World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Open 'Media Port' stages 2013


Open 'Media Port' stages 2013


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Parallel Programmes, 3 Days, 4 Topics

Introduction to Event

Wrap-up of the Expo at:
World Publishing Expo Blog and on Twitter #WPE13

Media Port presentations are
available here

More relevant content at the World Publishing Expo 2013 than ever before! 

Visit the open stages in the exhibition area (free for Expo visitors) with parallel programmes during the 3 days: International keynote speakers, practical cases and success stories, talks and discussions.


  • Aleksandra Solda-Zaccaro, Publishing Director Munich Office G+J Corp. Editors
    Aleksandra Solda-Zaccaro
    Publishing Director, Munich Office G+J Corporate Editors GmbH, Germany

    Aleksandra studied business economics and has more than fifteen years' management experience in...


  • Adam Thomas
    Director of Business Development, Storyful, Ireland
  • Aleksandra Solda-Zaccaro
    Publishing Director, Munich Office G+J Corporate Editors GmbH, Germany

    Aleksandra studied business economics and has more than fifteen years' management experience in...

  • Andreas Baier
    Principal, Porsche Consulting GmbH, Germany

    Andreas Baier, as Business Manager of Porsche Consulting, has conducted numerous projects for...

  • Andreas Siefke
    Managing Director, KircherBurkhardt GmbH, Germany
  • Anthony Habayeb
    Senior Vice President, Alliances and Development, Propel Marketing/GateHouse Media, USA

    A proven digital executive, Anthony Habayeb has spent years building businesses, revenues and...

  • Antonia & Theresa Neubauer
    Founders, Carry-On Publishing GmbH & sisterMAG, Germany

    sisterMAG is the idea of the sisters Theresa (Thea) and Antonia (Toni) Neubauer....

  • Audra Martin
    Vicepresident, Advertising and Operations, Economist Digital, UK

    Audra joined The Economist Group in 2005 and is responsible for digital advertising, content...

  • Beatrix Beckmann
    Research Manager Materials, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Beatrix Beckmann graduated with an engineering degree from the Technical University Chemnitz...

  • Benjamin Ruschin
    Managing Director, Vienna Digital OG, Austria

    Benjamin Ruschin is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Vienna Digital, a digital service...

  • Bernhard Feurstein
    Head of Corporate Development, Regionalmedien Austria AG

    Bernhard Feurstein is Head of Corporate Development at Regionalmedien Austria AG which, with 128...

  • Bernhard Leicht
    Managing Director, Valecom AG (WRH Marketing Group),Switzerland
  • Björn Schmidt
    Head of the digital section, DuMont Net GmnH, Germany

    Björn Schmidt has been working with DuMont since 1985, originally as a member of the editorial...

  • Brigitte Nussbaum
    Managing Director, Nussbaum Medien publishing group, Germany

    Brigitte Nussbaum was Senior Executive at Nussbaum Medien Weil der Stadt GmbH & Co. KG until...

  • Brona Kernan
    Chief Information Officer, The Irish Times Group, Ireland

    Brona Kernan is the Chief Information Officer for The Irish Times Group. Brona leads the...

  • Bülent Mumay
    Editor in Chief,, Turkey

    Bülent Mumay was born in July 1977 in Siirt, Turkey. He studied Sociology  at İstanbul...

  • Carina Rydberg
    Managing Director, Direktpress Stockholm, Sweden

    Carina Rydberg is managing Director at Direktpress Stockholm.

    Direktpress Stockholm have...

  • Carsten Szameitat
    Marketing and Content Partner, M-Days, Germany

    Carsten Szameitat is founder of M-Days - Trade Exhibition and Congress for Mobile Business....

  • Chris Simon
    Managing Editor, BILD, Germany

    Chris Simon was born in Hong Kong in 1970 and studied journalism at the University of Illinois...

  • Christian Buggisch
    Head of Corporate Publishing, DATEV eG, Germany

    Christian Buggisch is Head of Corporate Publishing at DATEV, one of Germany's largest software...

