Grayling to handle comms for next year's World Energy Congress

Grayling has been selected by the Government of Turkey to oversee international comms for next year's World Energy Congress in Istanbul.

World Energy Congress: The 2013 event was held in Daegu, South Korea

The triennial event, which will be held in the Turkish capital from 10-13 October, is the flagship event of the World Energy Council – a UN-accredited body with 3,000 members from private, public and NGO sectors from 90 different countries.

The contract, awarded following a four-way pitch, is live immediately and runs until just after the event.

Grayling teams in Istanbul and London will provide strategic counsel to the Turkish government, which is hosting the event, and to the World Energy Council itself, handling communication strategy, global media relations and social media engagement in the lead up to and during the event itself. Grayling’s global network will also provide ad-hoc support for the congress.

The 2016 event has the theme 'Embracing New Frontiers'.

Ana Dodea, managing director of Grayling Turkey, said: "The World Energy Congress is an incredibly influential global event, widely attended by government ministers and key players from the international energy industry. We are extremely proud to have been chosen as communications partner for this prestigious global summit."

PR for the 2013 event in South Korea was handled by FTI Consulting.

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