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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Sunday, 2. June 2013

  • 13:00
  • 13:00

    Gain strategic insight or improve data journalism projects: learn aobut the skills and tools you need to find, analyse and visualise data for improved storytelling. Using development data sets we will show you where opportunities lie and how to replicate. This session is made possible by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Investigative Journalist, OpenData Advocate and Entrepreneur, South Africa

  • 14:00

    Technological innovations are transforming the digital advertising landscape. The round table will discuss the consequences of these disruptive changes brought about by advertising networks and real time bidding and the role of publishers in this new ecosystem.

  • 15:00

    The General Assembly of Members is a yearly occasion with the opportunity for members to contribute to the core decision making process. This includes ratification of the annual accounts, the election of office bearer and new members to the WAN-IFRA Board, discussion and agreements on the changes of the current statutes, as well as major strategies for the coming year. Members with a right to vote are: National Associations, Publishers and News Agencies.

  • 16:00

    The New Media Landscape and its Press Freedom Challenges. The evolving media landscape gives rise to new challenges for press freedom, particularly around the issues of soft censorship, media and internet regulation and the locking up of information. How should the media entrench its watchdog role in the face of these new challenges?


    Kavi Chongkittavorn, Advisor, National Press Council of Thailand

  • 18:00
    World Ballroom, Centara Grand









    Thai publishers and the city of Bangkok welcome you to the 65th World Newspaper Congress, 20th World Editors Forum and 23rd World Newspaper Advertising Forum in the heart of Asia. This is an opportunity for an informal meet and greet with friends and peers from around the globe as the world's news publishing industry gathers for its annual meetings.

Monday, 3. June 2013

  • 9:00
  • 10:00


    Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Chairman of Asia Pacific Committee, WAN-IFRA


    Opening Address:

    Jacob Mathew, President of WAN-IFRA



    H.E. Kittirat Na Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance


    Golden Pen of Freedom Presentation:

    Erik Bjerager, President of World Editors Forum

  • 12:00

    List of Exhibitors

    Followed by welcome luncheon

  • 13:30


    Thomas Jacob, Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA

    World Press Trends 2013

    The annual update on trends in news publishing worldwide, from WAN-IFRA’s World Press Trends survey, the most authoritative source on industry wide data for circulation, advertising, digital audience and more.

    Vincent Peyrègne, CEO, WAN-IFRA


    Panel: Around the world in 60 minutes

    In this fast-paced session, leading news executives from Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas will discuss the key trends that drive their strategies and plans.


    Mike Savage, Editor, The Asia Media Journal, Hong Kong


    Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief, English & Malay Newspapers, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore 

    Tobias Trevisan, CEO, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Germany

    Amadou Mhatar Ba, CEO, African Media Initiative, Kenya

    Michael Chalhoub, CEO, Sport360, UAE

    Boris Lohzkin, President, UMH Group, Russia

  • 15:30

    One of the United States largest media and marketing solutions companies, Gannett, publisher of USA TODAY, has launched a new digital strategy to fully leverage its relationships with customers and advertisers.

    Robert Dickey, President US Community Publishing, Gannett Company Inc., USA

  • More and more publications have been introducing online paywalls, hoping they might revolutionise online business models and bring much needed revenue. Discover a variety of concepts and lessons learned from experiments and implemented strategies worldwide.


    Dr. Stig Nordqvist, Executive Director, Publishing & Digital, WAN-IFRA


    Paid content global strategies

    The Norwegian Media Association has published a report about the different ways to charge for content online. What are the best models for small, medium and large media groups? Case studies from around the world.

    Geir Engen, Digital Director, Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association - MBL, Norway


    Journalism doesn’t end with a paywall

    The Globe and Mail launched a metered paywall in October 2012, and one positive effect has been the strengthening of The Globe’s journalism. From creating premium products to highlighting value-added features, John Stackhouse will showcase how a paid content strategy can invigorate a newsroom.

    John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail, Canada


    Metered subscription and multi-platform model of FT

    Discover how FT’s solutions were implemented and the customer insights that followed. Learn of their current situation and results.

