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The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) today announced the first line up for its annual Global Summit. The event will take place in central New Delhi on 9th and 10th October, and will feature top international PR leaders.
Entitled “New markets. New Business. New PR”, the 2014 Summit will seek to explore opportunities for PR in emerging markets across the Asia-Pacific regions, as well as highlight the latest PR best practice in the areas of creativity, innovation, digital convergence and client-agency relationships.
The Summit will feature many of the Asia-Pacific agency leaders and international experts on the region, such as Huntsworth plc. Asia-Pacific Chairman Bob Pickard, Edelman CEO APACMEA Robert Holdheim, and Interel founder Jean-Leopold Schuybroek.
Global CEO of newly rebranded Golin and author of “Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO” Fred Cook will deliver a keynote on the future of the PR agency business. Another keynote speech will come from Marian Salzman, North American CEO of Havas PR and a celebrated writer and observer of popular culture.
Noted European leaders Colin Byrne, CEO EMEA of Weber Shandwick; David Gallagher, CEO Europe of Ketchum; Michael Frohlich, Head of Consumer Marketing Practice EMEA for Ogilvy PR; and Pascal Beucler, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP, will discuss the latest trends in the industry. The pressing issue of the need for effective evaluation and measurement framework for PR and communications will be addressed by the incoming Chairman of AMEC and CEO of Gorkana Group Jeremy Thompson.
Francis Ingham, ICCO Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted for an opportunity to host our Summit in India, a country with such a vibrant and fast-growing PR and communications industry. It is going to be an unmissable event for all who are interested in the international PR industry development”.
The Summit will take place in a luxury Shangri-La Eros Hotel in the centre of New Delhi, and will include a cocktail event and gala dinner in honour of the Summit host Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI) on the 9th October.
Complete information and online registration is available on the summit website, and participants booking before 1st September are eligible for a discounted, “early bird” rate. Summit delegates will also benefit from special rates to stay at the Shangri-La, and will receive support with entry visas to India. Gala Dinner registration will be announced shortly.
The full Summit lineup and programme will be revealed in August 2014.