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Announcement: First speakers for the 41st World Congress

Here are the names of seven of the first speakers confirmed for the 41st FIPP World Congress, taking place from 9-11 October 2017 in London, the United Kingdom.

1. Andria Vidler, CEO, Centaur Media, UK

2. Antonella Mei-Pochtler, senior partner, Boston Consulting Group, Austria

3. Clay Stobaugh, executive VP and chief marketing officer, Wiley, USA

4. Kathleen Saxton, CEO and founder, The Lighthouse Company, UK

5. Nick Ascheim, SVP of digital, NBC News and MSNBC, USA

6. Walter Longo, president, Abril, Brazil

7. Yves Bougon, CEO, Hearst, Japan

In total, 30 speakers are now confirmed for the Congress. Others are from companies such as Bloomberg Media (UK/USA), Ebner Media Group (Germany), Harvard Business Review (USA), Rogers Publishing (Canada), Schibsted (Norway), upday (Poland). See those for whom we have so far received photos and biographies, here.

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Special registration offer

Discounted pre-agenda and delegation (5+ people) registration is now open.

• For FIPP members: £1,290, saving you £700 on the final rate

• For non-members: £1,690, saving you £700 on the final rate

• For delegations: £990, saving you £300 on the final rate

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Why attend:

In a world substantially different from only a few months ago, attending the 41st FIPP World Congress will give you an opportunity to take time out of busy schedules, take stock and reflect and discuss challenges and opportunities with colleagues from around the world – and to enjoy yourself in one of the most iconic and welcoming cities of the world.

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Speaker proposals:

With 30 speakers confirmed and a number of discussions ongoing, speaking slots at the Congress are limited. If you are interested in speaking, send a short proposal along with the name and bio of the suggested speaker to Cobus Heyl, FIPP’s chief content officer and marketing manager, at

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Sponsorship options:

There are a number of innovative marketing solutions available for sponsors wishing to be part of the industry’s flagship global event. Get in touch with John Schlaefli, FIPP’s commercial director, at

General and delegation enquiries:

Get in touch with FIPP’s head of events, Claire Jones at with any general questions or to find out more about our customised packages for delegations of five or more people wishing to attend the 41st FIPP World Congress.

We hope to see you in London in October. 

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