    Caspar de Bono, Managing Director, B2B, Financial Times, UK


  • 18:00

    This glamourous networking event is always a Congress highlight and definitely not to be missed. Seated within an open atrium you will be captivated by outstanding performances from Bangkok artists and musicians. While dining on Asian delicacies, the Gala Dinner will provide the perfect setting to unwind with friends old and new.

Tuesday, 4. June 2013

  • 7:45

    A unique international perspective and discussion on the intellectual property debate following the recent settlement in France and ruling in Germany, plus networking session. What does it mean for you? Where do we go from here?

    1. Introduction to the first IP and Copyright debate – WAN-IFRA Forums
    Delivered by Vincent Peyrègne, CEO, WAN-IFRA
    2. Search Engines – friends or foes? (Including update from France and Germany)
    Guest speaker: Frédéric Filloux, Head of Digital, Les Echos, France
    3. If content is no longer free, what is it worth?
    Guest speaker: Andrew Moger, Executive Director, News Media Coalition
    4. Speed networking

  • 8:50
  • 9:00


  • 9:00

    H.E Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand

  • 9:00
    World Editors Forum


    Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director, WEF, France

    Welcome and release of Trends in Newsrooms 2013 report
    Erik Bjerager, President, World Editors Forum, Denmark


    Opening keynote: What technology is doing to journalism and how to save it
    Old editorial models are being disrupted, not only by lower barriers to entry but also by new mobile delivery channels and new forms of automation that challenge the role of human editors. So how can we add value to the digital network in ways that enhance our businesses?

    David Rowan, Editor, WIRED, UK


    The Super Newsroom: a catalyst for success
    Cadena Capriles’ state-of-the-art newsroom is setting new standards for multimedia integration and 360° content delivery. See why their journalists love going to work and why community-based journalism is driving success.

    Nathalie Alvaray, Editorial Director, Cadena Capriles, Venezuela


    Data and the storytelling revolution
    Investigative reporting and storytelling have been transformed by those who can access, work with and visualise data. Celebrate some of the best examples of this new journalism.

    Justin Arenstein, Chief Strategist, Knight Fellow, African Media Initiative, International Center for Journalists

  • 9:00
    World Advertising Forum

    The increased competition for eyeballs has led to several innovations – augmented reality, QR codes, 3D printing, scented ads, translucent wraps etc. What is next?


    Craig Hobbs, CEO, The Media Alliance, Singapore


    Latest research and creative innovation in advertising

    A showcase of some of the most innovative ads launched in the past year by newspaper companies from around the world.

    Suzanne Raitt, VP Marketing & Innovation, Newspaper Canada, Canada


    From a single product into a multi-platform company

    Star Publications has implemented technology innovations (such as the Augmented Reality iSnap app) and a wide asset diversification strategy in order to increase its advertising yields across various media platforms.

    Roshan Thiran, Director of Operations, STAR Publications, Malaysia


    2016: Beyond the horizon

    A thought provoking presentation on the digital and mobile revolution and how it will change the way we live and consume media - much more than most of us could ever imagine.

    Andreas Vogiatzakis, CEO, Omnicom Media Group, Malaysia

  • 9:45
    World Newspaper Congress

    Is the traditional media business model dead? Despite the rapid changes sweeping the industry, the core competences of ‘content production’ and ‘advertising sales’ haven’t changed.


    Jim Chisholm, Media Consultant&Analyst, France


    Hurriyet world vision

    Turkish daily Hurriyet is taking a bold new approach to news, readers’ communities.

    Ahmet Dalman, Vice President Executive Committee, Hurriyet Group, Turkey


    Audience centric news business

    dmg media, DMGT ‘s consumer media company, encompasses brands such as Metro and Daily Mail that continue to thrive in print while scoring amazing results on digital platforms. Learn how became the world’s number one newspaper website. What is the monetizing strategy underlying this achievement?

    Kevin Beatty, CEO, dmg media, Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT), UK


    Tablet technology and free subscription as keys to transforming the business model

    Canada’s French-language daily of record has invested 40 million dollars in the development of La Presse+, a digital package which fully leverages the capacities of the iPad by offering users a free intuitive, interactive experience that delivers news and advertising as never before. Vision and strategy behind the creation of this new product and innovative business model.