  • Christian Lüdtke
    Founder and CEO, etventure, Germany

    Dr. Christian Lüdtke is a specialist when it comes to corporate businesses and...

  • Christoph Eich
    Head of Software Development, Urban Media GmbH, Germany

    Christoph Eich has majored in economic engineering in Berlin and has been with Urban Media GmbH...

  • Christophe Julia
    IT Manager, Groupe La Dépêche du Midi, France

    Christophe JULIA has more than 20 years of experience working in the media industry, most of...

  • Constantine Kamaras
    Vice Chairman, 24 Media, Greece

    Constantine Kamaras is Vice Chairman of 24 Media, Greece’s leading Digital Media Group both in...

  • Daniel Hoepfner
    CEO, PressMatrix GmbH, Germany

    Daniel Hoepfner has extensive expertise in the mobile industry. He has been a senior executive...

  • David Keenan
    Associated Consultant, WAN-IFRA CH

    A high energy, bottom-line focused, senior executive with over 30 years experience in the...

  • Dipankar Das Purkayastha
    Managing Driector & CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd, India

    D. D. Purkayastha is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABP Pvt Ltd.,...

  • Emre Iskeceli
    Tablet and Mobile Coordinator, Hürriyet, Turkey
  • Espen Egil Hansen
    Executive Editor, Verdens Gang, Norway

    Espen Egil Hansen is an Executive Editor in VG Norway. VGs products reach 53% of the Norwegian...

  • Frank Stapelfeldt
    Managing Director, Arvato Systems, Germany

    Frank Stapelfeldt joined arvato Systems in 2008. Based in Hamburg, he is responsible for...

  • Fredrik Nars
    Director Digital Media, KSF Media, Finland
  • George Donaldson
    Group Continuous Improvement Manager, Newsprinters, United Kingdom
  • Gregor Haake
    Senior Product Manager Digital, BURDA NEWS GROUP/FOCUS MAGAZINE, Germany

    Gregor Haake, Senior Product Manager Digital, BURDA NEWS GROUP/FOCUS MAGAZINE


  • Grit Neumann
    Head of Sales & Marketing, Axel Springer AG - Druckhaus Spandau, Germany

    Grit Neumann has been working in different areas of the printing industry for more than 15 years...

  • Haymi Behar
    Head of Online Marketing Solutions, Hürriyet, Turkey

    Haymi Behar graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Social Sciences and...

  • Helene Claesson
    Editor in Chief, Direktpress Stockholm, Sweden

    Helene Claesson is Editor in Chief at Direktpress Stockholm.
    Direktpress Stockholm have 6...

  • Helene Juhola
    Director R&D, Federation of the Finnish Media Industry, Finland

    Ms. Helene Juhola is the Director R&D at the Federation of the Finnish Media Industry in...

  • Jan Andersson
    CEO, MittMedia Print AB, Sweden

    Jan Andersson is since 2006 working as CEO at MittMedia Print, a subsidiary of the MittMedia...

  • Janne Kaijärvi
    Chief Media Officer, Leia Media, Finland

    Janne Kaijärvi has previously worked in Sanoma Group as Editor-in-Chief for Metro Finland. He...

  • Jennifer Holster
    Project Management Digital Asset Management, Bauer Media Group, Germany
    Jennifer Holster is a project manager for digital asset management at Bauer Systems, which is...
  • Jens Wegmann
    Sales Manager, Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, Germany
  • Jess Erickson
    Founder of Berlin Geekettes, Germany

    Jess Erickson is based in Berlin and you can find me nerding out to all things tech. As Founder...

  • Joachim Braun
    Chief Editor, Nordbayerischer Kurier, Germany

    Joachim Braun has been Chief Editor of the daily newspaper  Nordbayerischer Kurier in...

  • Johan Nel
    CEO, Umuntu Media (Mimiboard), South Africa

    Umuntu media founder and CEO, online publishing and media expert, tech entrepreneur and...

