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65th World Newspaper Congress


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65th World Newspaper Congress

Date and Location

  • 02 Jun 2013 - 05 Jun 2013


EUR 1,190

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  • The Congress and Forums will take place at the Bangkok Convention Centre located on the 22d floor of the Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld.

    Official hotels:

    We have identified some of the best hotels in Bangkok to offer very competitive rates to delegates. Besides close proximity to the Congress venue, these official hotels offer complimentary high speed internet access and breakfast to the delegates. For the hotels along the Bangkok Sky Train route, the delegates are also provided with a complimentary BTS day ticket, giving a fast and quick access to the venue. 

    Most hotels are also offering early bird specials with upgrades or discounts. If you want additional details of the hotels, you may down load the handy accomodation guide we have prepared for you. You can book online using the links below to get the special rates and benefits. 

    You may download the Accomodation Guide for more information.

    List of Official hotels:

    The rates are net and inclusive of taxes.

    Eastin Grand Hotel THB2500 (approx 64)
    Chatrium Riverside Hotel THB3000 (approx 76)
    Dusit Thani Hotel THB4000 (approx €102)
    Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld THB4300 (approx 110)
    Shangri-La Hotel THB5000 (approx 127)
    Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit THB 5500 (approx 140)
    Grand Hyatt Hotel THB5800 (approx 148)
    The Okura Prestige THB6000 (approx 153)
    The St Regis THB6500 (approx 165)

    Location Map

    Bangkok Convention Centre located in Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld is the venue for the Congress and Forums. It has covered access from the both Siam and Chitlom BTS stations. All other official hotels are located along the Skytrain Route as shown in the map.

    Hotel description and reservation links

    As official venue, the 5-star Centara Grand at CentralWorld provides a fresh perspective on Thai hospitality and service, and is beautifully complemented by the convenient, connected, and contemporary facilities of the Convention Centre itself. Centara Grand at CentralWorld has easy access to skytrain (BTS) links to relative WNC2013 official hotels.

    Special Offer: Lower room rates for booking before April, 2013

    How to book: Click here to book

    Bangkok’s Okura Prestige hotel combines luxury with location. All 240 rooms and suites enjoy commanding views of the city skyline. Direct access to the city’s BTS skytrain network at Phloen Chit Station.

    Special Offer: Complimentary upgrade to the next room category if booking is made 60 days in advance, subject to availability

    How to book: Click here to book, please use booking code "OKURAWNC2013".

    Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok is an iconic address in the heart of the city offering exquisite living spaces and unrivalled service level. The hotel entrance is connected to the BTS Asok Skytrain and MRT Sukhumvit subway.

    How to book: Click here to book, please use booking code "WNC2013"

    With a prestigious location along Rajadamri Road, Bangkok’s key commercial corridor and prime shopping precinct, with BTS skytrain connection link to the station, The St. Regis Bangkok offers unprecedented excellence in standards of hospitality and elegance. 

    Special Offer: Early bird discount 500 Baht for booking received before February 28, 2013

    How to book: Click here to book, please use booking code "WNC2013"

    Located in the business, commercial and diplomatic district surrounded by prime shopping centres including Central World, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is a deluxe business hotel with resort-style facilities. It is conveniently linked via Sky Bridge to two Sky Train stations and within walking distance to Bangkok Convention Centre at Centara Grand.

    How to book: Click here to book.

    Dusit Thani Bangkok is an iconic hotel offering exclusive rate and values for all delegates. Being conveniently located in the heart of Bangkok with direct access to the Sky Train station. They are located only 2 stations away from the conference venue

    How to book: Click here to book

    Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn is a deluxe property is centrally located in the Sathorn business district, just minutes from the world famous Chao Praya River and a short drive via the nearby expressway to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It is unique in being the only hotel in Bangkok with its own direct access to the BTS Sky Train system at Surasak Station literally bringing the city to your doorstep. They are located only 4 stations away from the conference venue.

    Special Offer: Every 3 nights booked before 28 April 2013 will entitle to 1 complimentary night

    How to book: Click here to book, please use booking code "WNC2013”

    Shangri-la Hotel, Bangkok is a luxurious oasis for both leisure and business travelers. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the hotel is also close to Bangkok’s shopping, sightseeing and business districts. The adjacent Sky Train means guest can travel through the city with ease.

