World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

66th World Newspaper Congress · 21st World Editors Forum · 24th World Advertising Forum


66th World Newspaper Congress · 21st World Editors Forum · 24th World Advertising Forum


World Newspaper Congress 2014 Torino

Sub title

New Voices, New Reality, New Energy

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Join the most significant gathering of the world's press and discuss the hot topics of the industry:

  • The potential growth in digital revenues
  • How to navigate the digital disruption
  • Innovation: from ideas to impact
  • The exponential growth of video and mobile
  • How to engage with the new social-local-mobile consumers
  • The tablet miracle
  • Best practices to build new services based on customer insights
  • Performance based advertising
  • Native advertising and brand extension


  • Justin Arenstein
    Justin Arenstein
    Investigative Journalist, OpenData Advocate and Entrepreneur, South Africa

    Justin Arenstein is an investigative journalist, OpenData advocate and social entreprenuer from...


  • Rosental Alves
    Founder and Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and Professor of Journalism, Knight Chair, University of Texas, USA

    Rosental Calmon Alves is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where...

  • Justin Arenstein
    Investigative Journalist, OpenData Advocate and Entrepreneur, South Africa

    Justin Arenstein is an investigative journalist, OpenData advocate and social entreprenuer from...

  • Dr. Assaf Avrahami
    CEO, Technology & Operation at Yedioth group, Yedioth IT

    Assaf Avrahami holds BSc in mechanical and electrical engineering and an MBA in technological...

  • Guy Berger
    Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Paris, France

    Guy has many years of experience in the African media and headed the School of Journalism &...

  • Roberto Bernabò
    Editorial Director, Finegil-Gruppo Espresso
  • Marco Bertozzi
    Executive Managing Director, EMEA VivaKi, UK

    Marco Bertozzi started his career in TV advertising before moving into digital in 2000. A...

  • Andrew Betts
    Director, FT Labs, UK

    Andrew Betts is a web developer and director of the Financial Times' Labs division, which works...

  • Erik Bjerager
    Second Vice President World Editors Forum, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark

    In February 2011, Erik Bjerager, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Danish national...

  • Lord Black of Brentwood (Guy Black)
    Executive Director, Telegraph Media Group, UK

    Guy Black has been Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group since 2005. Previously he was...

  • David Boardman
    Dean of Media and Communications, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

    David Boardman is Dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in...

  • Tomas Brunegård
    President, WAN-IFRA, Sweden

    Tomas Brunegård is the President of WAN-IFRA and former Chairman of the Board of Sweden's...

  • John Burke
    Consultant, INNOVATION International Media Consulting Group

    John began his career in the media in 2004 as the Editor of the Editors Weblog, a publication of...

  • Tor Bøe-Lillegraven
    Management consultant and media analyst, Denmark

    As global head of CCI Business Consulting, Tor Bøe-Lillegraven has been fortunate enough to...

  • Mario Calabresi
    Editor-in-Chief, La Stampa, Italy

    Mario Calabresi, 44, has been Editor-in-Chief of La Stampa since April 2009. After his...

  • David Callaway
    Editor-in-Chief, USA Today, USA

    David Callaway is Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, responsible for the day...

  • Eduardo Campos Pellanda
    Director, Ubilab/PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

    Eduardo Pellanda is a professor and researcher at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande...

  • Andrea Ceccherini
    President, Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, Italy

    Andrea Ceccherini was born in Florence on March 31, 1974. He attended the Law Faculty of the...

  • Phil Chetwynd
    Global Editor-in-Chief, AFP, France

    Phil Chetwynd was appointed AFP's Paris-based Global Editor-in-Chief in October 2012. He is...

  • Vanessa Clifford
    Deputy Chief Executive, Newsworks, UK

    She has worked in the media and marketing industry for over 20 years, starting out as a media...

  • Jérôme Colin
    Principal, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, France

    Jérôme Colin is a Principal in the Paris office of international consulting firm Roland Berger,...

  • Michael Cooke
    Consultant. Past Editor, Toronto Star, Canada

    Michael Cooke is a consultant and recently retired editor of the Toronto Star, a position he...

  • Chris Cramer
    Global Head of Video, The Wall Street Journal, USA

    Chris Cramer is an international media executive with more than 40 years experience in global...

  • Carlo De Benedetti
    Chairman, Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, Italy

    Carlo De Benedetti has been Chairman of Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso since 2006.


  • David Dinsmore
    Editor, The Sun, News UK

    Born in 1968 in Glasgow, David Dinsmore did his first shift as a reporter on 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...

  • John Elkann
    Chairman, Fiat and Chairman Editrice La Stampa, Italy

    John Elkann was appointed Chairman of Fiat S.p.A. on 21 April 2010 where he has...

