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Global leaders get ready to explore Communication without Borders at the World Public Relations Forum in Melbourne

July 25, 2012


Global leaders in the PR and communication field will come together at the World Public Relations Forum in Melbourne - to be held for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region - ready to debate and explore the future direction of the public relations industry.


This year’s WPRF boasts a two-day program of keynote speakers (Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20) who will focus on the theme “Communication without Borders”, examining how communication is changing our world and how this change affects the roles of professional communicators everywhere.


The official opening of the Forum will be preceded by two key sessions where Global Alliance members will have the opportunity to network, connect and share best practices.


On Saturday November 17 Board chairs and Senior Staff Officers of Global Alliance Members are invited to attend the GA Association Leaders Workshop, a valuable opportunity to share knowledge on association management among international association leaders – and admission is free.


The following day, Sunday November 18, sees a full-day Research Colloquium, where academic research on on a wide range of PR topics including corporate social responsibility, social media, international education and global PR will provide stimulating and provoking new thinking. The price of this event is AUD 300 for non-forum attendees and AUD 250 for forum-attendees and both academics and practitioners are welcome.


As for registration fees, GA members have time until July 31 to register to the World PR Forum while benefiting from dedicated pre-sale offers.


GA members who want to join thought leaders, practitioners, researchers and educators but haven’t yet booked can still register to the WPRF with special registration fees by choosing individual selections, as the all-inclusive international association members packages are no longer valid.


To select individual activities, go to the international association members packages and refer to the first column of the table on page 4.


With pre-sale prices until July 31, there has never been a better time to register.


After the expiration of these special discounted fees, the following rates will apply:


Registration fee What includes Validity
Pre-sale offer - AUD 1'100 Fulltime registration with Golden Target Awards and forum dinner (only individual selections) until 31 July 2012
Earlybird rate - AUD 1'200 Fulltime registration without Golden Target Awards and forum dinner until 18 September 2012
Earlybird rate - AUD 1'300 Fulltime registration with Golden Target Awards and forum dinner until 18 September 2012
Standard rate - AUD 1'500 Fulltime registration without Golden Target Awards and forum dinner after 19 September 2012
Standard rate - AUD 1'600 Fulltime registration with Golden Target Awards and forum dinner after 19 September 2012
AUD 300 Reseach Colloquium for non-forum attendees  
AUD 250 Research Colloquium for forum attendees  



Bringing someone with you to WPRF – have you seen the special accompanying persons’ program?


Besides actively giving your contribution and help shaping the future of PR and communications, joining the World PR Forum implies also making the most of learning and networking opportunities at the forum.


That’s why pre and post forum tours, as well as an accompanying persons’ program, are offered to forum attendees.


The activities planned before the opening of the Forum include full-day and half-day tours, which will allow you to explore the city of Melbourne’s foodie delights and hidden treasures or, if you feel like doing something more adventurous, to get out of town and experience the temperate rainforest at Maits Rest or appreciate the Yarra Valley wine region.


The accompanying persons’ program has been designed as an optional leisure activity to enhance delegates partners’ experience whilst in Melbourne: participants can choose from a part of all-inclusive program which will take place during the Forum.


After the closing of the Forum, attendees have a unique opportunity to network with key leaders by taking part to the public relations industry tour, planned for Wednesday November 21.

If you are interested in getting exclusive insights into the major PR, media and communications leaders within Australia, this activity has been conceived for you.



For more information on the World PR Forum program, registration fees and optional activities, visit or download the registration brochure.


Before the Forum begins, all practitioners are encouraged to take part in the dialogue currently underway which will create the Melbourne Mandate. Posts and comments can be made at