VIVA! Principal, Kirsten Bruce and Managing Director, Paul Jans, are beginning to pack their bags in preparation for an exciting trip to GLOBALHealthPR’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), in Mumbai, India from February 17 – 19, 2016.

IMG_7155GLOBALHealthPR, for which VIVA! Communications represents Australia exclusively, is the largest, independent partnership of health and science communication agencies, worldwide.

This year’s AGM, to be hosted by MediaMedic Communications co-founders, Priti Mohile and Dinesh Chindarkar, is set to attract more than 28 partners (mainly agency Principals and founders) from the GLOBALHealthPR partnership, worldwide (including the Americas, Europe and APAC).

Themed ‘Be the Change, Chart our Future,’ the 15th GLOBALHealthPR AGM will be staged at St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

While not only preparing for her first trip to India, including undergoing a course of vaccinations, Kirsten is also gearing up to present the outcomes of VIVA!s local and international award-winning, patient advocacy communications campaign, Helping to #saveaHUSlives at DigiSights – MediaMedic’s annual digital seminar for the Indian pharmaceutical industry, scheduled for one day prior to the AGM.

Meanwhile, Paul, who is well acquainted with the wonders of India (this will be his 21st trip to the country, albeit the last was in 2004), is thrilled to be immersing himself back into the Indian culture, and to be participating in a robust and productive AGM, sharing IP and best practice with his fellow partners from around the world.

“This will be the sixth GLOBALHealthPR AGM that I’ve attended. I’ve been to Washington, Sao Paolo, Lisbon, London, and also hosted an AGM with my VIVA! colleagues in Sydney during 2014.

“Given the recent, significant growth and global account wins that GLOBALHealthPR has witnessed, I look forward to teaming with our partners at this year’s AGM, sharing best practice, and to developing growth strategies for 2016 and beyond,” said Paul.

We wish Kirsten and Paul a safe trip to Mumbai and look forward to sharing various highlights of this year’s GLOBALHealthPR AGM with you.

To set the tone and whet the appetite for all of our partners attending this year’s GLOBALHealthPR AGM in Mumbai, please click on the video below to watch a mini documentary produced by our Australian colleague, Vivien, who recently travelled throughout India and captured her journey on film.