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We are delighted to announce Media Makers Meet, a new and exclusive event for European B2B and specialist media makers.

Media Makers Meet ( will take place in Berlin in October 2022. Di5rupt and MVFP, the German Free Press Media Association, organise and host the event.

Specialist and B2B media serve very particular and passionate audiences across various markets. Yet, in a pan-European context, their needs are rarely the focus of international events.

Media Makers Meet (in short, Mx3) is an exclusive, invitation-only event bringing together a select group of one hundred European industry professionals to discover the lessons, products, services and collaborations that will drive growth and longevity within their businesses. It includes a top-level speaker programme, structured and informal networking and meeting opportunities.

Speakers will, by and large, come from Europe and the US. They will focus on big strategic and practical challenges in the industry. Innovation will be the thread that ties sessions together. Among the more practical conversations, we will talk about content, data, revenues, people and technology.

Media Makers Meet will have a select group of sponsors across the most crucial tech categories for B2B and specialist media, offering real value to the audience. Headline sponsors will get exclusive attention and, among other exclusives, the chance to lead dedicated break-out conversations focused on solving an industry challenge.

Not only will Media Makers Meet strive to provide attendees with answers to critical questions and offer new business ideas, but it will put some emphasis on the opportunity to develop new relationships and rekindle and strengthen established ones.

We will reveal the venue in Berlin and the exact date in October soon. Mx3 Berlin will start at lunchtime on Day 1 and end at lunchtime on Day 2, with a networking event in the evening between, allowing delegates to travel to Berlin in the morning of Day 1 and leave in the afternoon of Day 2.



Mx3 (M*3) is “shorthand” for Media Makers Meet, with Berlin thrown in as our host city.

You can access the Media Makers Meet website via the main URL, or via




Launched in December 2021 by former FIPP colleagues Cobus Heyl and John Schlaefli, Di5rupt (“Disrupt”) is a new business built on established networks.

It organises the FIPP World Media Congress on license and recently launched its first First-Party Data Strategies Seminar. It offers various services: Events (e.g. speaker acquisition and sponsorship sales for FIPP Insider events), Training (for example, guest lecturer acquisition for Google, FT Strategies, and FIPP courses), and other Content, Marketing and Commercial Services in the B2B media and marketing sector.

With direct access to media and tech experts worldwide, Di5rupt taps into an extensive knowledge ecosystem in developing and delivering its product and service portfolio. Di5rupt operates globally.

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MVFP (Medienverband der Freien Presse)

MVFP is the German Media Association of the Free Press, representing the interest of 400 media members in the country. It is committed to the continued existence of the free press, the freedom and diversity of opinions, and journalism’s future.

MVFP supports its members with service, consulting and educational offers in the urgent questions of changing markets and digitisation. It has five state representations for the German regions of Bavaria, Berlin-Brandenburg, North, North Rhine, Westphalia and Southwest.

Crucially, in the context of Media Makers Meet, MVFP also represents B2B and specialist media.

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A long partnership

MVFP is the successor of VDZ, the German media association, which with FIPP – connecting global media, organised the Digital Innovators’ Summit (DIS). DIS was an annual event in Berlin focused on digital innovation in the media industry, running from 2007 to 2020, the last one a virtual event. The founders of Di5rupt and of MVFP worked in close partnership on DIS.


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