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Top PR names set to visit Leeds Met

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Published by: Leeds Metropolitan University on Sep 05, 2011
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 September 2011For immediate releaseTop PR conference at Leeds Met
Some of the biggest names in the world of public relations will convene atLeeds Metropolitan later this week as the university hosts the EuropeanPublic Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) AnnualCongress 2011.Michael Murphy, Global CEO of Grayling and Jane Wilson, CEO of theChartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) are among the speakers on theprogramme, which includes:
• Robert Hastings: Former 
senior official, US Department of Defense, andcurrently Senior VP Communications for Bell Helicopter, on the principles ofstrategic communications.
• Michael Murphy: Global CEO of Grayling, the world’s second largest
independent PR consultancy, on the future of consultancy practice.
• Professor Dr Joep Cornelissen, VU University Amsterdam, on Corporate
Communication, Leadership and the Future of PR.
• Professor Dr David McKie, Waikato Management School, New Zealand;
artful approaches and science strategies for tempestuous times.
• Jane Wilson, CEO of the
Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), willhold a Q&A session with an international panel of practitioners andacademics.The conference, which will be held at the Rose Bowl, will focus on the notion
of ‘Public Relations in a time of turbulence’ and runs from 8
- 10 September.
 
 The BA (Hons) Public Relations degree course at Leeds MetropolitanUniversity is one of the most established in the country. This year theUniversity is celebrating the 20
th
anniversary of the course which includes the
UK’s only two full
-time public relations professors on its teaching staff,Professor Anne Gregory and Professor Ralph Tench.Leeds Metropolitan is also the home of the Centre for Public RelationsStudies, which offers a rare combination of skills, delivering market leadingresearch, consultancy, training and education to the communication industryby drawing on the latest thinking, innovation and best practice.EUPRERA is an autonomous organisation that aims to stimulate and promoteinnovative knowledge and practices of PR education and research in Europe.It is a network where the members attract, convey, disseminate and createinnovations in PR and communication.For more information about the congress please visitwww.euprera.org/congress2011 
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For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the News and Mediateam at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email c.braithwaite@leedsmet.ac.uk 
Notes for editors:
Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and over 300,000associate students through its partnerships with 24 colleges.
Leeds Metropolitan celebrates its 21
st
Anniversary of providing publicrelations education in September this year.
The University has achieved its best ever Research AssessmentExercise results. The quality of our research was recognised in the2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in Communications,

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