India to Host 9th International Global Communication Association Conference

GCA IndiaGlobal Communication Association (GCA) has announced that the ninth international conference of communication experts and specialists from around the world will be held in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on 8-9 January, 2015. Breaking barriers and creating new communication horizons in the digital media age will be the prime focus of discussions this time.

“At a time when communication is assuming stronger meaning and deeper significance together with the opening up of new frontiers on a variety of social media, the importance of this conference and its timing for adopting fresh public and business communication strategies and techniques need not be over-emphasized”, says Mr. Krishna B. Mariyanka, Conference Secretary, The GCA 9th International Conference, India.

Established in the year 2007, GCA promotes academic research in global communication studies among major universities, worldwide. It facilitates joint projects and research opportunities among scholars and students. More importantly, GCA provides an eclectic international platform for corporate executives, communication specialists, policy makers, academicians, bureaucrats, political leaders, public relations practitioners and co-related industry professionals to meet, interact and generate new ideas for growth. You can find more about the upcoming conference at

“In evolving a crucial and often rewarding interaction between academics and industries on an international platform, the Global Communication Association (GCA) has played a significant role in the last one decade. The international conferences that the GCA has organized in places as varied as Beijing and Russia, Zambia and Canada have been recognized worldwide as significant landmarks in the field of business communications”, says Prof. Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour, Chairman, Global Communication Association (GCA).

In the two-day conference deliberations, over one hundred media and communication experts from across different continents will propose and discuss the latest communication challenges out in the open and solutions on hand.

“On this prestigious occasion, it is also befitting to honour the memory of Bengaluru’s one of the most pre-eminent public relations professionals of all times, Mr. A. P. Chowdappa, fondly acknowledged by the industry as “a veritable PR institution”, with the presentation of the first set of international awards in his name. In his distinguished career spanning over five decades, Mr. A. P. Chowdappa is best remembered as General Manager (PR) of HMT Limited, which, in its ‘hey-days’, was very famously known as the ‘Time-keeper of the nation’. Mr. A. P. Chowdappa is an inspirational and legendary figure, who nurtured many a talent, particularly in the fields of media and communications”, added Mr. Krishna B. Mariyanka

The Bengaluru 2015 GCA Conference will honour six eminent personalities/ organisations, who have immensely contributed to the media and communications profession/ industry across academia, government, corporate, non-government, media as also, agency sectors (6 categories), with the coveted A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication for the year 2014-15. A jury of six distinguished individuals from different industry sectors will select the awardees from a list of nominations that are currently being received. The grand recognitions ceremony and awards gala night will be held on 9 January 2015 at Hotel JW Marriott, Bengaluru, India.

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