The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) today announced the global PR giant MSLGROUP as the Gold Partner at the ICCO Summit 2014 in New Delhi.The ICCO Summit 2014 will take place on 9th and 10th October in the Shangri-La hotel in New Delhi, and will feature presentations from the top PR practitioners including Fred Cook (CEO, Golin), Bob Pickard (Chairman, Huntsworth plc Asia-Pacific) and Tim Sutton (Chairman, Weber Shandwick Asia-Pacific).
In addition to being a Summit Partner, MSLGROUP will have a high visibility within the Summit agenda with three of its representatives speaking.
Agency’s Asia head Glenn Osaki will take the centre stage on the 9th October to discuss talent shortage in the PR Industry globally, which, according to World PR Report 2014, is one of the biggest concerns for PR agencies worldwide. Glenn will also chair a panel on Talent with representatives from the Middle East, Russia and India on the second Summit day.
Pascal Beucler, MSLGROUP’s Chief Strategy Officer, will join the key industry panel on the 10th October, and will talk about Real-Time Engagement as the biggest challenge for modern PR. He will also join the winners of this year’s Young PR Lions competition at the Cannes Lions Festival as one of the competition judges.
On the same day Nidhi Makhija-Chimnani, MSLGROUP’s Director of Research and Insights, will present the results of the agency’s 17-country study “The Future of Business Citizenship: A Roadmap to Connecting Business Needs and Millennials’ Expectations.” Free copies of the report will also be distributed among Summit delegates.
“I am very glad that MSLGROUP have once again demonstrated their industry leadership by supporting our Summit in India, and I hope that other agencies will follow their example”, said ICCO Chief Executive Francis Ingham, “We are proud to host a truly global event in the epicentre of Asia-Pacific’s PR development, and look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world in New Delhi”.
”As an important voice for public relations consultancies around the world, we are delighted to support the ICCO and the 2014 summit. This will be a key opportunity for PR practitioners and their clients to discuss the sea-changes in our industry, share best practice, and strengthen the PR community globally,” commented MSLGROUP’s Pascal Beucler.
The full Summit programme is available at www.iccosummit.org.The Summit is also supported by DTA Consulting, AdFactors PR, TRACCS, Integral PR, PR Newswire; official ICCO Partners Capstone Hill Search, markettiers4dc and Gorkana. Media partners are the Holmes Report, PRWeek Asia and Mint Wall Street Journal.
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations in 28 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Collectively, these associations represent over 1,700 PR firms.
Contact Anastasia Demidova, ICCO General Manager