About #Provoke20

Welcome to Provoke20, PRovoke's ninth Global Public Relations Summit. Due to the Caronavirus pandemic, we will host the PRovoke Global Summit virtually for the first time.

As the most important event in the global communications world’s calendar, the 3-day conference is a high-level forum designed for senior practitioners to address the critical issues facing the profession. The event attracts a diverse group of top-tier speakers and delegates from across the globe and also benchmarks and celebrates the best public relations and marketing work from around the world.


In recent years, speakers have included P&G's Marc Pritchard, Senator Mark Warner, Sir Martin Sorrell, Washington Post editor Martyn Baron, Indian transgender activist Shree Gauri Sawant,  Verizon Wireless CEO Ronan Dunne, Celebrity Cruises CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Columbia University roboticist Hod Lipson, neuroscientist Tali Sharot, PBS Frontline executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath, noted documentarian Lynn Novick, and a host of authors, academics, CMOs, CCOs and journalists.

Our Entrepreneurs' Forum—a half-day event designed to help PR agency principals anticipate the challenges and exploit the opportunities facing their businesses—will take place on Monday, October 19.

The Provoke20 conference itself—the global PR industry’s most informative, insightful and provocative event—will take place on October 20 and 21, culminating in our Global SABRE Awards ceremony on the evening of the 21st.