41st FIPP World Congress to be held in Warsaw

Chris Llewellyn, president and CEO, FIPP, said: “I am delighted that the host city of FIPP’s 41st World Congress will be Warsaw. As it was with Toronto, this will be the first time that Warsaw has hosted the Congress, continuing our aim of going to new and interesting markets. The magazine media industry in Poland has been a great success story over the last 20 years or so, created by an exciting mixture of local and big international groups, and I’m grateful for the support of the Polish Chamber of Press Publishers for their help in bringing the Congress to Warsaw. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the magazine world to come together and share their experiences having as a backdrop a city and a country with such an amazing and fascinating history.”

Jerzy Baczynski, vice-president of The Polish Chamber of Press Publishers and Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Polityka said: “We are very happy that for the first time in its 40 year history the FIPP World Congress will be held in a Central European country. 25 years ago, Poland and other countries from the region joined the democratic world and the free market economy was introduced. Since then, Poland has been extraordinarily successful. Media and the press are a vital part of this success. In Warsaw, we would like to share with our guests not only our pride from our achievements, but also the many questions and challenges facing the media industry. Warsaw has a proud social and cultural heritage, which we’re excited to showcase to the world in 2017.”

For further enquiries about the 41st FIPP World Congress, contact Claire Jones or +44 207 404 4169.

For sponsorship enquiries at the 41st FIPP World Congress, contact John Schlaefli or +44 207 404 4169.

About Izba Wydawców Prasy (Polish Chamber of Press Publishers)

The Chamber of Press Publishers (IWP), established in 1996, is a business self-government organisation of Polish press publishers. IWP has 95 member publishers – of nation-wide and regional newspapers, magazines and periodicals – who jointly pub-lish ca.750 titles, of which 35 are papers distributed daily with circulation of 3.5 million copies, read by more than 10 million readers in Poland.

Its major objectives are:

• To represent business interests of its member entities, within the scope of their publishing operations, especially to state administration and local self-government authorities

• To define and disseminate rules of professional conduct in publishing, and particularly draw up and improve the standards of fair play in business

• To give opinions on draft solutions related to the publishing market, participate in drafting laws in this field, and assess implementation and functioning of legal regulations concerning business operations

• To arrange assistance for members of the Chamber in solving their business-related and organisational problems connected with establishing and running a publishing business

• To conduct promotional activities for the members and help them to establish contacts with Polish and foreign partners.

As a business self-government organisation, the Chamber of Press Publishers represents the interests of publishers to state authorities. Chamber representatives attend the meetings of parliamentary (Sejm and Senate) commissions essential for the publishing environment, they also meet with Government officials. The Chamber helps publishers in their publishing operations through training, consultations, as well as by providing expert opinions on tax issues. The Chamber promotes press readership and advertising in printed media.

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