The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) announced at its Global Summit 2015 this morning that it now represents over 2,500 PR firms and 175,000 PR professionals.
Speaking at the Summit in Milan, ICCO Chief Executive Francis Ingham said: “ICCO is utterly thrilled to be bringing the cream of world PR to the iconic city of Milan.
“We are looking forward to two days of debate in stunning surroundings. The Summit is designed by PR agency leaders, for PR agency leaders, with the sole purpose of advancing the industry through education, networking and collaboration.”
In total, ICCO represents over 175,000 individual PR professionals, working in over 2,500 PR firms and three networks, across 32 countries.
Following the ICCO Board’s decision to open up to direct membership, the UK offices of H+K Strategies, Golin, JIN, MWWPR, Grayling, Sermo Network, thenetworkone, and the GlobalCom PR Network have all directly joined the organisation.
The ICCO Global Summit is being held on the 8th and 9th October at 5* Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan. The theme is ‘Food for Thought’, providing a debate around how consultancies and communicators can survive and thrive in a changing world. The Summit coincides with the Milan Expo.
Ingham spoke on the first day of the ICCO Global Summit, and will be followed by speakers that include Fred Cook, CEO, Golin; Colin Byrne, CEO, UK and EMEA, Weber Shandwick; and David Rockland, Partner and CEO, Ketchum Global Research & Analytics, presenting on the Barcelona Principles 2.0.
The ICCO Global Summit is sponsored by ePress Pack, Augure, Autogrill, Prysmian Group, Ketchum, AMEC, PROI Worldwide, Tint, The Holmes Report, PRWeek, and Question & Retain.
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations in 32 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australasia. Collectively, these associations represent over 2,500 PR firms. Contact Binta Kristin Hammerich, ICCO General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org