World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

WAN-IFRA Italia 2013



WAN-IFRA Italia 2013

Date and Location

  • 26 Jun 2013 - 27 Jun 2013

Sub title

Successful Experiences to Defeat the Crisis

Introduction to Event

The XVI edition of WAN-IFRA Italia, the international conference for the Italian newspaper printing and publishing industry, will take place in Bergamo and Erbusco (Bs) on June 26th and 27th. The event is organised by ASIG (Italian Association of Newspaper Printers), FIEG (Italian Federation of Newspaper Publishers) and WAN-IFRA.

WAN-IFRA Italia brings together the Italian newspaper professionals within a one and half day Conference focused on the hottest topics for the industry. Under the subtitle "Successful Ideas to Defeat the Crisis" the three sessions of the 2013 Conference will be focused on the printed media, the multimedia newsroom and newspapers distribution. The participants will have the chance to get to know and to debate some of the most successful experiences made by newspaper printers and publishers in Italy and in other countries.

In the past two years - 2011 in Florence and 2012 in Turin - WAN-IFRA Italia was attended by 250 professionals.

The "industrial session" of WAN-IFRA Italia 2013, scheduled for the afternoon of June 26 in Bergamo, will be focused on the integration between offset and digital web presses.

Under the headline "Digital and Offset: Will the printed media be the future of information?" the session will explore successful experiences, as well as new projects, about the development of the printed media in the XXI Century, with a strong focus on the integration between offset and digital printing technologies.

The "editorial session" will be devoted, once again, to the multimedia newsroom. Under the headline "Multimedia newsroom: organizative models that work" the session will bring to the audience some of the recent successes and challenges in the newspaper business. A panel will also focus on innovative ideas to develop better services to the daily editorial.

The "management session" will focus on the distribution of printed media, one of the hottest topic in Italy and abroad.

The Conference will be hosted by the Congress Center Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo - not far from Milano. All the Conference will be translated into Italian and English.

Besides the conference sessions, WAN-IFRA Italia 2013 will also offer all participants the traditional evening event. This year we will visit the Franciacorta, a top quality wine production area. A visit to a winery, followed by an informal dinner and a visit to the CSQ printing plant in Erbusco (Bs) will complement the programme for the evening event of June 26th.


  • Cesare Navarotto
    Responsabile Operativo, Monrif Net, Italy

    Ingegnere delle telecomunicazioni, inizia la propria carriera in Norvegia nel 1997 come ...


  • Brenda Perez Lastra
    Editorial Systems Associate Director at GFRMedia, Puerto Rico

    Over 18 years of experience in the newspaper industry. In charge of support, training and...

  • Cesare Navarotto
    Responsabile Operativo, Monrif Net, Italy

    Ingegnere delle telecomunicazioni, inizia la propria carriera in Norvegia nel 1997 come ...

  • Lisa MacLeod
    Head of Operations,, UK

    Lisa MacLeod is head of operations for A former Managing Editor of the Financial Times,...

  • Markus Pettersson
    Project Manager, Stampen, Sweden

    Markus Pettersson works with business intelligence at Stampen Media Group and content marketing...

  • Tony Jashanmal
    President, Distripress, Switzerland

    Born in Kuwait in 1947, Tony Jashanmal did his intermediate school in India, High School in...

  • Vincent Peyrègne
    Chief Executive Officer, WAN-IFRA, France

    Vincent Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of...

  • Eric Elyn
    Director of Operations, Coldset Printing Partners, Belgium

    Eric Elyn started his career in September 1979 working as an account executive for sheetfed and...

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, Germany

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

WAN-IFRA Italia 2013


Centro Congressi Giovanni XXIII
Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII 106
24121 Bergamo
Tel  +39 035 236435
Fax  +39 035 236474

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