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Public Relations and Corporate Communications India Summit

The Event

This is the finest National Public Relations Weekend Summit in India.

A carefully designed event of learning and sharing that brings together professionals engaged in the business of Public Relations from diverse firms and from corporate communications departments across organisations.

This is an initiative by The PRomise Foundation – a not-for-profit that has been set up with one goal: to do PR for Public Relations.


The Venue


Jaypee Palace Hotel, Agra


It means to act or to do
It refers to the process of engaging
It is also the acronym for Public Relations And Corporate Communications India Summit


PRAXIS Schedule

DAY 1 - 12th September (Friday)

timeTIME session detailSESSION DETAILS session detailSPEAKER(S)
2:00 pm Summit Check in
3:15 pm Summit Inauguration and Keynote Address 1 moderated by N Madhavan, Hindustan Times Carol Cone, Global Practice Chair, Business+Social Purpose, Edelman
4:00 pm Session 1 – Founders of four large firms talk about their founding days and inspirational stories moderated by Pradyuman Maheshwari, MxM India Prema Sagar, Genesis Burson Marsteller
Madan Bahal, Adfactors PR
N S Rajan, Ketchum Sampark
Sunil Gautam, MSL Group India
5:00 pm Special Address 1 moderated by Shravani Dang, Avantha Group
Yanina Dubeykovskaya, WCF Davos
5:30 pm Tea Break  
6:00 pm Session 2 – Regional chiefs talk about four interesting things shaping the world of Public Relations moderated by Valerie Pinto, Perfect Relations Vivian Lines, H&K Strategies
Robert Pickard, Huntsworth Group
Jonathan Hughes, Golin
7:00 pm Point of View  Prof Chandan Chatterjee, SIMC - Pune, on Academics
Gagandeep Sapra, Columnist, on Media Relationships
Venkat Krishnan, Daan Utsav, on Giving
7:30 pm Special Address 2 on Research and Analytics Richard Bagnall, Prime Research
8:15 pm Felicitations  
8:45 pm Cocktails and Conversations  
9:15 pm Dinner  
9:45 pm Live Concert
11:15 pm Retire

DAY 2 – 13th September (Saturday)

timeTIME session detailSESSION DETAILS session detailSPEAKER(S)
7:30 am Check Out and Breakfast
8:45 am Session 3 - Millennials talk about their aspirations, style of working and how they see Public Relations as a career moderated by Pallavi Basu, CNN-IBN  Neha Mathur Rastogi, WordsWork
Karan Bhujbal, 2020 MSL
Yeishan Goel, THRS
Raheel Khurshid, Twitter India
Roli Agarwal, Google Singapore
9:45 am Session 4 - Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility experts talk about how they are doing the right things to build a better reputation moderated by Atul Ahluwalia, Weber Shandwick

Kavita Kowshik,Maitreya CSR;
Amit Saha, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages;
Meenakshi Sharma, SAB Miller;
Bishalakhi Ghosh,  Independent Consultant moderated by Atul Ahluwalia, Weber Shandwick

11:00 am Tea Break  
11:15 am Keynote Address 2 moderated by Shashidhar Nanjundaiah, India Today Media Institute Paul Holmes, The Holmes Report
12.05 am MINDFIRE (8 firms along with their clients make 8 minute presentations each on a campaign) Text 100, The PRactice, PR Pundit, Simulations, Avian Media, Impact Research, CARMA India, Mavcomm Consulting
1:00 pm Summit Closure
1:15 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Departure/Time for the Taj Mahal / Those part of the workshop start preparing 

WORKSHOP (OPTIONAL): DAY 2 – 13th September (Saturday)

timeTIME session detailSESSION DETAILS session detailSPEAKER(S)
3:00 pm Creative Writing Skills by Charles Assisi
5:00 pm Break for refreshments and Phone
5:30 pm Creative Writing Skills workshop continues
8:00 pm Dinner

WORKSHOP (OPTIONAL): DAY 3 – 14th September (Sunday)

timeTIME session detailSESSION DETAILS session detailSPEAKER(S)
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Checkout
9:00 am Leadership Skills by Advait Dikshit
11:15 am Break for refreshments and Phone
11:45 am Leadership Skills workshop continues
1:45 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Departure

The workshop modules at PRAXIS are managed by The Communique and are available for a select few on a first come, first served basis for a fee. The all inclusive fee is Rs 7,000 and includes dinner on 13th and Lunch on 14th. Participants make their own stay arrangements. Payment for the same maybe directly made to The Communiqué, and sent to: The Communiqué, 1003, Tower C, Kanti, Mount Mary Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400050, India with name and mobile number on the reverse of the cheque or demand draft. For more details please click here.


PRAXIS Registrations

  Registration only (Includes summit access, concert, lunch and dinner with cocktails) Registration with Double Occupancy (Includes registration package, breakfast and a room to share from 2 pm to 9 am) Registration with Single Occupancy (Includes registration package, breakfast and a single occupancy room from 2 pm to 9 am)
March/April 3500
6500 9500
May/June 5000 8000 11000
July/August 7000 11000 14000

Regular Registration are SOLD OUT


Register to PRonto, an evening of cocktails and conversations for the Public Relations and Corporate Communications community.

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Event Partners

Platinum Partners
Carma practice    
Silver Partners
Carma hill practice Impact
Sab Millar India Text100 Text100 Impact
Academic partner
Bronze Partners      
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Special Partners      
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Media Partners

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