  • Piero Fassino
    Mayor of Torino, Italy

    Piero Fassino was born in Avigliana, in the Susa Valley, on 7 October 1949.
 He has served as...

  • David Finch
    VP Europe, News Republic, France

    David Finch is responsible for European marketing and business development activities for News...

  • Tim Gentry
    Revenue Director at Guardian News & Media, UK

    Tim Gentry is the global revenue director for Guardian News and Media. He is responsible...

  • Jon Ghazi
    Managing Director, ARC, Omnicom Media Group, UK

    Jon is the Founder and MD of ARC, the corporate venture division of Omnicom Media Group UK....

  • Janine Gibson
    Editor-in-Chief, and Deputy Editor of the Guardian News and Media, UK

    Janine Gibson, the Guardian US Editor, is returning to London to be Editor-in...

  • Jérôme Grateau
    Managing Director, Partner Business Solutions, Google SEEMEA, France

    Jérôme Grateau, as Managing Director, Partner Business Solutions SEEMEA, is in charge of...

  • Dan Green
    Dan Green, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, US

    Dan manages the foundation’s media and information grants.  Throughout his career, Dan has...

  • Gilles Guillou
    Chief Revenue Officer, La Place Media, France

    Gilles Guillou began his career in 2007 as Business Development Manager for the digital media...

  • Anton Harber
    Caxton Professor of Journalism, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    Anton Harber was a founder-editor of the South African Weekly Mail (now the Mail & Guardian...

  • Nicolas Henchoz
    Director, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Switzerland

    Nicolas Henchoz is the Founder and Director of the EPFL+ECAL Lab in Switzerland. The EPFL+ECAL...

  • Andrew Holden
    Editor-in-Chief, The Age, Australia

    Andrew Holden has 35 year's experience in newspapers - daily, community and commuter free - and...

  • Mark Hollands
    Chief Executive, The Newspaper Works

    Mark Hollands is Chairman of The Readership Works, a company created by the four largest...

  • Danny Hopwood
    Head of Platform EMEA, VivaKi, UK

    Danny started his career within the press team of MEC Manchester, before promptly moving over to...

  • Iwan Ittermann
    General Manager, Warum Verlag GmbH, Germany

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

  • Olga Ivanova
    Deputy Publisher, New Media Projects Director, Russia Beyond The Healines published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta

    Olga Ivanova is the Deputy Publisher, Marketing Director of Russia Beyond the Headlines and...

  • Gabriel Kahn
    Professor of Professional Practice; Co-Director, Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship; Director, Future of Journalism at the Annenberg Innovation Lab, USA

    Gabriel Kahn has worked as a newspaper correspondent and editor for two decades, including 10...

  • Rod Kenning
    Group General Manager, Polaris Media, Australia

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

  • Tom Kent
    Standards Editor and Deputy Managing Editor, Associated Press, USA

    Thomas Kent is deputy managing editor and standards editor of the AP, responsible for standards...

  • Larry Kilman
    Secretary General, WAN-IFRA, France

    Larry Kilman is the Paris-based Secretary General for the World Association of Newspapers and...

  • Alexander Klöpping
    CEO and Co-Founder, Blendle, The Netherlands

    Alexander Klöpping is a loquacious nerd of the new generation. The 28 year old internet...

  • Carsten Kritscher
    Commercial Director, VICE Media, Germany

    Carsten Kritscher joined VICE Media in 2008. As Commercial...

  • Peter Lamb
    President, Lamb Consulting, USA

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

  • Eileen Le Muet
    VP International Le Figaro

    Eileen Le Muet was appointed VP International of Group Figaro in 2008, after successfully...

  • Chris Lee
    President, Deseret Digital Media, USA

    Chris Lee is the President of Deseret Digital Media. Previously he was the Executive Vice...

  • Matt Lindsay
    President, Mather Economics, USA

    Matt Lindsay es doctor en Económicas y tiene más de diecinueve años de experiencia en el uso de...

  • Caroline H. Little
    President and CEO, Newspaper Association of America, USA

    Caroline Little is president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America, the industry’s...

  • Eirik Hoff Lysholm
    CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Dagsavisen, Norway

    Eirik Hoff Lysholm is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Dagsavisen, a daily newspaper with...

  • Kirk MacDonald
    Executive Vice President of Sales and Sales Development, Digital First Media, USA

    Kirk MacDonald is a media industry veteran with 20 plus years of senior management...

  • Fabien Magalon
    Managing Director, La Place Media, France

    Fabien Magalon has more than 10 years’ experience in online advertising. He began his career in...

  • Sarah Marshall
    Social media editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Wall Street Journal, USA

    Sarah Marshall is The Wall Street Journal's social...

