MIAMI—At least fifteen of The Holmes Report’s Influence 100—our list of the 100 most important in-house communications professionals in the world—will be among the speakers at our first Global Public Relations Summit, which takes place at the St Regis Bal Harbour hotel in Miami Beach at the end of October.

Those participating in the summit come from every region of the world, and from a wide range of industries, representing blue-chip brands such as Diageo, General Motors, IBM, Lenovo, Nissan, and Procter & Gamble.

From North America, keynote speaker Marc Pritchard, chief marketing officer at, Procter & Gamble, will be joined by Selim Bingol of GM, Christa Carone of Xerox, Jon Iwata of IBM, and Andy Pharaoh of Wrigley.

From Europe, representatives of the Influence 100 include Andre Manning of Philips, Anne Villemoes of Danish Crown, and Ian Wright of Diageo.

And Asia-Pacific participants include Stephen Forshaw of Temasek, Ross Gan of Huawei, Dave Roman of Lenovo and Simon Sproule of Nissan.

“We are working hard to put together a truly global lineup of speakers that include many of the most accomplished corporate communicators from around the world,” says Paul Holmes, editor of The Holmes Report. “In addition to controlling some of the largest PR budgets in the corporate world, these individuals have an extraordinary insight into the communications challenges and opportunities facing business today.”

More information about the Global Public Relations Summit is available at our dedicated website.