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The GlobalCom PR Network Annual Meeting 2019 has come to an end – it was a fantastic event, with fantastic attendees and fantastic results! 

 

The Business Part 

This year’s annual meeting hosted 48 PR professionals from 30 countries around the world to discuss mutual business interests and how to work together as a global PR team. The number of attending partners was the highest number right after our meeting in Istanbul which had been attended by 45 professionals from 29 countries.

The agenda and working sessions in 2019 were structured differently compared to other global meetings.

The first meeting day was dedicated to new partner introductions and the discussion of currently hot topics. We are happy to welcome new members from Israel, RCPR managed by Idit Rosenberg and Michal Zilber, Ingenio Capital in the Dominican Republic by Marion Pages, Progess Communications from the Benelux, beautifully presented by our colleagues Stella Jansen and Miek Gielkens, EloQ Communications from Vietnam by Clara Ly-Le as well as Communication Works in South Korea.

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GlobalCom annual meeting

It’s that time of the year again when the GlobalCom PR Network family gathers to discuss common business interests, how to work together as a global unit and to have a good time. With around 50 expected PR & Marketing professionals from about 30 countries worldwide, the annual GlobalCom meeting has grown to a respectable number and is becoming more and more popular amongst the network and PR scene.

This year’s get-together takes place on Greece’s largest island: Crete. Crete has been named one of the best-rated travel destinations in the world from the annual Travellers’ Choice awards, announced by Trip Advisor.

Before the island was called Crete though it had a number of names. One of them was ‘Kaptara’ which was given by the Syrians who first inhabited the island. The ancient Egyptians called the island ‘Keftiu’ before it was given the Latin name ‘Creta’. The GlobalCom attendees are already  very excited to visit this exotic spot on the planet and to spend a productive and fruitful time on the historical island.

True to the GlobalCom format, the meeting will start on a Wednesday evening, May 22, with a welcome cocktail to shake hands, meet new and familiar faces and get warmed up for the official business part. The business program starts on Thursday morning May 23, allowing attendees to attend inspiring discussions, new member introductions and exciting presentations all around business development for two days on a promising agenda. The GlobalCom management picked the Nana Princess as this years venue, located just outside the coastal resort of Hersonissos, facing the Cretan sea in northern Crete.

On Friday evening May 24, the group is then brought to Agos Nikolaos. With a fresh sea breeze and typical Cretan atmosphere, the 2nd edition of the GlobalCom PR Network Awards will be celebrated.
The awards are packed with outstanding submissions from about 30 participating agencies. With these fascinating case studies, GlobalCom once again proves the high quality of our network and our partners.

 

Furhter details and regular updates will be published on our blog and social media channels before, during and after the event. Look out for news and stay tuned.

We wish all participants a wonderful time and a successful get-together.

 

 

More than 30 PR professionals from all over the world are currently meeting at Playa del Carmen, Mexico at the annual GlobalCom PR Network (GCPR) meeting. Once a year the PR and communication experts of the global organization come together for three days to exchange insights on local and global market development, new communication trends, new joint clients and projects, as well as networking opportunities.

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Members of the GlobalCom PR Network from around the world are meeting in Bangalore, India this week to exchange PR experiences and learn about different markets and potentials.

On the first day the participants gained valuable insights into the home markets of several new member agencies such as the different markets in South America covered by our partner agency Lead image or by our partner fekra on the diverse media landscape throughout the United Arab Emirates. Our partner Planet PR shared insight on the market situation an PR practices in Poland and Grape PR on the PR specifics in Korea. Read more

GlobalCom Meeting in Milano, February 2009Far too much time has passed since our last Global Meeting, and it was the highest time to meet again. For some participants it was actually the first personal contact with their GlobalCom colleagues. The agenda of the meeting was packed, and there were quite a number of new partners present: Federico Unnia from Echo Comunicazione d’Impresa (Italy, Healthcare), Michael Patzer from Patzer PR (Germany, Healthcare), Irene Tato from Salud y Comunicación (Spain, Healthcare), Hanna Kleber from KPRN network (Germany, Tourism) and Ingo Harding from Public Link (Germany, Consumer & Lifestyle) took their chance to introduce themselves and their agencies to the network.

In the second half of day 1, the competence teams or task forces were “on stage”. It was simply amazing to see how many clients GlobalCom agencies of the first specialised teams –such as ICT – have already shared. But even several members of the more recently established competence teams (Tourism, Healthcare & Energy) have already shared clients – sometimes even without even knowing (yet).

But of course it was not all about prospects, to-do-lists and the like – the meeting also provided insights into various aspects of communication business as well. Cheryl Gale, Principal at March PR (Boston, USA), presented a case study on how Twitter can be used in PR and Communication. After listening to her “learn more about Twitter” was probably on the to-do-list of most participants.

One novelty for our global meetings was the idea to invite potential cooperation partners and network clients to the meeting. Dr. Johannes Niggl, Head of Division “Invest in Bavaria” at the Ministry of Economics in Bavaria, discussed the communicative challenges to present Bavaria as an investment location in an increasingly competitive world. Stuart Hurst, International Market Access Director at Nycomed, introduced his company and the expectations he would have regarding an international PR Network. For him PR partners worldwide are not simply “the voice of Nycomed” in foreign markets. He also expects them to act as “transmitters”, as they have an insight into the different healthcare systems and national healthcare policies.

Well, and after all, it’s not only about learning and listening… sitting together, enjoying a nice Milanese dinner and having great conversations was a very important part of the meeting. Thanks to the great support of our Italian PR partner Prima Pagina, everything was well organized. Thinking about the location for the next meeting, maybe we should integrate a partner agency from the Seychelles or some place like that into the network…

Claudia Wittwer