PRINZ signs global speakers for May pow-wow

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The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand has enrolled a posse of talented speakers from within and outside the industry for its 2018 conference in Hamilton on Wednesday & Thursday 30 & 31 May.

This year’s line-up includes international speakers Dave Trott, London-based creative director and author of One Plus One Equals Three; Arun Sudhaman, ceo and editor-in-chief at the Holmes Report (a global authority on the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the business and practice of public relations); Daniel Flynn, the founder of Thankyou who was recently interviewed by Barack Obama;, Helen Przygodzki, head of internal communications at Facebook APAC; and Laurel West, managing director, The Economist Group.

“Our locally based presenters are equally compelling,” says PRINZ ceo Elaine Koller. This list features Rachel Taulelei, ceo of one of the country’s largest food & beverage exporters, Kono; and critically acclaimed Michelin star chef Josh Emett, just to name a couple.

The full speakers roster is:

  • Amber Bremner, Blogger,
  • Arun Sudhaman, The Holmes Report
  • Bernie Walsh,manager, SmartGrowth Bay of Plenty partnership
  • Brooke Howard-Smith, ceo, We Are Tenzing
  • Carl Davidson, director of insight, Research First
  • Dave Trott, One Plus One Equals Three
  • Daniel Flynn, Thankyou
  • Denise Irvine, former features editor of The Waikato Times
  • David Brain, former Edelman APACMEA ceo
  • Geoff Holmes, Dean of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Waikato
  • Helen Przygodzki, Head of Internal Communications, Facebook APAC
  • Josh Emett, Michelin star chef
  • Joss Debreceny, former political director, Green Party
  • Laurel West, The Economist Group
  • Leigh Catley, general manager communications & marketing, Federated Farmers
  • Rachel Taulelei, Kono
  • Richard Spencer, chief marketing officer, Isentia
  • Robyn de Villiers, chairman and ceo, Burson-Marsteller Africa
  • Scotty Morrison, author and presenter Te Karere and Marae, TVNZ

Visit for speaker biographies and programme details.

“PRINZ would like to thank partners Isentia and Research First and One Plus One Communications for its support in bringing Dave Trott to New Zealand,” said Elaine Koller.

About the 2018 PRINZ Annual Conference – Food for Thought
Situated in heartland New Zealand, the Waikato region is our country’s food basket. This epicurean cradle has raised up some of New Zealand’s greatest chefs, food writers and aficionados – what better place to take a break from the everyday and ponder some PR food for thought!

Entrée: What can you learn to up your game and career?
Main course: What’s happening in the industry now?
Dessert: What does the future hold? What communications challenges and opportunities are around the corner?

Early bird pricing closes Friday 30 March. Tickets cost $995.

  • Tickets can be purchased here 

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