Friday, 12 March 2021: Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS) celebrated its 50th Anniversary celebration on Friday, 12 March 2021, with a virtual event to underscore the Institute’s commitment to professionalism in the Public Relations (PR) and Communication profession and to showcase its history and the growth of the profession over the past five decades.
Dr Maliki Osman – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs delivered a keynote address and participated in a fireside chat with Communication professionals, themed, “PRISM 50: Reset, Rebuild, Reimagine”. IPRS President Marcus Loh (Council 2019-2021) followed and gave the opening remarks. A heritage video chronicling the Institute’s journey since its foundation in December 1970, as seen through the eyes of 12 of its 16 past presidents was unveiled at the event.
“For over 50 years, IPRS has called on our members to wield our powers of communication as a force for good in Singapore. Nowhere in our Institute’s history are these powers more needed than this present moment, as the organizations we represent navigate through a generation-defining crisis. This has made our term of service in Council over the last two years a particularly meaningful one,” said Marcus Loh, President of IPRS (2019/2021). “I’m proud that we have collectively adapted and built on the foundations of the Councils before ours, and set our sights on what we can do to gear up our industry for a future where communication is strategy.”