‘Let’s Talk’, a newly launched event series for media and communications professionals announces the agenda of its upcoming event, Crisis Communication: Riding out the Storm – Trends, Challenges & Best Practices. Taking place from March 8-9, 2017 at the Address Hotel Dubai Mall, the event aims to provide a platform for industry professionals to discuss the factors that impact an organisation’s crisis communication strategy.
On the first day of the event, an opening panel featuring industry experts will discuss crisis communication in the region and highlight the need for training in the field. The event will also host an agency-client debate on the level of consultancy services in crisis communication in the region. Following the UAE event, the same theme will be implemented across all events under the first phase of ‘Let’s Talk’ that will take place in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in 2017.
The UAE conference will be followed by a training workshop taking place on March 9, 2017, which aims to educate and train participants on crisis management.
“We are thrilled to launch this initiative across the region,” says Mohammed El-Batta, Managing Director, Fekra Communications. “It is an unorthodox approach to crisis communication where we are looking at more niche, focused topics to discuss this year. The world is clearly going through several shocks this year such as Brexit, the US elections and hence changing the rules of the game. Our region is also witnessing immense economic, social and geopolitical volatility. Leaders’ ability to handle crises and maintain clear and present communication has never been more important.”