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  • #FHFiveDays 2019: Taking your communications a step further for this ‘year of change’

    March 14, 2019

    Our annual #FHFiveDays events are back from April 1-5! Each year, for five consecutive days, we welcome public affairs and communications professionals to our Brussels office to talk about how to advance the profession and inspire them to do great work. 2019 is definitely the year of change, with its set of challenges but also with its opportunities. During our #FHFiveDays, we will help our audience navigate the troubled waters of communications. We will be talking about content...

  • Airbnb on the birth of a new brand of pan-European grassroots lobbying

    November 29, 2018

    https://vimeo.com/303005824 On 22 November, FleishmanHillard had the honour of hosting the official launch of the Grassroots Professional Network – a sign of the growing momentum of a uniquely European brand of grassroots lobbying in a fast-changing European political landscape. Georgina Browes and Sergio Vinay from Airbnb are absolute trailblazers in this space and explained that you can't just show up to your user base when you have a regulatory problem and ask them to sign...

  • Takeaways of FleishmanHillard’s Breakfast on Artificial Intelligence and Energy

    November 9, 2018

    On Thursday 8 November, FleishmanHillard held a Breakfast event entitled ‘The future of energy: how will artificial intelligence impact the energy sector?’. The event gave the energy sector representatives the opportunity to share their opinions directly with the Commission, represented by Head of Unit on New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, Mr. Haitze Siemers, from the Directorate General for Energy. Agata Pavía, VP & Head of FleishmanHillard Technology Team and Matt Hinde, Director of...

  • The future of energy: how will artificial intelligence impact the energy sector?

    October 31, 2018

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) certainly counts among the most important innovations within the technology sphere this decade, and it is expected to have a revolutionary impact across traditional industry sectors. The energy industry is no exception to this, and already AI is being used in applications from managing energy demand to mapping new energy resources. However, as AI rises so do questions about its impact on energy producers’ and suppliers’ business model as well as on...

  • Louise Day meets Marco Ricorda to talk about social influencers

    August 27, 2018

    Our Digital, Social and Creative Louise Day recently met the Head of Social Media for the ALDE Group, Marco Ricorda, for a quick chat about the rise of social influencers. The conversation helped to better understand what social influencers are, where we can find them and whether they are a good fit for organisations involved in Public Affairs in Brussels. https://vimeo.com/286189585 To further the discussion on social influencers, check out our recent articles on our definition of...

  • Welcoming Marcel Halma to talk about Corporate Activism

    August 27, 2018

    A few weeks ago, our Social, Digital and Creative team convened a small group of forward-thinking communicators from companies, trade associations, NGOs and EU institutions to explore what corporate activism means and what organisations should do in a time of seismic political and culture change. Marcel Halma of AkzoNobel, a recognised thought leader in the public affairs world joined us to share his take on the state of corporate activism, sparking questions like: - What, if...

  • Delivering Paris – a new roadmap for 2050? Roundtable report

    June 19, 2018

    On 12 June 2018, FleishmanHillard hosted an EnergiseEurope roundtable to discuss perspectives for the EU’s long-term decarbonisation strategy due to be published by the European Commission by the end of the year.  Megan Richards, Director Energy Policy at the European Commission's DG Energy, talked to us about the process for the drafting of the document, while Antje Fiehn, Senior Manager European Energy and Climate Policy at the Confederation of German Industry (BDI) presented the results...

  • The FleishmanHillard Brussels Web Summit

    May 7, 2018

    Websites and e-mail newsletters have become staples of how we do business in Brussels, but we've noticed there are so few resources available for people to understand how to approach them strategically - to figure out how they actual deliver results in the context of organisational goals or policy goals. To counter this, the FH Digital, Social & Creative team would like to announce the FleishmanHillard Brussels Web Summit. This two-day event on May 14th...

  • Outcome of Roundtable on Taxing the Digital Economy

    May 4, 2018

    On 3 May, Agata Pavía, Head of FleishmanHillard's Technology Team and Bertrand Huet, Co-head of FleishmanHillard’s Financial Services and Head of Taxation, hosted the Commission for a private Roundtable on the Commission’s short and long-term proposals to tax the digital economy. There were over 40 participants, including stakeholders from different business sectors, as well as representatives  from the European Parliament and Member States. After a brief introduction by FleishmanHillard on the political backdrop and challenges...

  • ‘Everyday European Activists’ – what did we learn?

    May 1, 2018

    Thanks to all of you who attended FH’s event on Monday 23rd March discussing the rise of ‘everyday European activists’. For those of you that missed out, no fear, we’ve got a handy summary of our takeaways. Across Europe, we see people who have never been vocal on politics before suddenly joining movements and protests. In their eyes, red lines are being crossed, or have already been; lines significant enough to spark action from those...