The personal touch

The PRWeek Forum - the ultimate networking event for public relations and communication professionals - will once again be taking place in 2003

Following on from two hugely successful events last year, PRWeek is delighted to invite you to register now for your FREE delegate place at the 2003 summer Forum.

The first networking event of this year will take place at The Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cheltenham from 9 to 11 July, with a second Forum planned for November.

The PRWeek Forum provides an invaluable opportunity for the communication heads from leading British and international companies to debate critical issues for the industry at workshops chaired by key opinion formers. In addition, they have the chance to meet with leading consultancies and service companies relevant to their particular needs.

By bringing together just 20 exhibitors and 50 senior PR and communications professionals, PRWeek has created an exclusive two-day event where delegates and exhibitors can meet in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere. The invited delegates will be senior PR and communication professionals working for client organisations with a PR spend of more than £500,000 per annum.

Over the two days, Haymarket Events, who are now running the Forum in-house for PRWeek, will organise a programme of approximately 15 prearranged 30-minute meetings for each delegate with the suppliers they really want to meet, based on information received from both parties.

The delegates and the suppliers will also be given the opportunity to indicate who they would like to meet at the Forum, enabling PRWeek to match the needs and requests of all the companies involved as closely as possible.

The face-to-face meetings we organise will take place in private areas within the dedicated meeting room, allowing exhibitors to spend quality time with potential clients - an approach that benefits both parties, judging by the amount of business generated in previous Forums.

In addition to meeting relevant suppliers, delegates have the opportunity of attending round-table workshops to discuss subjects of critical importance to the industry. The areas of discussion will cover: reputation management, the City and financial media, internal communications and change management, research and demographics and crisis management.

The speakers for the workshops at the summer event will be: Huntsworth Group chief executive Lord Chadlington, Finsbury co-founder Roland Rudd, Smythe Dorward Lambert co-founder and chairman John Smythe, The Times business editor Patience Wheatcroft and MORI chairman Professor Robert Worcester.

The number of delegates at each round-table discussion has been limited to 20 places, allocated on a first come, first served basis. Each discussion will provide an exciting and informative platform for real debate at which every delegate can be assured of an opportunity to express their views.

The PRWeek Forum is not going to be all work, and both delegates and suppliers will have the opportunity to relax and unwind in the comforts of the Cheltenham Park Hotel.

The Forum will also incorporate two superb evening dinners, featuring top-level after-dinner speakers. Mark Bolland, former deputy private secretary to The Prince of Wales will be joining us on Wednesday 10 July, while on Thursday 11th July, Stephen Norris will be talking about his wealth of experience, from campaigning to be the next Mayor of London to his PR experience in both politics and business.

So are you eligible to be one of just 50 delegates at the PRWeek Forum 2003?

If you are a senior PR and communications professional within your organisation and have a substantial responsibility for PR, communications consultancy and support services with responsibility for an annual PR budget in excess of £500,000, then you are eligible to attend as a non-paying guest of PRWeek. All accommodation and meals for the two days and nights are complimentary.

If you are interested in being one of the 50 clients who do attend this exclusive event, then please contact Helen Thomas, Group Events Manager, Haymarket Events on 020 8267 3491 or email helen.thomas@haynet.com for a registration form.

How to exhibit at the PRWeek Forum

To find out how you can be an exhibitor at the PRWeek Forum and to book your place, call Andy Gallacher at PRWeek on 020 8267 4372.

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