Meet | Network | Learn | Do Business | Enjoy Cascais


The FIPP Congress is a unique opportunity to learn from leading speakers, connect with worldwide colleagues, do deals, and enjoy the best of what Portugal has to offer. In 2022 and 2023, all tickets sold out, so sign up for 2024 with our limited-time launch offer here.

TICKETS for the 46th fipp world congress from 4-6 June 2024 are now on sale! But hurry, our launch offer ends soon!

Congress brings together people from a cross-section of media and technology sectors in more than 40 countries worldwide.

At Congress, you will explore key industry topics with the foremost global experts. You will network, build your professional connections, and may very well do business. And you will get to experience the best of what Portugal has to offer.

Get your tickets for Congress 2024 now! Our launch offer ends soon.



Congress 2023 will again bring together people from a cross-section of media and technology sectors worldwide.


Congress 2023 tickets HAVE now sold out

Congress takes place at the historical Cidadela, on the new marina and in the heart of the town with its multiple shops, restaurants and bars. To view it on a map, go to Pestana Cidadela, Av. Dom Carlos I, 2750-310 Cascais, Portugal.

Join us for what again be an exclusive, superb-quality event. With limited venue space and hotel rooms available, we advise you to secure your place as soon as possible.



With world-class speakers and plenty of opportunities to network with them and other attendees, Congress is your chance to:

  • Take stock of the state of the industry;
  • Learn how counterparts are navigating fast-changing macro and micro challenges; and
  • Hear how they innovate to develop and take advantage of opportunities.

Speakers come from companies and brands around the world. In 2022, they included Audible, Axel Springer, Cartier, Condé Nast, Dotdash Meredith, Dow Jones, Future, Financial Times, Google, Hearst, Mondadori, NatGeo, Netflix, POLITICO, The Africa Soft Power Project, The India Today Group, The New York Times, The Rebooting, Vivendi, and many more



With multiple networking and add-on experiences, Congress provides a concentrated opportunity to meet with existing and new business and solutions partners worldwide.

Whether interested in brand or endorsement licensing, content syndication or finding the right tech provider to increase productivity and efficiencies, develop new or boost existing revenue streams, Congress is the place to be.

In 2022, our partners included Advantage CS, Bombora, Dotdash Meredith, Eidos Media, GC Partners, Glide, Google, Immediate Media, InsurAds, Mather Economics, Media24, MPP Global, New York Times Licensing, Piano, PressReader, Pugpig, Spotin, Startup Lisboa, The Content Exchange, Zephr – now a Zuora company, ZINIO, and many more.

Meet Buissness

Congress provides a concentrated opportunity to meet with existing and new business and solutions partners worldwide.

2022 partners included

Latest News / Fipp World Media Congress.

We are pleased to announce that the FIPP World Media Congress will be back in Cascais, Portugal, from 6-8 June 2023. It’s the 45th edition of Congress. Building on the success of the first Congr…



“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.”

From India

“It was a brilliant event. Many thanks for all your support”

From Spain

“I can only agree with the others. We are back in Cape Town full of inspiration and ideas.”

From South Africa

“Truly great conference – perfectly pitched. 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.”

From Switzerland

“Thanks, Cobus and John, 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.”

From the United Kingdom

“It was great all round!”

From the United Kingdom

“I hope you guys stuck around for a while to unwind and chill out. You deserved it. It was terrific. Not a negative word”

From the United States

“It was GREAT to see you and be back at Congress in person and, Cobus, 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!”

From the United States

A message / from Fipp and Disrupt.

“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!”

James Hewes / President and CEO, and the FIPP Board.

“We are delighted to be back in Cascais for another edition of the FIPP World Media Congress in 2023. Already hard at work behind the scenes, we are connecting with speakers and partners and planning with the venue and event service providers. We are developing the plans to build on the success of 2022 with a core product that remains superb and new additions to add further value to your experience in Cascais. Bring on 6-8 June 2023! We welcome you to the 45th FIPP World Media Congress in Cascais!”

Cobus Heyl and John Schlaefli / Co-founders, Di5rupt and organisers and hosts of the FIPP World Media Congress.

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