The headquarters of the Comunidad de Madrid received the Forum’s Gala Dinner yesterday at half past eight in it’s main courtyard. Over 400 attendees were present at the dinner that was presented by Anne Gregory, Chair of the Global Alliance, and José Manuel Velasco, President of the Spanish Association of Communication Directors (Dircom). The event was sponsored by Marco de Comunicación and Reale.
Ignacio González, President of the Comunidad de Madrid, welcomed the guests and highlighted in his speech communication’s present strategic character: “Communication is a strategic function that has to be part of the decision making in organizations and the public sector. Nowadays no organization can work without a strategic vision on communication”.
During this meeting the COMM Prix Awards were handed out by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management. They are the only awards which honor outstanding performance in public relations and communication management around the world. The winners were: Alberta Blue Cross, Alberta Energy Regulator, Ambulance New Brunswick, Anz Bank, Argyle Communication, Atmosphere Communications, Bombardier, Aerospace, Catholic University of Portugal, European Trainning Foundation, Insight Communications, Kumba Iron Ore and Singapore Management University.