21 January 2013 Newsletter

21 January 2013

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Comment from your Chairman

Lucas Van Praag - special lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 29 January

Does the UK economy have the financial services sector it deserves?” –early evening, Wednesday 23 January

Membership

2013 dates for the diary

Comment from your Chairman

I hope it’s not too late to wish you all a Happy New Year! Welcome to our 2013 programme. We hope to see many of you at our special lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 29 January with Lucas Van Praag – this rare London opportunity is one not to miss as Lucas is usually based in New York. He is the former global head of communications at Goldman Sachs, and now runs LvP & Associates LLC, providing strategic communication counsel. I’m interested to hear a man with a reputation for candour on the state of both the PR industry and the world economy.

We also have a few places left for our panel discussion on the evening of Wednesday 23 January chaired by Simon Lewis with panellists Angela Knight, Baroness Valentine, Ian King and Karina Litvack: “Does the UK economy have the financial services sector it deserves?”- the panellists  will explore the perceived disconnect between the financial services sector and the real economy in the UK.

Simon Nixon, European Editor for The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street is our next regular lunchtime speaker on Tuesday 12 February – please book here. We will also be adding events during the year as they are confirmed so look out for them. Full details of the events we have confirmed so far are on our website: www.corporate-financial.com.

This is the time of subscription renewals for many of you – for information about membership options please contact Sue Owen.

Lucas Van Praag runs LvP & Associates LLC, a New York-based company that provides strategic communication counsel to individuals and organizations worldwide - Tuesday 29 January 2013, lunchtime.              

Lucas van Praag, former global head of communications at Goldman Sachs has agreed to
speak at the next CIPR Corporate & Financial Group lunch (29 January) during one of his rare visits to London.  Lucas is recognisably one of the savviest and most respected PRs around.  With a reputation for being robustly sharp-tongued, witty and shrewd, he was the cult-figure defender of Goldmans for some 12 years.  Given his role at the heart of this iconic bank he should be interesting and illuminating about life there during both the global markets boom and subsequent bust.

Date: Tuesday 29 January 2013

Time: 12.30pm for 1 o'clock (sandwich lunch will be served)

Venue: TLT - 20 Gresham Street London, London EC2V 7JE (please note the change from our usual venue for this lunchtime meeting)

Cost: £15 for Corporate and Financial Group members; £20 for non-members on the first occasion and £25 for subsequent meetings. Early booking is advised.

For more details and to book please click here

“Does the UK economy have the financial services sector it deserves?”  Panel debate on Wednesday 23 January, early evening.

Debate chaired by Simon Lewis (CEO of the Association of Financial Markets in Europe) with a confirmed panel comprising Angela Knight, CEO of Energy UK (formerly CEO of the British Bankers Association), Baroness Valentine, CEO of London First, Ian King, Business Editor of the Times and Karina Litvack, formerly Director, Head of Governance and Sustainable Investment at F&C Asset Management.

Date: Wednesday 23 January 2013

Time: 5.45pm registration for 6pm start

Venue: AXA - 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD

Cost: £25 for members, £35 for guests (includes wine and canapés)

For full details and to book click here

Membership

Please remember to renew your membership and let others in the PR world know about the CIPR Corporate and Financial Group (contact Sue Owen for details).  We continue to offer free attendance at meetings to members who are between jobs.

The Corporate and Financial Group exists to provide you with:


  • access - to leaders in business, the media, and the City, at our events

  • networking - amongst our peer group and other senior practitioners

  • guidance on best practice - particularly on matters which directly support the credibility and effectiveness of our profession in delivering value to senior decision makers in business and corporate life

  • representation - on regulatory issues or other matters affecting our collective licence to operate, acting as an authoritative voice for our profession.

Our events include our regular lunchtime meetings (usually the second Tuesday of the month), our annual summer party and annual dinner, visits to places like 10 Downing Street, the Guardian and Sky News, best practice seminars, and events for those new to the industry (Tomorrow’s Talent).  From time to time we organise special events like the panel discussion on 23 January and the lunchtime meeting with Lucas Van Praag on 29 January.

Membership details can be found here . You can join the group either through the CIPR or directly – please contact sueowen@corporate-financial.com for details.

2013 dates  are on our calendar

Wednesday 23 January, evening               Does the UK economy have the financial services sector it deserves?  Debate chaired by Simon Lewis with confirmed panel comprising Angela Knight, CEO of Energy UK (formerly CEO of the British Bankers Association),Baroness Valentine CEO of London First, and Ian King, Business Editor of the Times.

Tuesday 29 January 2013                                Lucas Van Praag runs LvP & Associates LLC, a New York-based company that provides strategic communication counsel to individuals and organizations worldwide.

Tuesday 12 February, lunchtime     Simon Nixon, European Editor, The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street

Tuesday 12 March, lunchtime                   Simon Walker, Director General, Institute of Directors

Tuesday 9 April, lunchtime                Linda Grant, Managing Director of Metro

Tuesday 14 May, lunchtime              Lisa Buckingham, OBE, Editor, Financial Mail

Tuesday 11 June, lunchtime              John Hughman, Editor, Investors Chronicle

Tuesday 25 June, evening              Corporate and Financial Group summer party

Lunchtime meetings £15 for members; guests £20 for the first occasion and £25 for subsequent meetings.  Booking forms can be found on our website

Early bookings are advised as there are occasions when the events are fully booked.

Money saving and CPD 

You can buy a book of vouchers for the speaker lunches and make a 10 per cent saving. You are entitled to 5 CPD points for attending the meetings too.

Through the Thicket – a guide to financial PR

If you wish to buy copies of the third edition of Through the Thicket, the Group’s guide to financial PR (a summary of the rules and regulations for those doing PR for listed companies), please email sueowen@corporate-financial.com.  Cost £15 with discounts for larger quantities.

Communication with other members

We now have 740 members of the Corporate and Financial Group LinkedIn group and this is growing. People are using it for discussions and to flag up events and jobs. It’s free to join so please get involved and add to the conversation.

Annette Spencer

Chairman – CIPR
Corporate and Financial Group

MA, MBA, MCIPR
(Accredited Practitioner)

 

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