Singapore, 14th October, 2019 – The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has announced that its 2020 ICCO Summit will be held in Singapore.
Following a presentation at the 2019 ICCO Global Summit, held in Lisbon on the 9th and 10th October, ICCO President Nitin Mantri and PRCA SEA Chair Lee Nugent have announced that the ICCO Global Summit 2020 will be in Singapore, hosted by the Public Relations Communications Association Southeast Asia branch, PRCA SEA.
This is the first time the Summit will visit Singapore, with previous events in Asia having been hosted in India.
It’s also a notable achievement for PRCA SEA, which recently celebrated its first-year anniversary, yet has already established itself as a major association within the region, with over 40 members and growing.
The Summit is due to take place in Autumn 2020, with the exact dates still to be confirmed.
Nitin Mantri, President, ICCO, said: “We are delighted to be back in Asia, especially Singapore, which has a vibrant and fast-growing PR and communications industry. Asia is a key market for every corporate brand today and we believe that a lot of the communications industry growth in the future is going to come from this region. We thank the PRCA SEA for hosting the Summit. We look forward to sharing and learning from our peers across the world as to how best we can prepare ourselves to counsel our clients and help them navigate a digitally-disruptive world.”
Lee Nugent MPRCA, Chair, PRCA SEA, said: “We’re proud and honoured to host next year’s ICCO Global Summit here in Singapore. And the timing could not be more perfect. According to the World Economic Forum, 2020 will see the value of the economies of Asia become bigger than the rest of the world combined for the first time since the 19th Century. Asia’s future is here, now, and we look forward to welcoming communicators from across the world to this most exciting and innovative of regions.”
Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body with offices in the Middle East & North Africa and Southeast Asia, operating in 66 countries around the world. Representing in excess of 30,000 people, the PRCA is the largest PR membership association in the world. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations
What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.
How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry’s behalf e.g. fighting the NLA’s digital licence.
ICCO is the global voice of public relations consultancies, with membership comprising national trade associations, networks, and agencies in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Australasia. Collectively these associations represent over 3,00 PR firms. ICCO organised an annual global PR summit, has an international awards programme, and provides PR training and qualifications. www.iccopr.com