2012 Take the Leap… From Good to Great! Forum: February 29 at the Ottawa Convention Centre
OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society
(CPRS) is happy to announce that registration is open for the 2012 Take the Leap… From Good to Great! Forum taking place on February 29 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Presented by the Ottawa/Gatineau chapter of the CPRS, this Forum is a full day of training, followed by a networking
cocktail #PRmixer, which is very popular among public relations and Web 2.0
professionals, community managers and other connected people.
"An event of this size rarely takes place in the National Capital
Region. To meet the demand, major public relations and communications
industry players joined forces to offer you a series of exciting
lectures, in both French and English," revealed CPRS President Keelan
High level programming
For the latest updates on this Forum, visit taketheleap2012.ca or check out the confirmed speakers, including:
DIMITRI SOUDAS - CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
As the Executive Director of Communications, Dimitri is the Committee's
key spokesperson and the engine behind the communication strategies to
partners. A former Communications Director for the Prime Minister of
Canada, this leader has proven himself over the years.
BRUNO GUGLIELMINETTI - NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
As the Director of Digital Communications, Bruno is a Canadian Internet
pioneer. A former Radio-Canada producer, Bruno now works to discover
the best digital platforms for helping his clients tell their stories
in different ways and reach different audiences.
BRAD LAVIGNE - NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY (NDP)
As the National Campaign Director during the May 2011 General Election,
Brad watched his party achieved its best results ever and become the
official opposition in the House of Commons. He has also written a
regular column for The Hill Times for a number of years and appears
regularly on CBC Newsworld and CTV.
JASON PATUANO - MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF CANADA LIMITED
As the Director of Communications for Eastern Canada, Jason manages and
executes all public relations, public affairs and communication
activities, as well as manages social media. Throughout his career,
Jason has also worked in other large organizations such as the City of
Montreal, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and the Cirque du
ANICK LOSIER - CANADA POST
As the Director of Media Relations, Anick is the specialist of media
policy and strategy and related tactical plans. In particular, she
handles effective management of the reputation and public image of one
of the largest corporations in Canada.
The Take the Leap… From Good to Great! Forum can already count on support from important partners such as Eureka, News Canada, CAA, Cision and Léger Marketing. Chabo, Activo Media, CNW Group, Nuance Fidelis, Mission Stream, Canada's National Arts Centre and Le Nordik will contribute significantly to this third edition of the Forum, as
will supporters IABC Ottawa and the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing.
About the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)
The CPRS is the largest association of public relations professionals in
Canada. Founded in 1948, it now has over 1600 members across the
country. In the National Capital, the Ottawa/Gatineau chapter of the
CPRS is a dynamic, growing professional association. For more
information, visit cprsottawa.ca.
Image with caption: "Official announcement of the Forum at the Chapter's Holiday Social on December 15h (photo Jana Chytilova) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society - Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120118_C4804_PHOTO_EN_9016.jpg
Image with caption: "The Forum will be held at newly constructed Ottawa Convention Centre on February 29th. Take the Leap! (Photo OCC) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society - Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120118_C4804_PHOTO_EN_9014.jpg
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society - Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter
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