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.

  • 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

  • 8:50
  • 9:00

    H.E Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Wednesday, 5. June 2013

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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



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

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