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Weber Shandwick lands Forbes Global CEO Conference PR brief

IPG-owned public relations firm Weber Shandwick has been awarded the PR account for the Forbes Global CEO Conference, which is being held in Bali in September.

The announcement:

HONG KONG, 04 July, 2013 – Weber Shandwick has been officially named public relations partner for the annual Forbes Global CEO Conference. The conference will take place 3-5 September of this year in Bali, Indonesia. Weber Shandwick will provide communications services for the conference, including dedicated public relations and media management.

The prestigious annual event, now in its 13th year, will be attended by over 400 global CEOs, tycoons, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Under the theme of “Taking the lead”, this year’s conference will examine the call for leadership in times of change. It will explore questions on how best policymakers can lead nations to economic prosperity; how world class entrepreneurs and CEOs can innovate and invest capital wisely; and how people can navigate the path oflife to discover their personal destinies. Panels will discuss a wide range of topics, including prospects for global growth, the risks and opportunities in sectors such as finance, technology, energy and commodities. They will alsohighlight the best practices in family succession planning and philanthropy.

William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia for Forbes Media LLC said: “Given the success of our past collaboration on the Forbes Global CEO Conference, we are delighted to partner with Weber Shandwick for the fifth consecutive year. Our strong relationship enhances the conference’s unique platform to convene the world’s top minds in business, and we look forward to bringing this event to Indonesia this year.”

Tim Sutton, chairman, Asia Pacific for Weber Shandwick also commented: “Our partnership with Forbes for the Global CEO Conference provides a great opportunity for our brand and on-the-groundteam to be among the world’s top leaders. It’s a privilege to be the official PR sponsor of this high profile, global event.”

For more information on the Forbes Global CEO Conference, please visit http://forbesasiaconferences.com/forbesglobalceoconference2013/home

Source: press release

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