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NEW VENUE – THE HILTON LONDON METROPOLE. Don’t Miss Insights On How To Boost Business Performance With High-Impact Employee Engagement Strategies!

30 Employee Engagement Directors Power Lasting, World-Class Engagement With Proven Bottom-Line Impact & Value: Uncover How To Cut Through With Next-Level Communications, Leadership & Culture Change Strategies & Harness The Latest Technologies, Tools, Digital & Social Advances.

A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 29th November 2018, The Hilton London Metropole, London

Brand New Venue - The Engaging Employees Conference Will Now Be Taking Place At The Hilton London Metropole


How Can We Boost Performance With Influential Communications, Inspiring Leaders, Positive, Value-Driven Cultures & New Technologies, Tools, Digital & Social Innovations To Drive Measurable, Sustained Engagement?

  1. Powerful, Long-Term Engagement Strategies: The secrets to increasing and sustaining employee engagement for real business value
  2. Integrated Channels & Communications: Hit the mark with creative, relevant and impactful internal messages on the right channels
  3. Inspiring, Influential Leadership: Support and motivate key leaders with positive tools, mindsets and behaviours to drive next-level performance
  4. Drive Change, Embed Positive Cultures: Shift internal cultures and motivate colleagues to buy into company values and drive successful change
  5. Engage Hard-To-Reach Staff: Understand how and why colleagues want to connect with the business to ensure you are reaching and engaging everyone
  6. The Latest Tools, Technologies, Digital & Social Advances? Stay relevant in the always-on digital era for state-of-the-art engagement
  7. Measure Engagement & Identify Actionable Insights: Adapt for the future with real-world employee insights and honest feedback
  8. Prove ROI, Win Senior Buy In! Tap into the key metrics to demonstrate bottom-line value & prove just how much employee engagement is business critical
  9. Promote Diversity and Wellbeing: Tailored approaches to engage diverse workforces and raise awareness and support for colleague wellbeing
  10. Low-Cost, High-Impact Engagement: Winning strategies to do more with less

Why Attend This 5th Annual Engaging Employees Conference?

  • Refreshed, Future-Focused, Results-Driven Agenda: Engagement Showcase • Integrated Channels & Messages • Digital, Social, Tools & Technologies • Influential Leadership • Engagement Leaders Q&A • Hard-To-Reach • Measuring Engagement • Proving ROI • Changing Cultures, Embedding Values • Diversity & Wellbeing • Do More With Less!
  • 30 Practitioners. 1 Inspiring Day.
  • 5th Annual Event! Respected By The Industry As Europe's Leading 1 Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event
  • NEW! Engagement Showcase
  • NEW! Best-Practice Networking Breakouts: Talent, Millennials, Change, Disruption & Uncertainty, Rewards & Recognition, Gender Pay Gap, Team Collaboration
  • NEW! 2 Interactive Panels: Leaders + Changing Cultures
  • NEW! 7 Lunchtime Peer Discussions: Remote Workers, Global Teams, Front-Line Colleagues, Social Networks, Face-To-Face, Email, Intranet

30 Speakers. 1 Day.

Can You Help Engagement Professionals Boost Performance? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email

Book An Exhibition Stand + 2 Delegate Places For Only £2,699 +VAT. Exhibition space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting

09.10 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Chair’s Opening Remarks

Paul Eastwood, Culture Director, Virgin Money

Arlene Amitirigala, Head of Engagement & Employee Communications, Europe & GB, DIAGEO


09.20 Powerful Strategies To Increase Staff Engagement & Maintain Long-Term Impact & Performance

Jessica Latimer, Head of Internal Communications, Sky


09.50 Deliver Consistent, Impactful Messages & Win Long-Term Engagement In The Always-On Digital Era

Tor Goldfield, Director of Internal Communications, Expedia Group Lodging Partner Services


10.10 Take Advantage Of The Latest Tools, Technologies, Digital & Social Developments To Optimise & Future- Proof Engagement & Communications Strategies

Tanya Burak, Director, Internal Communications, Savills


10.30 From Board Level To Middle Managers; Inspiring & Enabling Leaders To Maximise Colleague Engagement With Positive, Impactful Tools, Mindsets & Behaviours

10.45 Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


11.15 Using Better, More Innovative Employee Insight To Drive Improved Performance

Ghassan Karian, Managing Partner, Karian & Box


11.45 Best-Practice Advice & Lessons Learnt On Creating & Supporting True Leaders & Engagement Champions To Promote Business-Wide Colleague Engagement

Sarah Hood, People Engagement Lead, Bupa

Caroline Beardall, Director of Organisational Effectiveness, NHS Improvement

John Townsend, Head of Internal Communications, Unicef UK

Simon Connolly, Talent Manager, Zurich UK

Sameer Pathak, Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, Blue Cross

Carl Clarke, HR Director – Group Functions, pladis



12.20 Successfully Reach Employees Business-Wide, Build Engagement & Embed Company Messages & Values

Sarah Hood, People Engagement Lead, Bupa


12.40 How Virtual Reality And Gamified Simulations Can Engage Employees And Increase Business Results

Krister Kristiansen, Managing Director, Attensi




12.55 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Speakers & Partners


13.25 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Remote Workers

Katie O’Sullivan, Senior Recruitment Manager, Mitchells & Butlers PLC

B) Global Teams

Anoushka Norda, Senior Manager, Global Digital Communications, HSBC

C) Front-Line Colleagues

Simon Yates, Director of Internal Communications, Europe, Marriott International 

D) Social Networks

Mike Collins, Sr. Digital Learning | LX | UX Specialist, River Island

E) Face-to-Face

David Cooke, Head of Senior Leadership & Corporate Centre, Home Office

F) Intranet

Julian Simpson, Head of Internal Communications, Avios

G) Designing Tools & Techniques For Employee Experience 

Suzy Jearum, Associate Director Continuous Improvement & Integration, Coca-Cola European Partners

13.55 Afternoon Chairperson’s Remarks

Amber Heavisides, Internal Communications Consultant, Group Functions,  Centrica


14.00 Top Measurement Techniques To Identify Actionable Employee Insights, Achieve Your Goals & Drive Engagement Now & In The Future

Alex Nelson, Senior Employee, Experience Manager, Marks & Spencer


14.20 How To Win At Employee Engagement: Inside Stories From Industry Leaders

Nigel Williams, Head of Customer Insight, Interact


14.35 Best-Practice Breakout Session

A) Growing & Retaining Talent

Simon Connolly, Talent Manager, Zurich

B) Engaging Millennials

C) Change, Disruption & Uncertainty


15.00 Proven Strategies For Shifting Mindsets & Engaging & Motivating Colleagues To Drive Successful Change & Truly Embed Positive Organisational Cultures

Kate Byrne, Internal Communications & Inclusion Lead, Deliveroo

Kim Atherton, Chief People Officer, OVO Energy

Ben Hutchinson, Head of Business Change, Thales UK

Julie Gibson, Change/Programmes Director, Brakes Group

Liana Dinghile, Executive Strategy and Development Director, EMEA, Siegel+Gale

Simon Curran, Employee Engagement Lead, Lloyd’s Banking Group

15.40 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


16.10 Prove Business Benefits Of Employee Engagement With Relevant, Effective Measurement Tools & Methods To Win Senior Buy-In


16.30 Tailored Approaches For Engaging Diverse Workforces & Promoting & Supporting Colleague Wellbeing

Nick Davison, Head of Health Services, John Lewis

16.50 Chair’s Closing Remarks

17.00 Official Close Of Conference

Please check the website regularly for programme updates and confirmed speakers. For more information or to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email