Muyiwa Afolabi, Ayeni Adekunle, Others To Speak At Mauritius Conference

The 26th edition of the annual African Public Relations
Association (APRA) conference themed “Advancing Africa”, is set to hold in
Mauritius from May 27th- 31st 2014.
Now in its 26th year, the conference will attract over 500
delegates cutting across different communication sectors and professional
groupings from all over Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.

Confirmed speakers include President and CEO of The Holmes
Group Paul Holmes, who is the chairman of the judges for SABRE Awards and
Manager of the Global Public Relations Summit. 
Also speaking is the former World President of the International Public
Relations Association (IPRA) and a public relations and marketing expert with
50 years of experience in communication Mrs. Loula Zaklama; one of the UK’s 500
most influential people as named by The Sunday Times and Debrett’s Jeremy
Galbraith; Football marketing Guru Ian Riley who was involved in 2006 and 2010
FIFA World Cup Bid for South Africa.
Others speakers include Chairman and CEO of
Burson-Marsteller Robyn de Villiers, BHM Founder/CEO Ayeni Adekunle, A Media
and Public Relations expert who was recently listed by Business Day as one of
the top 40 Nigerian entrepreneurs under 40, Group CEO of Frontiers
International Services Limited, Muyiwa Afolabi and Head of Corporate
Communications and CSR at Airtel Ghana Mr. Donald Gwira.
The conference will also witness the inaugural APRA Pyramid
Awards for Professional Excellence and Outstanding Leadership in Africa. This
is to celebrate remarkable PR achievement in its numerous dimensions and bring
to note, deserving recipients nominated by members that have placed Africa in
positive light on the global landscape.
APRA is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political
professional association, which is strongly committed to “selling Positive
Africa” through the instrumentality of the public relations profession.   Founded in 1975, the annual conference
gathers stakeholders from around the continent and beyond to pave the way for a
positively perceived and prosperous Africa.

More information about award categories can be found on the
APRA website –

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