Public relations calendar for 2018

A calendar of the key international events in public relations in 2018.

It was crowdsourced as part of my public relations in 2018 project. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Please tweet me @wadds if there’s an event that you think I should add.


14 March – Sir Stephen Tallents Memorial Lecture, London

21 to 22 March – World Communication Forum, Geneva


April (date to be announced) – IABC EuroComm, Copenhagen

22 to 24 April – World Public Relations Forum, Global Alliance, Oslo


15 May – PR Week Global Awards, London


3 to 6 June – IABC World Conference, Montreal

12 to 14 June – 10th Annual Global Summit on Measurement, AMEC, Barcelona

18 to 22 June – The 65th International Festival of Creativity, Cannes


5 to 7 July – A World in Crisis, the role of public relations, BledCom, Bled

11 to 12 July – History of PR Conference, Bournemouth


6 to 9 August — Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations Division, Washington DC


September (date to be announced) – PRCA National Conference, London

28 to 30 September – Public Relations and Corporate Communications India (PRAXIS) Summit, Hyderabad


October (date to be announced) – Euprera, Aarhus

October (date to be announced) – World Media Intelligence Congress, Copenhagen

4 to 5 October – ICCO Summit 2018, Dublin

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Stephen Waddington

Partner and Chief Engagement Officer, Ketchum and Visiting Professor in Practice, Newcastle University.

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