PRovoke17 | Global PR Summit
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PRovoke17: Global PR Summit

PRovoke17, our sixth Global Public Relations Summit, will take place once again at the St Regis Bal Harbour resort in Miami.

Our Independent PR Firm Forum—a half-day event designed to help PR agency principals anticipate the challenges and exploit the opportunities facing their businesses—will take place on Monday October 23.

The PRovoke17 conference itself—the global PR industry’s most informative, insightful and provocative event—will take place on October 24 and 25.

Our 2016 speakers included Verizon Wireless CEO Ronan Dunne, Celebrity Cruises CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, MBAs Across American CEO Casey Gerald, Columbia University professor and roboticist Hod Lipson, PBS Frontline executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath, and a host of authors, academics, CMOs and CCOs—a stellar lineup for a public relations conference.

This is an event that Weber Shandwick’s global chief executive Andy Polansky says “stands out among industry events given the quality of the speakers, its broad range of topics covered and its international audience.”

According to Kate Johns of Africa’s Standard Bank, the Global Summit is “thought provoking and paradigm-shifting.”

M Booth chief executive Dale Bornstein adds: “There hasn't been a year yet when I haven't been inspired by something I heard here. Some of those insights have contributed profoundly to the evolution and success of our agency and our business.”


PRovoke16 took place on October 25-28. Partners for the 2016 edition included top 15 firms Edelman, Weber Shandwick, FleishmanHillard, Ketchum, Burson-Marsteller, MSLGroup, Hill+Knowlton Strategies,Ogilvy PR, Golin, Havas PR, and Cohn & Wolfe. They include PR agencies owned by each of the big five industry holding groups.

Other partners include a host of international leaders including Adfactors (India); Atrevia and Llorente & Cuenca (Spain and Latin America); Finn Partners, Global Strategy Group, M Booth (US); Strategic Public Relations Group (Hong Kong); and international agency WE Communications.

The Independent PR Firm Forum, an event for PR agency founders and principals that precedes the Summit proper, was once again be sponsored by thenetworkone and Davis & Gilbert.

You can find all of the event coverage here or check realtime social media coverage of the event via the Conversation Hub.

All of the 2016 Global PR Summit photos are available here, including the Global SABRE Awards.

PRovoke16 Highlights

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