.

1. Ethnic equity and inclusion – including how processes, policies and culture have discriminated against Black and ethnic minority professionals
2. Brands doing good – the era of purpose in a post-COVID 19 world
3. Thrive and survive –  how PR and working life is shifting

An incredible list of speakers from across the world will join Renay and Richard to share case studies and best practice approaches for communications professionals.

Speakers include:
– Renay Richardson, Founder and CEO, Broccoli Content
– Richard Edelman, CEO, Edelman
– Andy Pharoah, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Mars
– Barbara Phillips MPRCA, Director, Brownstone Communications
– Ete Davies MPRCA, CEO of Creative, ENGINE
– Alex Aiken MPRCA, Executive Director, Government Communications
– Cynthia Davis, BAME recruitment and consulting
– Mandy Rico, Global Director of the Kantar Inclusion Index 
– Kamiqua Pearce MPRCA, Founder, Coldr
– Tony Langham MPRCA, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Lansons
– Mark Hutcheon, Director of Audit & Risk Advisory, Deloitte
– Laura Sutphen MPRCA, Head of Global Purpose, Golin
– Lewis Iwu, CEO and Co-Founder, Purpose Union
– Magin Trewhella MPRCA, Managing Director, John Doe
– Rax Lakhani CMPRCA, Chair of the PRCA Diversity Network and Digital PR and Social Media Consultant
– Yasmin Diamond, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs
– Matt Peacock, Partner, Blurred
– Sarah Samee, WPR Vice President and Group Head of External Communications at Lloyd’s Register

The PRCA UK National Conference is sponsored by Kantar, Intrado, Polpeo, and Access Studios.

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