    How to book: Click here to book

    Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok located on the banks of the majestic Chao Phraya River with the cultural and historical hub of Bangkok at its doorstep, the 5-star hotel offers a premium choice of blending spacious yet luxurious contemporary accommodation with warm and friendly Thai hospitality.

    Special Offer: Complimentary upgrade to Grand Room - River View for first 50 rooms reservation

    How to book: Please email to

Contact information



  • Eugen A. Russ
    Eugen A. Russ
    Managing Director/Owner, Russmedia, Austria
  • Matt Kelly
    Matt Kelly
    Publishing Consultant, Cases i Associats, UK
  • Boris Lozhkin
    Boris Lozhkin
    President, UMH Group, Ukraine
  • Craig Smith
    Managing Director, The New York Times, China
  • Geoff Tan
    Senior Vice President, Head - Strategic Marketing, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore
  • Marcelo Rech, Director of Journalism, RBS Group, Brazil
    Marcelo Rech
    Director of Journalism, RBS Group, Brazil
  • Thomas Jacob, Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA
    Thomas Jacob
    Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA
  • Geir Engen
    fagsjef for digitale medier, MBL, Norway
  • Anders Berglund
    Anders Berglund
    VP of Sales, Schibsted, Sweden
  • Lisa MacLeod
    Lisa MacLeod
    Head of Operations,, UK
  • Ahmet Dalman
    Ahmet Dalman
    Vice President Executive Committee, Hurriyet Group, Turkey
  • Todd Forest
    Executive Producer Asia Pacific, Microsoft Online Media and Publishing, Singapore
  • Peter M. Zollman
    Peter M. Zollman
    Founding principal, AIM Group and Classified Intelligence, USA
  • Nathalie Alvaray
    Nathalie Alvaray
    Vice President Media, Cadena Capriles, Venezuela
  • Frédéric Filloux
    Head of Digital, Les Echos, France
  • Martin van der Meij, Head of Revenue Development, TMG, The Netherlands
    Martin van der Meij
    Head of Revenue Development, TMG, The Netherlands
  • Anette Novak
    Anette Novak
    CEO, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Sweden (Moderator)
  • Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA
    Cherilyn Ireton
    Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA
  • Vincent Peyrègne
    Chief Executive Officer, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
  • Peter Lamb
    Peter Lamb
    President, Lamb Consulting, USA
  • Javier Moreno Barber
    Javier Moreno Barber
    Head of Global Content, PRISA media, Spain
  • David Hedengren
    Publisher and Editor in Chief, Your Middle East (
  • Johnny Ryan, Chief Innovation Officer at The Irish Times
    Johnny Ryan
    Chief Innovation Officer, The Irish Times, Ireland
  • Tobias Trevisan
    Tobias Trevisan
    Managing Director, FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Gmbh, Germany
  • Javier Garza Ramos
    Javier Garza Ramos, Knight International Journalism Fellow, Mexico
  • Caspar de Bono
    Caspar de Bono
    Managing Director B2B, Financial Times Ltd
  • Peter Kvarnstrom
    President of BC Community Media, Glacier Media, Canada
  • CEO and Co-Founder, Shinkuro Inc., US
    Steve Crocker
    CEO and Co-Founder, Shinkuro Inc., US
  • Siddharth Varadarajan
    Editor, The Hindu, India
  • John Stackhouse
    John Stackhouse
    Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail
  • Randy Covington
    Director, WAN-IFRA Newsplex Training Centre - South Carolina, USA
  • David Rowan
    David Rowan
    Editor, WIRED Magazine, UK
  • Eskoensio Pipatti
    Eskoensio Pipatti
    Focus Area Director, Research programme Next Media
  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, Germany
  • Jeff Jarvis, Director of the Interactive Journalism Program, CUNY
    Jeff Jarvis
    Director of the Interactive Journalism Program, CUNY
  • Michael Chalhoub
    Founder, Gulf Sports Media FZ-LLC, UAE
  • Kylie Davis
    Network Editor, Real Estate, News Ltd, Australia
  • Zaffar Abbas
    Zaffar Abbas
    Editor, The Dawn Media Group, Pakistan
  • George Brock
    Professor and Head of Journalism, City University, UK
  • Jonathan Halls
    Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University and Principal, Jonathan Halls & Associates, USA
