World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

63rd World Newspaper Congress



63rd World Newspaper Congress

Date and Location

  • 12 Oct 2011 - 15 Oct 2011

Introduction to Event

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The 63rd World Newspaper Congress: A wrap!

The World Newspaper Week in Vienna drew some 10,000 visitors from around the world for IFRA Expo, the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum.

WAN-IFRA provided live coverage (in English) during the Congress on the World Newspaper Week Blog. Please check back for updates, and follow us on twitter: #wnc2011. Also download all presentations!


An anticipated 1,200 publishers, CEOs, editors and experts from inside and outside the industry will discuss the future of the news business in Vienna.


The overarching theme of the Congress is Taking publishing to the next level and the programme will provide the participants with important insights, perspectives and guidelines shared by media groups around the globe.

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  • Amadou Mahtar Ba, Chief Executive, African Media Initiative (AMI)
    Amadou Mahtar Ba
    Chief Executive, African Media Initiative (AMI). Co-founder and Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media. Inc – Owner and Operator of

    Amadou Mahtar Ba is the Chief Executive of the African Media Initiative (AMI). AMI aims to...


  • Alexandra Föderl-Schmid
    Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard, Austria

    Alexandra Föderl-Schmid has been Editor-in-Chief of Der Standard since 2007....

  • Amadou Mahtar Ba
    Chief Executive, African Media Initiative (AMI). Co-founder and Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media. Inc – Owner and Operator of

    Amadou Mahtar Ba is the Chief Executive of the African Media Initiative (AMI). AMI aims to...

  • Åsa Moberg
    Senior Researcher, Division of Environmental Strategies Research, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Åsa Moberg is a senior researcher at the Division of Environmental Strategies Research (fms) at...

  • Carlo Campos
    Vice-President, Innovation International Media Consulting, Spain

    Carlo Campos has worked in the media industry since 1998 when, as a consultant at McKinsey...

  • Cheryl Hicks
    Team Leader for sustainable lifestyles, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption & Production (CSCP) and project director, SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050, Germany

    Cheryl Hicks is the team leader for sustainable lifestyles at the UNEP/...

  • Christoph Pleitgen
    Managing Director, Reuters News Agency, UK

     Christoph Pleitgen is the managing director of the Reuters News Agency at...

  • Damian Kudriavtsev
    CEO, Kommersant Publishing House, Russia

    Damian Kudriavtsev has been CEO of Russia’s Kommersant Publishing House since October 2006....

  • David Butter
    CEO/Founder, David Butter Consulting, UK

    David Butter is an independent consultant, CPF facilitator and leadership trainer, who advises...

  • Dietmar Otti
    Managing Director Marketing, Axel Springer Media Impact, Germany

    Dietmar Otti is Managing Director Marketing of Axel Springer Media Impact, the central marketing...

  • Douglas Edwards
    Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company, USA

    Douglas Edwards was named General Manager and Vice President, Prepress Solutions, Graphic...

  • Eugen Russ
    Publisher and CEO, Vorarlberger Medienhaus, Austria

    Eugen Russ has been Managing Director of Austria’s Vorarlberger Medienhaus since 1983. He is...

  • Eva Weissenberger
    Deputy Bureau Chief and Deputy Editor, Kleine Zeitung, Austria

    Eva Weissenberger works as Deputy Bureau Chief and Deputy Editor for National Politics at the...

  • Gregor Waller
    Principal Associate Consultant, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Gregor Waller provides consulting services to international media businesses for developing...

  • Hannes Ametsreiter
    Group CEO, Telekom Austria, Austria

    Hannes Ametsreiter has served as Chairman of the Management Board of Telekom Austria AG since 1...

  • Hanzade Doğan Boyner
    Chairwoman, Doğan Gazetecilik, Turkey

    Hanzade Doğan Boyner began her professional career at Goldman Sachs London’s CMT department as a...

  • Jeongdo Hong
    COO / Executive Director, JoongAng Media Network (JMnet), South Korea

    Jeongdo Hong is the Chief Operating Officer / Executive Director of JoongAng Media Network (...

  • Johnny Hustler
    Director & MD of Eastern England newspaper operations, Archant, UK

    Johnny Hustler is a Director of Archant, the UK’s largest independently owned regional media...

