Bessie Lee, CEO of WPP China, to give keynote address at CIPR International Maggie Nally lecture

Bessie Lee, CEO, WPP China, is to give this year’s prestigious Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture at the Palace of Westminster on 22 April 2015.

The theme will be digital development and the opportunities for the PR industry in China.

The Maggie Nally Memorial lecture is an important fixture on the annual communications calendar, attracting leading personalities from the in-house and agency world.

Ms Lee, who has worked in the media and communications industry in Greater China for more than 20 years is recognised as one of the most experienced and highly respected individuals in China’s media industry. She is now responsible for mobilising WPP companies and resources across disciplines, and identifying new business opportunities.

This flagship annual event, organised by CIPR International, is held in memory of Maggie Nally, the Institute's first female president and a leading public relations figure of her time. She co-founded CIPR's Greater London Group, served on the CIPR International committee and was awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal in 1987.

The lecture will be held at the House of Lords and is followed by a drinks reception and a buffet supper in the historic Cholmondeley Room and the Terrace of the House of Lords which overlooks the Thames.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Eva Maclaine FCIPR
This year is the 10th anniversary of the CIPR's Royal Charter. It is particularly fitting, therefore, to have secured such a high profile and experienced speaker as Bessie Lee who can bring enormous insight to communications in this vast and important continent.
Eva Maclaine FCIPR
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About CIPR International

CIPR International, a sectoral group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), represents over one 10th of the CIPR membership who work internationally and in the UK. It facilitates understanding of cultural differences, builds relationships with people from other countries and benchmarks, shares and learns from inspired practice. It brings together the many different sectors within the international communications industry to network, discuss and learn from each other about the global issues facing communicators today.

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public relations (CIPR) is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of PR, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).

The CIPR was granted its Royal Charter by the Privy Council in February 2005.