    Guy Crevier, President, La Presse, Canada

  • 11:00
    World Newspaper Congress

    Despite the sombre mood in the news business, success stories are occurring around the world and are a source of inspiration. What are the reasons? What are these companies doing differently?


    Ole Molgaard, Program Director, CBS Executive, Denmark


    Leadership in the sea of change

    and the pressure to innovate? Media executives are facing ever increasing pressures caused by changes in digital technologies and consumer attitudes. Navigating the sea of change requires whole new competencies and attitudes to management.

    Ole Molgaard, Program Director, CBS Executive, Denmark


    Promote innovation and inspire enthusiasm in a challenged industry

    Leading Brazilian regional multimedia group RBS nurtures a culture of innovation and change which places it at the forefront of the transformation that the global news publishing industry is currently undergoing.

    Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, CEO, RBS Group, Brazil


    Industry driven pre-competitive collaboration between publishers and research
    Finnish media industry has succeeded in something that many consider to be unbelievable. All the major publishers and research organizations prepared a common R&D strategy leading to large scale collaboration in supporting the transformation to digital business. Next aim is to continue this fruitful work on European level. 

    Eskoensio Pipatti, Focus area Director, Next Media, Sanoma News, Finland


    Start-ups meet publishers
    The IT has been very active introducing a fresh air of innovation in the company by fomenting synergy between editorial and advertising and start-ups through a series of initiatives such as the Digital Challenge.

    Johnny Ryan, Chief Innovation Officer, The Irish Times, Ireland

  • 11:00
    World Editors Forum

    There is no template for managing a newsroom through fundamental and unpredictable change. We share some survival strategies and inspirational case studies of reinvention.


    Randy Covington, Director, Newsplex, US


    How to foster innovation in your newsroom
    There are no templates for managing change and traditional mindsets may need rebooting to encourage adaptive newsrooms where innovation and new products are the norm, and editorial staff thrive despite an uncertain future .

    Jonathan Halls, Adjunct Prof, George Washington University, US


    When disaster hits
    How do you manage your editorial teams and the story when a disaster happens? Andrew Holden was editor of The Press in Christchurch when a devastating earthquake hit, with tragic consequences for many on his staff.

    Andrew Holden, Editor-in-Chief, The Age, Australia


    Leading in challenging times
    El Pais has had a difficult year with internal and external pressures forcing a change in the way its newsroom operates. But reorganisation, good journalism and expansion into new markets is helping maintain focus.

    Javier Moreno, Editor, El Pais, Spain


    Personal brand building
    Suthichai Yoon has built a pioneering personal brand linked to new media
    content in Thailand. From his social media News Junkies network, to his blog, twitter stream and facebook postings.

    Suthichai Yoon, Chairman Nation Multimedia Group, Thailand

  • 11:00
    World Advertising Forum

    360° selling approach focuses on effective multiple media packages. Most newspapers no longer sell single products. The sales structure has to be revamped to bring in digital experts as well as co¬operation with editorial. Media houses with internal marketing agencies can effectively cater to small and medium businesses.


    Geoff Tan, Head of Strategic Marketing, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore


    Increasing traffic and building audience online

    Sport360 started as an English print publication but rapidly gained momentum online thanks to its community-based website which engages with sports enthusiasts from across the MENA region. Its speedy growth in advertising revenue has been eased by an expansion of its digital portfolio, with the launch of a new Arabic website and the creation of innovative events in its field.

    Michael Chalhoub, CEO, Sport360, UAE


    Answering the call of today’s advertisers!

    Marketing an extensive suite of media touchpoints does not only entail piecing together flighting plans comprising print ads, radio/TV spots, banners/leaderboards and the like. It also encompasses well thought-through strategies that answer advertisers’ briefs in terms of both consumer engagement and involvement. Publishers need to bring a whole new level of consultative selling, fuelled to a major extent by ideation, imagination, invention, and consultation, to the table.

    Geoff Tan, Head of Strategic Marketing, SPH, Singapore


    Best practices in 360º sales team organisation

    Showcase of various case studies from newspapers across the globe, demonstrating how a revamping of the structure of the sales organisation, the sales rep commission plan and the workflow can really improve revenues in print and digital.

