ICCO will contribute to the content of the World Communication Forum as an official partner!
Davos, Switzerland, February 5 – The forum’s 7th edition will be held on 8-9 March, at the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. Communication professionals from all over the world will again get together to discuss the key trends in today’s global communications. ICCO will be among the official partners to fortify the key ideas of the WCF initiative as well as facilitate and spread the conclusions of the summit.
Maxim Behar, ICCO President, WCFDavos co-Chair and Board Chairman and CEO of M3 Communications Group in Bulgaria:
“For us it is important to be present at such an important event. I have been following very carefully the Davos Forum from its very first edition held 7 years ago, and I am delighted to see such a significant progress. As the largest Global PR community, ICCO will contribute with presentations, moderation of panels, and we shall also advise our members to join as participants.”
Yanina Dubeykovskaya, WCFDavos Founder and General Director, President of the WCFA:
“We appreciate ICCO as the most influential professional association within the industry on an international scale and see great prospects for partnerships that will allow the best PR agencies worldwide to expand their business and professional expertise via the platforms of the Forum and its regional editions, thus fostering new, fruitful relations with media representatives, corporate directors, state administrations, and non-profit organizations around the world!”
The agenda offers a diversified content and insight by global experts with out-of-the-box vision for the future of the industry: how to add meaning, integrate interests and reach a growing influence in multinational/cross-cultural businesses and brands, how to engage the globe, how to manage crisis periods on the social media, and much more.
WCFDavos will again give the floor for a discussion on more or less controversial topics:
- Talent VS Experience.
- Communications in the Arab world.
- From digital evolution to robot revolution – humanity, communications, ethics.
- Quantity or Quality? What is your social media top priority?
- Communications revolutionized – seen as a mission, rather than as a service!
- Tourism: a global industry in the age of Communications.
- Media Reality – Influence and Responsibility
… and more!
Among the speakers and moderators of the plenary panels are leading experts, such as:
ICCO PresidentMAxim Behar, Francis Ingham, Chief Executive of ICCO and Director General of the PRCA in UK, Mustapha Khalfi, Minister of Communications and Spokesperson of the Government of Morocco, Faith Muthambi, Minister of Communications of South Africa, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, National Vice President of the ruling BJP political party in India, Dmytro Kuleba, Ambassador-at-Large for Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Roman Vassilenko, Chairman – Committee for International Information at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Kazakhstan, Paul Holmes, Founder and CEO of The Holmes Report and SABRE awards, Scott Fahlman, Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, also known as “Father” of the smiley emoticon, Tanuja Kehar, Vice President Corporate Communications at Unitech in India, Solly Moeng, Managing Director of Don Valley in South Africa, Sean Gardner, co-Founder of the pioneering Huffington Post “Twitter Powerhouses Series”, Saurabh Uboweja, Founder, CEO & Director Brand Strategy at Brands of Desire, Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Vural, Executive Board Member and Coordinator at Bersay Communications in Turkey, Franky Saegerman, Head of Social Media & Communications and Public Diplomacy at NATO HQ in Belgium, Bayan Tal, broadcast journalist and Senior Advisor at the Jordan Media Institute as well as former director general of the Jordan Radio & TV and foreign press secretary to His Majesty King Abdullah, Dr. Phil Osagie, Global Strategist at JSP Communications in Nigeria, and more!
Traditionally, WCFDavos holds the Communications for Future (C4F) Davos Award. However, this time it offers up to 23 categories for recognition of remarkable creativity and unique vision of the future of communications, in two major groups of awards: Personal (individual communicators with a strong influence on global communications) and Corporate (companies setting the standards for effectiveness & professionalism).
The other two professional associations supporting the event are APRA (Armenia), CIPRA (China). WCFDavos 2016 is also supported by exclusive partner agencies from all over the world: M3 Communications (Bulgaria), Kaiser Communication (Germany), Capital Communications (Hungary), CROS (Russia), Grou-AGAMA (Ukraine), Don Valley (South Africa), Cyber Gear (UAE), RADA Research & PR (Egypt), First House (Norway), Competence (Italy), The Story (Poland), JSP Communications (Nigeria), Dept WPF (Russia).
WCF is an annual global event held at the Davos Congress Centre in Switzerland. Initiated by an International Coordinating Committee in 2010, it has united a great number of acknowledged professionals from 55 countries worldwide. Since its third annual edition in Davos, WCF has started expanding its global professional community with regional sessions held in some of the largest cultural centers and business capitals across Europe and Asia. The two-day conference covers the latest trendy areas and issues and outlines future tendencies in the global communications industry.
For more information: www.forumdavos.com
Valentina Atanasova, Project Manager of the World Communication Forum in Davos
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