IABC Closes Out a Successful World Conference in New York City
Draws Professionals From All Corners of the World
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 -- The International
Association of Business Communicators (IABC) concluded their 2013
World Conference in New York City today. The conference, held in a
different major international city each year, is IABC's largest event
of the year, attended by over 1,400 members and non-members.
"As the outgoing chair, the conference provides a nice capstone on
the year and serves as a great reminder as to the commitment and
dedication members have to this organization," Kerby Meyers, former
International Executive Board chair and interim executive director of
IABC said. "The passion and excitement among the members is what
sustains the organization and what makes volunteering in a leadership
position so rewarding."
The conference featured eight tracks with over 100 sessions, on
topics ranging from Media, Public Relations, Marketing, and
Leadership to Career Building and Global Trends. High profile
speakers included former Marvel CEO, Peter Cuneo, Edelman PR's
Richard Edelman, Duarte Inc.'s Nancy Duarte, and Shelly Lazarus from
Ogilvy & Mather.
Among the most anticipated sessions this year was the Conversation
with Transformative CEOs with Lazarus, Cuneo, Bill McDermott from
SAP, and Dolf van der Brink from Heineken US. This year, a new
addition to the AGM was an open Town Hall, where members were
encouraged to ask the International Executive Board anything they
were concerned about regarding the organization, and the
conversations ranged covered chapter support, IABC staffing, and
International growth. Members not in attendance were able to tweet or
call in questions using Collaboration Squared's teleconference
software, making the Town Hall an interactive experience for all IABC
"This conference's success is a tribute to our membership and our
staff, and I'm honored to have the chance to lead and serve IABC
members as IEB chair for the next year. My immediate focus is going
to be on local chapter development and building a strong student
outreach program and I'm confident that we have the staff, volunteers
and a solid strategy to make IABC thrive," incoming International
Executive Board chair, Robin McCasland said.
Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business
Communicators provides a professional network of about 15,000
business communication professionals in over 80 countries. Members
hold positions in areas of expertise ranging from public relations,
writing, editing, teaching, and human resources.
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