Join CIPR East Anglia on 15 May 2019 for the region’s biggest annual PR & Communications conference, attracting a crack team of comms professionals from across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The immersive, interactive event will be a mix of expert-led breakout sessions and engaging talks by in-house, agency and freelance comms gurus from East Anglian hubs such as Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge and Colchester.

Early bird tickets will go on sale in mid-February.

“a crack team of comms professionals”

It’s the perfect opportunity to learn key insights from the best, test out ideas, talk about our professional challenges (and opportunities) with peers, and to pick up some hints and tips to add to your comms arsenal.

CIPR President Elect Jenni Field will open the afternoon with a forward-looking talk about the CIPR and communications industry, whilst Darren Cavendy, creator of comms2point0, will lead a session about supercharged social media. Leanne Ehren, will also be joining us as an experienced comms professional working in the emergency services sector, leading a discussion about wellbeing and creativity in PR.

Jenni Field – Comms in 2019 and beyond

JenniFJenni is a Board Director for Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the President-Elect in 2019, a Chartered Practitioner and a CIPR Fellow. She has over 14 years’ experience in communications. Working at Director level for a global pharmaceutical company, Jenni has worked in the public sector, defence, advertising and retail and hospitality industries.

She has set up global communications functions, specialised in media relations and internal communications and has helped companies through major change programmes, digital adoption challenges and streamlining their PR efforts for the best results.

Darren Caveney – supercharged social media

Darren is the creator of comms2point0 and owner of Creative Communicators Ltd. His 23 years in communications includes 10 years as a head of comms in local government and two years as a director of comms in the NHS.

He has delivered in-house training and consultancy for over 100 organisations and has spoken at over 150 events in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Darren is an associate with the Local Government Association and a mentor to several UK communicators. He also runs the unique UnAwards, is a co-organiser of Comms Unplugged and co-hosts the Talking Comms Podcast.

Leanne Ehren – wellbeing and creativity in PR

Leanne is an experienced communications professional leading regional and county-wide teams in the emergency services sector. Her area of specialism is crisis and major incident communications and after her team responded to three major incidents in six months, health and wellbeing and the mental health of communication professionals on a longer-term basis has become something she is passionate about.

Alasdair Dick – handling crisis comms online

Alasdair is a consultant at Helpful Digital where he leads on building digital capability and delivering crisis training programs to a wide-range of clients across the public and private sectors. Previously, he has helped charities to design communications strategies, delivered digital communications in central government, and developed digital products for a publishing house.


More speakers will be announced soon.


Come along to sharpen your skills, discuss fresh perspectives and benchmark your work against some of the very best. Attending this event will gain CIPR members 10 CIPR CPDpoints.

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