The Communication Directors' Forum
The Communication Directors' Forum
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Over two and a half days on board the cruise ship Arcadia, The Communication Directors' Forum offers senior Comms practitioners the opportunity to:
  • meet potential new product & service providers
  • listen, as well as directly contributing, to industry thought leaders in conference and workshops
  • develop your personal network amongst industry peers
  • obtain CPD certificate after the event with your CPD credit
Attendance as a delegate is free of charge, but by personal invitation only.

Already have an invite?

Complete your registration form here.

Need an invitation?

Contact Chris Gault on +44 (0) 20 8487 2232 to request an invitation.
The Format
The Format
  • Learn. Network. Meet.
    Over three nights and two days, The Communication Directors' Forum will combine conference sessions, peer networking and supplier meetings into a time efficient and focused event that is unique to you.

    No time wasted
    Using our unique appointment system, we'll make sure that your valuable time is not wasted and that you are engaged learning about topics that are interesting to you and meeting suppliers who you have chosen to meet based on your upcoming needs.

    Expertly organised and delivered
    Based on your choices, we'll let you know two weeks before the event who you are due to meet and which conference sessions you are attending via our on line event management systems. We'll also make all the pertinent information available for download after the event including material from the conference sessions and details of all the supplier companies you have met.


  • There are extensive opportunities to network and build relationships with your fellow delegates in the luxurious surroundings of the Aurora. Our annual research shows that Communications professionals like you value this element of the programme as highly as any other aspect.

    Delegates have really benefited from discussions with their peers on board, including:
    • New ideas
    • Insights into approaches being adopted by other senior professionals
    • Improving knowledge to assist in a particular area in the future
    • Meet new supplier companies
    • Develop joint initiatives and strategic alliances


    Many delegates benefit from the speed meetings on the first evening, where the opportunity to meet up to 6 suppliers in 5-minute slots offers quick fire exchanges. Many clients have had successful follow-ups with contacts they made through this – and it also serves as a nice ice breaker on your first night!

Your schedule
Your schedule
  • Here is an example of what your itinerary might look like. The specific meetings and conference sessions within your itinerary will be unique to you, based on your specific requests and interests, making sure you make the most out of the time away from the office.

    6pm Keynote address
    7.30pm Speed meetings and networking drinks
    8.30pm Supplier-hosted dinner meeting with fellow delegates followed by after-dinner entertainment
    7.45am Supplier-hosted breakfast meeting with fellow delegates
    9am Mixture of conference sessions, supplier meetings and requested free time
    12pm Keynote address
    1.15pm Supplier-hosted lunch meeting with fellow delegates
    2.45pm Mixture of conference sessions, supplier meetings and requested free time
    6pm Free time
    8.30pm Supplier-hosted with fellow delegates, followed by after-dinner entertainment
    6.30am Breakfast and disembarkation from 06:30am

Sample Attendees
Sample Attendees
  • We have senior communications professionals attending the event from a wide range of companies, which presents some fantastic networking opportunities. Get in touch if you'd like to see the full list.

  • “A fast paced, high energy event to connect with peers and industry experts. You come away knowing there the industry is heading and what you need to do next.”
    Cisco Systems - Head of Internal Communications

    “A most enjoyable and interesting three days – just a joy to get out of the office and have some thinking time with like-minded individuals.”
    Serco Group plc - Communications Director, Media Relations

    “Valuable time to step out of the day-to-day job, hear about what my peers are doing, have discussions with suppliers that I otherwise would not make time for and thinking about new ideas and how I might apply them.”
    Misys plc - Director of Corporate Communications

    “A good two days of meetings, getting to meet new suppliers, hearing about what other people have been doing and learning from specialists and peers.”
    Direct Line Group - Head of Internal Communications

    “I really enjoyed it – more than I thought I would. It was great to be able to meet up with so many colleagues and suppliers that I would probably not have met otherwise"
    EDF Energy - Head of Communications

    “Removed from the grind of day-to-day, the forum gives leaders the space to reflect strategically using thought provoking learning seminars, discussions and keynotes. An all round valuable event for any leader.
    Mears Group plc - Senior External Communications Manager

    “Excellent. As a first timer I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’ve had some excellent conversations with suppliers and fellow delegates – and a prime opportunity to dip my toe into the enormous pool of suppliers out there.”
    CSC - Head of Internal Communications

    "Really enjoyed the experience and found it all relevant and helpful. Also, despite the hectic nature of the event, it provided me with some ‘time out’ to think and stimulate my brain on wider strategic issues relating to my day-to-day job”
    AgustaWestland - Head of Regulatory Reform

General Enquiries:

T: +44 20 8487 2200
F: +44 20 8487 2300

T: +1 212 651 8700
F: +1 212 651 8701

T: +41 61 335 94 44
F: +41 61 544 74 44


T: +39 02 312009
F: +39 02 3313976

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