    Peter Lamb, Strategic Marketing  Consultant, USA


  • 12:30

    The profound political and social changes implemented by the current Myanmar government are generating fantastic opportunities and great challenges for the news media industry. Burmese journalists and media experts will discuss the present situation and the road ahead. Lunch break out session hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).


    Paul Linnarz, Director, Media Programme Asia, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore

  • 14:00
    World Newspaper Congress

    Alternative revenue streams is on the top of most publishers’ agendas. Many are venturing into e-commerce, mergers and acquisitions or B2B activities.


    Peter Lamb, Partner, Lamb Consulting, USA


    Monetizing online video

    The New York Times has established itself as a leading provider of online video content. It is also a pioneer in monetizing these content via contextual sponsorship, targeted pre-roll  ads, long-form lounge video ads, full page interstisials, multichannel video ads, etc.

    Craig Smith, Managing Editor,, USA


    Prolonging the Sunset of Print in India

    How the Times of India Group has used Innovations in advertising such as Distinctive Advertising Formats + Options, Initiatives such as Brand Capital, MediaNet to grow ad revenues manifold and ensure print advertising remains vibrant and a must-have media buy in India!

    Shrijeet Mishra, COO, Bennett Coleman & Co, India


    Revenue diversification at Schibsted

    Schibsted is one of the most successful revenue diversification case study in the media world. The Scandinavian publisher generates over 50% of its revenues from mom print activities ranging from online classifieds to search, e-commerce , mobile TV and other ventures. 

    Anders Berglund, VP Sales, Schibsted, Sweden

  • 14:00
    World Editors Forum

    There has never been a more receptive time to experiment with new tools, content packages and processes. This session will focus on newsroom innovation that adds value.


    Dr. Stig Nordqvist, Executive Director, Emerging Digital Platforms, WAN-IFRA


    Augmented reality: bringing Malaysia’s Star to life
    A determination to stay at the forefront of digital innovation has seen the Star introduce tools and technologies to improve readers’ experience.

    Wong Chun Wai, Group Chief Editor, The Star, Malaysia


    Moving to digital first
    The Financial Times marked its 125th anniversary by announcing a switch to digital first. How is it reshaping its newsrooms and how is FT Labs helping its digital transformation?

    Lisa MacLeod, Head of Operations,, UK

    New wave storytelling
    Integrated storytelling reached new heights in 2013 when the New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for its feature, Snow Fall.
    Enjoy some of the best examples from this new genre and hear how mobile challenges are being overcome.

    Sarah Marshall, Technology Editor,

    Start-ups and apps you can’t ignore
    An interactive speed session where you can share new online services, apps and tools with your peers.

    Anette Novak, WEF board member, Sweden

  • 14:00
    World Advertising Forum

    Understanding the audience and measuring the engagement is key to monetizing this asset. How to create touch points across your content portfolio to gain customer insight and increase ARPU? How can publishers aggregate, leverage and control their data? A 101 on how data collections work and how to turn this gold mine of information into increased advertising revenues.

    Moderator: Jim Chisholm, Newspaper Consultant, Chisholm, France


    How Big Data can accelerate news media’s imminent recovery?      

    This presentation will review the encouraging trends that are emerging in news media consumption and revenue generation and demonstrate how the use of big data make publishers more successful, richer and faster.

    Jim Chisholm, Newspaper Consultant, Chisholm, France


    Towards Big Data

    Big scale project from day one or small steps towards Big Data? Nordjyske Medier has chosen the latter and reaps the fruits from many smaller projects where data is used in new ways. From new dialogues with customers to context based campaigns - there are many benefits on the way to Big Data.

    Henrik Bruun, Head of Circulation, Nordjyske Medier, Denmark


    Integrating print and online metrics

    The transformation of publishers from print media into multiplatform distributors of quality content has set a new challenge for global audience measurement. A look at what is being done globally, from passive mobile measurements to fusing readership samples with on-line measurement samples.