  • Gary McNish
    Managing Director Regional Media, NASA (National Advertising Sales Agency), UK

    Gary McNish has a wealth of experience in the publishing industry, having worked for the The...

  • Thiago Medeiros Ribeiro
    Product Manager and Researcher, Grupo RBS, Brazil

    Thiago Medeiros is the Product Manager for RBS’ nine digital newspapers. He has helped the...

  • Amy Mitchell
    Director of Journalism Research, Pew Research Center, USA

    Amy Mitchell is director of journalism research for the Pew Research Center. She is responsible...

  • Jason Mojica
    Editor-in-Chief, Vice News, USA

    Jason Mojica has been contributing to Vice since 2007. Before joining the...

  • Andrea Monti
    Editor in Chief, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy

    Andrea Monti was born in Milan in 1955. He started his career as a journalist with Epoca...

  • Javier Moreno Barber
    Head of Global Content, PRISA media, Spain

    Javier Moreno Barber, 50, born in Paris, graduated in Chemistry from the University of Valencia...

  • Jean-Baptiste Morin
    CEO, LS Distribution, Lagardère Services, France

    Jean-Baptiste Morin joined Lagardère Services, a division of Lagardère Group a worldwide leader...

  • Abba Newbery
    Director of Advertising Strategy, News UK Commercial, UK

    Abba Newbery is Director of Advertising Strategy at News UK. She is responsible for...

  • George Nimeh
    Chief Digital Officer, KURIER, Austria

    George Nimeh is the Chief Digital Officer at KURIER, a leading Austrian media company. He leads...

  • Yoichi Nishimura
    Board Director of Digital Business and International Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun, Japan

    Yoichi Nishimura is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Asahi Shimbun,...

  • Alexander Oelling
    MD and Founder, Sensorberg -The iBeacon Platform, Germany

    Alexander Oelling is founder and manager of the Start-up Sensorberg GmbH, founded in 2013....

  • Erkki Ormala
    Professor of Practice, Innovation Management, Aalto Business University, Finland

    Dr. Ormala was born 1950. He graduated in 1974 and received his PhD in 1986 from the Helsinki...

  • Claudio Paolillo
    Chairman, Press Freedom and Information Committee, Inter-American Press Association, Uruguay

    Paolillo is Chairman of the Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information of the Inter...

  • John Paton
    CEO, Digital First Media, USA

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

  • Thomas E. Patterson
    Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA

    Thomas E. Patterson is Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University’s...

  • Ernst-Jan Pfauth
    Publisher, De Correspondent, Netherlands

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor-in-Chief of Internet at NRC Media, as well as an acclaimed...

  • Nic Pietersma
    Business Director, Ebiquity Effectiveness

    Based in London, but originally from South Africa, Nic has worked in marketing effectiveness...

  • Aron Pilhofer
    Associate Managing Editor for Digital Strategy, The New York Times, USA

    Aron Pilhofer is Associate Managing Editor of Digital Strategy at The New York Times....

  • Julie Posetti
    Research Fellow, WAN-IFRA/Journalism Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia

    Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. A former news editor...

  • Samuel Profumo
    Chief Data Officer, Le Figaro Group

    Samuel Profumo is currently Chief Data Officer in charge of Data & CRM...

  • Gary Pruitt
    President and CEO, The Associated Press, USA

    Gary Pruitt became President and CEO of the Associated Press in July 2012. He...

  • Suzanne Raitt
    Vice President, Marketing and Innovations, Newspaper Canada, Canada

    Suzanne Raitt is the Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, at Newspapers Canada. ...

  • Alceo Rapagna
    Chief Digital Officer, RCS MediaGroup, Italy

    RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. Chief Digital Officer since April 2011, Alceo Rapagna...

  • Gilles Raymond
    CEO, News Republic, USA

    Gilles Raymond is the CEO & Founder of News Republic, publisher of news application for...

  • Eugen A. Russ
    Managing Director/Owner, Russmedia, Austria

    Born in Bregenz, Austria, in 1961, Eugen Russ has been CEO of Russmedia since 1983. He...

  • Giuseppe Sala
    CEO and Commissioner for Expo Milano 2015, Italy

    Born in Milan in 1958, he took his degree in Economics and Commerce from the Università L....

  • Alexandra Salomon
    Senior Director, International Interactive Advertising Bureau, USA

    Alexandra Salomon joined the IAB at the end of 2012 as Senior Director, International. She...

  • Eric Scherer
    Director of Future Media, France Televisions, France

    Eric Scherer is Director of Future Media at France Televisions.

    He has spent his career...

