Increased transparency behind GCC communications market maturation" says leading industry expert.
Ms. Lewis-Jones is an internationally known and well-respected figure in the public relations community, specializing in corporate/damage limitation activity. Over her career, she managed incidents from a fatal plane crashes to BSE, foot-and-mouth, industrial tribunals, land mark court cases, and medical errors. She was also a featured contributor to Kogan Page's book series on managing business risk.
Commenting on general communications landscape in the region, Ms. Elisabeth Lewis-Jones said, "We have seen the communications field mature noticeably in the GCC over the past decade, with an increased emphasis on transparency and positive community outreach in all industries. I am very pleased to be part of the inaugural Corporate Communications Conference 2009. I look forward to sharing my experiences with delegates at the event."
Prior to setting up Liquid Public Relations Limited, she was Managing Director of one of the largest and well respected PR consultancies in the UK. She has also been the UK PR Manager for the states of North Carolina, Nevada and the city of Las Vegas.
In her career, which spans over fifteen years, Ms. Lewis-Jones has received a number of prestigious awards, including Young Communicator of the Year by the Institute of Public Relations in 1995 while still only 25. In November 2003, she was awarded Fellowship of the CIPR for services to the Industry. She is the youngest person ever to be awarded such a high industry accolade.
In 2008, she became the 8th woman to serve as President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. During her year in office, which was the 60th anniversary of the CIPR, she hosted the World Public Relations Conference and Festival in London, involving delegates from 34 countries across the globe. She chaired the CIPR Council and the CIPR Executive Board which shapes the UK PR industry in terms of policy, professionalism and development.
Ms. Lewis-Jones was listed in PR Week's 2008 'Power Book'. During the previous year, she wrote articles for The Financial Times, The Times and The Independent, and has spoken at conferences across the UK and British Isles, South Africa, Nigeria and Argentina. 2009 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
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