Montenegro to host second government communication conference in South Eastern Europe (SEECOM 2013)

Sep 27, 2013

What:  Building on last year’s successful 1st South Eastern European Government Communication Conference (SEECOM), the Government of Montenegro, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Regional Cooperation Council and UNDP Montenegro will organise the 2nd SEECOM Conference. Participants will be senior government communication officials from the South East Europe in their personal and professional capacity, as well as some of the leading communication experts and key-note speakers from Europe and the United States.

The 2nd SEECOM conference will be opened by:
Mr Duško Marković, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro
Mr Rastislav Vrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro
Mr Douglas Jones, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy to Montenegro
Mr Frank Priess, Deputy Head of European and International Cooperation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Berlin
Mr Jovan Tegovski, Chief of Staff, Regional Cooperation Council

Where:     Hotel Queen of Montenegro, Budva, Montenegro
When:     Friday, 27 September 2013, 5-7pm

Note: Accreditations for journalists and photographers who wish to record the conference introductory presentations can be obtained at the PR Bureau of the Government of Montenegro, by phone +382 20 482-848 or through email

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The 2nd SEECOM will seek to establish a non-for-profit professional association of public sector communicators from the South East European countries, based in Budva, and to reaffirm the commitment of government communicators to influencing public policies towards greater transparency, easier access to information, and greater public participation, in line with values and principles of the Budva Declaration adopted last year at the 1st SEECOM conference.
The prominent international panellists at the 2nd SEECOM include Jane Morrice, Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee; John Verrico, President-Elect of the U.S. National Association of Government Communicators; Erik den Hoedt, Director of Communication at the Dutch Government; Anthony Zacharzewski, CEO of the UK-based Democratic Society; Robert Bjarnason and Gunnar Grímsson, President & CEO of the Citizens Foundation of Iceland; public speaking specialist and author Joan Detz; UNDP Knowledge and Innovation expert Giulio Quaggiotto and Adrian Rosenthal, Head of Digital and Social Media, MSL Germany.

Contact information

•    Vuk Vujnović, Public Relations Bureau of the Government of Montenegro
Mob.: ++382 67 634 217; E-mail:; Web:
•    Nadica Dujović, UNDP Montenegro Communications Associate
Tel: +382 20 22 55 33 ext. 160; Mob.: ++382 69 319 709; E-mail:; Web:
•    Christian Spahr, Director of the KAS Media Programme South East Europe
Tel.: +359 2 942 49 69; E-mail:; Web:
•    Saša Brajović, US Embassy in Montenegro press section
Mob.: +382 67 28 35 42; E-mail:; Web:  
•    Dinka Živalj, Regional Cooperation Council Spokesperson/Head of Media Unit
Tel.: +387 33 561 700; Mob. +387 62 341 88; E-mail:; Web:

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