  • Jim Chisholm
    Jim Chisholm
    Media Consultant and Analyst, France
  • Sanjana Hattotuwa
    Sanjana Hattotuwa
    Senior Researcher and Head of Media Unit, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka
  • Amadou Mahtar Ba, Chief Executive, African Media Initiative (AMI)
    Amadou Mahtar Ba
    Chief Executive, African Media Initiative (AMI). Co-founder and Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media. Inc – Owner and Operator of
  • Robert Dickey
    President US Community Publishing, Gannett
  • Robin Hu
    Robin Hu
    CEO, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
  • Jacob Mathew
    President, WAN-IFRA and Executive Editor and Publisher, Malayala Manorama Group of Publications, India
  • Supakorn Vejjajiva
    Supakorn Vejjajiva
    President and COO, Post Publishing, Thailand
  • Kevin Beatty
    Kevin Beatty
    CEO, dmg media, Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT), UK
  • Patrick Daniel
    Editor-in-Chief, English & Malay Newspapers
  • Guy Crevier, President, La Presse, Canada
    Guy Crevier
    President, La Presse, Canada
  • Larry Kilman, Secretary General, WAN-IFRA, France
    Larry Kilman
    Secretary General, WAN-IFRA, France
  • Ulbe Jelluma
    Marketing Manager, Print Power Europe, Belgium
  • Andrew Green
    Andrew Green
    Global Chief Marketing Officer, Ipsos
  • Ole Mølgaard
    Ole Mølgaard
    Program Director, CBS Executive, Denmark
  • Shrijeet Mishra
    Shrijeet Mishra
    COO, Bennett Coleman & Co, India
  • Chavarong Limpattamapanee
    Chavarong Limpattamapanee
    Chief of Information Centre, Thairath Daily Newspaper, Thailand
  • Mirjana Milosevic
    Head of Media Development, WAN-IFRA
  • Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer
    Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer
    Chief Executive Officer, Grupo RBS, Brazil
  • Sarah Marshall, Social media editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Wall Str
    Sarah Marshall
    Social media editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Wall Street Journal, USA
  • Philippe Massonnet, Global News Director, Agence France-Presse, France
    Philippe Massonnet
    Global News Director, Agence France-Presse, France
  • Suthichai Yoon, Chairman, Nation Multimedia Group, Thailand
    Suthichai Yoon
    Chairman, Nation Multimedia Group, Thailand
  • Gilles Guillou, Chief Revenue Officer, La Place Media, France
    Gilles Guillou
    Chief Revenue Officer, La Place Media, France
  • Markus Pettersson
    Markus Pettersson
    Project Manager, Stampen, Sweden
  • Mark-Oliver Multhaup
    Managing Director / CEO, WAZ NewMedia
  • Lisa Blakeway, Executive Director, Vuselela Media, South Africa
    Lisa Blakeway
    Executive Director, Vuselela Media, South Africa
  • Andrew Holden, Editor-in-Chief, The Age, Australia
    Andrew Holden
    Editor-in-Chief, The Age, Australia
  • Justin Arenstein
    Justin Arenstein
    Investigative Journalist, OpenData Advocate and Entrepreneur, South Africa
    Group MD & CEO of Star Media Group Berhad (“the Company or “Star”)
  • Suzanne Raitt
    Suzanne Raitt
    Vice President, Marketing and Innovations, Newspaper Canada, Canada
  • Roshan Thiran
    Roshan Thiran
    Director of Operations, STAR Media Group, Malaysia
  • Juan Señor, Partner, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK
    Juan Señor
    Partner, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK
  • Dipankar Das Purkayastha
    Managing Driector & CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd, India
  • Erik Bjerager, President World Editors Forum
    Erik Bjerager
    Second Vice President World Editors Forum, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark
  • Kavi Chongkittavorn
    Kavi Chongkittavorn
    Advisor, National Press Council of Thailand
  • Andreas Vogiatzakis
    Andreas Vogiatzakis
    CEO, Omnicom Media Group, Malaysia
  • Madhav Chinnappa, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google
    Madhav Chinnappa
    Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google, UK
  • Henrik Bruun, NORDJYSKE Medier, Denmark
    Henrik Bruun
    Head of Circulation, NORDJYSKE Medier, Denmark

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