National Public Relations Conference Attracts Top Speakers

    HALIFAX, June 2 /CNW/ - General Rick Hillier will give one of his last
speaking engagements as Canada's Chief of Defence Staff in Halifax on Tuesday,
June 10, at 1:00pm at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. General Hillier
will speak to more than 270 public relations professionals from across Canada
during the Canadian Public Relations Society's (CPRS) annual national
conference being held from June 8-10, 2008.
    The CPRS conference is designed to help public relations professionals
build on their leadership and management skills. The conference also presents
the participants with new trends in their profession.
    Other keynote speakers include 'Canada's funniest man' comedian and
motivational speaker Ron James (June 8 at 1:00p.m.); Max Valiquette, founder
and president of Canada's leading youth marketing consultancy (June 9 at
8:30am); Leonard Brody, co-founder and CEO of NowPublic, one of the pioneers
in citizen-generated news and is quickly becoming one of the largest news
agencies in the world (June 9 at 12:30p.m.) and Andrea Mandell-Campbell,
author of 'Why Mexicans Don't Drink Molson' (June 10 at 8:30a.m.).
    The Canadian Public Relations Society represents more that 1600 public
relations practitioners across Canada. Members commit to following a code of
professional standards. They are dedicated to promoting professionalism in the
practice of public relations.

    CPRS was founded in 1948 and this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Today, CPRS is a federation of 16 Member Societies based in major cities or
organized province-wide. The Nova Scotia Society, hosting this year's
conference, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.

For further information:

For further information: about keynote speeches, other professional
development sessions and panel discussion participants, please visit the
conference web site at or contact Pat Brownlow,
(902) 430-7227 or Janine Smith, (902) 694-7075

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