This year’s Summit, held for the first time in Washington, D.C., was by far our biggest and best event yet! It was incredible to see such an international audience of Interel Global Partnership (IGP) members, public affairs and association executives – nearly 30 countries represented – in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol building for timely and important discussions on advancing leadership in global public affairs.
We hope you gained valuable insights from our excellent speakers as well as new business contacts and friends. Whether it was discussion on policy leadership on the global or local levels, or leadership in emerging or changing industries, we all brought unique perspectives and learnings on the important role of public affairs in creating platforms for constructive dialogue and shaping the future. The discussions shared at this Summit demonstrate the importance of the public affairs function in helping advance the interests of all types of organizations and stakeholders on a “glocal” level.
Although the Summit may be over you can still extend the experience! Please don’t wait until the next Summit to connect and collaborate with colleagues from around Interel and the Interel Global Partnership (IGP). Get engaged today in the IGP community by staying tuned for upcoming IGP events near you or online, such as senior-level executive briefings or international webinars, as well as dates for the 7th Annual Interel Global Summit! Also do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions for next year’s Summit.
Thank you again for being part of this growing global public affairs consultancy community, the largest independent international public affairs network in the world!
1420 New York Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
*Attendees will be given full access to the Newseum during the Summit week
801 Wharf St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
801 Wharf St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
Ride, bike, or “scoot” with our guest speaker, Uber!
In 2019 we were excited to present a diverse agenda with an array of topics covering the event’s theme, “Advancing Leadership in Global Public Affairs.” The three-day program featured prominent speakers, thought provoking sessions, and timely insights. Attendees also enjoyed special sessions planned for business development, the annual IGP awards dinner, and a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol!
* Day 3 is for Interel Global Partnership Members Only
Before the official start of the conference IGP members are invited on an exclusive behind-the-scenes guided tour of the U.S. Capitol hosted by the Interel U.S. government relations team.
Note to those joining us: there will be two tours. You will be assigned your tour time the week of the event. We can’t wait to see you there!
This event is for IGP members only
*Spaces are limited
Join us for the official start of the 6th Annual Interel Global Summit with a rooftop reception at the new Interel Washington office and global headquarters of the Interel Global Partnership, just steps away from the White House. Enjoy a casual evening connecting with colleagues over a glass of wine and light snacks before heading out for a night on the town!
Sponsored by State & Federal Communications
As we get the conference under way, Interel’s Jason C. Jarrell, Managing Partner, US & Global Practice and Head of the Interel Global Partnership will introduce the program and set the stage for the conference theme, Advancing Leadership in Global Public Affairs, and the role of leadership in this space whether as policy makers, business leaders, association executives, or consultants. Jason will also introduce the new leader of Interel, Gregoire Poisson, CEO.
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen | Senior Advisor, Akin Gump
Governor Haley Barbour | Founding Partner, BGR Group
Moderator: Cesca Antonelli | Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg BNA
Samantha Vinograd | National Security Analyst, CNN; Senior Advisor, Biden Institute
A key leadership role of public affairs executives in corporations and associations is to help steer their organizations through change and at times create it. Hear from a panel of senior-level corporate and association leaders on how they have helped lead their organizations through challenges to manage risks and create new opportunities.
Kathleen A. Ambrose | Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, TE Connectivity
Selina Jackson | Vice President of Global Government Relations and Public Policy, Procter & Gamble
Mark A. Langley | Formerly of Project Management Institute (PMI)
Moderator: Dr. Fruzsina M. Harsanyi | Senior Advisor, Interel
Sponsored by Quorum
Special Speaker: Alex Wirth | Co-Founder & CEO, Quorum
Quorum International is a software product that enables global public affairs professionals to work together better to achieve goals. Gather intelligence, identify trends, and communicate with key stakeholders through powerful features built on top of a comprehensive, up-to-date database of elected and appointed officials with contact info, biographies, and real-time social media posts.
Quorum is a software company headquartered in Washington, D.C., with an office in Brussels. Quorum International is the company’s seventh product built for public affairs professionals.
Robert T. Hastings, Jr. | Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs and Chief of Staff, Bell
Taras Szmagala Jr. | Senior Vice President, Public & Community Affairs, Eaton Corporation
Dave Barmore | Public Policy Manager, Uber
Moderator: Catherine Stewart | Senior Advisor, Interel
Tom Leary, MALA, CAE, FHIMSS | Vice President, Government Relations, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Ralph F. Ives | Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Analysis, AdvaMed
Gabriela Lavezzari | Senior Director, US R&D Policy & Scientific Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline
Moderator: Cynthia Berry | Client Director, Interel, Managing Director, Civil Justice Reform Group (CJRG)
Sponsored by WE Communications
Peter Reali | Senior Director, Responsible Investing Nuveen, a TIAA Company
Jane “Carter” Ingram | Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
William (Bill) Sisson | Executive Director, WBCSD North America
Moderator: Jason C. Jarrell | Managing Partner and Head of Global Practice, Interel
Tara Wisniewski | Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs, ISACA
Michael Egan | Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Nick Leiserson | Legislative Director, House of Representatives
Moderator: Bob Lewis | Managing Partner, US, and Group Head of Association Management, Interel
Our annual Interel Global Partnership Reception and Awards Dinner will be held at the InterContinental Washington, D.C., located in one of Washington’s newest neighborhoods, the Wharf. On the Wharf, a redeveloped historical riverport of Washington located just blocks away from the National Mall, you can enjoy an evening of waterside views and a myriad of late night activities under the stars.
Dinner Session: Leadership in Polarizing Times – Dealing with uncertainty, risk, tribalism, distrust, social media, and public expectations
Speaker: Doug Pinkham | President, Public Affairs Council
As part of the evening program we will also be presenting the Advancing Interests Award. The award will be given to a successful case study of a campaign or project that exemplifies the power of public affairs to help a client advance its interests and create the desired outcome.
2019 awards information is coming soon!
For a look at last year’s winners, click here.
Guest Speaker: Anne Alonzo | President & CEO, American Egg Board; formerly – Vice President, Global Public Policy | Mondelez International (Kraft); Chairwoman of the World Cocoa Foundation; Senior Vice President, National Trade Council; Vice President, Public Affairs | Amoco