Why Crisis Communication Management?

Why Crisis Communication Management?

Crisis communication has never been more important as for the past years and it proves necessary in each unexpected situation that affects business, political and social environment.

In a company there are two kinds of crisis communication management: existing or non existing.

In a company there are two kinds of crisis communication management: existing or non existing.

Readiness for the most difficult moments in a company environment is essential for post-crisis survival.

Readiness for the most difficult moments in a company environment is essential for post-crisis survival.

Quiet times are not a warranty for the future. As in healthcare, prevention is better than the treatment.

Quiet times are not a warranty for the future. As in healthcare, prevention is better than the treatment.

Crisis communication should be handled by specialists. Are you ready?


Former oil industry and crisis communication experts for the first time in Romania.

CRISISPEDIA is presenting for the first time in Romania two world class crisis communication trainers.

Both of them have been involved, at the highest level in crisis communications management – and helping business leaders understand best practice gained from real experience.

– Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

–  Major hurricane response

–  Helicopter crashes

Their experience for more than 25 years in crisis communication will shed a new light on companies ‘reactions and media perception during a crisis.



Neil Chapman, US

Neil Chapman

More than 25 years working on or responding to public affairs issues and crises that have grabbed the major headlines – refinery explosions, oil spills, helicopter incidents as well as trading scandals and court cases.

He is now a partner with WPNT Communications Europe.

Over the years he worked with scores of executives to help them communicate more effectively in support of their businesses and he held various management positions – Public Affairs Director and Head of Refining and Marketing Communication for BP.

He has an extensive experience of responding to crises and emergencies in different parts of the world, including a suspected terrorist bombing in Colombia; community evacuation in Louisiana; oil spills and helicopter crashes.

He is an expert in crisis communications response, presentation and media training and issues management.

Dimitri Schildmeijer, Belgium


Dimitri is a Partner in WPNT Communications Europe. WPNT is a global communications training company specialized in the crisis communications and stakeholder engagement. In this capacity, Dimitri works with business leaders around the world on crisis communications programs including crisis leadership, crisis media interaction and crisis and social media.

He ran crisis training programs for Fortune 20 energy companies in Abu Dhabi, Angola, Australia, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Nigeria, Poland, Singapore, The Netherlands, UK and the USA.

For eight years, Dimitri held various positions in the communications and public affairs department of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical Europe. He was responsible for the Regional Crisis Response team and the Benelux Crisis Communications Planning.

Over his career, Dimitri has been involved in issue and crisis management including operational incidents, restructuring, divestment, asset sale, food poisoning, EU anti-trust investigation, NGO campaigning, personal accidents and  pandemic flu crisis planning.

Dimitri Schildmeijer (44) is also the Co-Chair of the International Gas Union study group on Communication & Public Acceptance of Natural Gas Projects. This study group focuses on how to address the local NIMBY challenge and create trust with communities that are impacted by natural gas projects.


Dimitri holds a Master’s degree in communications from the University of Amsterdam. He lives just outside of Brussels and speaks English, French and Dutch.


More info on LinkedIn.


  • The event adress to key corporate managers, members of the crisis cells which may face unexpected events at any moment.

  • Is dedicated also to PR specialists from companies and agencies.

  • Press members are also expected to participate because understanding decision making process during crisis within companies will ease collaboration with communicators in sensitive moments.

  • Students attracted by a carreer in the PR domain have a great opportunity to learn from top specialists.


September 29thSeptember 30th


08:30 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 – 09:15 – Welcome to Crisispedia

Iulia BORȘAN, Noizz Advisors

Petrișor OBAE,

09:15 – 11:15Neil CHAPMAN and Dimitri SCHILDMEIJER, WPNT Communications

11:15 – 11:35 – Coffee Break

11:35 – 12:30Neil CHAPMAN si Dimitri SCHILDMEIJER, WPNT Communications

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 16:30Neil CHAPMAN and Dimitri SCHILDMEIJER, WPNT Communications, Q&A

16:30 – Conclusions


08:30 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 – 13:00 Are you ready for crisis communications? – Mexic Hall – Led by Neil Chapman

09:00 – 13:00The role of management in crisis cell. Media training Seoul Hall – Led by Dimitri Schildmeijer

13:00 – 14:30 – Networking Lunch / Brasserie Restaurant



with the support of

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Noizz Advisors
World Trade Center Bucharest, 10 Montreal Square, District 1, 011469, Bucharest, Romania
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