- (Keynote) Victoria Bacon, Director of Brand and Business Development, ABTA
- (Chair) Susan Blackburn, Director, SBP Media
- Chris Phillips GCGI FSyI , Managing Director, International Protect and Prepare Security Office (IPPSO)
- Adam Kirtley, Freelance Presenter/Reporter, BBC & Managing Director/Owner, Handmade Productions
- Ben Ashworth, Senior Press Officer, Greater Manchester Police
- Rob Birkett, Digital Manager, Greater Manchester Police
- Laurie Bell, Director of Communities and Communications & lead for communications on Salisbury Recovery Wiltshire Council
- Ash Canavan, National Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response Communications Lead, NHS England
"One of the most important elements of any emergency is communication" – University of Hospitals of North Midlands
Our half day Briefing investigates the multiple considerations communication teams must take when a major incident occurs. The brief will unpack these through multiple case study sessions, covering the London terror attacks and the Salisbury poisoning.
“you have to be open, honest and transparent. You tell people the truth.” – Katie Perkin, Head of Corporate Communications, Sussex Police
Communication is an important element of major incident response. Playing a vital role in informing the public and appeasing any fears or anger people may have.
Key topics Covered:
Who should attend:
- Learn about how communication teams have worked around high profile major incidents.
- Hear how effective communication is key to reducing fear and anger in and after a major incident.
- Explore how social media communications have been used in a variety of major incidents and how they can be used further.
Those working in communications, public relations, resilience, emergency response, police communications, NHS communications, fire and rescue, major incident management.