Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

Prevailing Business Drivers: Digitization, Urbanization, Easternization

Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

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Nov. 13, 2014 – 6:00-9:30 p.m. – The Yale Club – 50 Vanderbilt Ave. – New York, NY Tickets for the Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner, sold out every year, are available for individual purchase at $500. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $5,000 and premium tables of 10 are available for purchase at $10,000. The price includes a networking cocktail reception, the awards ceremony and dinner, and the distinguished lecture. Your registration will support new research and the science beneath the art of public relations™.

Richard DobbsRichard Dobbs, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute (McKinsey’s business and economics research arm), will deliver the 53rd Distinguished Lecture, “Prevailing Business Drivers: Digitization, Urbanization, Easternization.” Dobbs is also a director of McKinsey & Company. From 2004 to 2009, he co-led McKinsey’s Corporate Finance Practice and was also responsible for research and development. He now leads research on global economic trends with a focus on Asia. Other research has focused on performance management and measurement, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, capital markets strategy and utility regulation. Dobbs won the Metal Box and Lubbock Prizes at Oxford University. He was a Fulbright scholar at Stanford Business School, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar and won the Alexander A. Robichek Student Achievement Award in Finance.

Ray KotcherRay Kotcher, Chairman & Senior Partner, Ketchum,will receive the Alexander Hamilton Medal for lifetime contribution to the public relations profession. During his 30-year career at Ketchum, Kotcher guided the expansion of the firm’s global footprint. He led one of the largest mergers in the PR industry when Ketchum combined operations with Pleon, Europe’s largest strategic communications consultancy, in 2009. He increased the firm’s reach with major investments in the Middle East, Russia, China and India. Kotcher is a past trustee of the Institute for Public Relations and former chair of the Council of Public Relations Firms. He now serves on the executive committee and board of the Arthur W. Page Society and is a trustee of the PRSA Foundation.


DATE: Thursday, November 13, 2014
TIME: 6:00-9:30 P.M.
DRESS: Business
CONTACT: Jenn Moyer, Institute for Public Relations
The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017

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