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.

Focus Tracks 2020

The Global Communication Summit offers four tracks focusing on different aspects of transformation. Within the tracks 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 addition, a fifth Workshop tracks offers hands-on opportunities to road-test lessons learned throughout the Summit.

Experiences 2020


Whether a Main Stage keynote speech from a thought leader, a panel discussion with experts, best cases and presentations that bring you cutting edge PR, or fishbowl sessions that bring the audience together, you’ll find a variety of learning experiences at GCS. But remember: it’s your voice that counts, so question, debate and dive into our programme.


From crisis scenario training to issue management bootcamp, our workshops are the perfect way to  deep dive into a specific communications and PR discipline. Whether you want to compare your capabilities with peers or learn something new, the workshops are an opportunity to road-test what you’ve learned at the Summit.

Innovation Expeditions

Our exciting offsite-programme includes innovation expeditions to co-working spaces, innovation hubs, newsrooms, start-ups and many more hotspots in Berlin! Join the tour, visit innovative and creative spaces and learn from speakers in their own setting as they walk you through their spaces and explain their concept.

Capacity for the tours are limited to 25 pax. Be sure to register online to secure your spot! Registration for the tours will be available starting from 01.05.20.

After Party

We’re not saying that our evening party is the single best reason to come to the GCS, but we’re not not saying it. At the end of the Summit’s first day, our colourful after party is the ideal excuse to let your hair down, unwind, dance and make new friends in the heart of Berlin. A special evening performance will kick off the festivities in style.