Join us for inspiring discussions, talks and side events on future of work, employee experience, hybrid work, digital equality, internal communications and leadership. The conference will be held in the Haus der Ingenieure, a traditional city palace, in the center of Vienna.
Internal Communication Senior Manager
She was drawn to internal communications because of the impact that corporate storytelling can have on business objectives and bringing employees closer to their companies and leadership.
SharePoint Intranet Manager
Passionate about developing websites that conform to highest industry standards to deliver the optimum user experience.
Head of Internal Communications
He is resourceful and enthusiastic with extensive knowledge of engaging people through effective communications.
His personal strength is connecting people. He has taken this strength into TIP Group as the basis to build a global communications function.
Words, sentences, texts - language is a very powerful weapon that can trigger so many emotions and change entire world views. That's why language is so fascinating to her. It is the most important and species-specific means of communication. How else are we supposed to express our desires, hopes, intentions and thoughts? She wants to move other people with language and communication, dissolve borders and do her part to make the world a better place.
Linked to her topic, the following quote resonates with her "People follow people. Have trust and let your employees have a voice."
From the organisation to the speaker inputs and get together times, the conference is a very rich learning space. The following quote catches her attention: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Internal Communications Manager
She believes that “A successful communications project is a way to celebrate the relationship to the company, to the brand, but most importantly to the real world. For this, we can count on a powerful ally: the Digital. But it is not only virtual. It is also about sharing an emotion. And exceptional emotions in life, there is not that much. These are the ones that leave a lasting trace.”
Tour guide with a Head of Comms background
Internal Communications Lead
Strategic comms leader, advising global brands, turning around functions, resolving crisis & promoting diversity & inclusion.
Global Head of Employee Experience, Consumer Healthcare
She passionate by the potential of individuals and organizations to evolve and grow. Her team at Sanofi aims at fostering an inclusive environment that enables every employee to have meaningful and engaging experiences while making an impact on the growth of the organization.
Head of Internal Communications, EMEA
Susanne Schuijt is an accomplished communication professional with extensive experience in activating employees, building relationships, and developing effective corporate communication strategies. With a background in internal and strategic communications, Schuijt is a trusted expert in helping organizations effectively connect with their employees and stakeholders.
Head of Internal Communication
Her passion is an employees’ relations, engagement, communication and learning. She loves helping people to succeed in the organization and discover the best version of themselves. She is experienced bringing people and business needs together.
One of her favorite quote is “It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile”. Roy T. Bennett
Throughout the day you will have also a chance to take a look into digital workplaces/social intranets of some of the participating organizations.
If you arrived already in Vienna, you are invited to join us for a city tour. Our city guide Martina Büchele is a highly experienced and professional tour guide based in Vienna. One of her specialities is the "Alleys, squares and courtyards" tour, which takes visitors on a journey through the hidden gems and lesser-known areas of Vienna. Before becoming a guide, Martina held key leadership positions in international companies, where she honed her skills in communication and marketing. With a background as Head of Communications, she will bring a unique perspective and expertise to this city tour. Martina is known for providing an engaging and informative experience for her tour participants.
Did you arrive already in Vienna? You are warmly welcome to join us for a get-together with Internal Comms Managers from all over Europe.
Instead of a classic conference opening, we jump right into the discussion. Select your preferred topic and join one of the roundtables: First experiences with AI content generation in internal comms; Challenges in international internal communications; Corporate influencers as link between internal and external communications; Employee apps; Mental Health and Digital Wellbeing; Internal comms measures and analytics;
He will be talking about the automation that he has been building into QBE´s Intranet via Power Platform tools.
Marina will talk about #diversity, #inclusion, #digital and #employerbranding and will give the tips related to DE&I that she used in her organisation, Suntory Beverage & Food Europe, to avoid being in contradiction between what you show and who you really are as a company. "Let’s discuss Employer Branding and DE&I together!"
The crisis usually comes unexpectedly and brings a tone of rumors. I will share my experience with you about the crisis and how it affected our employees and how internal communication helped to overcome it. I truly believe, learnings from this case study can help you to make the right decisions at the right time.
To counteract the current challenges in the public health care system, we asked ourselves the question: How can we authentically and genuinely convey the appeal of medical professions and solidarity in our teams? Our answer: with the help of our Corporate Influencers since real people mean real messages. Since the start of the program in May, we inspired 22 active influencers and the number is growing!
A step-by-step approach on building a communications function from scratch. Having joined TIP Group in September 2021, Conor will recount his experience on setting up a robust internal communications framework and approach. TIP Group is a global organization with just over 3,000 FTEs of which half are frontline workers. Conor will share lots of best practices on channels, content, and general communications advice.
The journey to becoming the best, athlete or company, is not an easy one. There are obstacles to overcome and challenges to face. However, anything is possible if we have set clear goals to excel individually on and off the track and as part of a team. Through the narratives of Olympic athletes, we are driving our approach to performance management as one of the main vectors of our cultural change.
The power of AI in communications is rising and transform the way we work. What are the opportunities of AI for internal communication managers? What does this mean for our future job roles?
In an international company, internal communicators face challenges due to cultural differences, language barriers and geographic separation of teams spread around the world. It can be difficult to ensure that everyone is on the same page. A major challenge is providing accurate translations that convey the intended meaning. By addressing these challenges and adopting communication strategies that are sensitive to cultural differences, a company can ensure that employees are not only informed, but feel better connected to the organization.
Integrating company purpose and core values into internal communications to create meaningful corporate storytelling and align employees with the company mission and objectives. A look into the development and implementation of the purpose and core values of EcoVadis and how internal communications can ensure that they are adopted and lived by the whole team.
The non-profit organization, Wellcome Trust, is one of the award-winning intranets in the 2020 Intranet Design Annual by Nielsen Norman Group.
Summarizing the learnings of the conference.
And you can win books and further great prizes!
Register below for the Internal Comms Forum on June 20, 2023. The hybrid conference is held at House of Engineers, a prestigious Viennese city palace, and can also be attended online.
Covid regulations: Since official Corona rules change regularly, they will be communicated to all on-site participants shortly before the event. Regardless of this, we ask everyone to act responsibly and in case of sickness or a positive test result, not to show up on-site but to participate online. There is a constant exchange of air via the ventilation system with fresh outside air. Hygienic measures are implemented.
Currently there are no specific restrictions on entering Austria from most countries, but please check with your airline and here.
Address of conference venue:
Haus der Ingenieure (House of engineers)
Advatera stands for the regular exchange of experiences between digital, communication and marketing managers. Challenges you have faced in digital, web or intranet projects have almost certainly been experienced by others. The sharing of experiences can help your organization reduce its costs and sharpen its focus on essential success factors.