New Delhi to Host PRCI Global Meet

New Delhi : Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) is holding its 4th Global Meet, Seminar and Annual Awards Gala Events at the Gulmohar, Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on 3 April 2010. Manishankar Aiyar, Advisor to the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies & Training and Former Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, has kindly consented to inaugurate the programme and give away the awards.

At the programme, PRCI will announce the much awaited Annual PRCI Chanakya Awards 2010 for national achievers and the PRCI Corporate Collateral Awards 2010 for organisations. The ‘PRCI Hall of Fame 2010’ for communication professionals will also be conferred on eminent professionals from the industry during the meet. Over 400 participants are expected to participate in the full-day programme.

Speaking on the theme, M.B. Jayaram, Chairman Emeritus & Chief Mentor, National Governing Council, PRCI, said, “’This year, the focus is on Emerging Avenues in Specialized Communications and the one-day seminar will create a common knowledge platform for communication professionals to speak, listen, interact and analyze the changes and evolve communication strategies to keep pace with the changes. The seminar also includes business sessions and panel discussions which will discuss the emerging trends especially with relation to marketing, media, PR and related communication aspects”.

Further on the programme, N.D. Rajpal, President, PRCI said, “The event will see the participation of top media, PR and other communication practitioners of national and international distinction from different parts of the globe for learning, knowledge sharing, fellowship and inspiration. The PRCI annual global meet has established itself as one of the leading international platforms for communication professionals and decision makers of top-performing industries/organisations in India and from around the world to gather, to share ideas, discuss and deliberate on the latest developments and best practices in PR and communications.”

“The views and experiences shared by the professionals at the global meet will help the participants to make long-lasting connections that will help further create a niche in their communication plans and professional careers. The PRCI annual awards are one of the most prestigious events in the realm of marketing, corporate communications as also government relations. Over the years, PRCI awards have acquired prestigious status and distinction. They are now keenly contested and proudly won by both individuals and corporate houses,” said Krishna B Mariyanka, Vice President, PRCI.

Detailing more on the awards, Krishna B. Mariyanka said, “PRCI Corporate Collateral Annual Awards for 2010 will be given away under 18 categories and Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies will be awarded for the meritorious and winning entries under each category. Under the Annual PRCI Chanakya Awards (National Awards for Achievers), awards will be given away to individuals and organizations in about 12 categories.

“The PRCI Hall of Fame 2010 (National Awards for PR Professional) will be conferred upon 10 top ranking, eminent professionals from Public Relations discipline. The jury for awards selection consists of highly experienced, eminent professionals from the world of mass communication and media”, he added.

This year, about 57 corporate bigwigs from wide-ranging industries across the nation are in the fray to win the coveted corporate collateral awards. Over 750 entry nominations under various categories coming from include that of Coca-Cola, IDBI Bank, BEML, ITI, Jet Airways, Sahara India Pariwar, Mahindra & Mahindra, UB Group, MSPL, BIAL, Kingfisher, KMVIA, BHEL, Power Grid Corporation of India, Canara Bank, State Bank of Hyderabad, NTPC, Novartis, JUSCO, Tata Chemicals, FM Radio One, IMRB, KPCL, Central Bank of India and many others. The winners of the contest will be announced at the programme and awarded with accolades at the gala awards night.

The event will commence with registrations at 8:30 am followed by the inaugural session with keynote address at 11.00 am. The Annual PRCI Chanakya Awards and The PRCI Hall of Fame 2010 awards will be given away between 11.30 am and 12.30 pm which will be followed by topical sessions at 2.00pm. The event will conclude with the presentation of PRCI Corporate Collateral Annual Awards for 2010 from 5.00 pm to 6.30pm. The networking dinner for registered participants is from 6.30pm onwards.

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