About the summit

The Global Communication Summit is the annual flagship event for international communication & PR professionals. The event brings together cross-industry leaders in comms, PR, public affairs and corporate affairs to discuss the transformation of community and communications. More than 400 experts meet at the event to talk about different areas of change and challenges facing today’s communications professionals.

In 2020 GCS takes place digitally for the first time!

Focus Tracks 2020

The Global Communication Summit offers three tracks focusing on different aspects of transformation as well as a supporting programme. Within track 1 and 2 we discuss new approaches to stakeholder engagement, evolving communication strategies, instruments and channels, tech trends of the future and strategies to lead and manage your communication department digitally and effectively. In track 3, our Covid-19 track, we showcase how companies have reacted to this crisis and how the developments around Covid-19 have affected the communication sphere and how they might revolutionize the communication profession forever.

Experiences 2020

Track 1 & 2

How do we as communicators transform work, organisations, leadership and the world? Within Track 1 and Track 2 of our programme we discuss innovative communication strategies and management, visionary leadership, agility and purpose, corporate activism, political polarisation and more. Find the full programme here.

Covid-19 Track

In track 3, our Covid-19 track, we showcase how companies have reacted to this crisis and how the developments around Covid-19 have affected the communication sphere and how they might revolutionize the communication profession forever.

Supporting Programme

You need some diversion from the main programme? Our supporting programme offers sessions which are not focusing mainly on the topic of communication, but instead on inspiring you, relaxing you and giving you a break from intense panel discussions and lectures. Yoga, concerts, AI? Go have some fun!

Focus China

The Global Communication Summit 2020 includes a special focus on China: the world’s most fascinating market presents special challenges and opportunities for corporate communications professionals, and our programme this year includes expert first-hand insights into communications and business in China, from both a Chinese and Western perspective.