If you are still desperate to attend or want access post-Congress to our on-demand video library with recordings of sessions on the two main stages, get in touch with John Schlaefli ([email protected]) for the available options.

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PressReader is the best place to read thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the globe. Subscribers get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top publications as soon as they’re available on shelves. And, we pay publishers fairly for all that content. Your subscription helps support the production of quality journalism, both internationally and locally.

Pugpig is the publishing platform that powers the world’s leading media brands. We work with publishers to conceive, design, build and run lightning-fast websites, beautiful digital editions and highly engaging mobile apps. Whether you’re looking to launch quickly with our off the shelf products or to customise our products with a more bespoke user experience, team Pugpig are with you every step of the way.

Technology has empowered modern storytelling – but often gets in the way of the authoring process by adding complexity. Eidosmedia content authoring platforms cut through the clutter to give authors a clean, friendly workspace with powerful tools and rich resources just a click away. Productivity is maximised, even for the most media-rich stories tailored for multiple destinations.

Erak Global Works is a full service International Media Consulting Agency serving Premium Print and Digital Publishers worldwide – We are experts in Licensing, Media Translations and Content Creation with offices in the US, the UK, Germany and Spain.  We have an unmatched record of success, an active database of 2500+ industry contacts and we can take your content anywhere you want it to be published.

Mather is a global leader in subscription management and customer data analytics. We provide turn-key analytics services that solve complex problems for our clients. Our unique value proposition enables fast, economical, and verifiable return on investment through our efficient application of predictive analytics, A/B testing, and data science.

Immediate is the special interest content and platform company. Our fast-growing, multi-platform media business is home to over 1,000 people across eight divisions. We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK. And we only focus on special interest markets, engaging over 75million global passionate consumers each month, offering them world-class content and innovative new products and services.

The Review of Religions, in print since 1902, is one of the longest-running comparative religious magazines. The objective of the magazine is to present the teachings of Islam, reflecting its rational, harmonious and inspiring nature. It also brings together articles and viewpoints on different religions and seeks to make discussions on religion and religious philosophy accessible to a wider readership. The magazine is devoted to promoting intellectual and lively debate that is based on respect for all prophets and religions. Islam repeatedly stresses the need to seek knowledge and The Review of Religions provides a unique platform for people to acquire, and share knowledge.

AdvantageCS is the developer of Advantage—the global marketing, subscription and membership platform for publishers and membership associations. Leading companies rely on Advantage to manage their digital subscriptions, entitlements, magazines, bundles, e-products, memberships, events, continuity programs, product orders, payments, telemarketing and customer service. Advantage provides an integrated eCommerce platform for shopping cart and customer self-service, a landing page design tool, multi-currency, and digital payment methods. AdvantageCS has been developing software for publishers for over 40 years. With a worldwide reputation for superior software and service, AdvantageCS is a trusted partner of many global information companies.

ZINIO, a Naviga (Vista Equity) company, brings innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, ZINIO leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform. For magazine publishers, ZINIO Pro converts print magazines to digital content through a SaaS platform that converts PDF to XML, offering publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded, native magazine applications for tablet, smartphone and desktop, in searchable article databases, or on the growing network of ZINIO Pro distribution partners. For magazine consumers, ZINIO operates online newsstands and award-winning iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle apps in more than 30 languages, providing the broadest selection of digital magazine content accessible on any platform that can be read online or offline, synced across multiple devices and searched for archival content.

Zephr is the dynamic Subscription Experience Platform built for the effective optimisation and personalisation of the user experience, in order to drive conversion. With a best-in-breed solution, Zephr combines an intuitive user interface and plug-and-play integrations to let commercial and technical teams develop powerful subscription relationships and deliver personalised experiences for every customer at the right time for the right price. Unlock your subscription revenue potential with Zephr.

Wright’s Media has been inspiring traditional publishers and digital media companies to innovate and ‘reimagine’ their content by creating breakthrough licensing programs for over 10 years. Our award winning, customer-first mindset has developed and launched over 500 revenue-generating licensing programs for our partners and we’re just getting started.

