WASHINGTON, DC — Numerous in-house marketing and communications leaders will grace the stage at PRovoke18 in Washington DC next week, exploring such critical public relations issues as cultural risk, AI, fake news and purpose. 

Confirmed speakers include the following executives, while the full programme can be accessed here

  • Catherine Hernandez-Blades, SVP, chief brand & comms officer, Aflac

  • David Kamenetzky, chief strategy & external affairs officer, AB InBev

  • Maggie FitzPatrick, corporate affairs SVP at Exelon

  • Kaydee Bridges, VP digital & social media strategy, Goldman Sachs

  • Kelley Baron, head of loyalty brand experience, IHG

  • Amanda Duckworth, CMO, Kleiner Perkins

  • Elizabeth Owen, head of global employee communications, Levi Strauss & Co

  • Brian Lott, chief communications officer, Mubadala

  • Mika Hyotylainen, VP, marketing & service design, Neste

  • Lisa Gibby, VP of corporate communications, Nestle

  • Marc Pritchard, chief brand officer, P&G

  • Kelly Vanasse, chief communications officer, P&G Beauty & Grooming

  • Jenny Isaacson, VP of community engagement, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

  • Lisa Lieberman, director of US marketing for Lyrica at Pfizer

  • Aaron Sherinian, VP of global comms transformation, PMI

  • Gina Sheibley, SVP of global PR & corporate comms, Salesforce

  • Christine Montgomery, head of digital comms, World Bank

These in-house leaders join a stellar lineup that also includes:

  • From the political world, Senator Mark Warner

  • From the media world, Washington Post chief executive Frederick Ryan and executive editor Martin Baron; Quartz's Heather Timmons and Sara Fischer from Axios

  • From the activist world, Indian transgender rights campaigner Shree Gauri Sawant and the Truth Initiative's Eric Asche

  • From the agency world, Sir Martin Sorrell, Mark Penn and John Seifert

  • And PR industry luminaries including Richard Edelman, Barri Rafferty, Margery Kraus and many others.

The full speaker list can be viewed here, while the programme is live here

Tickets for PRovoke18 event are still available here. Rooms at the Watergate can be reserved here at a special conference rate.