World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

67th World News Media Congress · 22nd World Editors Forum · 25th World Advertising Forum


67th World News Media Congress · 22nd World Editors Forum · 25th World Advertising Forum


67th World News Media Congress

Introduction to Exhibition

Congress Exhibition

The annual Congress Exhibition is the meeting point for newspaper owners, CEOs, publishers, editors and senior executives attending the World Newspaper Congress, the World Editors Forum and the World Advertising Forum.

The Exhibition provides a key opportunity to meet the top suppliers to the newspaper industry and discover the latest products, services and technologies.

The ultimate meeting point at the Columbia Hall at the Hilton Hotel

The Congress Exhibition will be in the Columbia Hall, the central area that links the Congress Catering and meeting rooms. It will feature innovative solutions from the international suppliers community and give an overview of the technologies driving today's news publishing business.

From the newest trends in tablet publishing, editorial systems, digital services and content service offerings to the latest developments in printing technology, the Exhibtion will add great value to your participation at the Congress.


For exhibitors, this is the place to do business and gain new customers as well as discover and break into new markets.

Book your stand today! You will find all information in our Sponsorship brochure, available as PDF download here.

Congress Sponsorship / Congress Advertising

WAN-IFRA (the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers), in close cooperation with the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), is holding the next edition of its most prestigious event, the 67th World News Media Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Congress, which also includes the 22nd World Editors Forum, 25th World Advertising Forum, offers three parallel events that together form the annual meeting point for publishers, CEOs, managing editors and advertising executives from all over the world striving for excellence to succeed in today's highly competitive media landscape. Since its inception in 1948, the Congress has served as the most important global platform for news media to promote quality journalism and freedom of the press, and shape the industry's future.

Over the years, WAN-IFRA has been fortunate to have had most of the world's major capitals host our Congress, where global leaders and top executives address our industry. We are excited to be back in the USA.

That is why you should become a sponsor:

  • The top event in the media industry 1300 participants from 100 countries plus 120 internationally key speakers and 30 exhibitors
  • Our participants are top media news executives (CEOs, publishers, editors-in-chief, marketing and advertising directors, digital & business development directors, leading journalists) from around the globe
  • We will provide real-time, multimedia coverage with continuous blog entries, videos, photos, and constant sharing on our social media platforms. Last year our tweet reach exceeded 1.5 million users and our daily newsletter goes out to 30.000 WAN-IFRA members within the media industry
  • The global event for developing invaluable cooperation, partnerships and exchange with the Who´s Who in the news media
  • The event to find our about the latest developments in not only the local and national regions, but, more importantly across the globe

Download the World News Media Congress 2015 Sponsoring brochure



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adwonce is a Copenhagen based group of developers, designers and creative thinkers devoted to create technological solutions for modern customers and media.
adwonce has developed a strong tool for the modern media. In less than four years adwonce has proved
strong and flexible in the Danish market it was invented for. In Denmark 80 per cent of all DIY ads are now powered by adwonce, and almost all death notices are created in adwonce.


Crowdynews offers a social content curation platform that gathers and filters relevant social media content and posts them in real-time next to topical, popular stories in a safe and automated but controlled way. Crowdynews' platform pulls from social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and more and posts only relevant commentary next to news articles.


Targeting – the key to digital publishing
Learn how to use audience data to target the right editorial – and branded – content to the right reader at the right time. Create a personalized experience for your audience, leading to increased engagement, higher advertising revenue and increased digital subscribership.
Cxense works with leading media companies such as Dow Jones / Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Polaris Media, AEON, Rakuten, and Globo; and this session will include customer case studies on how a DMP can be used to slice and dice your data across any dimension and on any device, in real time.

Klangoo Inc.

Klangoo is the developer of Magnet, a cross-lingual and contextual-based Audience Engagement Solution that is based on 10+ years of R&D in NLP and artificial intelligence.

Wherever applied, magnet has proven to enrich the website/mobile app visitors’ user experience which translated into indirect increase in content monetization. In addition to the fact that 20% of the website/app visitors became registered users, our clients are experiencing a surge of more than 30% in pageviews, more than 32% increase in the time spent on site, around 70% decrease in bounce rate, and a 42% increase in search engine driven visits.

Local Media Association

Local Media Association is a thriving and innovative association that serves over 2,400 local media companies (newspapers, TV, radio, directories, pure plays, and more) as well as research & development partners in the industry. We are intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models. LMA assists local media companies with the digital transition via cutting-edge programs, conferences, webinars, research and training. Our motto is “innovation, education, inspiration.” Visit for more details.


