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Delegates can now purchase video recordings of the 2015 IPRA World Congress - Johannesburg 

The 2015 International Public Relations Association World congress has come and gone, but all global public relations stakeholders can still get a taste of what the legendary event had to offer. 

The event, which took place between 27 and 29 September at the Sandton Convention Centre, hosted over 300 delegates from 38 countries in the fields of public relations and communications. 

It also hosted social responsibility and social media experts who came together to participate in key note speeches, success cases presentations and panel discussions. 

Today, delegates who attended the event including those who missed it have an opportunity to purchase a video recording of the whole affair which emphasised the powerful role of public relations while addressing the theme: Leadership in Communications – The Way to Trust.  

Johanna McDowell -congress chairman- highlighted that the core aim of the congress was to get delegates thinking and rejuvenating their outlook when it comes to Public Relations and Communications.  

“The event was an excellent opportunity for public relations practitioners from the developed world, with the challenges of technology and new media, to exchange views with industry members from the developing world, particularly Africa, where the challenge is so different. The benefits for stakeholders in PR are immense. Anyone who teaches Public Relations from various tertiary institutions as well as agencies that practice Public Relations as well as corporate Public Relations executives will find the recording of the conference very useful and insightful,” she says.  

Discussions at the congress centred around the decline of trust towards organisations, brands government and the media as well as highlighting the need to raise new requirements from stakeholders around transparency and ethics. Discussions also evaluated the road from Public Relations to leadership and what it takes to be a leader for a brand or organisation.  

The video recording is over ten hours and covers two full days’ worth of international speakers on the subjects presented and six case studies presentations. The content is suitable for academics in the Public Relations and Communications as well as for corporate, government institutions, NGOs and people involved with PR and communication and marketing agencies.

 The recording of the congress is available for US$ 100 or R1500. Requests for copies can be sent to Gomotsegang Motswatswe at Glasshouse Communication Management, email: who will manage the ordering and payment processes.  

About IPRA: 

IPRA; the International Public Relations Association, is the leading global network for Public Relations professionals. It aims to further the development of open communication and the ethical practice of public relations. IPRA fulfills this aim through networking opportunities, its codes of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession.    

IPRA is the organizer of the Golden World Awards for excellence – PR's global awards scheme.  With over 50 years of experience, IPRA, recognised by both the United Nations and UNESCO, is now present throughout the world wherever public relations is practiced. IPRA welcomes all those within the profession who share its aim and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more information please visit:  Follow Johanna McDowell on Twitter @jomcdowell.


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