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Last chance looms for Earlybird registration to the World Public Relations Forum 2012 in Melbourne

August 21, 2012


Now is the time to register for the World Public Relations Forum in Melbourne, Australia as Earlybird registration closes on 18 September. Delegates can save up to $300 by reserving their place at this Global Alliance signature event before the deadline. Thought-leaders, practitioners, academics, educators and industry leaders from every continent will come together from 18 – 20 November to share ideas and listen to more than 20 world leaders in communication give their views on a diverse range of topics.


Latest additions to the speaker line up include Professor Ronel Rensburg former head of the Department of Marketing and Communication at the University of Pretoria and John L. Paluszek, senior counsel at Ketchum (New York and Washington DC).


The Research Colloquim on 18 November will explore some of the latest research, thinking and discoveries from public relations and communication academics, with the main programme exploring issues including social change, social media, integrated reporting, multicultural communication, metrics, measurement and evaluation and a special session dedicated to deliberations on The Melbourne Mandate.


It is the first time that the WPRF has come to Oceania and as well as a challenging and thought provoking conference, delegates will find a whole host of other activities to enjoy in Melbourne, from cultural pursuits to some of the best food and wine in the world.


The programme is available for download and for more information on the World Public Relations Forum, visit


WPRF is hosted this year by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) which 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 enforces the highest standards of ethical practice and represent public relations practitioners in the best interests of the profession.