Deputy MD of IMF to speak at CIPR International annual lecture

Building public support for economic reform in the face of global problems

How do you build public support for difficult and often unpopular economic changes? This is the thorny issue to be addressed by Nemat Shafik, the deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at the Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture on 7 March 2013.

Nemat will consider the importance of openness and engagement and how these lessons are being applied in Europe and the Middle East. She will also address the IMF’s role as a trusted advisor and its effect on different groups in society, especially during crises. Her lecture will be followed by a Q & A session.


Eva Maclaine FCIPR
Trust in organisations is at an all-time low. It will be interesting to hear how such an important organisation overcomes these issues and garners international support in the face of occasional open hostility.
Eva Maclaine FCIPR

The lecture, free to CIPR members, is at the prestigious One Whitehall Place. It begins at 18:15 sharp and is followed at 19:15 by a reception and buffet supper. Bookings are through Eventbrite at and places are limited.

Originally the home of the National Liberal Club, the venue is now part of the Royal Horseguards Hotel and makes a magnificent setting for this flagship CIPR International event. The high ceilings, grand marble staircase, glittering chandeliers have witnessed numerous Liberal Prime Ministers, including Churchill, Gladstone, Asquith and Lloyd George, and writers HG Wells and George Bernard Shaw.

Notes to editors

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).

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