GWPR and AMEC to hold Communications Week event in London

Published 30th Oct 2023

GWPR AMEC panel discussion communications week

As part of Ragan Communications’ Communications Week, GWPR and AMEC are hosting a breakfast debate to discuss The changing shape of the PR industry and the talent required to meet these changes.

Hear from industry leaders on how we can ‘Lead the Way’ by embracing new expertise. Given how AI and the advancement of remote working are changing the nature of how we work going forward:

  • What type of leadership talent do we need?
  • What are the different skill sets and backgrounds that we should be embracing in planning for the future?

Our panellists are:

  • Ishtar Schneider – Global People, Inclusion & Diversity Communications Lead, Mars Petcare
  • Sonya Madeira – Founder at Rice Communications, connector
  • Amy Hayer – Partner Healthcare, Hanson Search

The panel discussion will be led by Johna Burke, Global Managing Director AMEC International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication

It will be held on 9th November at 8.30am for 8.45am – ending 9.40am. The venue is Hudson Sandler, 25 Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London EC1M 6AE

Our speakers

Johna Burkę

Panel discussion leader Johna Burke is Global Managing Director AMEC International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication. Johna has more than 30 years experience in marketing, public relations, investor relations, management, communications, strategy and operations.

Amy Hayer is Partner and Global Head of Healthcare Communications – EMEA, USA and Asia Pac for Hanson Search with whom she has served in various capacities for the past 11 years. Amy works with leading consultancies and FTSE100 in-house departments across Europe and the US on finding the right senior leadership candidates.

Sonya Madeira

Sonya Madeira is Founder and Director of RICE Communications, an award-winning consultancy based in Asia. Sonya founded the business in 2009, after stints with Text 100, Hill & Knowlton and similar agencies in India and Singapore. She has been based in Surrey since 2016.

Ishtar Schneider

Ishtar Schneider is Global People, Inclusion & Diversity Communications Lead for Mars Petcare. She is passionate about all things PR, marketing, and media related and a strong advocate on mental health, gender equity, and diversity and inclusion issues.