S4 E11: PRGN Hong Kong Conference with Andy See, Joanne Chan, and Gábor Jelinek

PRGN Presents: News & Views from the Public Relations Global Network

Jun 6 2024 • 22 mins

In May 2024, members of the Public Relations Global Network gathered in Hong Kong for their Spring Conference. In this episode, outgoing PRGN President Andy See from Malaysia, Hong Kong member and conference host Joanne Chan, and PRGN's Executive Director Gábor Jelinek share some insights and takeaways from the conference.

They discuss the significance of hosting the conference in Hong Kong, the benefits of in-person interactions with members of a global network, the region's growth potential, the role of Hong Kong as a bridge connecting China to the world, and the valuable insights gained from panel discussions on topics such as social media trends in the Asia-Pacific region, crisis management, Web3.

By harnessing the collective expertise and diverse perspectives of PRGN members, the network is primed to navigate emerging trends, drive innovation, and unlock new possibilities for business growth and collaboration on a global scale.

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About the Guests

Andy See Teong Leng is the outgoing President of PRGN. In 2006, Andy founded Perspective Strategies, a strategic communications and issues management firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after working with multinational and local consultancies including The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Edelman for more than a decade. Perspective Strategies has built a solid reputation for quality strategic counsel and is one of the leading PR and Strategic Communications consultancies in Malaysia. Andy adopts a hands-on approach to his work and the business. Besides managing the firm, he leads strategic client relationships and coach corporate spokespersons in their media and stakeholder engagements. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Media and Communication, Taylor’s University and a past president of the Public Relations and Communications Association of Malaysia (PRCA Malaysia). He speaks regularly at industry events and contributes thought leadership articles on PR, Leadership, Strategy, Sustainability and Communications.

With over two decades of experience in investor relations, Joanne Chan established LBS Communications in 2012 in Hong Kong and has assisted over a hundred listed companies and startups in connecting with investors in the APAC region and other major financial markets. To support sustainable growth in the industry, she formed the Sustainability Investor Relations practice to support listed companies in enhancing their ESG performance and disclosures and to connect well-performing sustainability-focused companies with investors committed to responsible investing.

Gábor Jelinek is the Executive Director of the Public Relations Global Network. Based in Budapest, Gábor has been involved with PRGN for over five years. Gábor worked as an editor for the Budapest Business Journal before transitioning into the agency business. He brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the PR industry to his role as Executive Director of PRGN. In that capacity, Gábor is the center of action, supporting the work of the President and the...