My Generation: How can we work harmoniously? 2012

This event will spark a heated discussion between Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y and what we can all do to make each other’s lives easier in the work place.

'The Bosses'
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, your business relies on Gen Y. They are the future and the right now. They’re hip, they’re smart but sometimes seem to have an overdose of self-esteem. We will have three panellists on 'The Bosses' side including those from a Gen X and Baby Boomer generation.

'The Employees'
Love 'em or hate 'em, your boss is your boss and you have to get along. Learn how they think and why they think that way. We will have three panellists from 'The Employees' side including those from a Gen Y generation.


James C. Wright, Managing Director, Red Agency
Prior to joining Red Agency as managing director, James Wright was a Board Director at international agency Grayling. With broad ranging experience across consumer and corporate communications, James has particular specialisms in CSR and sustainability communications and crisis and issues management.

Dennis Rutzou - Chairman, Dennis Rutzou Public Relations
Dennis has been a public relations consultant for over 40 years plus with wide experience in Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.
His career began as a journalist on the famous newspaper, The Melbourne Argus and worked in press, radio and television before entering the public relations field.

Emily Birks - Senior Account Manager, Pulse Communications, Ogilvy PR
Emily joined Pulse Communications in February 2009 and works on a range of clients including LG Electronics, Activision, Fosters CUB, and Engineers Australia. Emily’s area of expertise lies in delivering a compelling brand and product story to the consumer which resonates with their lifestyle, attitude and behaviour.

Margarita Peker - Communications Speciliast, Klick Communications
Margarita, the Chair of PRIA’s NSW New Practitioner’s Group, has been a Communications Specialist at Klick Communications for almost two years. Having studied Public Relations at universities in London and Sydney, Margarita has developed a strategic understanding of traditional PR and social media. Margarita's current client list includes Marriott International, NewsLife Media, TV1 Australia and Vibe Hotels.

Clare Collins is Managing Director of Insight Communications, a multi award-winning public relations agency specialising in cause, culture, community and health. Clare has worked across the not-for-profit and health sectors for 15 years and the arts and entertainment industry for more than 25 years. Clare is a director on the board of the Bairo Pite Hospital, Timor-Leste, and a founding director on the board of the newly formed National Youth Theatre Company Foundation.

Mahsa Lotfizadeh - specialises in public health and digital and social media at VIVA! Communications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Sydney, having completed part of her degree with the Communications department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mahsa recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of International Public Health.

Event Run
This event will begin with a 30minute networking session, followed by the panel session which will run for approximately 1hour then 1hour networking post panel session.

Event Details
: Tuesday 21st February 2012
Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Venue: UNSW Venues and Events, Level 6, 1 O'Connell St. CBD
Cost: PRIA members $40 | non-members $55
Ticket prices includes GST, beverages and canapés.

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Event Location: thinkPOD, Level 6, 1 O'Connell St Sydney CBD
Registrations Open: Fri, Jun 10 2011
Registrations Close: Tue, Feb 21 2012
Price: AU $ 55 (Inc. GST)
Places Available: 32


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