World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


Washington, DC to Host World Newspaper Congress in 2015

Washington, DC to Host World Newspaper Congress in 2015

2014-06-11

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), today invited the world's press to attend the 67th World Newspaper Congress and 22nd World Editors Forum, to be held in Washington, DC, from 1 to 3 June 2015.

The invitation was issued at the close of this year’s World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Turin, Italy, which drew 1,000 publishers, chief editors and other senior newspaper executives from around the world.

Registration and information about next year's Congress and Forum in the United States can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/DC2015

The Congress and Editors Forum – the annual global summit meetings of the world’s press – have been held annually since 1948, including five times in the United States: twice before in Washington, in 1970 and 1996, and in New York (1960), Las Vegas (1979) and New Orleans (1989).

The 2015 events will be organised in cooperation with the Newspaper Association of America.

 “On behalf of the Newspaper Association of America, I am thrilled to welcome the World Newspaper Congress to Washington, D.C. in 2015,” said Caroline Little, President and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America. “The event is a tremendous opportunity for global publishers, editors and advertisers to gather and exchange ideas about the future of our industry. We look forward to showcasing how the U.S. newspaper industry has transformed by innovating its print, digital and mobile offerings.”

Vincent Peyrègne, CEO of WAN-IFRA, said: “We are delighted to be returning to the United States and to Washington at a crucial time for our industry. A gathering of publishers and editors from more than 80 countries in the American capital will be an opportunity for a wide exchange of business strategies, editorial practices and policy positions that will be beneficial for all.”

Registration and information about next year's Congress and Forum in Washington can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/DC2015

A list of the venues of all WAN-IFRA Congresses, from 1948 to the present, can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/node/78299

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

Inquiries to: Larry Kilman, Secretary General, WAN-IFRA, 96 bis, rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris France. Tel: +33 1 47 42 85 07. Fax: +33 1 42 78 92 33. Mobile: +33 6 10 28 97 36. E-mail: larry.kilman@wan-ifra.org

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