    Andrew Green, Chief Marketing Officer, Ipsos, UK

  • 16:00
    World Newspaper Congress

    Digital media has brought about disruptive changes in the publishing ecosystem. Content aggregators, search engines, social media networks and powerful advanced analytics are impacting the traditional practices of publishers. Is the value creation in news business, moving from publishers to aggregators or to search, etc? In the digital space, the key assets are content and consumer data. How can you master these two assets and monetise them? How do you react as a publisher against the disintermediation of your digital value?


    Frederic Filloux, Head of Digital, Les Echos, France


    Mario Calabrasi, Editor in Chief, La Stampa, Italy

    Christophe Camborde, Founder and CEO, Ezakus, France

    Scott Lamb, Managing Editor,, USA

    David Hendengren, Founder,  Publisher & Media Entrepreneur, Your Middle East, Sweden

  • 16:00
    World Editors Forum

    The information under an editor’s control has increased at a time when pressure to regulate newspapers and the internet is growing. Can standards be upheld without sacrificing freedom of expression?


    Marcelo Rech, Director of Journalism, RBS Group, Brazil


    Life after Leveson

    The clash of the right to privacy and the right to free expression stretches beyond the UK with widespread pressure to change the way media is regulated. What does this mean for press freedom?

    George Brock, Head of Journalism, City University, UK


    Tapping new voices in Thailand

    Thailand has one of the world’s youngest online markets, with an active blogging community and successful online forums. How are traditional media harnessing new media conversations?

    Chavarong Limpattamapanee, Web Editor, Thairath daily, Thailand


    Sponsored content

    The drive for new revenue has seen an increasing number of news brands introduce sponsored content. Is this our new reality and what does it mean for product integrity?

    Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu, India


    Best practice for comment moderation

    Interactive news platforms have seen a rise in the volume of reader comments – and hate speech. New research highlights emerging best practice for content management and moderation.

    Larry Kilman, Deputy CEO, WAN-IFRA

  • 16:00
    World Advertising Forum

    The advent of digital classifieds and competition from pure players has had a huge impact on print classifieds. However through organic growth or through acquisitions, smart media companies have played the game correctly to build a strong position in digital space. Panelists will discuss the current “state of the art” in classified advertising: the role of print in the future of classifieds; the trends shaping both print and online classifieds; the way mobile platforms are transforming the classified landscape and what are the opportunities for news publishers in the future.


    Peter Zollman, Founding Principal, AIM Group, USA


    Eugen Russ, CEO, Russmedia, Austria.

    Johnson Goh, Head & VP Online Classifieds, SPH, Singapore

    Shaun di Gregorio, CEO, iProperty, Malaysia

    Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Naukri, India

Wednesday, 5. June 2013

  • 8:00

    The health of small, medium and independent publishers is critical to the future of the news industry. If you are part of this sector, share opportunities and challenges and learn how your peers from across the globe operate at this special networking breakfast.
    Co-chaired by:
    Vincent Peyrègne, CEO, WAN-IFRA

    Jim Chisholm, Media Consultant and Analyst, France

    1. Introduction - The League of Medium Sized and Family Owned Businesses and WAN-IFRA Forums 
    2. Think Global, Act Local – Valuable lessons from around the world
    3. Digital Strategy – Do you have one?
    4. Reorganisation and efficiency - Share ideas and solutions
    5. Networking Session


  • 8:50
  • 9:00
    World Newspaper Congress

    Despite the predictions of the impending demise of printed newspapers, print remains central to revenue generation. While much attention is focused on digital, some publishers are quietly investing in new printing plants and launching successful, new print titles. What are the key success factors?


    Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO, WAN-IFRA


    The growth of Ebela

    In September 2012, ABP Group launched a new daily, Ebela, in Calcutta. The new launch aimed at the youth became a runaway success selling over 300,000 copies but without cannibalizing the group’s well established quality daily. Recent research shows an unduplicated readership of 56% with the group’s quality daily. This case study presentation will offer insights into how segmentation and targeting can create opportunities in print.

    D.D. Purkayastha, Managing Director & CEO, ABP, India


    Innovative advertising in print and beyond

    Creative formats and use of paper, plus new technologies, help in retaining advertisers and increasing yields.

    Ulbe Jelluma, Marketing Manager, PrintPower Europe, Germany


    Business growth through innovative green product development

    De Persgroup has  invested in newspapers in Belgium and in the Netherlands and they see a growing market in green newspaper products.

