MIAMI — Top communicators from PayPal, Volvo and GE Healthcare are among the stellar lineup of speakers at PRovoke17, the Global Public Relations Summit at the St. Regis Bal Harbour later this month.

PayPal's Franz Paasche sits down with Holmes Report chairman Paul Holmes in a provocative conversation that explores the company's response to the racist rallies in Charlottesville. Paasche shares best practices from this experience and how the new communications structure he instituted is enabling PayPal to act quickly and thoughtfully in complicated situations.

Separately, GE Healthcare CCO Sarah Wills joins Flatiron Health CMO Ogi Kavazovic in a discussion about the future of connected healthcare. The panel, moderated by Ruder Finn's chief innovation officer Michael Schubert, explores how new technologies like real-time monitoring, AI and predictive analytics are helping to overcome some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare today, and how PR can leverage them to ultimately improve experiences and outcomes for the patient.

Meanwwhile, Dean Shaw, Volvo Car USA VP of corporate communications, sits down with WE's Stephanie Marchesi to talk about how critical it is to demonstrate velocity and agility. This session will explore Volvo’s transformation from a brand known for safe, family-friendly cars to a modern innovator, luxury player and leader in technology, design and the future of driving.

They join a lineup of speakers that includes noted documentarian Lynn Novick exploring storytelling lessons learned from her long-running collaboration with Ken Burns; neuroscientist Tali Sharot on why facts don’t unite us, at a time when fake news is apparently endemic; and Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema discussing how companies with good products can take greater stands in society.

Tickets for the event are available at our dedicated website.