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Draft Congress agenda announced featuring Hearst, Burda, Red Bull and more

Hearst, Burda, Red Bull, Playboy and Trusted Media Brands are the latest speakers to be announced alongside the draft agenda for the FIPP World Media Congress 2019.


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Running over three days and across three stages, this extensive agenda tackles the most pressing challenges and opportunities faced by the global media industry and features speakers from across the globe including Brazil, India, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, the UK and the USA.

The opening day includes presentations from Hearst’s chief content officer, Kate Lewis, who will share her vision for magazine journalism in 2020, Burda’s executive board member, Martin Weiss, who will explain his organisation’s recipe for success, plus attendees will hear more about why independence matters so much to Monocle from CEO, Tyler Brûlé.

Day two brings further insight from leading industry figures. Trusted Media Brands CEO, Bonnie Kintser, will talk about business transformation, Red Bull’s Stephan Hamberger will share more about his organisation’s unique approach to the media business and David Israel, COO and CFO at Playboy will reveal how brand saved this business.

The final day includes Meredith’s Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Parent’s magazine who invites attendees to ‘Meet the Parennials’ – a critical demographic for her publication, Time Magazine’s creative director, D.W. Pine, who will unpack the secrets of a great cover, and Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing who will tackle the challenge of keeping print magazines in the spotlight.

Alongside these presentations are a number of panel discussions that will take a deep dive into the latest developments in AI, privacy and international licensing, plus a series of 100-second pitches, the fastest way to learn about the newest innovations from suppliers to the media industry. The FIPP Strip, home to our sponsors, meetings lounge and networking space, will also feature a demo stage combining technical deep-dives and sponsor insights.

Registration for the FIPP World Media Congress is open now. Early bird tickets are available offering savings of up to USD $825 for FIPP members and $775 for non-members from final delegate rates. View the draft agenda and register before 31 May to benefit from the early bird discounts.

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