Global Alliance announces 2018 World Public Relations Forum in Oslo, Norway

LUGANO, SWITZERLAND, September 7, 2015 - The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management announced today that the 10th World Public Relations Forum will be held in Oslo in 2018.

The Norwegian Communication Association (NCA) will be the host of the 2018 World Public Relations Forum after a vote by the board of the Global Alliance.

“We received outstanding bids from three continents. In the end, the board was convinced that Oslo is the right place for the global profession to convene in 2018”, said Gregor Halff, Chair of the Global Alliance. “Norway shapes modernity thanks to its innovative economy, its competitiveness and its inclusive society. WPRF 2018 in Oslo will inspire communicators to address all modern communication challenges and opportunities.”

“This is a unique occasion to gather top class speakers from around the world to a global conference with a Scandinavian touch,” said Therese Manus, Managing Director of the Norwegian Communication Association. “We are honoured and delighted to have been chosen as the host association for the World Public Relations Forum in 2018. Our vision is to globally demonstrate our profession’s value, enhance delegates’ understanding of society and become better communicators.”

The Norwegian Communication Association (NCA) has more than 4000 members, organised in ten regional branches and three student divisions. For the past 15 years, the NCA has been organising two conferences yearly, attended by 300-600 delegates.

Previous hosts of the World Public Relations Forum include Spain, Italy, Brazil, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Australia. In May 2016, the 9th edition of the World Public Relations Forum will be held in Toronto, Canada.

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About the Global Alliance

The Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management (www.globalalliancepr.org), is the confederation of the world's major public relations and communication management associations and institutions, representing close to 200 000 practitioners and academics around the world. The Global Alliance's mission is to unify the public relations profession, raise professional standards all over the world, share knowledge for the benefit of its members and be the global voice for public relations in the public interest.

The GA is the convener of the World Public Relations Forum, to be held next in Toronto, Canada, in 2016.