FIPP announces launch of Insider event series in local markets

FIPP Insider will combine a select group of world-class speakers, sharing lessons from around the world, with the best speakers from the local region. Each event will also create the opportunity to mingle and network with peers from across the media industry.

In a first for FIPP, attending FIPP Insider will be free. However, to ensure a quality, intimate experience delegates will be qualified to those in the media and related sectors such as technology. Running from around mid-morning to mid-afternoon, it is an opportunity to sample the best of what FIPP events have to offer without leaving the office for much more than half the day at a time.

Said James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP, “We are delighted to be launching FIPP Insider, an exciting new series of events that will enable even more people to experience the fantastic speakers and world-class networking that our hundreds of member companies benefit from every year. Each event will feature a world-class line-up of speakers and opportunities to meet people from across the industry in your region.” 


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The first FIPP Insider will take place in Helsinki, Finland on 15 March this year with more locations to be announced in due course.

According to Hewes, “Finland is fast becoming a hotbed of new and innovative media businesses, from traditional publishers transforming their businesses into multi-platform powerhouses to dynamic start-ups bringing new ideas to the market. 

“We hope that media industry professionals from across Scandinavia will join us in Helsinki on March 15th to experience the best that FIPP has to offer. There’s even the chance to stay on in the evening and join the Finnish publishing industry as they announce their annual Awards. We look forward to seeing you there”

You can apply and see more information for FIPP Insider Helsinki here.

FIPP Insider Helsinki will be sponsored by UPM, the Biofore Company, adding to its long-standing support of FIPP and the industry with initiatives including FIPP World Congress and FIPP/UPM Rising Star Awards.

“At UPM, we believe in the future where paper and digital channels complement each other. We are delighted to invite media publishing influencers to our headquarters, the Biofore House, in Helsinki on March 15th. We are looking forward to strengthening our cooperation with the industry and are glad to join our forces with FIPP,” says Ruud van den Berg, Senior Vice President Magazines, Merchants and Office (MM&O), UPM Paper ENA.


About FIPP

Established in 1925, FIPP is the network for global media, aimed at helping its member organisations build better businesses through the exchange of intelligence and creation of networking opportunities. FIPP members include the likes of Aller Media, Axel Springer, Condé Nast International, Forbes, Haymarket, Hearst Magazines, Hubert Burda Media, Meredith Corp., National Geographic Partners, The Economist, and more – some 500 organisations in 50 countries around the world.


About UPM Paper ENA

UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) is the world’s leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising and publishing as well as home and office uses. The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers’ businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 8,000 people. More about UPM Paper ENA and its products at


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