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Communication without borders: One year until Melbourne welcomes the World PR Forum

November 22, 2011


Monday 21 November 2011 – In exactly one year, public relations and corporate communications professionals from around the world will be in Melbourne for the Seventh World Public Relations Forum — and organizers today announced the theme for the conference: Communication without borders.


The Forum will be hosted by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)  for members of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management  , the confederation of the world’s major public relations and communication industry associations.


“Our theme — Communication without borders — reflects the global nature of the World Public Relations Forum, and of communication today,” said Global Alliance Chair Daniel Tisch. “Communication is transforming global society, and the Forum is an opportunity to break down barriers, enhance intercultural understanding, and consider how to enhance our profession’s contributions to our organizations — and to our world.”


Delegates can keep up to date with the developing program and make comments and suggestions on the WPRF Facebook page.


PRIA will host the WPRF, supported by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, from the 18th to 20th November 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Bringing together world leaders in communications, new methods, research and ideas in the field of professional communication will be presented and workshopped. It is also an opportunity for Australia to showcase the excellence of its public relations and communication practice.

The Global Alliance’s recently released international survey aims to identify the key trends and advocacy priorities of public relations professionals around the world and is an opportunity for public relations and communication professionals to input into the global advocacy initiative leading up to the WPRF. The survey will play a key role in informing the advocacy section of the WPRF program agenda in Melbourne.

Registrations for the World Public Relations Forum are now open for early bird rates, or those just wanting to know more can register their interest here.



Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management

The Global Alliance is the confederation linking PR professional associations around the world. By partnering with associations in more than 70 countries, the Alliance works to increase professionalism in public relations and enhance the global influence of the profession. The Alliance’s activities focus on raising standards, sharing knowledge, advocacy for the profession and strengthening associations of PR practitioners.


Public Relations Institute of Australia

The Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) is the national industry body for public relations and communication professionals in Australia. PRIA represents and provides professional support and recognition to over 3,000 individual practitioners and more than 175 consultancies nationwide. Since 1949, it's been PRIA's role to promote and enhance the profession and its status to the broader community. PRIA adheres to the highest standards of ethical practice and represent public relations practitioners in the best interests of the profession.