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With only one week left to register for the 44th FIPP World Media Congress at our exclusive discounted, pre-agenda rate, here is a preview of some of the things you will hear from our speakers.

***Congress takes place from 7-9 June in beautiful Cascais, Portugal. Sign up now to save €800/ticket on final delegate rates with our pre-agenda offer, ending on 7 March***

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What next for the world as we – at different speeds – emerge from the strictest lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic?

  • Journalism – why Axel Springer is upbeat about the future of journalism, and what they expect from new technologies: In 2020, Axel Springer delisted in a deal led by private equity firm KKR, investing in the future of the media and technology giant. More recently, Springer announced the acquisition of Politico, a major US coup following the earlier acquisition of Business Insider. Ralph Büchi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, will take us behind the scenes to understand Axel Springer’s thinking and plans in this session. Moving to what he describes as the second digital transformation, he will also touch on subjects such as the upcoming new technologies set to impact media.
  • Growth – triggering the next S-curve: Covid-19 led in many ways to new ways of doing and, to the surprise of many, growth. Lucy Küng is a Strategic Advisor, Board Member, Author and Speaker who has published several books (and currently working on a new one) on the sharp end of media innovation. At Congress, Lucy will talk about how ongoing growth will need different strategies, different levers. Using examples from best-in-breed companies, she will reveal what these need to be.
  • Most important media innovations in the world: Each year, FIPP, in partnership with Innovation Media Consulting (IMC), publishes the Innovation in World Media Report (see the 2021 edition as an example). Hear from IMC’s Juan Señor and Iñes Bravo about their findings in the 2022 report and how you can implement innovations most relevant to you. The book brings together a collection of the best – and most practically important – media innovation examples worldwide.
  • Slow journalism, newsletters and audio: How about the ongoing popularity of newsletters and the continued rise of audio? Learn how they are building Tortoise Media on precisely these principles. Look no further for inspiration than Katie Vanneck-Smith, co-founder of the slow journalism start-up Tortoise Media and former Dow Jones executive.
  • Making African media content global: Nkiru Balonwu is the Founder and Creative Director of the Africa Soft Power Project. Before this, she was CEO of Spinlet, an African music streaming platform. Africa has been considered the next global growth market for years, but few international media companies have cracked the market code. Nkiru will reveal the secrets to successfully leveraging African content, both on the continent and globally.

Meet them in Cascais

Some of the other speakers you will see in Cascais:

  1. Alysia Borsa, Chief Business Officer and President of Lifestyle Dotdash Meredith USA
  2. Yulia Boyle, SVP International Media and FIPP Chair, USA
  3. Arnaud De Puyfontaine, CEO Vivendi, France
  4. Elizabeth Deeming, SVP, Group, Future, UK
  5. Minette Ferreira, GM: Lifestyle and News, Media24, South Africa
  6. Jacque Loch, SVP, Customer Innovation, SJM Content, Canada
  7. Manoj Sharma, CEO, Publishing, India Today Group, India
  8. Martha Williams, CEO, World Newsmedia Network, USA
  9. Jonny Wright, President International, Hearst Magazines, USA

 Click here to see the latest list of speakers, as of end of business on 23 February.

***Remember, our discounted Pre-Agenda Offer ends on 7 March. To save €800 per ticket on the final rates, register before the 7th!***

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