Monday, December 04, 2006

IABC Seminar - Communicators meet the Business Press

On Thursday December 7, the International Association of Business Communicators Trinidad and Tobago Chapter will host the seminar - Communicators meet the Business Press - where business communicators will have the opportunity to meet editors from the print and broadcast media. The event will be hosted at Angostura House (Eastern Main Road, Laventille) from 7.30 am to 10.00 am.

In a moderated panel discussion, senior editors /journalists will speak on issues ranging from Alcoa and media ethics to forming a new relationship paradigm between communicators and journalists.

The panellists are:
1. Anthony Wilson – Business Editor and Acting Editor, Trinidad Guardian.
2. Sandra Chouthi – Associate Business Editor, Trinidad Guardian.
3. Julian Rogers – Media Consultant and Head of News, CNMG.
4. Nigel Cumberbatch – Business Editor, Trinidad Express.
5. Rory Rostant – Business Editor, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

The panel will explore the following themes:
· Business Journalism – Can communicators become a source and still maintain integrity?
· Understanding the faces of Business Journalism and putting the paper to bed.
· Identity and Image: a journalist’s perception of a communicator.
· Shaping a new relationship paradigm between communicators and journalists.
· Alcoa – the good, the bad and the ugly! The disconnect between journalists and the corporate entity.

The seminar fee for IABC members is TT$200. The fee for non-members is TT$250. Breakfast is included. For reservations, please call Jane Sadaphal at 621-3830 or email
Registration closes on December 5 at 2 pm.

1 comment:

Giselle Laronde-West - IABCTT VP Membership said...

This was an excellent opportunity for communicators in TnT to meet key media personnel one on one. They were able to ask all the questions that they have been longing to ask and were happy to receive the answers. There were some controvertial moments but it was all good as it encouraged participation and opinion sharing.

It was thoroughly enjoyable and everyone who attended are still speaking highly of it. This is the first major event held by iabctt and without fear of people saying that I am blowing my own trumpet, I must admit it was well done.

As the new year is upon us, it is important to remember that communication in all forms and fashion, is the key to success!

Why not join this dynamic association - IABC and expand your horizon in the world of communications.