Mediaspectrum is one of the fastest growing cloud companies in the world and the premier technology for media companies seeking to increase revenues, manage content, streamline processes and improve customer experience. Our 100% cloud-based platform provides a unique environment to consolidate and achieve these objectives.


With Mikz on the mobile, it’s easy for users to find and follow their favorites. With just a few clicks, they can create a personal feed of celebrities, news sources, blogs and brands – always accessible when one has a few spare moments. 


NewsWhip's technology tracks the spread of millions of stories, videos, and other content attracting engagement and driving activity on social networks, showing editors, reporters, and audience development teams exactly what matters now. Our Spike and Insights platforms are used by some of the world's leading digital newsrooms, including the Guardian, BBC, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. 


Newzulu is a crowd-sourced media company that allows anybody, anywhere, with a smart phone and a story, to share news, get published and get paid. Headquartered in Paris, Newzulu operates bureaus in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Sydney and Perth. In February 2015 Newzulu completed the acquisition of leading Toronto based user-generated content marketing software company Filemobile Inc., Newzulu operates in partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) in France, Press Association (PA) in the UK & Ireland, Canadian Press (CP) in Canada, Australian Associated Press (AAP) in Australia, Czech News Agency (CTK) in the Czech Republic and Aflo Co., Ltd in Japan. Further information can be found on


OwnLocal is the automated digital ad agency for local media. We help more than 1,500 local publishers make money online through automating the digital sales process, creating millions of dollars in brand new recurring revenue. We do everything from technical implementation, training, and customer support. Stop by our booth for more information!


ProColombia is the official entity in charge of promoting non-Traditional Exports, Foreign Direc Investment, International Tourism and Colombia Country Brand.



red.web offers web based publishing system solutions: The layout tool Print Publisher allows reporters to edit the print product online. In the Publishing Organizer, data is saved and edited in a media-neutral way and published on any channel. Photos, articles, videos, print pages, online or mobile article variants, interlinked elements and complete theme packages are stored in the Atlas Asset Manager. Despite the great possibilities publishers gain using red.web tools, the red.web team view themselves as partners in change management: No matter how fast clients want to evolve, red.web supports them with a custom-fit solution as well as training assistance.


Tansa provides error-free text in seconds. Utilized by some of the world’s largest news producers, Tansa’s server-based proofing engine is tested daily in some of the most rigorous editing environments. Through its advanced text analysis, Tansa ensures correct AP and local style, while also checking for correct spelling, word usage, phrases and proper names. Print and digital publishers rely on Tansa to reduce errors and streamline their editing cycles.

The Financial Times 

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 720,000 (Deloitte assured, Q4 2014). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost 50 per cent of total traffic. FT education products now serve two thirds of the world’s top 50 business schools. For news about the FT follow @FTPressOffice.

The Newspaper Association of America

The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) is hosting the 2015 World Media Congress in the capitol of the United States of America; Washington D.C. NAA is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 newspapers and their multiplatform business in the United States and Canada. The association focuses on the major issues that affect today’s newspaper industry: public policy/legal matters, advertising revenue growth and audience development across the medium’s broad portfolio of products and digital platforms.

The New York Times News Service and Syndicate 

The New York Times News Service and Syndicate develops multiplatform content solutions for media companies, corporations and brands using material and best journalistic practices from its agenda-setting flagship title and other globally-recognized media leaders. It syndicates articles, images and multimedia, licenses stand-alone print magazines and works with publishers to create bespoke print and digital publications.

Tha Washington Post

The Washington Post is expanding rapidly, adding news staff and many new innovative news features.  Already world-famous for its journalism, the Post is becoming much more than a traditional news source.  We are creating the next-generation news experience for readers and will be sharing these ideas at the WAN-IFRA conference.  

The Zaman Daily

The Zaman daily began its publishing life in 1986, and works to serve as an accurate, trustworthy and objective source of news in Turkey that meets international standards. Since May 2011 Zaman has been selling over 1 million papers a day, making it the highest-circulation daily in Turkey.

Zaman’s circulation is monitored according to international circulation auditing standards by the England-based independent circulation tracking firm BPA Worldwide. Zaman has signed off on important successes in the field of design, winning a total of 130 awards of the world-famous Society for News Design (SND) over the past nine years.

In 2008 in particular, Zaman became the fourth newspaper in the world to earn the most awards, coming in with 28 awards, behind the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and the National Post.

USA Today

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social, and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow, and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of nearly 4 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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Date and Location

  • 01 Jun 2015 - 03 Jun 2015
    Washington, D.C.

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