In light of the ongoing COVID-19 developments, it is with regret, that the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management and Public Relations Institute of New Zealand announce that the World Public Relations Forum scheduled for October 2020 in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand is postponed.
Many in our industry are facing unprecedented challenges as the wider economic impacts of COVID-19 take hold across New Zealand and the world. We are hearing about clients and organisations postponing or putting on hold PR programmes. We are hearing about layoffs. These should be temporary measures and we do expect to see the industry return to normalcy.
Last week, PRINZ made Sir Robert Fenwick KNZM KStJ an Honorary Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand shortly before he died in Auckland, honouring a man whose career linked public relations, business, politics and the environment.