Global PR Summit 2019

The premier global communications event in 2019
21-23 Oct 2019

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Welcome to #PRovoke19

Welcome to PRovoke19, the Holmes Report's eighth Global Public Relations Summit, taking place at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. As the most important event in the global communications world’s calendar, the 3-day conference is a high-level forum designed for senior practitioners to address the critical issues facing the profession. The event attracts a diverse group of top-tier speakers and delegates from across the globe and also benchmarks and celebrates the best public relations and marketing work from around the world.

The Watergate Hotel


The Watergate Hotel

Beach view

The Watergate Hotel

Andy Polansky Andy PolanskyCEO
Weber Shandwick
Provocative discussions around key industry issues. Given the heavy emphasis on emerging trends, attendees come away with new insights and perspectives on what lies ahead. The Global PR Summit stands out among industry events given the quality of the speakers, its broad range of topics covered and its international audience.
Barri Rafferty Barri RaffertyGlobal CEO
PRovoke moved to DC last year and attracted a great line up of speakers from DC insiders to industry experts to The Washington Post. It had a global feel in its cases, and yet took advantage of the local venue with a tour of Congress. One of the Holmes Report's best meetings to date and excited to see what is in store for this year.
Vanessa Yanez Vanessa YanezWorld Wide Head of Print Communications
I found my attendance at PRovoke valuable. Great mix of speakers, highly topical, and the right size to meet up with existing and new industry friends.
Jim Joseph Jim JosephGlobal President
The conference was the best of the best…you set a new standard for the standard you had already set. Bravo! I loved being a part of it, every minute of it.
Elizabeth Owen Elizabeth OwenHead of Global Employee Communications
Levi Strauss
I took pages of notes and met a bunch of great people. I appreciated having the opportunity to share what we’re doing at Levi’s with others.
Daryl McCullough Daryl McCulloughGlobal Chairman & CEO
Citizen Relations
PRovoke brings some of the most interesting and relevant communications leaders and executives together with an agenda that’s relevant, timely and compelling. The event stays true to its name: where other events often get mired in hyperbole and industry platitudes, PRovoke’s editors and sponsors bring to stage the hottest issues and trends of the day with the right speakers and guests in the room to deliver invigorating and challenging conversations.
Charles Lewington Charles LewingtonCEO
PRovoke was a stimulating mix of industry mega-stars, best practice learnings from around the globe and, most importantly, quality gossip over drinks.
Laura Tomasetti Laura TomasettiCEO
360 Public Relations
The speakers and content were the best I’ve experienced — at any industry event.
Giles Fraser Giles FraserCo-founder
Provoke19 was a thoroughly worthwhile event to attend. The Independent Agency day was full of candid insights from agency leaders from around the world and the main event featured some of the most influential people in our industry sharing their views on the big issues of the day.
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