    Christian Van Thillo, CEO, De Persgroup, Belgium

  • 9:00
    World Editors Forum

    It is becoming harder to keep staff safe in dangerous environments. What happens to the media’s role as witness when a report from a veteran journalist is traded for a citizen’s tweet?

    Anne Nelson, Author, Teacher, Columbia University, USA

    Why being there is like gold

    Foreign correspondents are an endangered species, placing increased importance on news agencies to record and make sense of events. How do they ensure safety of their teams in hostile spots?

    Philippe Massonnet, Global News Director, AFP, France


    Do news organisations share blame for journalists’ deaths?

    Pakistan is one of the most dangerous and competitive countries in the world to be a journalist. Is a hunger to report the news first fuelling deaths?

    Zaffar Abbas, Editor, Dawn, Pakistan


    When the world’s media has moved on

    When issues and inconvenient truths around conflict found little expression in Sri Lanka’s mainstream media – an award-winning citizen journalism platform was launched. Today Groundviews is one of the most followed, quoted and respected platforms.

    Sanjana Hattotuwa, Citizen journalist, digital activist, Sri Lanka


    Newsroom protocols to protect staff

    Mexican newsrooms are a frequent target of bombs and kidnappings. How practical steps are increasing the safety of staff.

    Javier Garza, Editorial Director, El Siglo, Mexico

  • 9:00
    World Advertising Forum

    Monetising mobile platforms through techniques ranging from contextual advertising, location-based advertising, in-app advertising and sponsorship models will be addressed in this session.


    Dr. Stig Nordqvist, Executive Director, Publishing & Digital, WAN-IFRA


    Monetising mobile the Motown way

    For fulfilling content and advertising opportunities, the critical factor is the means of production. With insight from 1930s Detroit - plus examples from the best of today’s mobile and tablet innovators - Matt Kelly presents the essential checklist for any publisher looking to create a powerful and sustainable mobile commercial strategy.

    Matt Kelly, Former Publisher Mirror Digital and Publishing Consultant, Cases i Associats, UK


    The evolution of AR within community newspapers

    Glacier Media made 40 newspaper and B2B titles interactive with augmented reality. It increased engagement and created a new revenue steam through upselling ads.

    Peter Kvarnstrom, President of BC Community Media at Glacier Media


  • 11:00
    World Newspaper Congress

    Asia continues to experience robust economic growth and the media industry is thriving in print, in countries such as India or Indonesia, and online in advanced digital markets such as Korea or Japan. The young generation of Asian newspaper CEOs and owners discuss their prospects and strategies for the future of news media. Take inspiration from today’s most dynamic media region.


    Robin Hu, CEO, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong


    Azrul Ananda, President Director, Jawa POS, Indonesia

    Jeongdo Hong, Executive Director, JoongAng Media Network, South Korea

    Sandy Prieto, CEO, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines

    Supakorn Vejjajiva, President & COO, Post Publishing, Thailand

  • 11:30
    World Editors Forum

    Draw ideas and solutions on how to connect to, and keep, the audience you want. What role will social media play in your newsroom in the medium to long term?


    Kylie Davis, News Ltd, Australia


    The value of sharing

    BuzzFeed has built a global social news platform and young audience by sharing of popular content. Now it is tackling more cerebral content. Is it a prototype for future news organisations?

    Scott Lamb, Editorial Director,, US


    3 steps to finding, building and measuring your audience

    Making decisions based on your audience is crucial for success in digital times. Using lessons learnt at The Globe and Mail and Yahoo, Anjali Kapoor will share ideas on how to identify your audience, connect with them and increase their loyalty.

    Anjali Kapoor, Director, Digital News Strategy, The Globe and MailCanada


    Repackaging for mobile

    Stampen group is targeting younger audiences by using and reusing editorial material for mobile consumption.

    Markus Pettersson, Project Manager, Stampen, Sweden


    Building communities
    WAZ NewMedia has found a novel way of building a community of
    photographers, and sourcing content.
    Oliver Multhaup, Managing Director of WAZ NewMedia, Germany


    The success factor

    New research pinpoints three common drivers behind viable news media, including audience engagement. Have you got the success factor?

