FIPP World Media Congress
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In June 2022, we hosted a sold-out FIPP World Media Congress in the Cidadela of Cascais, on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal. From 6-8 June 2023, we are back in the same place for the 45th FIPP World Media Congress.

Read what some of our 2022 attendees had to say, as well as messages from FIPP and Di5rupt, which organises Congress on license from FIPP about the 2023 edition.

2022 attendee feedback:

  • Attendee from India: “It was my first Congress, but I must tell you it was a very insightful and engaging experience. My key takeaway was a perspective on existing and future business strategy. Furthermore, I realised it’s a great networking event where business alliances can take shape. Last but not least, the choice of the city and venue was just excellent.”
  • Attendee from the US: It was GREAT to see you and be back at Congress in person and thanks again for having our panel discussion. We appreciate it more than you know, as there is much work to be done in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our industry. Thanks also to Di5rupt for a wonderful and seamless conference – I hope you were able to enjoy Cascais afterwards!
  • Attendee from Switzerland: “Truly great conference – perfectly pitched. Loved the location – keep that forever. Congrats, Cobus, on the programme – you are the best, really. Loved the focus on business -valuing, setting up etc., also the Enders presentation. Loved the specialist workshops you developed. Lean into them and push them even further.”
  • Attendee from Spain: It was a brilliant event. Many thanks for all your support.
  • Attendee from South Africa: “I can only agree with the others. We are back in Cape Town full of inspiration and ideas.”
  • Attendee from the UK: Thanks, Cobus and once again, congratulations to you all – it’s our first FIPP Congress, and I think we’re both assuming it’ll be a calendar fixture for the next few years based on what you guys made happen and pulled together. Obviously, we personally had a great time and met some great people – a win regardless of any more formal reasons to go! But without a doubt, the event has been very educational and positive from a purely business standpoint, meeting different types of organisations and media owners than we might usually do and hearing their problems etc. – it gave us a lot to think about and work with.
  • Attendee from the UK: “It was great all around!”
  • Attendee from the US: I hope you guys stuck around for a while to unwind and chill out. You deserved it. It was terrific. Not a negative word!
Message from James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP

The FIPP Board and I look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Congress. Following the outstanding success of the 2022 FIPP Congress, we are delighted to be returning to Cascais in June of 2023 for the 45th FIPP World Media Congress. Working with our partners, Di5rupt, again, we look forward to welcoming delegates to the fabulous Portuguese coastline for another year of world-class speakers, fantastic networking opportunities and the chance to sample Portuguese hospitality. Following last year’s sold-out event, tickets for this year are sure to go fast, so don’t delay; book yours now. See you there!


Message from Cobus Heyl, Co-founder, Di5rupt

John (Schlaefli, Co-founder) and I are delighted to be back in Cascais for another FIPP World Media Congress edition. We are already working hard to build on the success of 2022: Connecting with speakers and partners; collaborating with service providers and the venue. In 2023, you will find a core product that remains superb, with new additions to add further value to your experience in Cascais. Bring on 6-8 June 2023. Welcome you to the 45th FIPP World Media Congress in Cascais!


Sales for 2023 open on 17 October 2022. Take advantage of our special launch offer on tickets. Sign up here.