Microsoft Speaker Joins Key Debate at European Measurement Summit

By Ketchum Ltd, PRNE
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LONDON and LISBON, April 14, 2011 - The International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of
Communication (AMEC) and the Institute of Public Relations today announced
Meenu Handa, Director Corporate Communications for Microsoft India, as the
latest top speaker to join the new "Measurement Agenda" debate to be held at
the 3rd European Summit on Measurement in Lisbon from 8-10 June.

Ms Handa will join speakers from FedEx, Philips and Facebook in the key
Summit Debate, "The Measurement Agenda 2015," which will challenge
communications professionals to chart the future of communications
measurement as part of a leadership bid to finally embed research and
measurement at the heart of every PR programme by 2015.

David B. Rockland, Ph.D., Global Director of Research, Ketchum, who is
chairing the Summit Debate session, said, "It is a huge statement of the
growing importance of the Summit that Meenu has agreed to join us."

Aseem Sood, Chief Operating Officer, Impact Research & Measurement Pvt.
Ltd, AMEC's first member in India, said, "Companies in India are increasingly
exploring and investing in measurement tools to monitor the impact of their
public relations programmes. Microsoft India is at the forefront of this
initiative. Meenu's views on measurement from an Indian perspective will be
invaluable at the AMEC forum. I urge public relations professionals in India
to attend the Summit in Portugal and learn about new developments in
measurement from international experts."

Barry Leggetter, Executive Director of AMEC and Summit Director, said:
"We are delighted to welcome our first speaker from the Indian sub-continent.
Ms Handa's presence reflects the growing importance of this event to PR
professionals worldwide. We hope her involvement will help to bring home to
PR professionals in India the importance and benefits of programme
measurement and analytics."

With Ms Handa, the three day Summit in Lisbon will include speakers from
Europe, North America, India and guest experts from the Middle East, Latin
and Asia Pacific. Additional speakers include: Daniel Höltgen,
Director of Communications, Council of Europe; Alberte González Patiño,
Managing Director BBVA Branding & Reputation; Kathy Dykeman, Head of
Measurement & Insights, EMEA for Facebook; Andre Manning, who heads Global
Marketing and Communications for Royal Philips Electronics and is Vice
President of External Communications; Cindy Connor, Manager of Reputation
Research and Trends, for FedEx.

Discount "early bird" delegate registration and a special rate on
accommodation at the Tivoli Lisboa Hotel is available now at the 3rd European
Summit on Measurement website at or

For further information contact: Barry Leggetter, Executive Director, +44-1268-412414, Barryleggetter at Robert W. Grupp, President & CEO, Institute for Public Relations, +1-352-392-0280, rgrupp at Aseem Sood, Director & COO, Impact Research & Measurement Pvt. Ltd., +91-9899-111698, asood at Robyn Massey, Ketchum, +44-7525-699463, robyn.massey at

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