Glide Publishing Platform is a next-gen cloud-native SaaS, which is publisher-ready to free you from the endless CMS upgrade cycle. No bespoking and wasteful back-end development. No need to rebuild generic CMS into what editorial and tech teams need. No concerns about updates and maintenance. Instead, just get moving forward with the headless CMS which transforms your perception of what’s possible.

Piano’s Digital Experience Platform empowers organizations to understand and influence customer behavior. By unifying customer data, analyzing behavior metrics and creating personalized customer journeys, Piano helps brands launch campaigns and products faster, strengthen customer engagement and drive personalization at scale from a single platform. Headquartered in Philadelphia with offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, Piano serves a global client base, including Air France, the BBC, CBS, IBM, Kirin Holdings, Jaguar Land Rover, Nielsen, The Wall Street Journal and more. Piano has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing, most innovative technology companies in the world by World Economic Forum, Inc., Deloitte, American City Business Journals and more. For more information, visit

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us each month to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living. Dotdash Meredith is based in New York City and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).

Syno provides connected people data with speed and efficiency. Headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania, with 60+ employees and full-time consultants across sixteen offices in Europe, the Americas, and East and Southeast Asia, Syno International provides clients a cloud-based, consumer Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform—enabling data-driven organizations to make better business decisions through access to 3D people profiles. Syno International’s clients include market research agencies, management consultancies, media agencies, brands, and publishers.

sqill is the first sports video app thought for gen Z. We give athletes and sport organizations the tools to effortlessly create amazing video content in order to better capitalize their social networks. We bring customized motion effects to any sport video, enhancing creativity and adaptation to the mobile era. Through sqill, athletes from more than 20 sports can as well build their online video portfolio. Their sqills (short-form videos) are evaluated by worldwide sport fans and the best curated content is shown to each community member. We are on a mission to transform athletes into content creators, through video.

Simply take a photo to discover the story about what’s in front of you – that’s zoomguide! We help tourists and organizations with stories to tell to solve the lack of information about the cultural heritage using an artificial intelligence powered guide that augments the world.

Media24 Lifestyle is the leading role player in the South African magazine industry. We publish 77% of the magazines sold nationally at magazine stands, and seven of our brands are among the top 10. Our interests extend to multiple platforms including digital media, television, video, eventing and ecommerce, as well as other diversification. We use the power of 360-degree brands and our culture of entrepreneurship to create experiences that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Our Lifestyle content includes education, travel, food, fashion, beauty, agriculture, health and wellness, home and décor, and DIY.

The Newsroom fights misinformation and promotes plurality online. We create a new way to engage with news that helps readers be well informed, but not overwhelmed or polarized. Our mobile app delivers a snapshot of current news, and enriches it through context. Understand what’s happening, frame it in recent history by pinpointing the key events that led to the news you’re reading today, and get multiple points of view on it, to understand all sides of an argument. Our solutions are powered by cutting-edge Explainable AI and empower users with a transparent news assessment, as well as access to trustworthy, easily digestible, and actionable information.

Palko is a start-up aiming to help audience-dependent professionals to take a leap in their online growth, audience exposure and gig business. Such professionals typically belong to industries where career breakthrough and plain sustainable livelihood is historically difficult for example, Music Artists and Stage Professionals – Palko’s first target group.


Faniak is the first solution to combine Google Drive with smart folders that cut artists’ admin time by 60%. Smart folders magically add metadata to artists’ albums and songs and instantly make it available to their teams and partners. We’re growing fast and we’ll soon become the management layer for the entire music industry.


UPM Communication Papers is the world’s leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising and publishing as well as home and office uses. The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers’ businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Communication Papers employs approximately 6,500 people.

