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Global Alliance to hold 2011 AGM, regional conference in Lisbon

May 10, 2011

 

 

May 24 conference to focus on ‘Communicating in times of crisis and change'.

 

11 April 2011, Lugano, Switzerland - The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, the confederation of the world's major public relations associations, today announced that it will hold its 2011 annual general meeting and a regional conference on crisis and change communications in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 23th and 24th, respectively.

 

The one-day conference, which is open to all public relations and communication management professionals, will be organized by the Portuguese Association for Corporate Communication (APCE). The event will include speakers from various Global Alliance member countries.

"Europe - and the world - have been through a time of great turbulence, which creates both challenge and opportunity for public relations professionals, and that makes this conference very timely," said John Paluszek, Chair of the Global Alliance.

"We are excited to hold this important conference in Portugal, in collaboration with APCE, one of the Global Alliance's most active members," said Daniel Tisch, Chair-elect of the Global Alliance. "It's part of the Global Alliance's commitment to hold regional events on key issues of concern to communicators - and to society."

The Global Alliance annual meeting and election of officers will take place in Lisbon on Monday May 23rd at 2:00 pm, with a roundtable dialogue on international public relations issues to follow at 4:00 pm. The APCE conference will take place from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesday May 24th at the Lusitania Auditorium in central Lisbon. Registration is only EUR 100 for Global Alliance members, and EUR 200 for guests. For more information, please contact apce@apce.pt.

 

About the Global Alliance:

The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (www.globalalliancepr.org), established in 2000, is the confederation of the world's major public relations and communication management associations and institutions, representing 160,000 practitioners and educators around the world. 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.

 

About the Portuguese Association for Corporate Communication (APCE):

The Portuguese Association for Corporate Communication (APCE) represents corporate communication and PR officers and managers in Portugal and abroad. It is a discussion and reflection forum, open to all those involved in communication sciences, whether in the corporate or academic domains. APCE's associates include corporate communicators, teachers and researchers.

 

Contacts:

 

Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS
Global Alliance Chair-elect
+01.416.968.7311, extension 223

 

Nina Volles
General Secretary, Global Alliance Center
c/o USI Università; della Svizzera italiana
+41 (0) 58 666 46 02

nina.volles@usi.ch