About the festival

Professional development for senior PR practitioners

PRFest focuses on professional development for senior PR practitioners, helping develop the skills and knowledge required to modernise practice and keep abreast of the developments in this fast-paced industry.

PRFest will help guide you in the right direction and hopefully give you a thirst to continue your learning outwith the festival.

The main PRFest event in June helps you gain up to 20 CPD points!

PR professional development - PRFestWhat is the festival?

PRFest started as a two-day public relations festival designed by Laura Sutherland, a Chartered PR consultant who runs Aura PR. Her view is that sharing is caring – sharing knowledge and expertise is one of the best ways to help the industry develop.

The festival in June coincides with AMEC’s International Summit and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

If you’d like to get involved in the PRFest either by way of sponsorship, support or something else, please contact Laura.

What else is on?

PRFest is expanding its offering throughout the year and as a result, there will be more events and training. Through the power of collaboration and listening to the PRFest community, professional development will be accessible and affordable for everyone who wants to learn.

Check out the ‘Buy Tickets‘ button to see what’s coming up. If you’ve got a training requirement either for you and/or your team, please get in touch to discuss how we can make the training possible.

What organisations have attended?

Organisations which have attended PRFest include:

  • Business Wire
  • BMA Scotland
  • Caliber
  • Campaign Collective
  • Comparethemarket.com
  • Crown Estate
  • Edinburgh College
  • VisitScotland
  • Food Standards Scotland
  • Glasgow Life
  • NSPCC
  • National Autistic Society
  • Sainsbury’s Bank
  • SEPA
  • Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Opera
  • Scottish Renewables
  • Scottish Social Services Council
  • TEFl
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Shelter Scotland
  • Xplore Dundee
  • First Port
  • West of Scotland Housing Association
  • Fife Housing Group
  • RNLI
  • Festivals Edinburgh
  • East Lothian Council
  • Girl Guiding Scotland
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • Breast Cancer Now
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • People’s Postcode Lottery
  • Angus Council
  • Carnegie UK Trust
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Muckle Media
  • Wave PR
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Orbit Communications
  • Sidekick PR
  • Infusion Comms
  • Wilkinson PR
  • Taylor Robertson
  • 3×1 Group
  • Hough Bellis
  • Grayling
  • BeWonder*