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    The IPRA World Congress 2015 comes to South Africa

    The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) will, for the first time, be hosting its World Congress in South Africa in 2015 and choosing Johannesburg as their preferred venue following a successful bid from Joburg Tourism.   

    IPRA was established in 1955 and will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2015, an important milestone for the premier international association that serves individual public relations practitioners with members in more than eighty countries.  IPRA is a voluntary organisation with a worldwide virtual network of more than 4500 members, and a small secretariat based in London and led by IPRA Chief Executive, Jim Holt.

    IPRA 2013 President, Christophe Ginisty commented, “We were pleased to award our 2015 Congress to Johannesburg, as we saw their enthusiasm and ability to host this important event as a critical selection criteria for IPRA.”

    IPRA is the principal source for Codes of Conduct governing public relations across the globe and other host cities in the recent past have included  Chicago, Istanbul, Beijing and Lima, with the last being  Dubai.

    Pumla Ntsele of Joburg Tourism said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this bid and we believe that our worldwide connections, along with our excellent facilities will ensure that the IPRA 2015 Congress is one of the most memorable for delegates and visitors.”

    The congress is due to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, with the expected number of delegates to be in the region of 500 – perhaps more - from all over the world. The date has been finalised for the 27th-29th of September 2015.


    The South African organisations that are involved with this project are The Council for Communication Management (CCM), The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA), The Department of Communication (DoC), South African Airways (SAA), South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB), Gauteng Convention Bureau and the Johannesburg Convention Bureau.

    PRISA will be running its annual national conference as part of the IPRA World Congress. PRISA has enjoyed a long relationship with IPRA and its local South African members.

    Further announcements regarding content and international speakers are expected from IPRA during the course of the next few months.

    Johanna McDowell, IPRA President 2012 and now Congress Chairman for the 2015 World Congress commented, “It has been wonderful to have the support of South Africa and all of the local organisations in order to host this congress.  Without the support of PRISA and CCM, IPRA would not have been able to move forward with this bid.”   

    Note to editor:
    IPRA; the International Public Relations Association, is the leading global network for Public Relations professionals. It aims to further the development of open communication and the ethical practice of public relations. IPRA fulfills this aim through networking opportunities, its codes of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession.  


    IPRA is the organizer of the Golden World Awards for excellence – PR's global awards scheme.  With over 50 years of experience, IPRA, recognised by both the United Nations and UNESCO, is now present throughout the world wherever public relations is practiced. IPRA welcomes all those within the profession who share its aim and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more information please visit: www.ipra.org  Follow Johanna McDowell on Twitter @jomcdowell.




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