WASHINGTON, DC — PRovoke20, our ninth Global Public Relations Summit, will take place once again at the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. And we are kicking off registration for the event with a special flash sale offering a 50% discount for early reservations.

For the next two weeks — until midnight Pacific Time on Monday March 30 — attendees can book their place at the event through our dedicated website for half the normal price: that’s $1222.50 for the entire three-day event, or $572.50 for any single day of the event.

"The last two years in Washington, DC, have enabled us to bring together an unprecedented array of speakers" said Paul Holmes, chair of PRovoke. "We have heard from P&G's Marc Pritchard, Senator Mark Warner, Sir Martin Sorrell, Washington Post editor Marty Baron, United Negro College Fund president Michael Lomax, and founders of the March for Our Lives movement."

Our Entrepreneurs Forum — a half-day event designed to help PR agency principals anticipate the challenges and exploit the opportunities facing their businesses — will take place on Monday October 19. The PRovoke20 conference itself — the global PR industry’s most informative, insightful and provocative event — will take place on October 20 and 21, culminating in our Global SABRE Awards ceremony on the evening of the 21st.

This is the event that Weber Shandwick’s global chief executive Andy Polansky says "stands out among industry events given the quality of the speakers, its broad range of topics covered and its international audience," while HP worldwide head of print communications Vanessa Yanez describes it as a "great mix of speakers, highly topical, and the right size to meet up with existing and new industry friends."

Last year’s event attracted around 400 participants from more than 35 countries around the world, almost all of them either agency principals and senior corporate communications executives.

Registration and venue details can be found here. You can find coverage of PRovoke19 here

In response to the ongoing coronavirus situation — we will be monitoring the situation closely, on the basis that an event in late October will proceed. All tickets are refundable should the event not take place. We will also be launching digital passes this year, so that participants can watch and interact with a digital livestream.