Tuesday, May 12, 2009

GFPR launches Chennai Chapter with an UnConference

Global Forum for Public Relations, (GFPR) a global body of PR professionals launched their Chennai Chapter on 9th May 2009. Young team of PR professionals and students took oath as Managing Committee members.

Sakthi Prasanna (Chairman), Narrendiran (Vice Chairman), Raja Marthandam (Secretary), and other Committee Members Poornima, Krishnamurthy, Sampath took oath during the launch function. (see picture below)

Managing Committee members taking oathPlease see this visual show of the event, by clicking 'play button'.

The launch function was followed with an "UnConference" on the theme "Communication during recession". Since it was an UnConference, all the participants had the opportunity to share the views. Experts like Madan Behal (MD, Adfactors PR), Ravi Srinivasan (Editor, Mail Today), Arun Aroa (Associate VP, GMR Dial), C J Singh (MD, Core PR) and Chandra Mouli (CEO, Blue Lotus PR) shared their views live during the UnConference over telephone from their places. They also answered the questions from the audience. B N Kumar (CEO, Concept PR), T N Ashok (Corporate Consultant and former Economic Editor of PTI), Susan Koshy (Former General Manager - Corporate communication, IDBI), B K Karuna (National President, GFPR) were personally present and shared the views.

The important issues that were discussed were:

1. whether recession is a myth or a relaity?
2. Which are the sectors that are affected by this slow down?
3. How to convert this situation into an opportunity for growth and out-of-the-box thinking?
3. What are the communication strategies that we need to adopt?

and many more issues. Please listen to the excerpts from the UnConference session, by clicking 'play' button in the flash player. If the streaming of audio is not smooth, you can right click this link and save the target as mp3 file in your desktop and listen through your player. (22 minutes)

The audio may also be listened from the following link


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