Glen Hodgson bio
With over twenty years’ experience in communications, public affairs, and lobbying, Glen is the founder of the think-do tank Free Trade Europa, which focuses on promoting free trade, openness and personal choice within the European Union and internationally. Glen was previously responsible for the Nordics, Baltics and Central & Eastern Europe within an international communications agency. Prior to this, he worked for the European institutions as well as governments, blue-chip international companies, startups and NGOs as a lobbyist, strategist and communications advisor.
Glen was also the Secretary General of a European trade association for five years. Today, Glen is a respected commentator on European affairs, as well as a frequent presenter, moderator and panelist at European policy events. Glen is also a trainer and coach on policy and communications techniques for the public and private sectors.
Glen Hodgson’s featured speaking topic is the vital role of communications in business success. Internal and external pressures – as well as a more complicated and sensitive corporate environment – means that excellent communications are more important than ever before for companies, organizations and executives alike. Add into the mix multiple stakeholders, geographies, new technologies and the often competing needs of politicians, public officials, and private sector actors.
Glen covers all these topics in his keynote and offers practical examples of good corporate narratives, messaging and proof points will providing a “how to” on communications which are consistent and authentic. Glen also covers personal communications and using the channels where your customers/partners are, as well as the need for personalization, storytelling and creating a dialogue.
The keynote is lively, interactive and entertaining: filled with insights, anecdotes, and practicum dos and don’ts. Glen provides techniques that can be used immediately in private and professional circumstances.
Other keynote topics by Glen Hodgson
Glen also has experience speaking about the following topics:
- Cross-cultural communications
- Behavioral communications and Non-Verbal Communications
- Communicating in the European Union and with the European Union institutions
- Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data
- “Big Tech” and the future shape of business
- Personal choice and regulation
- The link between regulation and behavioral change
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