Communication Summit 2017

13th - 14th June 2018

Radialsystem V,

Early-bird rate now available

2 days

50+ speakers

500+ attendees

1 community

/01 About

After a decade in Brussels, the European Communication Summit is back with a new home in Berlin!  This year, the flagship event will disrupt along with the communications industry, bringing cross-industry leaders and communications experts together to discuss the transformation of community and communications across Europe.  Join 600 of your peers as we discuss trust, technology and empowerment within the industry.


Engaging in truth, trust and transparency in the age of cyber security leaks and company bumbles


Building the bridge between online and offline for the customer that relies on both


Pushing the boundaries and expanding the possibilities with future tech


Transforming communications to reach a world in social discord

/02 Main Speakers 2017

Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson/Head of Communications

As Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Melissa Fleming leads all communications efforts around the globe. Operating in 120 countries, UNHCR provides shelter and help for over 30 million people who have fled wars and persecution.

In her role, Ms Fleming has introduced strategic communication planning designed to have more impact on the varied audiences, which include media, donors, governments and refugees themselves. She is also leading a rebranding project for UNHCR, and is launching a new digital platform for interactive engagement and individual giving. She joined UNHCR from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), where she served for eight years as Spokesperson and Head of Public Information during the period the organisation made headlines for its inspection work in Iraq, Iran and North Korea and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

Prior to IAEA, she headed the Press and Information team at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and as a Public Affairs Specialist at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Cyriel Kortleven

Cyriel Kortleven

Global Speaker & Author

Cyriel Kortleven is a sought-after speaker at conferences, events and internal leadership development meetings. His mission in life: delivering an inspiring boost the creative & entrepreneurial mindset of professionals in change. Through his playful and enthusiastic attitude to life, he creates an open and informal atmosphere - ideal for bigger events and conferences. Cyriel stimulates people to break their fixed-thinking patterns and inspires you unleash your full potential.

Cyriel is already working more than 15 years in the domain of creativity and innovation. He delivers keynotes all over the world and is on average around 100 days a year on the 'road' (or in a plane) - he presented already in 23 different countries in 5 different continents. He is also author of 4 books. And one of the 700 Certified Professional Speakers (CSP) in the world.
Marcus East

Marcus East

Executive Vice President of Product & Technology / Chief Technology Officer
National Geographic

Marcus East is a dynamic business executive with over 20 years of experience of working with major brands around the world, helping them to harness the power of consumer-facing technology. His extensive experience includes time in both startups and corporations, including six years at IBM and four years at Apple, much of which was spent in Silicon Valley. At Apple he led eCommerce solutions delivery for their worldwide online business, and also drove the adoption of Agile. He returned to the UK at the start of 2016 to work for major retailer Marks and Spencer as Global Digital Director, and is responsible for running the M& online business, and also for driving the company’s digital transformation. He joined National Geographic in 2017.
Kate Russell

Kate Russell

Tech Reporter

Kate Russell is an internationally renowned journalist, reporter and author, who has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. A regular commentator on the BBC’s technology programme “Click” for over a decade, Kate also has monthly technology focused columns in National Geographic Traveller magazine and BBC Focus magazine. She won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog, and in June 2015 she was voted the 25th most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine. Her first book “Working the Cloud” (2013) delivered a collection of online tips, tricks and resources for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her second published book,”Elite: Mostly Harmless” (2014), is a crowd funded science fiction novel based on a remake of the computer game that first inspired her love of technology.
Angelo Vermeulen

Angelo Vermeulen

Crew Commander

Vermeulen is a true contemporary polymath. He holds a PhD in biology, is active in the fields of systems engineering, architecture and design, is a photographer, a visual artist, wrote a book with a philosopher, and works with space agencies such as NASA and ESA. He is a TED Senior Fellow, and is currently pursuing a second PhD at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands working on the topic of interstellar travel.

/03 Contact


Caroline Berger

Executive Coordinator


Vanessa Maly

EACD Programme Lead


David Phillips

Editor in Chief, Communication Director


Helge Schlüter

Partnership Lead


Dennis Schultz

Participants Management Lead