The World Public Relations Forum (WPRF) is the most diverse public relations and communications forum in the world, where industry experts meet to discuss the profession and redefine its future. The previous editions were held in Rome (2001), Trieste (2004), Brasilia (2006), Cape Town (2007), London (2008), Stockholm (2010), Melbourne (2012), Madrid (2014) and Toronto (2016). Oslo was chosen as the host city for the 2018 WPRF and will be hosted by the Norwegian Communication Association (NCA) and the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA).
The Norwegian Communication Association (NCA) is a special interest organization for communicators. It is the only association for communication professionals in Norway and members include people working in both private and public sector. The NCA has approximately 4000 members, with 10 regional branches and three student divisions. Each local branch has its own local board, manages its own budgets and organizes its own professional meetings, lectures, courses and networking events.
The Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management is the confederation of the world's major public relations and communication management associations and institutions, representing 160,000 practitioners and academics around the world. The Global Alliance's mission is to unify the public relations profession, raise professional standards all over the world, share knowledge for the benefit of its members and be the global voice for public relations in the public interest.