The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Makes APO the Official Newswire of IPRA Public Relations World Congress

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) (, the world's most influential professional association for senior international public relations executives, has named APO (African Press Organization) ( the Official Newswire of the IPRA Public Relations World Congress (, a 2-day Summit & Exhibition which will take place on 27-29 September 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Logos APO and IPRA World Congress:

Photo: (Dr. Amybel Sánchez de Walther, President of the IPRA)

Photo: (Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO)

The IPRA Public Relations World Congress is a major event in the PR calendar, bringing together PR agencies, in-house PR managers, public affairs directors, marketers from the corporate sector, government officials, NGOs and academics.

Speakers at the event include John D. Graham - Chairman FleishmanHillard, Robert Holdheim - CEO of Edelman South Asia, Middle East & Africa, Colin Byrne - CEO UK & EMEA Weber Shandwick, Jeremy Galbraith - CEO, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Burson Marsteller, Rod Cartwright, Global Partner and Director of the Global Public Affairs Practice, Ketchum, and Nigerian Wole Soyinka - the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - and more.

"We are pleased to partner with APO in this important year for IPRA with the World Congress in South Africa. We believe that this event will be important for the PR community in Africa as well as in the rest of the world," said Dr. Amybel Sánchez de Walther, President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).

The 2015 IPRA Public Relations World Congress is the first ever to be held in Africa.

"APO is equally pleased about this partnership as there are still many firms that come across enormous challenges when dealing with several countries for their clients' PR activities in Africa. APO has built a reputation over the past 10 years and we continue to improve and go above the expectations of our clients. I encourage everyone who has not used APO Africa Wire® to try it once for free*," said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO Founder and CEO.

The IPRA Public Relations World Congress' press releases will be distributed via Africa Wire® (, the newswire service for press release distribution and monitoring in Africa and beyond.

Used by some of the world's largest companies, PR agencies, institutions and organisations, APO Africa Wire® has a potential reach of 600 million and guarantees the most extensive outreach in Africa, acting as a channel that allows APO's clients to target audiences in all parts of the continent and also the world.

*Conditions apply: You must be a registered PR firm; have never received a quote from APO; and book a service before 30 July 2015 for service to be rendered before 31 December 2015.

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Source: APO (African Press Organization)