EuroComm 2009 set for 9-10 February in Lugano, Switzerland

November 28, 2008 – The Europe/Middle East region of IABC has announced details of its annual EuroComm conference. EuroComm 2009 will be held at the Università della Svizzera italiana (University of Lugano), which offers excellent facilities and a relaxed atmosphere, giving conference participants ample opportunity to network and share experiences with communications professionals from across Europe and the Middle East.

“We have been very fortunate to partner with the University and their Executive MScom programme,” commented Rob Briggs, Senior Communications Manager for RBC Wealth Management and IABC Europe and Middle East Chairman. “The University was also recently selected to host the Global Alliance Centre so we are extremely pleased to be holding EuroComm 2009 at such a prestigious location for communications professionals around the globe.”

EuroComm 2009’s prestigious speakers have been drawn from communications professionals and academics from across Europe and the Middle East. They include Nick Van Praag, Director of External Relations, the UNHCR, Professor Cees van Riel, Managing Director of the Reputation Institute, and Peter Warne, Senior Corporate Internet Manager, Nestle, Switzerland.

Plenary sessions during the two-day event will feature results from the IABC Research Foundation project on information overload, the latest developments in social media, and career prospects in turbulent times. Break-out sessions will cover case studies on branding, lobbying, marketing communications, and measurement methods.

At just EUR 550 (EUR 750 for non-members), EuroComm 2009 offers a conference experience that is affordable and high in value, providing new thinking and insights into the challenges facing communicators today.

EuroComm 2009 is supported by both the Swiss (SPRG) and Italian (FERPI) national public relations associations. Sponsors include Hugin Group (www.hugingroup.com), MetaDesign (www.metadesign.ch), Wide Circle (www.widecircle.eu) and World Television (www.world-television.com).

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a non-profit association of 16,000 communication practitioners from all over the world. Established in 1970, IABE is one of the few communications associations that works across borders to serve public relations and communications professionals in all sectors. The IABC Europe and Middle East Region is one of IABC’s most active regions, with membership increasing steadily by 20 percent per year to reach the present level of nearly 700 members.

For more information, visit or contact one of these individuals:

Robert Briggs, IABC EME Chair, +44 207 653 4786, [email protected]

Jennifer Hayes, University della Svizzera italiana, +41 58 666 4605, [email protected]

Gloria S. Walker, IABC, Conference Chair, +44 7811 175597, [email protected]

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