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  • Access to the full Congress speaker programme, meeting and exhibition areas
  • Access to post-Congress library with recorded content
  • Two networking drinks events – early evening on 6 June (Welcome) and after the speaker programme ends early evening on 7 June
  • Refreshments during networking breaks in the speaker programme on 7 and 8 June
  • Lunch on 7 and 8 June

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Ticket Prices

CONGRESS (Individuals)

Sign up today to join colleagues from around the world in Cascais.

  • FIPP Members: €1,799 pp + local VAT
  • Non-members: €1,999 pp + local VAT

Groups (5+ people)

5 or more people want to join? Book with our discounted group rate.

  • FIPP Members: €1,499 pp + local VAT
  • Non-member: €1,699 pp + local VAT

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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
[email protected]

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