As a regular speaker at the FIPP World Media Congress, John Wilpers has charted the evolution of the magazine publishing industry for many years. He has not been shy in sharing with the attendees his opinions on everything from digital transformation through to staff retention issues.

Last year he began a new chapter in his working life with the launch of the consulting group, Katahdin Media Management. Along with his partner from Katahdin Media, Peter Medwid (who also contributed to this interview), John will be hosting a roundtable at Congress, which will look at how publishing companies across the globe have put their staff at the front and centre of the way they operate.

John spoke to FIPP specifically about the challenges of Covid, why companies need to do more to stave off ‘The Great Resignation,’ and whether, if he was in his 20s, he would be working for mainstream media or helming his own startup. Read the full interview here.

Congress takes place from 7-9 June in Cascais, Portugal. Tickets are available until 25 May. See the Congress site for more.