PRIA launches 2020 Virtual National Conference

The Public Relations Institute of Australia has launched its ‘Virtual’ 2020 National Conference.

The announcement:

With COVID-19 thrusting many communicators into the frontline of business and government responses to the pandemic and as economies begin to rebuild, the conference is set to explore what this seismic event means for PR and communications globally. 

We have secured a stellar line up of speakers and contributors for our 2020 conference who will bring a unique perspective to the local, national and global challenges and opportunities of what will hopefully soon be a ‘post’ COVID-19 world. 

A selection of these outstanding speakers involved in the conference include: 

  • Adam Ferrier, Founder / Consumer Psychologist at Thinkerbell
  • Sally Rugg, Executive Director Change.org Australia Author of How Powerful We Are
  • Matthew Harrington, Global President & Chief Operating Officer at Edelman
  • Besie Hassan, Head of PR & Communications at Finder / PR Professional of the Year (In-house) 2019
  • Behrouz Boochani, writer, journalist, associate professor at UNSW, and former refugee in Manus
  • Dan Monheit, Owner of independent creative agency on human behaviour, Hardhat 
  • Sue Maslin AO, Film, Television and Digital Producer
  • Chris Savage, Business growth specialist and former WPP COO
  • Sarah Trombetta, CEO at Red Havas
  • Sean Topham, Partner at digital & creative agency, Topham Guerin
  • Arun Sudhaman, CEO and Editor-in-Chief at PRovoke Media
  • Andy Lark, Marketing & Digital Leader. Entrepreneur. Amazon best-selling author
  • Johna Burke, CEO Global MD AMEC Association
  • Gus Worland, Broadcaster and Founder of Gotcha4life Mental Health Foundation
  • Dr Joanna McMillan, Researcher and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
  • Troy Bramston, Senior Writer and Columnist, The Australian
  • Luisa Megale, Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Marketing at Lendlease
  • James Wright, Global Chairman, Havas PR Global Collective
  • Peter O’Sullivan, Group External Communications & Community at Woolworths Group
  • Ellen Gunning, Director at The PR Training Academy
  • and many, many more….

The full speaker list can be found on the PRIA Conference website.

Delivered for the first time as an entirely virtual event, the 2020 National Conference will probe the critical technology, trends and issues reshaping the communications industry for a new decade, from cutting-edge innovations to emerging best practice and near-horizon opportunities. 

As Australia’s foremost PR summit, the PRIA National Conference attracts emerging, mid-career and senior PR leaders from around the country and across the region, offering an immersive and thought-provoking program featuring international keynote speakers, panel discussions, case studies and while we won’t all be meeting in a traditional conference sense thanks to COVID-19, we’re hoping that our new virtual platform will enable even more of our members to attend from across Australia and tap into the wisdom and insights of our speakers.

We are very much looking forward to some great discussions and the chance to reflect on what has been an extraordinary 12 months of communications challenges. 

Source: PRIA media release


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