NEW YORK-LONDON – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) is holding its bi-annual member conference virtually between May 5 and 7, 2021. The event, which in previous years has been held at rotating locations across continents, is being run this year on a virtual events platform due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The three-day event kicks off with a keynote speech by futurist Gerd Leonhard on May 5 about what transformations the next 10 years will bring for humanity and how communications and public relations professionals can embrace the changes successfully. The keynote speech and Q&A is followed by a knowledge exchange session on agency acquisitions and sales led by member agency principals sharing their first-hand experience. 

Members will be updated on the status of the network and strategic plans of PRGN, stepping into a 30-year anniversary in 2022. The latest new members admitted to the network will also make a debut and introduction to the full membership.

The three-day conference will end on May 7 with an agency knowledge exchange session on managing social media crisis; hiring, onboarding and motivating employees remotely and building new business streams successfully in uncertain times. The last moment of the event will be a presidential handover according to PRGN’s custom of rotating presidency, a post held by an esteemed network member and agency principal for 12 months.

PRGN partners meet twice a year to share knowledge and develop global business. The next meeting will be held in October 2021 still in a virtual setting, with plans in the making for in-person and hybrid member conferences in Arizona and Singapore in May and October 2022, respectively. 

Founded in 1992 by a group of visionary public relations leaders, with approximately 1,000 professionals in 54 locations, PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks.

PRGN partners are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide.

Companies or organizations interested in the services of PRGN’s local agency network can visit the Agency Directory or contact PRGN’s executive director Gábor Jelinek at gabor.jelinek@prgn.com for more information.

Independent agencies interested in joining the network can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information or email its membership chair, David Wills, Senior Vice President of Media Profile at david.wills@mediaprofile.com 

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