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World Publishing Expo 2012 (IFRA Expo & Conference)

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  • 29 Oct 2012 - 31 Oct 2012

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The leading exhibition for technology to publish news on tablets, mobile, in print and online.

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See you next year in Berlin!

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World Publishing Expo (IFRA Expo & Conference) took place from 29-31 October 2012 at the Frankfurt Messe exhibition fairground, hall 8.

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  • Kurt Kribitz
    Managing Director, Styria Print Group, Austria

    Kurt Kribitz has a background as a printing engineer and a master degree for international...


  • Sanat Hazra
    Technical Director, Bennett, Coleman & Co, India

    Sanat Hazra studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning BS in Photographic Science...

  • Kurt Kribitz
    Managing Director, Styria Print Group, Austria

    Kurt Kribitz has a background as a printing engineer and a master degree for international...

  • Matthias Tietz
    CEO, Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei, Germany

    Since 2001 Matthias Tietz has been working for Rheinisch Bergische Druckerei GmbH & Co...

  • Alessandro Vento
    CEO, D-Share, Italy
  • Alex Palomo
    IT Director, UNEDISA Group, Spain
  • Alexandra Hardiman
    Executive Director of Mobile Products at The New York Times

    Alexandra Hardiman is Executive Director of Mobile Products at The New York Times.  In...

  • Alon Buberman
    VP Operations, Yedioth Group, Israel

    Mr Buberman is the VP for Operations of Yedioth Group. In his previous position he was the VP...

  • Andreas Kemper
    Senior Editor, Main-Post, Germany
  • Andrew Martin
    Director of Corporate Development, Borrell Associates, Canada

    Based in Toronto, Andrew has worked for more than 25 years in the media sector. He managed the...

  • Angela Cullen
    Bureau Chief Bloomberg News Germany

    Angela Cullen is the Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News in Germany. She joined Bloomberg's...

  • Anne Simon
    Executive Director of Soroptimist International of Europe

    Anne Simon is the Executive Director of Soroptimist International of Europe. Strong of its 100’...

  • Arnd Festerling
    Editor-in-Chief (FR Print), Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
  • Beatrix Beckmann
    Research Manager Materials, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Beatrix Beckmann graduated with an engineering degree from the Technical University Chemnitz...

  • Beatrix Gutmann
    Head of Community and Social Media, WVW-Westdeutsche Verlags- und Werbegesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Bernhard Leicht
    Managing Director, Valecom AG (WRH Marketing Group),Switzerland
  • Caio Túlio Costa
    New Media consultant and advisor to the Brazilian Association of Newspapers, Brazil

    Internet pioneer in Brazil, Caio Túlio Costa  is new media consultant (including advising...

  • Carla Buzasi
    Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post UK and AOL UK

    Carla Buzasi is Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post UK, the UK edition of the biggest news...

  • Carsten Szameitat
    Marketing and Content Partner, M-Days, Germany

    Carsten Szameitat is founder of M-Days - Trade Exhibition and Congress for Mobile Business....

  • Cherilyn Ireton
    Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA

    Cherilyn Ireton heads up the World Editors Forum, the global network for editors within...

  • Christian Röpke
    Managing Director, Zeit Online, Germany

    Christian Röpke is Managing Director of ZEIT ONLINE, the online edition of Germany's largest...

  • Christof Zahneissen
    Chief Product Officer, eZ Systems, Norway
  • Christophe Leyvraz
    Directeur Comptoir Suisse, MCH Beaulieu Lausanne SA, Suisse

    Christophe Leyvraz, marketing and sponsorship specialist, having worked fort he Swiss national...

  • Claudia Trimde
    CEO, Le CITY deluxe Group, Spain

    Claudia Trimde is the CEO of Le CITY deluxe Group in Barcelona, a prestigious and comprehensive...

  • Damien Appetito
    Deputy Manager, Tamedia AG, Switzerland

    Academic formation:

    2000 - 2004: Printing Engineer in the Engineering School Lausanne (...

  • Danny Lein
    CEO, Twipe, Belgium

    Danny Lein is the founder and CEO of Twipe. Twipe offers an innovative digital ...

  • David Heimburger
    Head of Stern eMagazine at Gruner + Jahr, Germany

    David Heimburger is the editorial head of stern eMagazine. The eMagazine is the digital version...

  • Derk Haank
    CEO, Springer Science+Business Media, Germany

    Derk Haank was appointed CEO of Springer Science+Business Media in February 2004.


  • Dirk Cloos
    Grape Media Design, Germany
  • Dirk le Roux
    Managing Director Afrozaar / Baobab Architect, South Africa

    Dirk is a South African tech entrepreneur who has been involved in launching start-ups...

