CIPR CEO to discuss public diplomacy and Brexit in Ghent

The Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Alastair McCapra, will provide a public diplomacy perspective on Brexit at a panel discussion in Belgium on 6 February.

The event, organised by the MARPE Network, will offer varied and informed perspectives, exploring Brexit through the lens of public, corporate and civic diplomacy.

Other panellists include:

  • Nicolas Baygert - Professor, ULB, IHECS, Sciences Po Paris, CELSA
  • Pierluigi Puglia - Head of Communications, British Embassy, Rome
  • Nicholas Whyte - Senior Director, APCO Global Solutions
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
The UK’s international reputation is affected by the Brexit process, whatever the outcome may be. We may also need to consider whether soft power has come to the end of its usefulness, for Britain and for a number of other counties.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

The event is free to attend and will take place at the Kantienberg campus of the Arteveldehogeschool in Ghent. It will also be broadcast live on the MAPRE Facebook page and questions can be proposed on Facebook or Twitter using #MARPEdiplo.

For further information and registration, visit the MAPRE website.

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).