Trust Summit 2018

european public affairs
22 Jan, 2018

Trust Summit
28 March, 2018
14:00-18:00 CEST

Fake news | Digital platforms | Political risk

How should organizations communicate in the age of distrust?

What steps can CEOs, government officials and their teams take to earn trust?

What’s the right strategy for addressing these major social changes in order to remain relevant and trusted?

With special thanks to our summit partners:



13:30-14:00 Arrival/Check-in

14:00-14:25 Keynote speech


Daniel Braun
Deputy Head of Cabinet
Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality
European Commission

14:25-14:30 How can leaders increase trust and create more inclusive growth?

Elizabeth Krahulecz

Elizabeth Krahulecz
Director, Head of EMEIA Regulatory & Public Policy Brussels Office

14:30-15:00 Trust Barometer Findings
Key findings from the nine-country European data set of the global 2018 Trust Barometer study, including comparisons to the global findings and other regional insights.


Antoine Harary
Global Managing Director
Edelman Intelligence

15:00-16:00 Panel I:
How can businesses build trust with consumers, and how do politicians and NGOs impact corporate strategy in this low-trust environment?


Marietje Schaake
Member of European Parliament
D66, ALDE Group


Marc Scarduffa
Vice President Government Relations
& Public Affairs
Pfizer Inc.
New York


Zoltan Feher
Strategy | Geopolitical Risk
Harvard University


Dr. Corinna Hoerst
Senior Fellow & Deputy Director
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
President of The Brussels Binder

16:00-16:25 Coffee Break

16:25-17:25 Panel 2:
How are the traditional roles for media, platforms and spokespeople changing, and what actions can the media themselves and watchdogs take in this complex environment?


Carl Dolan
Transparency International


Alastair Macdonald
Bureau Chief, Brussels


Dr. James Randerson
News Editor

17:25-17:45 Closing keynote


Ann Mettler
Director-General, European Commission, Head of European Political Strategy Centre

17:45-18:00 Wrap up and invitation to reception


Gurpreet Brar
General Manager

Event Location

Thon Hotel EU
Rue de la Loi 75



Prices exclude VAT @ 21%:

  • PAC Members: €50
  • Non-Members: €95

Price includes light refreshments, handouts, and an evening reception.

European Office

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This event is co-presented by:


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Sponsoring the Public Affairs Council’s Trust Summit is an excellent way to connect with public affairs and industry experts, as well as EU officials. As many as 120 EU advocacy, communications and regulatory affairs professionals will be in attendance and sharing their insights about the best strategies for fighting distrust and engendering trust in today’s world. They will also be seeking your ideas and input.

With sponsorship comes the following benefits:

  • One entrance ticket to the conference
  • Your logo will be displayed on our marketing emails for the event giving you exposure to over 2,500 European and US public affairs professionals
  • Your organization will be featured on the event’s welcome screen and during the breaks
  • Your organization will be featured in conference handouts
  • You may add one item of promotional material to the conference handouts
  • You may place promotional materials at the entrance to the event
  • Your organization will be mentioned in two tweets during or in the run-up to the event

And, as a bonus, the first two sponsors to confirm will each be allocated a two-minute speaking slot before an afternoon session in the conference.

The sponsorship fee is €1500 + VAT.

For more information about sponsorship or to sign up, please contact the Public Affairs Council’s European office.