ICCO Summit 2017 to be held in Helsinki, Finland – Call for speakers now open

ICCO, the International Communications Consultancy Organisation, is pleased to announce that this year’s Global Summit will take place at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland on 5th-6th October.

The Conference Chairperson is ICCO Vice President Elise Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell Communications and Dentsu Aegis Public Relations Network. The theme for the event is ‘Innovate | Engage | Evolve : Leading in a transformational world’.

“This is one of our industry’s most important conferences as it offers a unique combination of global perspectives, leading-edge thinking and networking opportunities. The take-aways from the Summit are both practical and thought-provoking, positioning us to help our clients and agencies achieve better results”, said Mitchell.

MTL, the Finnish Association of Marketing, Technology and Creativity, will be the event host, after winning the bid against other ICCO national PR associations.

Sari-Liia Tonttila, MTL and ICCO Board member said: “We are truly honoured and pleased to welcome the world’s PR industry leaders to startup-driven Helsinki to hack the PR business on Finland’s 100th anniversary. Gamification, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics are just the start of the tech storm. We embrace the fact that data-driven communications, analytics and algorithms can be our best friends and advocates. Among the global communications professional network we also need to address the increasing emotionalism and infowarfare in global social networks.”

The ICCO Global Summit is an annual two day gathering of senior PR and communications practitioners from around the world. Keynote presentations, insightful panel debates and networking events focus around PR industry challenges and innovations.


A ‘Call for Speakers’ is now open for the ICCO Global Summit 2017, with a deadline for applications on Friday 12 May. To apply to give a presentation or curate a panel discussion at the Summit, please download and complete the application form at the link below, and return it via email to ICCO General Manager, Charlene Corrin: charlene.corrin@iccopr.com.

Download application form: www.iccosummit.org/call-for-speakers


About ICCO:

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations operating in 49 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Australasia, as well as agencies and networks with an international agenda. Collectively, these associations represent over 2,500 PR firms.