    Mira Milosevic, Director Media Development, WAN-IFRA

  • 11:30
    World Advertising Forum

    For publishers, the two most valuable assets are content and audience data. The digital ecosystem is full of players who mine this data and resell the premium inventory. How can publishers retake control? Publishers’ networks like the Danish Publishers Network, La Place, PPN etc. are collaborating to erect datawalls to prevent data leakage and cut out the middleman. With real time bidding, some of these networks are able to realize far superior yields. Can this model work in other regions?


    Craig Hobbs, CEO, The Media Alliance, Singapore


    Powerful cross-media campaigns with “second wave” digitalmedia

    Schibsted has gained a unique and insightful experience in selling efficient cross-media campaigns which integrate tablets, mobiles and web TV. Schibsted now receives half its advertising revenue from digital products.

    Anders Berglund, Head of Sales, Aftonbladet, Sweden


    The power of publisher partnerships

    Nearly a year ago, four major media groups joined forces to create LA PLACE MEDIA the 1st Premium Media Adexchange in France. What are the key factors of success? What are the benefits of the alliance model? How to monitor sales channel conflicts? How to fight data leakage?

    Gilles Guillou, Chief revenue Officer, LaPlace Media, France


    Advanced ad inventory yield management

    De Telegraaf has changed its sales organisation and implemented an innovative technology for improving workflow efficiency and display advertising performance.

    Martin van der Meij, Head of Revenue Development, De Telegraaf, Netherlands

  • 12:30

    No matter what business model we devise or platform we choose, it will all be for naught if we do not pay smart attention, right now, to youth. This lunch session explores how to do that, starting with what you can begin doing the day you get home based on transferable strategies on all platforms that have won WAN-IFRA’s coveted World Young Reader Prize. Lunch will be served.

    Marcelo Rech, Director of Journalism, RBS Group, Brazil

    Lisa Blakeway, Executive Director, Vuselela Media, South Africa

    Markus Pettersson, Project Manager, GP and Stampen Group, Sweden

    Aralynn McMane, Executive Director, WAN-IFRA news literacy and youth engagement

  • 14:00


    Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Editor in Chief, Post Publishing, Thailand

    The future of the Internet

    Conversation with Steve Crocker. The Internet pioneer known as one of the founding fathers of Internet, will discuss issues such as the future o f the internet, internet and security, Internet and the media...

    Steve Crocker, CEO and Co-Founder, Shinkuro Inc., US


    The future of journalism

    The author of What would Google Do? and Public Parts discusses the impact of the new media economy on the way news are produced and monetized . Provocative thinking and disruptive business model proposals for the future of news publishing.  

    Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine, USA


    Global report on innovation in newspapers

    The annual presentation of the Innovations in Newspapers World report, prepared for WAN-IFRA by the team from Innovation Media Consulting, is always one of the highlights of the Congress. The presentation will be illustrated with case studies from all over the world.

    Juan Señor and Team, Innovation Media Consulting, UK

    Closing comments

  • 18:00
    Sampran Riverside, Nakorn Pathom

    Limited availability! Seats are on a first serve basis.

    The Sampran Riverside offers visitors a quick immersion into traditional Thai culture. You’ll enjoy Thai customs and cuisine in a classic village setting with hands-on activities and workshops. Ever wonder how to make silk? Want to try your hand at pottery? Or learn the art of making herbal compresses? From Thai boxing, bamboo and farmer dancing to rice planting, you’ll be invited to join these activities and be entertained by local performers during the Congress’s Folk Night.







Contact information



  • Frédéric Filloux
    Head of Digital, Les Echos, France
  • Madhav Chinnappa, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google
    Madhav Chinnappa
    Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google, UK
  • Javier Garza Ramos
    Javier Garza Ramos, Knight International Journalism Fellow, Mexico
  • Anette Novak
    Anette Novak
    CEO, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Sweden (Moderator)
  • Henrik Bruun, NORDJYSKE Medier, Denmark
    Henrik Bruun
    Head of Circulation, NORDJYSKE Medier, Denmark
  • Guy Crevier, President, La Presse, Canada
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