  • Juan Luis Cebrián
    CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Prisa, Spain

    Juan Luis Cebrián is the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Media Group...

  • Madhav Chinnappa
    Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google, UK

    Madhav Chinnappa joined Google in August 2010 as Head of Strategic Partnerships to work on...

  • Magda Abu-Fadil
    Director of the Journalism Training Program, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

    Magda Abu-Fadil is Director of the Journalism Training Program at the American...

  • Manfred Schmidt
    Chairman, Institut für Markentechnik Geneva, Switzerland

    Manfred Schmidt is the Chairman of the Institut für Markentechnik in Geneva, Switzerland. He was...

  • Mariam Mammen Mathew
    COO, Manorama Online, India

    Mariam Mammen Mathew is the Chief Operating Officer of Manorama Online, the new media group of...

  • Mattias Höjer
    Director, Centre for Sustainable Communications, KTH Sweden

    Mattias Höjer has been the Director of the Vinnova Centre of Excellence for Sustainable...

  • Michael Ludewig
    Head of the Foreign Desk / Deputy Chief Editor, Deutsche Presse Agentur, Germany

    Michael Ludewig is Head of the Foreign Desk and Deputy Chief Editor of the Deutsche Presse...

  • Michael von Liechtenstein
    Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Industrie und Finanzkontor, Liechtenstein

    Prince Michael of Liechtenstein is an entrepreneur, a businessman and a renowned expert on...

  • Peter Kropsch
    CEO, Austria Press Agency, Austria

    Peter Kropsch is the CEO of Austria Press Agency (APA), where he has worked in various positions...

  • Peter Kuisle
    Executive Vice President Sales, manroland AG, Germany

    Peter Kuisle is Executive Vice President Sales and Product Marketing of the manroland Group,...

  • Philipp Schindler
    President of Google Northern and Central Europe, UK

    Philipp Schindler is President of Google Northern and Central Europe. He joined Google in 2005...

  • Philippe Massonnet
    Global News Director, Agence France-Presse, France

    Philippe Massonnet has been Global News Director of Agence France-Presse since 2009. He was...

  • Phillip Crawley
    Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, Canada

    Phillip Crawley is the Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. He...

  • Ravi Dhariwal
    CEO, The Times of India, India

    Ravi Dhariwal is CEO of The Times of India. He is responsible for The Times of India’s...

  • Rebecca Grossman-Cohen
    Director of Marketing, The Daily, USA

    Rebecca Grossman-Cohen is the Director of Marketing for The Daily, the world’s first daily news...

  • Rolv Erik Ryssdal
    CEO, Schibsted, Norway

    Rolv Erik Ryssdal has been CEO of Schibsted since 1 June 2009. He joined the Schibsted Group in...

  • Simon Regan-Edwards
    Head of Technology, The Times & The Sunday Times, UK

    Simon has worked in the newspaper and magazine industry since the mid-1980s ‑ publishing with a...

  • Soheil Dastyari
    Managing Director, G+J Corporate Editors, Germany

    Soheil Dastyari is the Managing Director of G+J Corporate Editors GmbH. He started his career as...

  • Urs Gossweiler
    CEO, Gossweiler Media AG, Switzerland

    Urs Gossweiler is a founder of Gossweiler AG. He developed the philosophy of media integration,...

  • Vasily Gatov
    Deputy CEO, RIA Novosti, Russia

    Vasily Gatov is a Deputy CEO of RIA Novosti, the major Russian news service, and the Head of...

  • Ken Doctor
    News Industry Analyst and Author, USA

    Ken Doctor is an analyst with a ringside seat at the greatest story ever told about the global...

  • Ulrik Haagerup
    Executive Director of News, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Denmark

    Born in 1963, Ulrik Haagerup is the Executive Director of News at the Danish Broadcasting...

63rd World Newspaper Congress


Highlights of the programme

  • Repositioning Newspapers and News Publishers
  • The power of brands and branding
  • Financial markets and investment strategies
  • Digital publishing and digital revenue models
  • New business opportunities and business models
  • The next iPad: Technology on the horizon for our businesses

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