15th jubilee PROPR conference was held in Terme Tuhelj, which gather top experts in the field of public relations and communication management in 3 days, in due to exchange knowledge and to hear about trends in the communication industry.
More than 220 participants from 15 countries participated at the conference. In addition to traditional arrivals from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Croatia, this year came representatives from Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Switzerland and India.
The conference is organized under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, and the Krapina-Zagorje County prefect Mr Željko Kolar.
The conference was opened by Mr. Danijel Koletić, the founder and president of the Organizing Board of the PROPR conference, who said during the opening: “After 15 years we are still in motion, we connect the profession of public relations with the goal of evaluating its position. We have gathered more than 2800 participants, we started regionally, and today, I can say, that we are the leading international PR event in the region. The PR industry is transforming, but nevertheless it will depend on creativity. New generations poorly perceived written content, they already uses more video and photography, but this does not mean that the traditional source of information and media will disappear, at least not in the next 10 years, because of the number of people who have gained access to information through these ”old” media channels and who are not ready for new technologies and constant adaptation and transformation. ”
Many thanks for sharing knowledge and the arrival of our key note speakers Bryson Thornton, Regional Director for Communications of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa in Philip Morris, John Shield, BBC Communications Director and many others.
During the conference, the sixth time in a row was held the prestigious PROPR Award ceremony. Mayor of the city of Šibenik received the Vision City Award, the winner of the Vision Manager is Ms Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Zagreb Tourist Board. Special award for lifetime achievement, PRO PR INFIGO Award was given to Mr. Ekrem Dupanović.
The conference is conceived under the motto of networking in motion, so all participants, under the auspices of the Krapina-Zagorje Tourist Board, had the opportunity to visit the Krapina Neanderthal Museum, the Old Village of Kumrovec and enjoy the beautiful nature and greenery of Croatian Zagorje.