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Davos 2016: how PRs can realise the true opportunity this week's forum presents

This week's World Economic Forum (WEF), held in Davos and commonly referred to by its place-name, is both star-studded, including celebrities from Bono to Leonardo DiCaprio, and attended by heavyweight business and world leaders, from Draghi to Tsipras. Many key comms professionals and PRs and their clients attend, but what is the real PR opportunity Davos presents? And do you need to be at an event which could cost an individual, according to International Business Times, an average of £22,000 in the last couple of years to attend, writes Kaltrina Bylykbashi.

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MRM launches EU intelligence service to help financial services firms counter Brexit risks

MRM has launched its EU intelligence service which helps financial services firms counter Brexit risks by providing detailed coverage of EU issues and institutions.

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Stand Agency win brief to raise awareness for Solicitors for the Elderly

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), a national network of lawyers who specialise in helping older people, has appointed Stand Agency to draw attention to the importance of seeking expert legal advice when planning for later life.

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Former Secretary of State for Energy Ed Davey joins MHP Communications as senior adviser

MHP has hired ex-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and former Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey to provide senior counsel to the firm’s UK and international client base.

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Manchester Airport Group recruits public affairs specialist Graeme Elliott from Heathrow

Manchester Airport Group (MAG), which operates UK airports at Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth, has appointed Graeme Elliott as group public affairs director.

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Hume Brophy adds former Boris Johnson adviser Roudie Shafie and ex-MHP MD Craig Harrow to public affairs team

Hume Brophy's public affairs unit has hired Roudie Shafie from the Mayor of London's team and Better Together's Craig Harrow, the former MD of agency MHP, as senior consultants.

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Grassroots movement Leave.EU hires former MSP Brian Monteith as head of press

Brian Monteith, a former MSP and current comms director at Global Britain, has joined Leave.EU, a movement which is campaigning for Britain's exit from the EU in the expected referendum at the end of 2017, strengthening its media team.

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Hume Brophy adds three to public affairs team following Esther McVey hire

Hume Brophy has bolstered its UK public affairs offering with three hires, including Brevia Consulting's Charlotte Lang as account director, following last week's appointment of former Conservative MP Esther McVey.

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Gorkana meets...CityMetric

Jonn Elledge, editor of the New Statesman's 'urbanism' site CityMetric, on how the title "fittingly" celebrated its first anniversary in July this year, his readers' love of maps and how product-led op-eds won't make it onto the site.

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Maitland partner George Trefgarne launches boutique PR agency Boscobel & Partners

George Trefgarne, who left Maitland in August, has set up financial PR and public affairs agency Boscobel & Partners to offer “bespoke advice” to clients across a number of sectors.

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