World Association of News Publishers

65th World Newspaper Congress


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65th World Newspaper Congress

Date and Location

  • 02 Jun 2013 - 05 Jun 2013


EUR 1,190

EUR 1,890

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  • Welcome to Bangkok!

    WAN-IFRA is delighted to bring delegates of the World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum to the heart of Thailand, Bangkok, for the first time.

    As you are organising your travel to Bangkok, here are some important information that might come in handy for you:


    The dress code for World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum sessions is business formal. 

    For folk night, that is happening on Thursday (5 June 2013), delegates are advised to be in smart casual attire as it will be taking place outdoors at the Sampran Riverside.



    Congress and Forums are presented in English. Simultaneous intepretation will be provided in Thai, French, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. Additional languages can be arranged on prior request.


    International travel

    Many World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum delegates may need several documentations to travel to Bangkok. Detailed information on immigration and visas can be found here. 



    Upon arriving in Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi), delegates have several transportation options to get to the respective official hotels, from train to taxis to limos. However, the advisable modes of transportation are taxis and limos.

    Taxi fares typically are approximately THB 500 (price may vary depending on the distance of hotel from airport and condition of traffic). 

    To facilitate a smooth transition from the airport to the hotel, delegates may want to arrange for an arrival transfer. World Travel Service Limited (WTS) provides attractive fares for all delegates. Fares ranges from THB 1,200 to THB 1,300 depending on the number of persons. Normal transfer fees are THB 1,630 for car and THB 1,850 for van.

    For more information on the arrival transfer, you may contact

    World Travel Service Limited
    Tel: +66.2-2335954



    Hot season in Bangkok is generally from April to June. The temperature is predicted to be around around 30/20 degrees celcius (80/55 degrees farenheit). Occasional rains are to be expected. 

    For leisure tours, delegates are advised to pack loose-fitting and lightweight clothing, and ponchos or umbrella in case of rain. You may know more about the weather in Bangkok here.


    Discover Bangkok!

    To make your Congress trip memorable, WAN-IFRA has arranged for a spouse programme and post conference tours for delegates.


    Bring a spouse or guest

    Turn your business trip to leisure and share it with your spouse/guest! WAN-IFRA has put together a special Spouse Programme that brings you and your spouse/guest to a deeper imersion into Thai culture, history and food. Besides, the social functions - welcome cocktail, opening ceremony, folk night and gala dinner - several exciting activities from visiting cultural and historical sites to preparing authentic Thai dishes to enjoying high tea on a river cruise, have been arranged for you to enjoy the traditional Thai hospitality. Click here for more information.


    Post Conference tours

    The post conference tours offers you an opportunity to experience the authenticity of Thailand even more. A variety of tours ranging from 1-3 days have been arranged for the convenience of the delegates. Grab this chance! More information is available here.


    A Quick Read

    How to make the most of your time in Bangkok? Here is a great read about the city's highlights from The New York Times.


Contact information



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

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