World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

3rd International Sports News Conference



3rd International Sports News Conference

Date and Location

  • 29 Mar 2012 - 30 Mar 2012


- Member rate: € 690
- No member: € 890

Third registration from same company free of charge!

French VAT (19,6%) is due if your company doesn't have a VAT number.

The conference is simultaneous translated in English, French and Spanish languages.

Prices include participation in the conference, lunchs, refreshments during breaks, Get Together, translations and the guided tour of Real Madrid Stadium.

Cancellations will be accepted (less 10% administration
charge) up to ten days before the conference (19 March
2012). Any cancellations received thereafter will not be
Substitutions can be made at any time, but we ask that you notify us in this case.

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Introduction to Event

The 3rd International Sports News Conference in a wrap:

Click here for the Executive Summary of the Conference (for WAN-IFRA members only) and for the blog.


    Head of sport, Telegraph Media Group (UK).

    Ben Clissitt has been Head of Sport at the Telegraph Media Group since April 2010. He is...


  • Andrew Moger
    Executive Director, News Media Coalition, UK

    Andrew Moger is a founder and Executive Director of the News Media Coalition and since its...

    Head of sport, Telegraph Media Group (UK).

    Ben Clissitt has been Head of Sport at the Telegraph Media Group since April 2010. He is...

  • Claude DROUSSENT
    Chairman of the conference

    CEO, MALT and former newsroom manager at L'Equipe (France).

    Claude Droussent started out...

  • Cyrille FRANK
    WAN-IFRA Consultant (France).

    Web journalist/trainer, 39 years of age - 15 years' professional experience, mostly in the...

  • Juan HEVIA-AZA
    Marketing Manager, Marca (Spain).
  • Laurent LOUET
    Sport editor in chief Le, Managing editor (France).

    Laurent Louët joined the Figaro group in 2008 to take charge of He is chief sports...

  • Marcin GADZINSKI
    Head of development, Group, Poland.

    Marcin Gadzinski heads since 2007, when he became Editor-in-chief. During 2004-2007 he...

  • Matt KELLY
    Publisher, Mirror Group Digital (United Kingdom).

    Matt Kelly is Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror and in charge of editorial digital...

  • Stephan PHILLIPS
    Board member, Norwich City Football Club (UK)

    Stephan Phillips was appointed to the Board of Norwich City Football Club plc in 2008. Since...

3rd International Sports News Conference

Sport from A to Z to win over audiences and advertisers

A venue with a rich history - A programme of excellence with international speakers for sharing experiences...
Join us at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home to FC Real Madrid on 29-30 March next!

Anticipate the two major highlights events, the European Football Championship and the Olympic Games and benefit pertinent initiatives from sport experts...

Topics include:

  • Community sports journalism
  • Local and regional sports sites
  • Development and diversification strategies
  • Sports journalists' right to information
  • Advertisers and sports news
  • Media coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games

    - Thursday 29 March: From 9.30 to 18.00
    - Friday 30 March: From 9.30 to 13.00 following by a concluding cocktail lunch and a stadium guided tour.


    This event is intented for...
    ...CEO’s, managing editors, sport chiefs editors, marketing
    managers, sport editors, business development managers, desk heads from national daily newspapers, sports newspapers, regional daily newspapers, pureplayers,
    magazines, etc.

    Bernabeu stadium tour:
    Participants will be invited to join a guided visit behind the scenes at the club on Friday afternoon (at the end of the conference).
                                  Santiago Bernabeu stadiumSantiago Bernabeu stadium

Our partners:


AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,260 journalists spread across almost every country, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages. AFP delivers the news in video, text, photos, multimedia and graphics to a wide range of customers including newspapers and magazines, radio and TV channels, web sites and portals, mobile operators, corporate clients as well as public institutions.


Real Madrid FC - Stadium Santiago Bernabeu
Conference room "Palco de Honor"
Avenida de Concha Espina, 1,
28036 Madrid

Phone: +34 913 98 43 00



Special hotel room rates negociated by WAN-IFRA.
But please note that reservations and prices are available until next 24th February 2012.
Please download the registration form above to confirm your room.

Hotel Holiday Inn****
- Single room: € 140 + 8% VAT (Breakfast included)
- Double room: € 160 + 8% VAT (Breakfast included)
Hotel website

Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium is in sight of the hotel.

AC Hotel Cuzco****
- Single room: € 120 + 8% VAT (Breakfast included)
- Double room: € 132 + 8% VAT (Breakfast included)
Hotel website

Hôtel AC Aitana-Marriott****
- Single room: € 130 + 8% VAT (Breakfast included)
- Double room: € 140 + 8% VAT (Breakfast included)
Hotel website

Please note that this hotel will not be able to guarantee rooms or rates after the date of 10 February.


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