  • Dirk W. Weipert
    Managing Director, TheMediaLab GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Dr. Petrus Pennanen
    CEO, Leiki Ltd., Finland
  • Eric Siereveld
    Vice President, Scoopshot, Finland
  • Frank Schirrmacher
    Co-publisher of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

    Born 1959 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He studied German and English Literature in Heidelberg;...

  • Frank Wolfram
    CTO SYZYGY Group

    Frank Wolfram is CTO at SYZYGY Group since November 2000. SYZYGY is a full-service digital...

  • Gregor Waller
    Principal Associate Consultant, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Gregor Waller provides consulting services to international media businesses for developing...

  • Guy Amos
    CEO and Founder of U:Market Mobile Ltd., Israel
  • Hansjürg Stihl
    Department Manager Newspaper Production, St Galler Tagblatt

    Hansjürg Stihl, Department Manager Newspaper Production

    For over 30 years working for the...

  • Havard Angen Rye
    Head of the Development department, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Norway
  • Ioana Sträter
    Executive Director Publishing & Advertising, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Jacob Mathew
    Former WAN-IFRA President, India

    Jacob Mathew is Executive Editor and Publisher of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications in...

  • Jamie Bill
    Publishing Director of GQ and GQ Style

    Bill started his magazine career at Hearst magazines both working both here and in the US....

  • Jamie Jouning
    Digital Director of Condé Nast UK

    Jamie Jouning is Digital Director of Condé Nast UK. Prior to successfully...

  • Johan Mortelmans
    Digital Innovation Manager, Corelio Publishing, Belgium
  • Johanna Waltersson
    Product Manager Digital Media, Skånemedia, Sweden
  • José Maria Moreno
    Managing Director WAN-IFRA Ibérica, Spain
  • Juan Antonio Giner
    President and Founder of Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK

    Juan Antonio Giner (UK) is the president and founder of INNOVATION Media Consulting Group,...

  • Juan Jose Erd Quintana
    Technical Manager of PRESSPRINT S.L.U. (PRISA Group Company), Spain,

    I start my professional career in Ferag AG (Switzerland) as a laboratory technician for the...

  • Jussi Pekkarinen
    Quality Manager, Alma Manu Oy, Finland

    He works for Alma Manu Ltd which  is the printing and distribution company of Alma Media...

  • Kaj Ritala
    Product Manager for Digital Media, HBL-Hufvudstadsbladet, Finland
  • Kate Collins
    Managing Director, Emerging Platforms & Products, Star Media Group, Canada

    Kate Collins leads a group dedicated to emerging business models, opportunities driven by new...

  • Kristina Bürén
    Research Director WAN-IFRA & Managing Director, WAN-IFRA Nordic, Sweden
  • Lotta Holm
    Research & Development, KSF Media, Finland

    Lotta Holm has worked with media coupled with research since the mid-1990s. Currently, she works...

  • Madhav Chinnappa
    Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google, UK

    Madhav Chinnappa joined Google in August 2010 as Head of Strategic Partnerships to work on...

  • Markus Frank
    City Councillor for Commerce, City of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Martin Belam
    Principal Consultant at Emblem

    Martin Belam is Principal Consultant at Emblem, a...

  • Meinolf Ellers
    Managing Director, dpa infocom, Germany

    Meinolf Ellers has been working for dpa since 1985 and is currently Managing Director of the...

  • Michael Mendoza
    CEO, Lineup Systems, United Kingdom
  • Michael Paulus
    Head of Graphic Services, Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, Germany
  • Miguel Angel Perez Martinez
    Engineering Manager, Heraldo de Aragón Editora S.L.U., Spain

    Dipl. Electronic Engineer , 51 years old.

    Started to work in Heraldo on 1988 for...

  • Mirco Striewski
    Head of Media-Services, WAZ Media Group, Germany
  • Moritz Schwarz
    Senior Consultant, Kirchner + Robrecht management consultants GmbH

    Moritz holds a Diploma degree in Print Plant Management from Munich University of applied...

  • Nicolas Pöschl
    Partner, Sensix GmbH, Germany
  • Niko Ruokosuo
    Founder, Abi Media Network, Finland

    Niko Ruokosuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Scoopshot, the disruptive photo crowd-sourcing...

  • Nils von Heijne
    Pronto Communication, Creative Director, Sweden
    Nils von Heijne is the creative director and partner at one of Europe's leading digital...
  • Norbert Täubl
    Technical Director/Partner, Stopp Production GmbH, Austria
  • Ole Olsen
    CEO, Digital Collections, Germany
  • Pascal Cesari
    Technical Director, Québecor Media Printing, Canada

    Pascal Cesari is the Technical Director of Québecor Media Printing, the printing division of...

  • Paul Huybrechts
    Managing Director, Coldset Printing Partners, Belgium
  • Pedro Madrid
    Corporate Pre-Sales Director, Protecmedia, Germany

    Qualified in IT Computer Science at Universidad Politécnica of Madrid. He started to work in...