  • Pietro Scott Jovane
    CEO, RCS MediaGroup, Italy

    Pietro Scott Jovane has been CEO and General Manager of RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. since 1 July 2012...

  • Jason Seiken
    Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer, The Telegraph, UK

    Before joining The Telegraph, Seiken worked at PBS as Senior Vice President and General...

  • Juan Señor
    Partner, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK

    Juan Señor is a Partner at Innovation Media Consulting Group based in London. He is also a...

  • Robert Shrimsley
    Managing Editor of, UK

    Robert Shrimsley is the Managing Editor of Before this he has served as the Financial...

  • Benoît Sillard
    CEO of CCM Benchmark Group

    Sillard graduated in Business Law and Political Sciences. Before joining CommentCaMarche in...

  • Craig Silverman
    Founder and Editor, Regret the Error, Poynter Institute, USA / Director of content and product strategy, Spundge, USA

    Craig Silverman is an entrepreneurial journalist and a leading expert on media errors, accuracy...

  • Hildegunn Soldal
    Digital Editor, Dagbladet/DB Medialab, Norway

    Hildegunn Soldal is the digital editor of Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet and its digital branch...

  • Robert Steiner
    Director, Fellowships in Global Journalism Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada

    Robert Steiner is Director of the Fellowships In Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global...

  • Kai Strittmatter
    Correspondent in Beijing - Former correspondent in Istanbul, Süddeutsche Zeitung, China

    After studying Sinology in Munich, Xi’an and Taipei, Kai Strittmatter joined Germany’s „...

  • Luc Tran-Thang
    President, Starcom Mediavest Group France, Belgium and the Netherlands
  • Rina Tsubaki
    Project Manager, European Journalism Centre, The Netherlands

    Rina Tsubaki leads and manages the ...

  • Marie-Noëlle Vallès
    Head of video, AFP, France

    Marie-Noëlle Vallès runs AFPTV, Agence France-Presse's World video operation.


  • Jackie Ventom
    Director, MSQ ltd, Ireland

    Jackie Ventom, has run advertising sales, training and operations departments for market leading...

  • Susan Vobejda
    General Manager of Media Licensing and Distribution, Bloomberg, USA

    Susan Vobejda is the General Manager of Media Licensing and Distribution for Bloomberg. She is...

  • Hansi Voigt
    CEO and Chief Editor, Watson, Switzerland
  • Amy Webb
    Founder and CEO, Webbmedia Group, USA

    Amy Webb is a digital media futurist and the Founder of Webbmedia Group, a digital strategy...

  • Aidan White
    Director, The Ethical Journalism Network

    Aidan White is a journalist. He is Director of the Ethical Journalism Network, a global campaign...

  • Dag Wigum
    Founder and CEO, Schibsted Payment AS, Norway

    Dag Wigum has worked with Internet and digital services since the beginning of 1995. He has a...

  • John Wilpers
    Director and Consultant, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK

    John Wilpers has been helping media companies merge the old and new since 1996 when he...

  • Kinsey Wilson
    Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, NPR, USA

    Kinsey Wilson is Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for NPR.


  • Magnus Zaar
    Director of Television, Aftonbladet, Sweden

    Magnus Zaar is the Director of Television at Aftonbladet, Sweden's leading news...

  • Indra Zemzoum
    Senior Digital & Social Media Marketing Manager, Axel Springer Media Impact, Germany

    Already for her thesis in the field of political sciences in 2008, Indra Zemzoum focused on...

Further Information

Register now: 1 ticket = 5 events

World Newspaper Congress: Emerging new business models and revenue streams

" essential moment for everyone invested in newspapers to pause and quickly come to grips with what's working and what's not. There is no better opportunity to bring together global experiences and thinking."

John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief at The Globe and Mail, Canada

World Editors Forum: Innovations in journalism and newsroom organisation

"...a wide variety of exciting passionate speakers showing off some really fantastic ideas and practices that have relevance for many newsrooms."

Steve Matthewson, Managing Editor at Business Day & BDlive, South Africa

World Newspaper Advertising Forum: Successful strategies for increasing advertising revenues from digital, mobile and print

"Innovation and possibilities of growing the business"

Arun Majji, Corporate Manager at ABP Pvt Ltd, India

Info Services Expo: Disruptive technologies

"It is the right place to be. Don't waste your time travelling around the world. Just go to this event."

Eric Siereveld, Vice President at Scoopshot, The Netherlands

The social events: Join the most important networking platform for the publishing community

"A worthy event for exchanging ideas, be in the company of motivated peers, a refresher on committing to journalism and its future."

Meidyatama Suryodiningrat, Chief Editor at The Jakarta Post, Indonesia


Date and Location

  • 09 Jun 2014 - 11 Jun 2014

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