The Florida Public Relations Association’s 80th Annual Conference @ Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day
The Florida Public Relations Association's 80th Annual Conference @ Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa  | Ponte Vedra Beach | Florida | United States

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) conference brings together PR professionals from across Florida to hear from world-class speakers hailing from top global corporations, powerhouse industries and national public relations and marketing firms. From golfing to fire pit gatherings, decadent chocolate breaks and more, conference attendees are also able to connect and unwind with their professional peers representing industries such as government, healthcare, technology, tourism, public utilities, law enforcement, finance, education, nonprofit and agencies. In addition, our conference provides several exciting platforms for PR professionals to be recognized for their good works and accomplishments. Whether that comes in the form of receiving a Golden Image Award or being recognized for earning the APR and/or CPRC credentials.

On Tuesday, August 7th at 11:30 – 12:30 p.m, in a session, titled “Rebuilding Your Reputation: From White Collar Crime to Industry Thought Leader,” Deirdre Breakenridge and I will lead this year’s Fireside Chat in an interview-based conversation. We’ll hear how  I went from prison to blogger, to a global consultant, thanks largely to PR. This is the story of two people who connected under unique conditions and formed an early partnership that’s taught them both about the value of a strong communications plan in this complicated world. The full event site can be found here.

The NACD 2018 Global Board Leaders’ Summit @ Marriott Marquis
Sep 29 – Oct 2 all-day
The NACD 2018 Global Board Leaders' Summit @ Marriott Marquis | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

On September 29-October 2, 2018,  nearly 2,000 corporate directors will gather for the 2018 Global Board Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Global Board Leaders’ Summit is the largest and most important director forum in the world, where the greatest minds in governance convene to take on the largest issues facing today’s boardrooms and collectively discover the future of exemplary board leadership. Whether you are looking to learn more about emerging technologies and how they may impact your business, get a glimpse at what’s on the regulatory agenda for the coming year, or land your next board seat, the Summit has your most pressing corporate-governance concerns covered.

Convening nearly 2,000 corporate executives and board members, the Summit brings together the best and the brightest—cutting-edge thought leaders and industry experts—for four days of dialogue, interactive workshops, and unprecedented networking opportunities.

On Monday, October 1st, 2018, I will lead a Master-Class, called “Behind The Bribe, In Conversation with Richard Bistrong.” As stated in the program, “Does your compliance function understand and appreciate the real-world commercial risks that front-line business teams face? In this interactive, Master Class level talk, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC and former FCPA violator Richard Bistrong shares his front-line experience and lessons as an international sales VP who broke the rules. The conversation will focus on board-level actionable and practical insights for those who oversee companies that work in high-risk environments. The full event site can be found here.