World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Events Team

Events Team


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  • Gilles Demptos

    Director, Asia | WAN-IFRA | Singapore, Singapore

    Short Bio

    Gilles Demptos is in charge of building WAN-IFRA's event programmes in the Asia Pacific region and of developing new projects for servicing the Asian news publishing industry. He has been with IFRA since 2002.

  • Ilona Gümperlein

    Events Manager | WAN-IFRA | Frankfurt/Main,

    Short Bio

    Ilona Gümperlein is your contact for organisational and logistical questions as well as registration to WAN-IFRA Events. She always finds an answer to any query.

  • Sergio de Oliveira

    Director of Exhibitions | WAN-IFRA | Frankfurt, Germany

    Short Bio

    Leading the World Publisher Expo, the leading exhibition for media and news publishing, as a project. Always open for queries on the Expo as well as suggestion on topics and case studies.

  • Virginia Melero

    Project Manager - Events | WAN-IFRA | Frankfurt/M., Germany

    Short Bio

    Virginia Melero is responsible for the coordination of all activities associated with WAN-IFRA's events in Europe. At the Expo, she is coordinating the content of the Media Ports and the event's conferences.

  • Valérie Arnould

    Business Editor & Digital Media event | WAN-IFRA CH | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Short Bio

    Valerie has worked for most media magazines in France covering broadcasting, print publishing, IT and online. She joined IFRA in 1997 as chief editor for the French magazine and later became deputy chief editor for all editions. She has also contributed to WAN-IFRA’s research reports on topics like digital media, newsroom management and free newspapers.

  • Magdoom Mohamed

    Managing Director WAN-IFRA South Asia | WAN-IFRA South Asia Pvt Ltd | Chennai, India

    Short Bio

    Magdoom Mohamed, a news publishing industry professional with more than 15 years of experience, has been with WAN-IFRA since 2001. He leads WAN-IFRA's activities in the South Asian region.

  • Cherilyn Ireton

    Executive Director, World Editors Forum | WAN-IFRA | Paris, France

    Short Bio

    She is responsible for coordinating all activities associated with the World Editors Forum, the only association exclusively dedicated to senior newsroom editors from across the globe.

  • Mechthild Schimpf

    Director Middle East | WAN-IFRA CH | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Short Bio

    She is responsible for all activities in the Middle East countries, working closely with WAN-IFRA's members in the region. She is in charge of organising regional events and activities in the Middle East region.