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Covid- 19: APRA To Postpone 32nd Annual Conference In Tanzania


By Tunji Faleye

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There are indications that the 32nd Annual Conference of African Public Relations Association (APRA) scheduled to hold on Tuesday May 12, 2020 in Dare es Salaam, Tanzania will be postponed.

The shift from May date is necessitated by the travel ban in and out of Tanzania by the government following many other travel bans adopted by many countries due to widespread panic about Coronavirus infections across the globe.

In a telephone conversation with Brand Communicator, President of African Public Relations Association, Mr Yomi Badejo-Okusanya said, “We are still monitoring the situation concerning Coronavirus, and since Tanzanian government has adopted travel ban in and out of the country like other countries across the globe there is no way our May date will not be affected. There is the likelihood of postponing the conference but, no date has been fixed. We will also carry along our members and partners about the situation.”

APRA Tanzania 2020 is endorsed by the African Union Commission, Government of Republic of Tanzania, International Public Relations Association (IPRA), Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management (GA), Public Relations Society of Tanzania and National PR Associations across Africa.

The conference will bring together professionals in public relations, media, brand management, advertising, government and other marketing Communications practitioners while parading an enviable array of speakers and facilitators from Africa , Europe and America.

It will also play host to the SABRE Awards Africa for the fourth time in a role and 2nd Innovation Summit which for the second time is hosted outside South Africa on APRA’s platform. The SABRE Awards Africa showcases the best works in public relations across the continent.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to experience the rich culture of Tanzania and tourist attractions in Zanzibar.

APRA is the umbrella body for the practice of public relations in Africa established to foster unity via interaction and exchange of ideas among public relations practitioners in Africa and through communications, promote social, political and economic integration on the continent.

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