Bengaluru gets set for 14th Global Communication Conclave

• Theme: PR Beyond 2020; Venue shifted from Kochi due to Coronavirus scare • Chanakya & PR Excellence Awards to be presented BENGALURU: The Silicon Valley of India Bengaluru is all set to host the 14th Global Communication Conclave organized by Communicators premier body Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) under the aegis of World Communicators’ Council (WCC) on March 6 & 7 with theme being PR Beyond 2020. Being held in association with Bangalore University, the Conclave venue is Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, 11, Palace Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru -560009. PRCI Kerala chapter was to host the event which is now shifted to Bengaluru in view of the coronavirus scare. The Kerala Government has declared it a State disaster. PRCI - http://www.publicrelationscouncilofindia.com/ - is the pan-India platform of communication, PR, media, advertising, HR, marketing communication professionals, mass communication teachers and students. “As we all are aware, 20:20 represents perfect vision. We at PRCI strongly feel that it is time to look beyond perfection since there is always room for improvement. It is not a mere coincidence that the theme will be discussed in the year 2020,” said M B Jayaram, Chief Mentor and Chairman Emeritus of PRCI. A notable aspect of the Conclave is that it is being held in association with the just launched World Communicators’ Council (WCC). Promoted by PRCI, WCC aims to be a one-stop Global Knowledge Powerhouse in mass communication. B N Kumar, Chairman of PRCI Governing Council said: “The two-day global event will be packed with knowledge sessions with ample opportunities for networking for the delegates. As in the previous 13 Global Conclaves, PRCI will have top notch professionals from Corporates, Communication, Media, Advertising, HR, Marketing and Mass Communication academicians at the 14th Conclave. Our previous Conclaves have seen an attendance of over 500 delegates. We expect many more numbers in the Manthan of ideas in the City of Gardens.” Explaining the theme, S Narendra, president – National executive of PRCI said: “PR has come a long way, from being courier boys, travel assistants or glorified protocol managers. Now, we strongly feel that it’s time to look beyond all these and see where we fit in and command value that we PR or communication professionals deserve,” said Narendra, ex-advisor to many PMs and former Government of India spokesperson. Dr T Vinay Kumar, Conclave chairman and president-elect, PRCI national executive, said: “We regret that Kochi will miss the event due to the coronavirus issue. But we are confident that PRCI together will put up a grand show at Bengaluru.” Sunil Kannath, director-international of PRCI explained that WCC will endeavor to integrate communication organisations and professionals globally for sharing knowledge and contribute to the exchange of ideas and experiences to communicate for a better world, as the motto says. “We hope to see a synthesis of ideas from among the youth as we will have a dedicated session for the segment,” said Geetha Shankar, chairperson of PRCI-YCC. PRCI will also honour corporates and achievers with its signature Chanakya awards, 12th in the series and induct professionals into the unique PR Hall of Fame. The Conclave will also recognize talent with the much sought after PRCI Excellence Awards, 10th in the series.

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