In an age marked by increasing polarization, institutional distrust, media echo chambers, and deepening divides across political and ideological lines, global leaders are faced with unique challenges as they seek to find common ground and establish trust with their stakeholders. The 2023 Edelman Trust Barometer delves into today’s biggest challenges to identify opportunities for building trust, unity, and common purpose, and provides a guide for CEOs and other societal leaders to build cooperation in a polarized, fragmented world.

The event will feature a moderated discussion with PR mogul Richard Edelman – the driving force behind the annual Trust Barometer survey that has positioned Edelman as a global thought leader on the topic of trust and reputation management. Now in his second decade as CEO of one of the world’s largest PR firms, Richard is widely regarded as a captain of industry for his game-changing vision and out-of-the-box thinking.


Richard Edelman

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council


7:45 am: Breakfast and networking
8:00 am: 2023 Edelman Trust Barometer highlights
8:20 am: Discussion and audience Q&A
8:45 am: Closing comments