When: Tuesday, March 29, 13:00 – 17:00
Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level
Organized by: the Communication Society and the Management Society in collaboration with the Office of Development & Alumni Relations
Τhe aim of this conference is to analyze and practically relate communication to business.
Will answer questions such as:
- what are the requirements to succeed in the Communications Industry?
- how can youth employability increase?
13:00 – 13:30 | Conference Registration
13:30 – 13:40 | Opening Remarks
by Dimitris Andreou, PhD, ACG Vice President of Enrollment and Administration
Daniel McCormac, Head, Department of Communication
Kyriaki Metinidou, Assistant Head, Department of Management
13:40 – 14:30 | Presentation
by Gareth Zundel, Head of Communications, Libra Group
14:30 – 15:00 | Break
15:00 – 16:50 | Panel Discussions
(Including a brief presentation by each panel member)
Aphrodite A. Bletas, (Pierce ’70)
President at Hellenic Chinese Center for Entrepreneurship
Dimitris Kordas, (Deree ’85)
Joint CEO at JWT Athens
HR Director Greece & Cyprus at Coca–Cola Tria Epsilon
Communications Director, The Coca-Cola Company Central and Southeast Europe
16:50 – 17:00 | Closing Remarks
Gareth Zundel, Head of Communications, Libra Group
Head of Communications, Libra Group
Gareth Zundel has been in the PR and communications industry for over 35 years. Following a psychology degree from City University, London he joined ITT as a Commercial Intelligence Officer in 1979 before becoming a partner at Harvard Public Relations which later became one of Europe's leading high tech and healthcare PR practices. Gareth was part of the management team that sold Harvard to Chime Communications Plc in 2000. He became Managing Director of Harvard a year later and was then appointed Executive Chairman of the company's healthcare division before joining Libra Group in 2007. As Head of Communications he oversees all of the group's branding, publicity and marketing activities. The Libra Group is an international business group comprising 30 subsidiaries active in 35 countries across six continents. The group has principal operations in shipping, aviation, real estate, hospitality and energy as well as a range of diversified investments.