GC Partners is a leading foreign exchange specialist and cross-border payments provider for businesses around the world. Our innovative solutions and relentless focus on service quality has enabled us to achieve one of the highest ratings on Trustpilot. Last year we transacted over US$7.5bn globally and made over 300,000 payments on behalf of our clients. Since our inception we have helped over 150,000 clients to transfer their money to more than 125 markets across the world. Our clientele includes major international corporations, SMEs, accountancy firms and legal practices, fund and bond managers, HNWIs, real estate developers and private clients.  We have a thorough understanding of the global media and publishing (music/film/TV/magazine) market, coupled with knowledge of the currency markets, exchange rates and volatility. Our services include the management of international mass payments, multi-currency accounts, payroll, risk management and FX hedging.  We are authorised in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) – FRN 504346

The Content Exchange (TCE) is the global content syndication platform. Publishers and creators offer, or license, content directly on TCE. With over 200.000 stories in the database, every editorial team gets direct access to a wealth of quality stories that will enrich print and digital platforms. A cost efficient way to bring the best stories on a wide range of topics to your audience. Great stories get a new life, reach new audiences and create additional value. TCE takes care of distribution, rights, payments and translations. TCE facilitates editors with their own content dashboard, and delivers a 24/7 personalised view on all stories relevant to them. We support all kinds of integrations for creating the best workflow possible. Publishers have access to their own pricing and conditions module and are in charge with who they do business on what conditions. . With already a network of over 50 premium publishers and creators, TCE is a fast growing network.

Paperview opens a new revenue stream for online Publishers. Paperview empowers Publishers’ building of stronger ties with readers by offering an array of simple and affordable ways to consume protected content.The full array of monetization options includes selling editions, sections, authors, single articles and subscriptions of any kind or duration. The long missing impulse purchases, finally! Paperview has no adoption or maintenance costs, and it is available to large newspapers and bloggers alike. Setup is minimal for both. Paperview contributes to raise online publishing’s global market value, helps fight false information and illegal sharing, helps the free and independent press regain financial viability and fight information inequality.

Whether it’s award-winning journalism from the Times newsroom or engaging storytelling curated from media partners like The Economist or Harvard Business Review, NYT Licensing offers access to current and archival material across an extensive range of subjects.   Our content types include text, photo journalism, dynamic infographics, podcasts and video — using these innovative formats to grant your customers a window into their world. All packages are rights-cleared and integrated with features to make them instantly available to global audiences.    NYT Licensing is designed for publications and organizations alike, providing access to quality journalism and storytelling at an exceptional value.

Newsweek are Global News providers offering a publishing solution to enhance and grow your business.


The Aveiro Media Competence Center (AMCC) is a platform created by the University of Aveiro, the Portuguese Publishers Association and the PCI – Science and Innovation Park of the Aveiro Region, with the objective of supporting and promoting local news media sector of the European Union (EU) in the implementation of digital transition projects. This is supported by sharing and structuring knowledge of the global technology market, access to European teams with multidisciplinary skills, training, support for technological regulation, access to public and private funding, and the most varied innovative solutions that make the digital transition effective.

The Portuguese Publishers Association was founded in 1960 as the National Guild of Regional Press, having been transformed, in 1975, into a Non-Daily Press Association. In September 2004, it adopted the current designation of Portuguese Publishers Association. APIMPRENSA is the largest and most representative employers’ association of press in Portugal. With more than 200 associated companies, it represents about 450 national, regional, local, technical-professional and specialised periodicals. We believe that a free and sustainable press is one of the fundamental pillars in a democratic society. Over six decades of existence we have been developing services and solutions so that our members always find a response to the challenges and problems that affect our sector. We want to anticipate trends and provide our members with the possibility of exchanging experiences with other professionals in the sector, both nationally and internationally. We work for a strong, sustainable and dynamic press.

Visapress – Media Content Management, CRL is a public utility legal person established in 2009 for the protection and integrated management of the intellectual property content of copyright, namely the owners of newspapers, magazines and other periodicals. We are a non-profit entity, under private law, to carry out the collective management of copyright, owners and other copyright holders, in relation to any works or journalistic content published in newspapers and magazines, on paper or digital environment. We license the use made by third parties of the content we represent, more than 150 newspapers and magazines, then distributing the funds collected by their co-workers and beneficiaries.

