The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has revealed an international line-up of speakers for its annual conference in Auckland on 24-25 May. Under a conference theme of â€˜Engage For Changeâ€™ speakers from the UK, Australia as well as New Zealand will discuss topics including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), employee communications, crisis management and public relations disasters.
Yours truly (Gerry McCusker) will present a session on PR gaffes and another on online reputation management. Other confirmed international speakers include Anne Gregory a visiting Professor of Public Relations from Leeds University in England who will outline the essentials of being an effective communicator. Australia-based communications adviser Andy Eklund will talk about stimulating creativity within work teams and Geoffrey Stackhouse will also travel across the Tasman to lead a session on crisis communications.