  • Johnny Ryan
    Chief Innovation Officer, The Irish Times, Ireland

    Dr Johnny Ryan is Chief Innovation Officer of The Irish Times. He is also an associate on...

  • Jussi Pekkarinen
    Quality Manager, Alma Manu Oy, Finland

    He works for Alma Manu Ltd which  is the printing and distribution company of Alma Media...

  • Kai-Uwe Heinrich
    Photo Manager, Der Tagesspiegel, Germany

    Kai-Uwe Heinrich is Chief Photo Editor at "Der Tagesspiegel", a position he has held since 1994...

  • Kaisa Aalto
    Business Manager, Helsingin Sanomat, Sanoma News, Finland

    Kaisa Aalto has been working for Sanoma News and SanomaWSOY in various positions since 2007. As...

  • Kaj Ritala
    Product Manager, KSF Media, Finland

    Kaj Ritala has been digital product manager at Finnish KSF Media since 2010. Prior to that, he...

  • Karel Verhoeven
    Editor-in-Chief, De Standaard, Belgium

    Karel Verhoeven is the Editor-in-Chief of De Standaard. De Standaard is the leading Flemish...

  • Karl Malik
    Publisher, PreMedia Newsletter, Germany
  • Katja Riefler
    Principal, MD, Advanced Interactive Media Group LLC

    Katja Riefler, AIM Group principal and Managing Director has a broad background...

  • Ken Harding
    Senior Managing Director, FTI, USA

    Ken Harding is a managing director in FTI’s Corporate Finance practice and is based in Denver....

  • Lars Larsson
    CEO, Varnish Software, Norway

    Lars Larsson is the CEO of Varnish Software, the...

  • Lior Kodner
    Chief Digital Officer at Haaretz, Israel

    Lior Kodner is a specialist in digital media. As the Chief Digital Officer at Haaretz, Israel’s...

  • Lukas Kircher
    Founder, Owner, KircherBurkhardt, Germany

    Lukas Kircher is one of the most celebrated newspaper designers in Europe. He founded a boutique...

  • Marco Olavarria
    Managing Partner, Kirchner + Robrecht management consultants, Germany

    Dr. Marco Olavarria is managing partner of Kirchner + Robrecht management consultants, a german...

  • Marcus von Harlessem
    Head of Consulting, InterRed GmbH, Germany

    Dr. Marcus von Harlessem is Head of Consulting at InterRed,  a leading provider of web-...

  • Mariana Correa Esteves
    Product Development Manager,, Brazil

    Responsible for product strategy and development for Brazil's number one hard news website -...

  • Marica Verjaal
    Head of Media Services, Kurierverlags GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

    Since April 2013 Marica has headed the Media Services Department at Kurierverlags GmbH & Co...

  • Mark Poss
    CEO, Red Wing Publishing, USA
  • Mark-Oliver Multhaup
    Managing Director / CEO, WAZ NewMedia

    Mark-Oliver Multhaup is specialized in Online2Print and Print2Online, local markets, lean...

  • Markus Brehm
    Managing Director, Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag GmbH, Germany

    Markus Brehm has held the position of Chief Executive at the Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag GmbH ...

  • Martijn Groot
    CEO, Co-founder, Peecho, The Netherlands

    Martijn Groot brings a history of successful online and offline experience in commercial sales...

  • Martin Novotny
    Director and Owner, GRAFIE CZ, Prague, Czech Republic

    GRAFIE CZ is a consultancy company and provides professional services in the...

  • Martin Rauber
    Technical Manager, TypoServ GmbH, Germany

    Martin Rauber is Technical Manager of TypoServ GmbH with responsibility for technology and...

  • Michael Höflich
    Managing Director, Forum Corporate Publishing e.V., Germany

    After his studies in the subjects of German, English, and history, Michael Höflich worked for 10...

