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Omnicom University Global Dean as Keynote Speaker for 2021 Virtual Summit

Omnicom University Global Dean as Keynote Speaker for 2021 Virtual Summit

The World Communications Forum Association announces Omnicom University Global Dean Karen van Bergen as one of the three professional keynote speakers for its 2021 Davos Online Communications Summit on February 25, 3pm CET, which will be taking place virtually on Zoom for the second year.

The Summit, titled Leadership During Turbulent Times, provides an opportunity for executives and their teams to learn best practices while connecting with other thought leaders and communications experts from around the world. And Karen’s leadership has been recognized with honors including Ad Age “Woman to Watch” and New York Business Journal “Woman of Influence.” She was the first woman ever ranked #1 on the PRWeek Power List and PR jury president at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2017.

At the global event Karen van Bergen’s topic is “Leadership and learning – a continuous journey” and she will focus on the importance of the marketing and communications industry to provide current and future leaders with continuous learning opportunities so they can grow their leadership skills and support them in times of turbulence.

More about Karen van Bergen:

Karen van Bergen became the third Dean of OmnicomUniversity (OU) in 2019 and leads Omnicom's Common Ground initiative, which supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Before being appointed Dean of OU, Karen was CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, bringing more than 30 years of agency- and client-side experience to that role. She held responsibility for all public relations and public affairs firms within Omnicom, encompassing more than 6,300 employees. Prior to Omnicom PR Group, Karen served as CEO of Porter Novelli. Over a three-year period, Karen led the agency on a path of significant transformation—marked by growth and award-winning work and capped by recognition as a 2014 PRWeek Best Place to Work—a result of Karen’s steadfast focus on talent. Working in-house, Karen served two stints with McDonald’s in Europe and Asia totaling more than 13 years. Moreover, she also worked with The Coca-Cola Company and Outboard Marine Corporation.






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