Celebro Media Networks Sponsors Westminster Russia Forum’s Reception in UK Parliament
On 11 July 2013, Celebro Media Networks attended and became a sponsor of the Westminster Russia Forum’s Summer Reception on the House of Commons Terrace.
Hosted by Caroline Nokes MP, it attracted over 200 guests of different nationalities from business, political, media and culture backgrounds in the UK and Russia. John Mann, PR Adviser and Spokesman for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, was its guest speaker. Celebro Media Networks’ CEO Wesley Dodd, team, partners and friends were the guests at this WRF flagship event held for the first time in the UK Parliament.
The reception presented a chance for those with an interest in Russia to socialise and discuss its affairs and relations between the two countries. In his keynote speech, John Mann highlighted that “Russia has a PR problem but its issues are being exacerbated by the Western media,” adding that it needs “fairer media representations and better spokespeople.” His comments echoed that made by WRF Chairman Richard Royal as he spoke of the need to “coax Russia out of its shell” through “access not just to one opinion, but to many”, which would help to improve relationships and understanding.
Wesley Dodd said: "This was a unique opportunity to bring together people from different areas of business and political spheres to discuss the changes in the Russian media sector. Clearly there is a huge appetite for events like this to allow a forum for free and frank exchanges of views on the rapidly evolving situation in Russia."
Celebro Media Networks, as a leading UK company with roots in the Russian and CIS markets, became a partner of this unique event held for the first time in the UK Parliament, where the WRF provided a socialising opportunity within which a range of views on Russian affairs could be heard and discussed.