Many thanks to Marion Stark, President of SIPR, who took time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about the fascinating subject of Litigation Communication.

Close to 50 GCN members came to the lunch time talk to discover the unique challenges involved in this communication discipline, such as the need to go against many core communication principles and managing the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders, including journalists and lawyers. She also shared some valuable advice on handling this complex area effectively without putting the legal strategy in jeopardy. Slides will be sent to attendees mid-next week.

To close, Marion shared the initial findings of the 2010 Swiss Observatory, an annual survey of communication trends across Europe. We will post more on this soon.

We also announced that our next event will be our traditional Summer Apero, this year to be held at Chateau Penthes in July – the exact date will be confirmed here soon.

Meantime, if you have any topics you would like to see covered in our Autumn/Winter event schedule or know of someone with something interesting to share, then please let us know!

Glenn, Patricia, Melitta and Vincent