The Holmes Report has unveiled its 2016 global events calendar, which includes further expansion into EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

New conferences will include a particular focus on emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. After already announcing our partnership with the African Public Relations Association to expand the presence of the SABRE Awards in that region, we will also bring our popular In2 Innovation Summit series to South Africa in March of next year.

In addition, the Holmes Report will host a PR industry thinktank in Moscow next June, and is close to confirming an emerging markets-themed PR summit to take place in Dubai during Q2 of 2016.

"Our mission has always been to share knowledge and ideas globally," says Holmes Report founder and CEO Paul Holmes. "That doesn't mean exporting ideas from the established markets like the US and the UK to the rest of the world, it means finding innovation and thought leadership in every market, and making it available in every market. And there's no doubt that more and more interesting ideas are coming out of what were once thought of as 'emerging' markets, like Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe. We want to be there to discover and cover those ideas."

The new events add to the Holmes Report's existing lineup of conferences and awards, which in 2016 will feature the North American In2Summit and In2 SABRE Awards in San Francisco; the North American SABRE Awards in New York; the EMEA In2Summit & SABRE Awards in Berlin; the SABRE Awards South Asia in New Delhi; the SABRE Awards Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong; the Latin American SABRE Awards and In2Summit in Sao Paulo, and the Global PR Summit in Miami. For the full calendar, see below.

And, of course, we will again be reporting live from and hosting smaller events from other major forums, including  Davos, SXSW and Cannes. If you would like to be involved in our events, or partner with us on an event in your market, please contact us.

2016 Event Calendar

January 20-23

World Economic Forum in Davos

February 16

North America In2Summit & In2 SABRE Awards in San Francisco

March 11-15

SXSW Interactive in Austin

March 22

In2Summit South Africa in Johannesburg

May 3

SABRE Awards North America in New York

May tbc

APRA Annual Conference including SABRE Awards Africa

May 25

EMEA In2SummitSABRE Awards in Berlin

June 7

Russian PR ThinkTank in Moscow

June 18-25

Cannes Lions

July 21

SABRE Awards South Asia

Sept 20

Asia-Pacific In2SummitSABRE Awards in Hong Kong

Oct 24-26

Global PR Summit in Miami

Nov tbc

Latin American In2Summit & SABRE Awards