About the festival

Professional development for senior PR practitioners

professional development for senior PR practitioners #PRFestPRFest 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.

Those enrolled in CPD can also gain up to 20 points!

What is the festival?

PRFest is 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 coincides with the Edinburgh international festivals, AMEC’s International Summit and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

If there is only one investment you make in your professional development, this is it. Grab the bull by the horns and take control over your destiny.

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

Where is PRFest held?

This year, PRFest will be held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, an award-winning energy efficient hub in the heart of Edinburgh. Click here to read the ECCI Guide to Access.

What organisations have attended?

Organisations which have attended PRFest (not including PR/comms/digital agencies):

  • Business Wire
  • BMA Scotland
  • Caliber
  • Campaign Collective
  • 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
  • Postcode Lottery
  • Angus Council
  • Carnegie UK Trust
  • McDonald’s Restaurants