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European Digital Advocacy Summit 2017


Data, digital ads, targeted content and apps have become vital parts of the European advocacy toolkit. This one-day summit will help EU public affairs and communications professionals to stay up-to-date with trends and enhance their digital presence.

Featured topics

  • Online Thought Leadership for Real-World Influence;
  • Reaching Beyond Brussels;
  • How to Shape Attitudes using Social Media;
  • Data is the New Oil;
  • Digital Tools of the Trade;
  • The View from Washington D.C. – Trends and Tactics.


8:30 Arrival and Coffee

9:00 Welcome

András Baneth
Managing Director, European Office
Public Affairs Council

9:10 Keynote Speech

Dan Sobovitz
Speechwriter, Ghostwriter and Digital Communication Strategist to Vice President
European Commission


9:30 Panel 1: Online Thought Leadership for Real-World Influence

Ben Alexander Kennard
Press and Digital Communications Manager
Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)

Katie Owens
Press and Communication Advisor
EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions

Brett Kobie
Senior Vice-President and Director | Digital, Social & Creative Strategy
FleishmanHillard Inc.


10:30 Networking Break


10:50 Panel 2: Reaching Beyond Brussels

Hannah Grieve
Communications Officer
European Youth Forum

Harold Tor
Head of Communications
Centre of European Policy Studies (CEPS)


11:30 Panel 3: Fireside Chat: How to Shape Attitudes using Social Media

Marco Ricorda
Social Media Manager
ALDE Group – European Parliament

Danielle Miller
Europe Region Employee Communications Manager on Strategy

David Camacho
Project Coordinator


12:30 Buffet Lunch

13:20 Sponsors’ Messages


13:30 Panel 4: Data is the New Oil

Lionel Sola
Director of Communications and Political Outreach

Terence Lyons
TSC – The Stakeholder Company


14:10 Panel 5: Digital Tools of the Trade

Mark Wilson
One Policy Place

Alexandre Alaphilippe
Co-Founder and Director of Operations
Saper Vedere


14:50 Networking Break


15:10 Panel 6: The View from Washington D.C. – Trends and Tactics

Dan Horowitz
Director, Advocacy and Campaigns

Nick DeSarno
Manager, Digital and Communications Practice
Public Affairs Council, Washington D.C.



“Thanks to @andrasbaneth and the #EUDAS2016 crowd for a great day of digital debate! Happy to join & learn.”
Chris Heron, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Eurometaux

“Thanks to the @pacouncil Europe team for a great Digital Summit. Great to speak again in bxl about advocacy in the 21st century #EUDAS2016”
Toni Cowan-Brown, VP of European Business Development, NationBuilder

“Loved #EUDAS2015 sharpness & interactions. A very productive day for @UnileverEU thx @andrasbaneth @PACouncil”
Unilever EU Affairs team

Past Participants

Toy Industries of Europe
Imperial Brands
Johnson & Johnson

How to attend

To register please click here

Prices exclude 21% VAT:

  • PAC Members: $195
  • Non-Members: $395

Price includes buffet lunch, light refreshments, and handouts.

Multiple registrations from the same organisation? Ask us about pricing.

Cancellation and policy information

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