  • Michael Mendoza
    CEO, Lineup Systems, United Kingdom
  • Michael Rettig
    Managing Director, Druckzentrum Rhein Main, Germany

    After studying mechanical engineering at Darmstadt Technical University, where he specialised in...

  • Mikko Piiroinen
    Project Manager, Talentum Media, Finland
  • Mirjana Milosevic
    Head of Media Development, WAN-IFRA

    Mira leads WAN-IFRA’s global media development programmes, that include support for piloting new...

  • Morgan Stevenson
    Head of Display & Operations, Johnston Press, UK

    Morgan Stevenson is Head of Display and Ad Operations for Johnston Press, one of the top...

  • Muharrem YAŞAR
    Quality and Coord. Manager, Zaman Newspaper, Turkey

    Muharrem Yaşar has been working at the Zaman dailywhich is a broadsheet newspaper, has a daily...

  • Niklas Jonason
    CEO, Citygate, Sweden

    Niklas Jonason has over 20 years’ experience in different forms of Internet advertising such as...

  • Ole Mølgaard
    Program Director, CBS Executive, Denmark

    Ole Mølgaard is Program Director at the Media Executive program, which is done in cooperation in...

  • Oliver von Wersch
    Managing Director, G+J Digital GmbH, Germany

    Oliver von Wersch joined G+J Electronic Media Sales (G+J EMS) in 2008. Since January 2012 he is...

  • Paolo Ramazzotti
    Gerente de Mercadeo de Nuevos Negocios, El Universal, Venezuela

    Paolo Ramazzotti is in charge of developing new digital products in El Universal of Venezuela,...

  • Patrick Rembe
    Project Manager, KircherBurkhardt GmbH, Germany
  • Pedro Madrid
    Corporate Pre-Sales Director, Protecmedia, Germany

    Qualified in IT Computer Science at Universidad Politécnica of Madrid. He started to work in...

  • Penny Jones
    Head of International Business Development, Guardian News & Media, Australia

    Penny is Head of International Business Development for Guardian News & Media and has...

  • Philip Maurer
    Head of Client Services, Lineup Systems, UK
  • 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...

  • Ralph Berti
    Senior Executive, Nussbaum Medien Uhingen GmbH & Co. KG , Germany

    Ralf Berti has worked as Senior Executive at Nussbaum Medien Uhingen GmbH & Co. KG since...

  • Reinhard Küchler
    Head of Technical Coordination VRM (Verlagsgruppe Rhein-Main), Germany

    VRM one of the most important German regional groups has integrated into the same workflow the...

  • Rick Van Dijk
    Operational Director at Stimuleringsfonds voor de Pers, The Netherlands

    Rick van Dijk has a degree in economics and is managing director at the Netherlands Press...

  • Rob Paterson
    CEO, erento GmbH, Germany
    Rob Paterson recently joined Erento, a marketplace for anything you can rent. Erento was...
  • Roland Aumüller
    Head of Printing, Bremer Tageszeitungen AG, Germany

    Roland Aumüller came to Bremer Tageszeitungen via a Swiss group in 1996 and stayed on to work as...

  • Samuli Leivonniemi
    News Editor, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

    Samuli Leivonniemi, 32, is a journalist working at the Finland's largest newspaper Helsingin...

  • Stefaan Vanysacker
    Project Manager, Halewijn, Belgium

    With about 20 years of experience in management roles within the graphics sector, coupled with a...

  • Steffen Konrath
    Managing Director, Editor in Chief, Liquid Newsroom, Germany

    Steffen Konrath has a background in computer science and marketing and more than 16 years...

  • Steffen Setzer
    VP, LASERLINE Digitales Druckzentrum Bucec & Co. Berlin KG, Germany
  • Steve Chapman
    Director of Publishing, PressReader, Canada

    Steve Chapman joined PressReader as Director of Publishing in 2012 with more than five years...

  • Sven Scheffler
    Head of N24-Digital, Germany

    Sven Scheffler is Head of N24-Digital, one of Germany’s leading news providers. He sets...