We are Spotin. We are on a mission to make ecommerce friction-free by being the technology force in connecting publishers with brands and enabling shopping experiences on the publishers’ site. Our in-house tech product ‘content commerce’ is made for publishers to offer shopping at the point of content discovery to its users with a seamless and superior customer experience. As a company, we were founded in 2015 in Luleå, Sweden (our HQ), with offices in both Stockholm and Dhaka-Bangladesh, housing our specialists in different departments. Today we are a global, diverse team with subject matter expertise in technology our core and centre of everything, along with experts in creative, fashion and ecommerce. This helps us support the diverse needs of our business and its partners.

Bombora tells businesses which companies are researching their products and services. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant, consistent, and improve performance across all activities. This intent-driven approach revolutionises the way businesses market and sell to other businesses through transparent data built on an ecosystem of quality, collaboration, and innovation. Part of Bombora’s innovative approach to intent aggregation is the operation of the largest online B2B Data Co-op. As Co-op members, publishers gain access to highly-scalable, collective resources that enable market-leading data strategies. This allows them to better present the value of their unique 1st-party audience and drive better business outcomes for themselves and advertisers.

MPP Global, an Aptitude Software Company, partners with publishers to accelerate digital transformation and drive recurring revenue through enterprise subscription and billing management for both print and digital content. Our solution is a fully integrated subscriber management platform which provides the speed and agility to deploy innovative paid content subscription models and alternative revenue streams, reducing time-to-market and total-cost-of-ownership. Powering the entire subscriber lifecycle, our solution arms publishers with the flexibility to optimise acquisition, revenue and retention. Our best-of-breed tools enable publishers to simplify the complexities of creating and optimising omnichannel bundles, promotions and price plans to maximise reader revenues, while generating extensive data insights to shape growth strategies.

The World’s 1st Attention Management Cloud Platform-as-a-Service, creating Live Audiences and connecting over 1,3 Billion Monthly Users Worldwide by helping over 500 Publishers to Control, Manage and Monetize their Digital properties Users Attention Time, all this while guaranteeing Advertisers that their Ads had the Opportunity to be seen the time they want, not just viewed for 1 sec. Now, premiering at the FIPP/DI5RUPT Congress, the GXI metric (Guaranteed eXposure Impression) and the World’s 1stInsurance for Digital Advertisement.






About / Us.

Co-founded by Cobus Heyl and John Schlaefli, Di5rupt (“disrupt”) is a startup but its portfolio includes brands stretching back almost a century.

In June 2022, we organised, hosted and sold out the 44th FIPP World Media Congress on license for the first time. Also in June, we launched our first proprietary product in conjunction with World News Media Network – a seminar on First-Party Data Strategies. Our second wholly-owned is Media Makers Meet (Mx3 Berlin), which focuses on innovation in B2B as special interest media verticals.

We further provide content, commercial and marketing services to 3rd parties such as for the FIPP – Connecting Global Media’s Insider events (international speaker acquisition and sponsorship sales) and Google and FT Strategies’ digital immersion weeks.

With direct access to multiple media and tech experts around the world, Di5rupt taps into an extensive knowledge ecosystem in developing and delivering its product and service portfolio. 

Based in the United Kingdom, Di5rupt operates across international markets.

Cobus Heyl
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Focus areas:
General management
Content & Marketing

John Schlaefli
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Focus areas:
General management
Commercial sales
Strategic partnerships

Ces Jyrwa
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Focus areas:
Speaker management
Updating conference site/s
Social media posts and monitoring

Carlotta Serantoni
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Focus areas:
Partnership sales
Publisher partnerships

Bastian Schwithal
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Focus areas:
Di5rupt Entrepreneur-in-Residence: DACH region