  • Philippe Jannet
    Managing director of ePresse Premium, France

    Philippe Jannet is the Managing Director of, the French digital newsstand owned by...

  • Pierre Spilleboudt
    Business technology advisor, Rossel Group, Belgium
  • Raymond McRobbie
    Production Director, DC Thomson, UK

    Raymond McRobbie is Head of Operations for the DC Thomson Newspaper Division, which encompasses...

  • Richard Cheary
    Director Afrozaar, South Africa

    Rich Cheary started his career at Hemisphere Technologies as a Java developer in 2000. He...

  • Rouven Schellenberger
    Editor-in-Chief (Digital), Frankfurter Rundschau / Berliner Zeitung / Dumont Digital

    Rouven Schellenberger started his career at Frankfurter Rundschau in 2007 and went on to become...

  • Rüdiger Hoebel
    Deputy Director Publishing Print, Augsburger Allgemeine, Germany
  • Samer Sabri Abdel Qader
    Director Digital & Prepress, Masar Printing & Publishing, Dubai U.A.E.

    Masar is one of the biggest modern high-tech Commercial and Newspaper printing plants in...

  • Samer Sabri Abdel Qader
    Director Digital & Prepress, Masar Printing & Publishing, Dubai U.A.E.

    Masar is one of the biggest modern high-tech Commercial and Newspaper printing plants in...

  • Sami Ruotsalainen
    VP Sales & Marketing, Conmio, Finland
  • Simone Loesch
    Head of Mobile Marketing, Axel Springer Media Impact, Germany

    First the world, then mobile: Simone Loesch started her professional life working in Singapore...

  • Steffen Krabbenhøft
    Head of Mobile EMEA, MEDIACOM MOBILE, Denmark

    Steffen has been with MediaCom for the past 5 years, first managing Mobile in Scandinavia and...

  • Stephan Garre
    Head of Production, Rheinische Post Verlagsgesellschaft, Germany
  • Stephen Pinches
    Financial Times Group Product Manager - Mobile & Emerging Platforms

    Since 2007, Stephen Pinches heads up product development for the FT's mobile, tablet and other...

  • Steve Nilan
    Vice President Marketing, Digital Technology International, USA
  • Stijn Schuermans
    Product Manager at VisionMobile, UK

    As a Business Analyst, Stijn Schuermans focuses on visualizing and quantifying the business...

  • Stuart Wilkinson
    VP Marketing, eZ Systems, Norway
  • Theo Blanco
    CEO, Riksmedia Sverige AB, Sweden

    Theo is the CEO at Riksmedia Sverige AB, a national sales organisation with offices in Stockholm...

  • Thomas Jacob
    Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA

    As Chief Operating Officer (COO) of WAN-IFRA, Thomas Jacob is responsible for operational...

  • Thomas Schultz-Homberg
    Head of Electronic Media, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

    Before joining FAZ as their Head of Electronic Media, Thomas headed up the Online Business...

  • Tobias Meyerhoff
    Director Product Management Font Management Solutions, Linotype GmbH, Germany
  • Tor Jacobsen
    Managing Director, VG Mobile, Norway

    Tor Jacobsen is CEO of VG Mobile – VGs company for all initiatives on mobile and tablets. ...

  • Torben Lundberg
    CIO, Mecom Group, UK

    Torben Lundberg was appointed Group CIO (Chief Information Officer) in March 2012. Previous to...

  • Torsten Kruse
    Product & Technology Manager, Axel Springer, Germany

    Torsten Kruse started his professional career at the Axel Springer printing plant in Ahrensburg...

  • Ulbe Jelluma
    Marketing Manager, Print Power Europe, Belgium

    Ulbe Jelluma is the Marketing Manager of Print Power Europe, the pan-European, industry-wide...

  • Valérie Arnould
    Business Editor / Content Manager Digital Media events | WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Wolfgang Marzin
    CEO, Messe Frankfurt, Germany
  • Yoshiaki Inaka
    President, Asahi Printech Co.,Ltd., Japan
  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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

  • Michael Steidl
    Managing Director, IPTC, UK

    Michael Steidl oversees the operation of the International Press Telecommunications Council (...

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, Germany

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

World Publishing Expo 2012 (IFRA Expo & Conference)

The leading heads of the newspaper and media world: CEOs, IT Directors, Business Development Directors, Technical Heads and Editors-in-Chief are looking for new business models, innovative technologies that allow new creativity.

More than 8.000 visitors from more than 90 countries are expected to attend end of October at the World Publishing Expo (IFRA Expo & Conference) in Frankfurt.

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Messe Frankfurt
hall 8
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

Opening hours:

29 - 31 October 2012
Monday to Wednesday
9.30 - 18.00 h

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