The Nigerian Women in Public Relations (NGWiPR) has announced its lineup of speakers ahead of the second edition of the Experiencing PR annual conference. The hybrid conference is slated to take place on March 30, 2023, at Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi, and online.
Themed “Beyond Crisis: PR for Perception Management in Business and Public Affairs”, the 2023 Experiencing PR Conference will feature discourse on the significant impact Public Relations plays in shaping perception across both public and private enterprises.
Speaking on the announcement, Public Relations Consultant and founder of Nigerian Women in PR, Tolulope Olorundero, says “Our speakers were carefully selected based on their vast experiences in the public and private sectors, as well as their outstanding professionalism and competence in the public relations industry.”
The conference will feature two panel sessions, the Experience Panel and the Industry Panel, with distinguished speakers in both panels.
Dr Yemi Kale, Partner and Head of Research at KPMG Nigeria and former CEO of National Bureau of Statistics, will lead the Experience Panel.
Other speakers on the Experience Panel, which will discuss the topic How Positive Perception can Improve Organisational outcomes – Lessons from the Sages, include O’tega Ogra, Group Head and Director of Corporate Communications at BUA Group Temitope Oguntokun, Corporate Affairs and Legal Director at International Breweries, and Odunayo Eweniyi, co-Founder and COO of PiggyVest. The panel will be moderated by experienced public relations consultant and co-founder of The Comms Avenue, Adedoyin Jaiyesimi.
Speaking about the choice of panellists for the Experience panel session, Tolulope said “It was important for us to identify speakers who exemplify the results of having a positive perception and how this has impacted their work and their organisations. We are delighted that these professionals accepted our invitation to speak and share their experiences with the conference delegates.”
The Industry panel will discuss ‘New Strategies in Perception Management for Organisations and Institutions’ established and celebrated Public Relations experts including Odion Aloebua, founder Modion Communications; Omasan Ogisi, General Manager, Corporate Affairs at MTN Nigeria; Tokunboh George-Taylor, Managing Director, Hills+Knowlton Strategies, Nigeria, and Bidemi Zakariyau Akande, founder, LSF PR. The panel conversation will be led Mimi Kalinda, Co-Founder of African Communications Group, and moderated by the Principal cConsultant of Novva Media and Communications, Adaoha Njemanze.
The organisation is also set to publish the Experiencing PR Conference Magazine which will include articles from professionals across Africa. The magazine will also feature the first global directory of PR firms owned or managed by Nigerian women across the world.
About Nigerian Women in PR
Nigerian Women in Public Relations is a social impact professional organisation set up to advocate for, and provide growth resources to, Nigerian women working in Public Relations and Communications in Nigeria and the diaspora.
Through our programs, initiatives and strategic partnerships, we provide a resource hub for learning and professional growth of our members, promoting the continuous relevance of members as the Public Relations and Communications profession evolves.