Posts for Government Relations

Structuring Your Government Affairs Program

Monday, 16th April 2018

Many components comprise the framework of a government affairs program of an association. Ultimately, a strong formal structure will help ensure an organization is optimizing its resources as well as following association best practices. Here are the three essential areas you should focus on when structuring your government affairs program. Read more...

Interel CEO Fredrik Lofthagen Encourages Public Affairs Professionals to Adapt & Find Opportunity in the Unpredictable “New Europe”

Wednesday, 04th April 2018

Under the shadow of the iconic Acropolis in the city that gave birth to politics, Interel CEO Fredrik Lofthagen delivered a keynote address on the “the New Europe” at the IGP EMEA Summit in Athens, Greece, hosted by IGP Partner Rollerdeck Associates. In his remarks, Fredrik cautioned against three potential threats – the stall of eurozone reform, Brexit, populism on the rise - and what impact they may have on business. But in these risks lies opportunity for public affairs. In an EU fractured by political chasms and a yearning for innovation, public affairs professionals have the opportunity to advance their clients’ interests by navigating the eurozone maze and discerning insight from disruption. Read the full speech below...
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Italian General Elections 2018: Post-Election Scenarios

Wednesday, 07th March 2018

In the second installment of "Italian General Elections 2018 - The Vote: Analysis & Outcome," Luca Gargano, Italian IGP member and partner of FB & Associati, shares detailed insights into the post-election results and what we can expect in the weeks ahead. Overall, the process to shape a new government is still ongoing and will be subject to change over the next days/weeks in the attempt to find a majority. Read more...

GRPA Series: Business Beware of Regulation Through Litigation

Friday, 02nd March 2018

As President Trump continues to roll back government regulations, businesses large and small have sprung into full sprint, unshackled by excessive regulatory burdens that previously hampered investment and innovation. But danger lurks on a cliff high above, where a coyote is ready to drop an anvil on the path of economic growth. The anvil is not from Acme Corporation (Wile E. Coyote’s preferred source for products of mass destruction). It comes from a place called “Regulation Through Litigation.” Read more...

GRPA Series: President Trump Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Friday, 16th February 2018

On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released its proposed Budget plan for the federal government for the fiscal year 2019 which starts on October 1, 2018. The Budget outlines the spending priorities for the President for the next fiscal year. The release of the President’s proposal is step one of a long, deliberative process to create a framework outlining how federal dollars will be allocated. However, in a year when a single political party controls the White House and both chambers of Congress, the House and the Senate will develop their own budgets to reflect their respective priorities – as well as the initiatives and funding levels sought by the President. Read more...

Interel and IGP Partner GR Japan Featured in the Nikkei Business Press

Thursday, 15th February 2018

Jakob Edberg, President and CEO of GR Japan, and Jason Jarrell, managing partner of Interel’s global practice, were featured in the Nikkei Business Press (i.e. the Wall Street Journal of Japan) in a cover story article on international corporate government affairs titled, “How to Win the World!” Read more...