Message from ICCO President to the Participants of the Global PR Summit in Oxford

Dear ICCO Summit participants,

A sincere thanks for attending the most prestigious and useful event in our business in the world – the Global PR Summit – last week in Oxford, UK.

We all witnessed many professional and interesting presentations, exploring the future of the Public Relations business and to the enormous changes which are happening everyday. The quality of the speakers, the topics, number of participants (almost 200) and countries represented (36) put this year’s Summit among the best in the almost 30 year ICCO history.

As you know ICCO is growing very fast and develops its structure and management according to this growth and also according to the needs of this dynamic business – Public Relations. Establishing our Regional Groups, launching new events more focused on regions and much better cooperation between countries, sharing both achievements and problems within our business at special forums, trainings, further enlargement of the organisation globally and also creating a special professional Innovation panel are the projects we would like to develop next year, to name just a few. And also – the Global PR Summit in Oxford was undoubtedly the most covered, shared and commented professional event on social media most probably since its launch a decade ago.

Thank you very much again for coming to Oxford to be one of us, to be one of the selected group of people looking to the future of the business, for your posts on social media, for the comments, remarks and questions both from the stage to the audience and from the audience to the speakers and during the coffee breaks, lunches, dinners and other social events.

We all look forward to an even more successful Summit next year in Helsinki, Finland, and I would like to announce that all participants to our Oxford event will have a very special discounted rate for the 2017 event in Finnish capital.

I will be happy to meet you in the meantime at any PR event throughout the world and – of course – in London on December 1st at the ICCO Global Awards Gala Dinner. If I can be of any help, please do contact me anytime.

All my best,


Maxim Behar
ICCO President

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