Burson, Diamond to Headline ICCO Summit in October
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Burson, Diamond to Headline ICCO Summit in October

Harold Burson founding chairman of Burson-Marsteller; Harris Diamond, CEO of Weber Shandwick; Helen Ostrowski, CEO of Porter Novelli; Aedhmar Hynes, CEO of Text 100; and Lou Capozzi, chairman of Publicis Public Relations & Corporate Communication, will be among the speaker at the 2006 ICCO Global Summit in New Delhi from October 5-6.

Paul Holmes

NEW DELHI— Harold Burson founding chairman of Burson-Marsteller; Harris Diamond, CEO of Weber Shandwick; Helen Ostrowski, CEO of Porter Novelli; Aedhmar Hynes, CEO of Text 100; and Lou Capozzi, chairman of Publicis Public Relations & Corporate Communication, will be among the speaker at the 2006 ICCO Global Summit in New Delhi from October 5-6.

ICCO is an organization of more than 850 public relations consultancies across the globe, and the 2006 conference will be the first in its history to be organized in Asia, reflecting the growing importance of the region in the world economy.

The theme of this year’s summit is Forget Best Practices, Think Next Practices, representing a focus on tomorrow and underlining the need for the communications business to pen a whole new rule book to remain relevant in a rapidly transforming world. Speakers will also include corporate chiefs and ambassadors from the new media.

According to John Saunders, ICCO president, “The communication industry is at the cusp of a rapid change being led by digitalization. The industry collectively needs to think about the next practices that are going to define our future and drive growth.” Adds Prema Sagar, president of the organizing committee, “India is the perfect setting for this Summit as it is an emerging economy with vast diversity that is experimenting with new communication channels and technologies to reach its large population.”

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