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

    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

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

  • 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

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


  • 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

Contact information



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

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