Brussels-based akkanto, formerly European Communication Strategies (CS), is the leading independent communication consultancy on the Belgian market. For both international and Belgian clients, akkanto combines strategic advice with high quality and effective implementation in its services, spanning across a comprehensive range of communication expertise. akkanto also specialises in fostering public-private dialogue on behalf of international companies with interests in Africa with a variety of stakeholders, including the Bretton Woods institutions.


Approach is a leading independent PR agency, active in the market since 1996, with offices in Rio de Janeiro (HQ), São Paulo and Brasília. With a team of more than 100 professionals, it is one of the 10 largest agencies in Brazil and was elected by journalists themselves one of the top 3 Brazilian Communication agencies for the last two years. We work corporate communication using different marketing tools and medias, aligning strategies for each target audience.


Gabinete Uribe, is a specialised strategic communication consultancy. Founded in 1977, Gabinete Uribe was formed by a professional team with multi-disciplinary training. It analyses, plans and executes the most appropriate actions to respond to the communication needs of clients. Its mission is to contribute to improve relations, mutual awareness and understanding among people and organisations.


Gulden Communications, is a strategic communications consultancy located in Budapest, Hungary, with a network of professional contacts throughout Central and Eastern Europe. With over 20 years experience in the region, multi-national companies regularly turn to us for professional advice in strategic communications. We counsel multinational clients in media relations, preparedness planning, crisis communications, and issues management, often acting as corporate spokesperson. We also conduct high-level media training and crisis simulation courses for senior management.

Latin America

From its offices in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay, HRC Consultora develops local and regional communication strategies for important local and international companies. It provides a competitive offer in the Latin American region, built on the wide experience acquired by its associates in the design, planning and implementation of PR, marketing and crisis programmes. Its interdisciplinary team looks after more than 150 clients who have relied on HRC services.


Founded in 1984 Kohl PR was one of the first agencies in Germany to focus on political communication. To Kohl PR, this comprehends the communication of topics relevant to society or political decision makers. It requires a sure instinct as well as easily comprehensive messages and a trustworthy demeanor. This is the basis for Kohl PR's strategic consultancy and communication measures - be it for media relations, corporate publishing, online communication, issue management, stakeholder dialogue, lobbying or crisis communication.


LJ Corporate is a subsidiary of LJ Communication, a leading independent PR consultancy firm with special expertise in pharmaceutical industry, food industry, public health, general interest and environmental issues. LJ Corporate specialises in public affairs and crisis management with a dedicated team of highly trained consultants with more than 15 years of experience working for high profile clients, including local and global companies.


Luigi Norsa & Associati S.r.l. is a management consultancy specialising in issue management and the prevention and management of crises. Thanks to experience gained during twenty years of counselling major companies and public organisations facing critical situations, Luigi Norsa & Associati have developed strategic management models and products capable of providing management teams with effective support in issue and crisis management.


Luttrell & Associates is one of Australia’s leading issues & crisis management consultancies. Based in Sydney, we help clients protect their businesses and their reputations through pre-incident planning and training, as well as responding to demanding situations. We have over 25 years' international experience advising blue chip clients on issues such as product contamination and recall, extortion threats, environmental incidents, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions.


Founded in Lisbon in 1976, OMNICONSUL is the first and largest Portuguese communications consultancy. Founder of APECOM, the Portuguese association of PR Consultancies, OMNICONSUL is Portugal's leading company in the sector, having developed business for global corporations, institutions, associations and governments of several countries.


Founded in 2001, Questia is a Warsaw-based company with a Polish-British management team. Questia’s senior consultants bring extensive experience and know-how gained from working for large international PR networks and other large organisations, including long-term clients from the pharmaceutical and food industries, heavy industries, financial services and real estate, as well as industry platforms within Poland and across borders. Questia has extensive experience in corporate reputation programmes, handling difficult or crisis situations, managing issues impacting our clients’ businesses, and advising senior management on complex communications tasks in large corporations.

United Kingdom

Instinctif Partners (formerly College Group) is recognised as a leader in the field of issues, risk and crisis communication management, particularly in the food & drink, health, energy, property and chemical markets. Our Corporate Affairs practice specialises in crisis, risk and issues management and supporting training and media relations. We combine strategic and creative thinking to help our clients engage with and influence their key stakeholders. We understand the power of reputation in a world where reputations are vulnerable. Truly international in outlook and reach, we are as connected to our clients and their audiences as we are to each other. Our aim is simple: to build and protect the reputation of organisations, services or brands.

United States

Southern California-based Bernstein Crisis Management (BCM) is a 25-year-old consultancy with a strong North American presence. BCM provides the full range of crisis prevention and response services: vulnerability assessment, business continuity and crisis communications planning, training and simulations, plus serving as its clients “on call agency” during breaking crises. A pioneer in many of today’s best practices in crisis communications, online and offline, a number of BCM clients are expanding globally and benefit from the company’s membership in the Crisis Management Network.


Schuttelaar & Partners is a large communication consultancy focusing on sustainability in the areas of food, agriculture, and human health. Also present in Belgium, its specialty lies in generating stakeholder dialogue on hot topics in its areas of work, and helping clients to build public support for sustainable innovations. Through strategic advice, research and communication, it helps clients to find an approach that takes into account science, society as well as good sense.