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Workshop: Managing Global Issues and Risk in Public Affairs

In-person workshop

Managing Global Issues and Risk in Public Affairs

14 May 2024
10am to 12:15pm CET, Brussels
Networking lunch will be available

In a year of high political uncertainty and geopolitical disruptions, public affairs professionals are increasingly valued for their ability to understand how geopolitics will impact their organisation as well as provide solutions that mitigate risks. Join this in-person workshop to hear from seasoned public affairs experts on how to assess the impact of global risks on your organisation and incorporate that assessment into your public affairs and communication strategies.

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Join this in-person workshop to hear case studies, methodologies, insights and practical tips on:


  • The main political and business trends shaping the international arena
  • How to identify emerging issues before they turn into a crisis
  • How global reputational and regulatory risks impact businesses, and how public affairs teams can measure and communicate that impact internally
  • How companies can engage effectively with multiple stakeholders and communicate risk in turbulent times
  • How to adapt a global strategy to a constantly evolving external landscape
doug pinkham
Doug Pinkham
Public Affairs Council

Doug Pinkham is president of the Public Affairs Council, the leading international association for public affairs professionals.

Doug was elected to head the Council in 1997. Under his leadership, the Council has expanded its membership, online services, research on emerging public affairs trends, conferences and global public affairs programs. He has written numerous articles for trade/professional magazines and books and is a frequent speaker on public affairs, politics, communications and corporate management. He has been quoted widely in the print and broadcast media, including The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostUSA Today, Fox Business News and NPR.

Before joining the Council, Doug was VP of communications for the American Gas Association, a major trade association representing natural gas distribution companies.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Doug graduated with honors from the College of Wooster in Ohio. While at Wooster, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society.

Doug is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. He serves on the board of the Institute for Public Relations and previously served on the International Advisory Board of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. He is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, an association of senior-level corporate communications executives.

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doug pinkham
Doug Pinkham
Public Affairs Council


PAC Members: €145 (+ VAT if applicable)
Others: €245 (+ VAT if applicable)
Membership Plus: Free

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Amanda Crafford
Program Assistant, European Office
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