The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) held its Global Summit in Clontarf Castle last week, 5-6 October, a first for Ireland. ICCO were invited to Ireland PRCA Ireland. Almost 200 CEOs and communications directors came together with business leaders and agency owners from all continents. There were 55 speakers from 12 countries including a strong Irish contingent: John Saunders, Global CEO, FleishmanHillard; Aedhmar Hynes, Global CEO, Text 100; Liam Reid, Corporate Relations Director, Diageo; Sinead McSweeney, VP Public Policy and Communications EMEA, Twitter; and Anne-Marie Curran, MD, Drury Porter Novelli.

Irish agencies Edelman, FleishmanHillard, The Reputations Agency and Wilson Hartnell were among the sponsors of the Summit.