NEW DELHI—The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) today announced the first line up for its annual Global Summit.

The event will take place in central New Delhi on 9th and 10th October, and will feature top international PR leaders. 

Entitled “New markets. New Business. New PR”, the 2014 Summit will seek to explore opportunities for PR in emerging markets across the Asia-Pacific regions, as well as highlight the latest PR best practice in the areas of creativity, innovation, digital convergence and client-agency relationships.

The Summit will feature many of the Asia-Pacific agency leaders and international experts on the region, such as Huntsworth Asia-Pacific chairman Bob Pickard, Edelman Middle East and India CEO Robert Holdheim, and Interel founder Jean-Leopold Schuybroek.

Keynotes will be delivered by Golin global CEO Fred Cook and Havas PR North America CEO Marian Sazlman. 

The event will also feature European industry leaders such as Weber Shandwick EMEA CEO Colin Byrne; David Gallagher, CEO of Ketchum Europe; Ogilvy PR UK CEO Michael Frohlich; and Pascal Beucler, SVP and chief strategy ffficer at MSLGroup. The pressing issue of effective evaluation and measurement framework for PR and communications will be addressed by incoming AMEC chairman and Gorkana Group CEO Jeremy Thompson.

Francis Ingham, ICCO chief executive, said: “We are delighted for an opportunity to host our Summit in India, a country with such a vibrant and fast-growing PR and communications industry. It is going to be an unmissable event for all who are interested in the international PR industry development”.

The Summit will take place in a luxury Shangri-La Eros Hotel in the centre of New Delhi, and will include a cocktail event and gala dinner in honour of the Summit host Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI) on the 9th October.

Complete information and online registration are available on the summit website,, and participants booking before 1st September are eligible for a discounted, “early bird” rate. Summit delegates will also benefit from special rates to stay at the Shangri-La, and will receive support with entry visas to India. Gala Dinner registration will be announced shortly.

The full Summit lineup and programme will be revealed in August 2014.