FIPP Insider Budapest

FIPP Insider Budapest


FIPP Insider events are FREE half-day programmes designed to facilitate knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities within and between national media markets around the world.


This September, we’ll meet you in Budapest – the Queen of Danube. Magazine publishing in Budapest – and Hungary in general – has a rich and dynamic history and we look forward to exploring its adaptability and resilience in the ever-changing media landscape.

Address: The Párisi Passage, 1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 10. – Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest


Thursday, 21st September 2023; 2pm – 5pm CET


Kinga Incze is a media expert, former media agency executive, and a strong advocate of innovation and women leaders’ empowerment. She’s the co-founder of The Advertising Space: Handbook of Effective Planning & Buying, and the founder of a cross-media intelligence tool Whitereport. Based in Budapest, she runs her Hungarian media business intelligence and consulting company, as well as their UK company that owns and operates a global vertical social platform, This is a global B2B social network with a mission to create human professional connections in the digital space so knowledge and money flow globally.

Abi Spooner is Strategy Partner at Atlas, specialising in customer behavioural data analysis, forecasting, and planning, alongside delivering specialist subscriptions marketing training. Atlas, launched in 2022, is a strategic growth consultancy for publishers and the wider recurring revenues industry, delivering data-informed, customer-centric, and real-world solutions.

Abi worked as Customer Strategy Officer at Dennis and Future, and Chief Customer Officer at Dennis, where she created profitable customer-first strategies to drive acquisition, efficiency, and yield across The Week globally. She also launched and grew The Week Junior UK and US as well as driving strategy for over 120 brands.

A highly skilled data storyteller, Abi makes complex analysis accessible and understood, from the board room to the marketing teams and wider business. She is at her happiest creating LTV models and believes creativity really can (and probably should) start with a spreadsheet.

Tibor Kovács is the CEO of Ringier Hungary Ltd., one of the leading media companies in Hungary. Ringier publishes well-known, high-reach media brands that includes news site and Blikk daily newspaper, Glamour magazine, Kiskegyed weekly,, GEO, AutoBild Hungary, Egészsé, Since 2011, Tibor has been the president of the Hungarian Newspaper Publishers’ Association (MLE). He is one of the key players of the Hungarian media industry for almost 25 years.

Tímea Lipták has been involved in magazine publishing for more than 25 years and has been an active member of domestic industry organizations for seven years.

As the head of the Central magazine division, she is responsible for the portfolio’s print and digital product development, financial results, magazine distribution and production strategy.

As chairman of the Supervisory Board of NOK and as a board member of Repropress she supports the cooperation of publishers in promoting magazine reading.

She participated in the market introduction of several key brands, including the launch of Marie Claire, Story and the paid digital content of In recent years, her magazine portfolio supports socially important issues such as women’s equality, protection of children’s rights and environmental protection with numerous campaigns.

She considers it is very important to support the production and delivery of authentic and independent content to readers and advertisers.

Having held various positions in his 12-year stint at the BBC, James Hewes was part of the team that sold the business to private equity in November 2011. He was then Publishing Director for Top Gear, Good Food, Easy Cook, and Lonely Planet Magazine and a Director of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions.
He spent five years in Dubai, running Gulf News Publishing, and responsible for more than 30 product areas. He launched the group’s first consumer brand in Arabic – wheels Arabic.
Appointed President & CEO of FIPP in September 2017, he joined from The Art Newspaper, having been Interim CEO since December 2016.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board at Dojoko, an education-focused start-up and a member of Oxford Brookes University’s Journalism Advisory Board.

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