Teheran, November 2016 – ICCO President Maxim Behar and Javad Ghasemi, President of Iranian Public Relations House, the Iranian public relations association, have signed an agreement for closer cooperation. The agreement will see an information exchange between the two parties, participation in events organised by both Associations and also an exchange of delegates for the annual Summits. Cooperation in the field of training, seminars, forums, symposiums and other educational activities is also planned by both parties.
Iranian Public Relations House has applied officially for full ICCO national association membership which will be discussed at the upcoming ICCO Executive Committee Board meeting. The agreement will come into power only if application of the Iranian association is voted on positively.
Maxim Behar, ICCO President:
“We had very useful and efficient negotiations with our colleagues from Iran. I also had a chance to meet hundreds of PR professionals at the Symposium where ICCO was represented, and now I am more than sure that the PR market in Iran is quite will developed and there is a need of constant education and international experience.”
Javad Ghasemi, President of Iranian PR Association:
“We were glad to receive the ICCO President in Teheran and to provide together a very interesting professional discussion. Let me share our hope that our application for full membership will be approved by the ICCO Board and very soon Iran will be part of this very high recognized global PR society as ICCO for sure is.”
ICCO President visited Teheran on the invitation of Iranian PR Association to participate into the International Symposium “”PR – change for progress”, where he presented the recently published World PR Report, produced by ICCO and PRWeek.
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations in 48 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Australia. Collectively, these associations represent some 2,500 PR firms.
About Iranian PR Association / Iranian Public Relations House:
Public Relations House is an independent, non-political and nongovernmental organization which aims to promote public relations throughout country and bring Iranian public relations associations under an umberalla. It works in accordance with the Constitutions of the Islamic Republic of Iran and is under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior, I.R.Iran. It is a newly established body and started its work since 2013 and 10 PR and communication associations throughout the country have become the member of the House. Dr. Javad Ghasemi is the Head, and Mr. Hooshmand Sefidi is the Secretary of the House.