Johannesburg Wins Bid to Host International PR Congress

Published on : Tuesday, December 10, 2013

download-54A winning bid was achieved following a combined bidding effort by Joburg Convention Bureau, the Gauteng Convention Bureau, and the South African National Convention Bureau, to host the 2015 International Public Relations Association World Congress.
Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau described the successful bid to host the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) World Congress in South Africa as an achievement and pride to the city’s residents.
Commenting about the hosting of the event Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, who is the South African National Convention’s Executive Manager said, “International association conferences hosted in South Africa do not only bring economic injection to our country, but also build our knowledge economy. IPRA creates a massive opportunity for South Africa to be profiled internationally as a world class convention destination.”
Nonnie Kubeka of the Gauteng Convention & Events Bureau also accredited that effective group effort between industry players makes for a more impactful outcome.
IPRA was established in 1955 and will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2015, a significant milestone for the premier international association that serves individual public relations practitioners, with members in more than eighty countries. IPRA is a voluntary organization with a global virtual network of more than 4 500 members and a small secretariat based in London and led by IPRA Chief Executive, Jim Holt.
Further announcements regarding content and international speakers are expected from IPRA during the course of the next few months.

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