  • Theo Blanco
    CEO, Riksmedia Sverige AB, Sweden

    Theo is the CEO at Riksmedia Sverige AB, a national sales organisation with offices in Stockholm...

  • Thomas Deicke
    Publishing Director, Saarbrücker Zeitung Verlag und Druckerei GmbH, Germany

    Thomas Deicke has been Publishing Director of Saarbrücker Zeitung Verlag und Druckerei GmbH...

  • Thomas Kaulfuß
    Journalist, Sächsische Zeitung Dresden, Germany

    After completing his studies of journalism in Leipzig, Thomas Kaulfuß joined the Sächsische...

  • Till Issler
    Head of Mobile, Project Manager Mobile Applications, MAIRDUMONT GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

    Till Issler is head of mobile at MAIRDUMONT and is responsible for strategy and product...

  • Tim Gutke
    Editor-in-Chief, Nissan N_Magazin, Germany

    Tim Gutke zog es nach drei Jahren Werbeagenturarbeit (Text & Kreation) im
    Jahr 2002 zum...

  • Tim Sternefeld
    Managing Director, Grasundsterne, Germany
  • Tobias Kuhn
    General Manager, BILD Ost / Saarland, Axel Springer AG, Germany

    Tobias Kuhn has worked for Axel Springer AG since 1995. He currently holds positions as General...

  • Tony Nouwen
    Expert in production, workflow and print process, Concentra Media, Belgium

    Tony works for Concentra, publisher of regional newspapers Het Belang van Limburg, Gazet van...

  • Ulrich Schmitz
    CTO of Axel Springer’s Electronic Media Division, Germany

    Ulrich Schmitz is CTO of Axel Springer’s Electronic Media Division, which manages a broad...

  • Uwe Muchow
    Founder and Publisher of „Der Reporter“, Germany

    Uwe Muchow has been publisher of the weekly family newspaper "der reporter" since 1983. During...

  • Valeri Shilkov
    CEO and Founder, SPN Publishing, Russia

    Valeri Shilkov is CEO and Founder at SPN Publishing company since 1998 - the leading travel...

  • Walter Lorz
    COO & Head of Expertise, Parzeller Group, Germany

    For more than 15 years, Walter Lorz has lived the conviction that regional markets offer the...

  • 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...

  • Iwan Ittermann
    General Manager, Warum Verlag GmbH, Germany

    Iwan is publishing the award winning +3 Magazin as a supplement to the Frankfurter Allgemeine...

  • Rod Kenning
    Group General Manager, Polaris Media, Australia

    Rod Kenning  began his media career in radio, working for Australia's government...

  • Peter Lamb
    President, Lamb Consulting, USA

    Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Lamb is a Strategy Consultant, now living in Miami, Florida,...

  • Andrew Miller
    CEO, Guardian Media Group, UK

    Andrew was appointed chief executive officer of Guardian Media Group (GMG) in July 2010, having...

  • John Paton
    CEO, Digital First Media, USA

    John Paton is the CEO of Digital First Media – which operates Digital First Ventures, MediaNews...

  • Sven Paysen
    CEO, Rotapress Saarburg GmbH, Germany

    Sven Paysen is a certified media specialist since 2003. After his professional education as a...

  • Martin Schwarz
    Editor-in-Chief, 4c, Vienna, Austria

    Schwarz is the editor in chief of 4c, a trade magazine for print, design & digital media. 4c...

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO / Executive Director, Global Events, Germany

    Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO and Executive Director, Global Events, based in Frankfurt...

Further Information

4 hot topics:

Power of Print
Innovations to make sure that print will still play an important role in the media landscape of tomorrow

 Media Port partner:

Discover new sources of income from content, advertising and new services.


Social - Local - Mobile
Get ready for the digital future of publishing and interact with your audience.

  Media Port partner:

Workflow Efficiency
Optimise and automate all the relevant processes of a news media company from newsroom to distribution.

Media Port partner:

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  • 07 Oct 2013 - 09 Oct 2013

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