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MADRID, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Participants can visit http://www.worldprforum.com for all information on the event
The World Public Relations Forum, which will be hosted by Dircom in Madrid on September 21-23 2014, is now firmly underway and the countdown has already started for the conference organized in cooperation with the Global Alliance. The Forum is expected to be one of the largest international gatherings of public relations and communication professionals.
The conference centre, Palacio Municipal de Congresos, will be the venue of the 8th World Public Relations Forum and under the main theme, "Communication with conscience", the future of public relations and communication will be discussed. During the three days of the Forum, visitors will have the opportunity to gain intercultural insights and take part in discussions with professionals from across the world. 1,000 experts from the communications industry from many different countries are expected to attend.
The conference website http://www.worldprforum.com is already available and will be regularly updated. All professionals interested in attending the Forum can visit it to get all relevant information on the event.
It is the first time the Forum will be hosted in a Spanish-speaking country and there will be an honorary committee chaired by H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias.
About World Public Relations Forum
The World Public Relations Forum, the Global Alliance's signature program, is the biennial assembly of public relations and communication `professionals from around the world gathering to examine major issues affecting the profession and affected by the profession. The World Public Relations Forum has become a unique opportunity to gather professionals with academics and students from across the world, to produce important outcomes for the advancement of the profession and share best practices. The 7th World Public Relations Forum was held on November 18-20, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The event was hosted by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and saw the participation of more than 800 delegates from 30 countries. The 8th World Public Relations Forum will be held on September 21-23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain, hosted by Dircom, the Spanish association of communication directors.
Dircom is a professional association encompassing communication directors from the most important Spanish companies and institutions, as well as the top managers of communication consultancies. It was founded in 1992 at the initiative of a group of distinguished communication professionals, driven by the growing importance and scope of responsibilities of the communication manager, both professionally and in society as a whole. Its vision is to enhance the role played by communication and its managers within companies, seeking to attain four main goals: acknowledgement, professional development, networking and corporate social responsibility. It currently has over 800 members and 6 branches across Spain: Dircom Aragón, Dircom Canarias, Dircom Castilla y León, Dircom Catalunya, Dircom Galicia and Dircom Comunitat Valenciana. A managing body was also set up in July 2013 in Andalusia.
About the Global Alliance
The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (http://www.globalalliancepr.org) is the confederation of the world's major public relations and communication management associations and institutions, representing 160,000 practitioners and academics around the globe. The Global Alliance's mission is to unify the public relations profession, raise professional standards all over the world, share knowledge for the benefit of its members and be the global voice for public relations in the public interest.
María Urreiztieta, Communication Manager, Dircom
Elisa Noli, PR and Communication Manager, Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management
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