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The Evolution of Public Affairs from an EU perspective

Highlights from our webinar on the Evolution of Public Affairs from an EU perspective 

On Thursday 5th November Hanson Search hosted a panel event to explore the Evolving role of Public Affairs within the EU.  

Over decades, the scope and approach to Public Affairs have been shaped by constantly changing environments.

Coming a long way, Public Affairs has finally won its place at the table. Previously seen as a service unit, Public Affairs has demonstrated the value-add to businesses, helping them to become trusted partners to governments. Public Affairs can not only protect a company's reputation but also expand its business and creating a sustainable environment.

We gathered a diverse panel of industry experts to discuss the trends impacting the function, from transparency to activism and digital science; and to share their insights and points of view on the state of play of Public Affairs and its future.

Featuring our expert panel:

  • Markus Weidling, Partner at Interel Berlin, Germany
  • Andras Baneth, Managing Director at the Public Affairs Council, European Office, Belgium 
  • Piero Crivellaro, Head of Public Affairs at Amazon Milan, Italy 
  • Louise Harvey, Non-Executive Chair of the FTI Consulting Strategic Communications practice, Brussels 

 

In our discussion they explored the following:

  • How the role of Public Affairs has changed 
  • What positive trends have impacted Public Affairs
  • How to structure a PA function from a business leader point of view
  • Diversity in the industry, a work in progress

 

For more highlights and top tips from the discussion, feel free to view here:

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