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CIPR SW Winter Conference and AGM

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Roundtable discussion and workshop - 1.30pm to 5pm, followed by the CIPR SW AGM - 6pm to 7pm


The PR workforce is evolving. Millienials are entering the industry with a new energy, fresh ideas and a different approach to work/life balance. Collectively known as "Gen Z", they are entrepreneurial, tech savvy and shaping new roles.

For managers and hirers, this is a huge opportunity but also has its challenges. Gen X PR professionals will remember grafting away on a late night pitch, working their way up through the ranks. How can we bring together the experience and expertise with innovation and fresh perspective?

We are collaborating with University of West of England's PR courses to create a round table discussion and workshops to explore the issues around the PR industry adapting to Gen Z, and how to get new recruits ready for the PR industry.

This workshop event, sponsored by Liz Gadd and Synergy Creative, aims to bring together agency leads, senior managers, hirers and firers together with the future talent coming into the communications industry to align visions and ideas.

Speakers and facilitators:

  • Liz Gadd, recruitment specialist and consultant
  • Gemma McGrattan, Director and Lucy McKerron, Account Director Synergy.
  • Polly Snell, Account Executive, Octane
  • Richard Bailey, Lecturer, UWE.
  • Jason Mackenzie, President, CIPR.
  • Rachel Picken, Chair Elect, CIPR South West


The afternoon event will be followed by CIPR South West AGM from 6pm to 7pm. We will be electing our new committee, looking forward to 2017 and reviewing our 2016 activity. This event is open to all members and we welcome your views and feedback.

The AGM Notice and Commitee Nomination forms can be downloaded from this page.

For more information and tickets visit our EventBrite page

Please note: Tickets are non-refundable. This event is taking part on a converted Dutch barge, including a narrow access and uneven surfaces. The venue is not currently DDA compliant. If a member has accessibility needs, please contact the CIPR South West to discuss access support.

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