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Study Tour: Key lessons for digital growth, from the experts


berlin, london, paris


Study Tour: Key lessons for digital growth, from the experts

Date and Location

  • 25 Jun 2012 - 29 Jun 2012
    London, Paris, Berlin


WAN-IFRA Members
EUR 6,900 + VAT

EUR 8,900 + VAT

Included in the price are all costs for accommodation, transfers during the event, breakfasts and lunches, one get-together and 4 dinners. The return ticket from and to your place of residence is not included, nor are airport transfers.

Sub title

Insights from London, Paris and Berlin

Study Tour: Key lessons for digital growth, from the experts

Can 45.3 million unique visitors be wrong? That's a question for 2012's Newspaper Website of the Year - the MailOnline.

This study tour features one of our strongest ever programmes - with confirmed visits to the leading publishers in Europe, as well as their pure player equivalents


London Paris Berlin - Final Programme

25-29 June 2012


Monday 25 June 2012 

11.30   Rendezvous with all participants in the Saint Ermin Lobby

12.30   Meeting and lunch with Chris Bunyan, managing director of Localstars

14:00   Travel to The Telegraph

15:00   The Telegraph

Guided Tour

15.45   Meeting with Mark Challinor, Director of Mobile for Telegraph Media Group and with James Piemental Pinto from AgencyMobile

20:00   Restaurant - Caxton Grill

Evening dinner with Robert Ingram-Smith, Head of International Business Development, Guardian News & Media


 London / Paris 

 Tuesday 26 June 2012 

9:30     The Financial Times

Meeting with Steven Pinches Product Manager and Emerging Platforms and Bede McCarthy, executive editor

13:00   Restaurant - Aubaine

Informal lunch with James Bromley, Managing Director


 Meeting with James Bromley and colleagues

16:00   Travel to Eurostar Terminal

            St Pancras International Station, Pancras Rd, London, UK NW1 2QP, UK 

17:31   Travel to Paris by Eurostar



Wednesday 27 June 2012

9:30    Le Figaro Group

Meeting with Bertrand Gié, director of Digital Strategy, Le Figaro Group

10.30   Meeting with Lionel Rabiet, Director of Diversification, Le Figaro Group

12:30   AFP Medialab

            Meeting with Denis Teyssou, AFP Medialab, Editorial Manager at Le Palais Brognard

15:30   L’Express

Meeting with Philippe Jannet, president of Geste (digital news publishers association) and General manager of ePresse Premium (a consortium of main national publishers for digital content sales). Until March 2012, Philippe Jannet was the CEO of Le Monde Interactif (a position he held for four years, he had a similar position for 12 years at Les Echos, the main financial paper in France)

19:30   Chez Papa


Paris / Berlin 

Thursday 28 June 2012

7:20     Travel to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

9:20     Lufthansa flight to Berlin Tegel

12:00   Hotel Meliá Berlin

12:30   Restaurant Café Madrid – Hotel Meliá

14:30   Axel Springer AG

Paid content discussion with Georg Konjovic, Director Premium Content, Axel Springer

15:15   Introduction to BILD digital with Mischa Sander, head of Strategy and Business Development

19:30   Die Berliner Republik

Dinner with Katja Riefler, consultant to the German news industry and trend scout for emerging Internet business models



Friday 29 June 2012

9:00 / Servtag

Meeting with Martin Pischke, CEO of
   plista GmbH
Meeting with Jana Kusick, Director Cooperations and responsible for publisher contacts and internationalization at Plista
   Restaurant Block House
Lunch with Dr.Torsten Oelke, Director of IS24's innovation lab and Dr. Marco Barth, head of business development
Meeting with Dr.Torsten Oelke and Dr Marco Barth

15:30   Personology

Meeting with Maximilian Modl, founder and CEO of Personology

17:00   Study Tour Ends / travel to Hotel Meliá Berlin


This Study Tour is for managers in charge of current business development as well as those responsible for future digital strategies. 

Two reasons to join:

· Learn from innovative companies and get unique insights.

· Networking: Exchange experiences and ideas with colleagues in an inspiring and informal atmosphere.


Itinerary in brief: We meet late Monday morning in London then travel the next day by Eurostar to Paris. Two days later we fly to Berlin where we finish late afternoon on the Friday.

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