While WAN-IFRA and FIPP have always maintained constructive relationships, the cooperation agreement represents a concrete effort to work closer together to the benefit of their respective members.
Newspaper and magazine media companies face many similar challenges today, including:
- Transforming legacy media businesses to compete in a digital world
- Developing multi-platform strategies and new business models
- Creating innovative ways of telling stories, producing content and distributing and sharing such content in cost-effective ways
- Dealing with challenges and opportunities presented by powerful platforms such as Google and Facebook
As one of the owners of Publishing Exhibition, WAN-IFRA is hosting the IFRA World Publishing Expo and DCX Digital Content Expo in Berlin from 9 – 11 October 2018. Both sides of the production process of newspapers and magazines come together at the dual exhibition – the print production via paper and ink up to mailroom technology as well as the production of digital media via editorial systems and a wide range of different software programs, up to Artificial Intelligence.
The cooperation agreement will see FIPP participate in the conference programme, as well promote the event to its membership base around the world.
Newspapers and magazines move closer together
Vincent Peyregne, CEO of WAN-IFRA, said, “Newspaper and magazine publishers are faced with similar business and technological challenges for which they use the same solutions in the areas of software, hardware, materials and production and workflow systems. I am pleased that we cooperate with our friends from the World Magazine Association FIPP at the exhibitions for the first time. We need to join forces together to address collectively the future challenges of the publishing industry.”
James Hewes, CEO of FIPP, commented, “FIPP is delighted to be working with WAN-IFRA and Publishing Exhibition on the IFRA World Publishing Expo and DCX Digital Content Expo. This is the most exciting – but also most disruptive – time to be working in the publishing industry, making it more vital than ever that industry bodies work closely together to help our members take advantage of all the opportunities open to them. I’m sure this will only be the start of our collaboration and I look forward to working with our friends at WAN-IFRA on further projects in the near future.”
More information and tickets at ifra-dcx.com.
FIPP – the network for global media, represents content-rich companies or individuals involved in the creation, publishing or sharing of quality content to audiences of interest. FIPP exists to help its members develop better strategies and build better businesses by identifying and communicating emerging trends, sharing knowledge, and improving skills, worldwide. FIPP has more than 500 member companies, which includes 30 national associations, more than 350 media owners and more than 80 service providers to the industry and associated organisations, in more than 60 countries. FIPP represents more than 5,000 titles, which include almost all of the world’s leading magazine media brands.
About IFRA – DCX
Since 1970, IFRA World Publishing Expo is the must attend annual event for newspaper and news media executives. Exhibitors at IFRA World Publishing Expo include innovative suppliers to the publishing industry who will present solutions and products that help boost efficiency, lower costs and increase the margins. At the Expo, there will be several presentations on key trends and experts discussing the hottest topics in news publishing. The new DCX Digital Content Expo that will be held concurrently with IFRA World Publishing Expo, presents ideas and solutions for creation of all form of content and distribution over mobile, social, online and new emerging digital platforms.
The combination of an international market place and a high-quality congress programme makes IFRA and DCX the place to be for media companies and digital publishers.
About the organisers
WAN-IFRA is the World Association of Newspapers and News Media. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites as well as more than 3000 news publishing companies in 120 countries. WAN-IFRA’s mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity, and help independent news publishing companies to succeed in their transformation process, increase their business, and perform their crucial role in open societies. WAN-IFRA offers its members a broad spectrum of specialised events, publications and research reports. It is also the worldwide platform for ideas, information and experience. As a joint venture of WAN-IFRA and børding Holding GmbH (børding messe), Publishing Exhibition GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the organisation and the fair development of IFRA / DCX.
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