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More than 500 international media distribution execs gather in Portugal for the 2017 Distripress Congress

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The 2017 Distripress Congress takes place this week at the Estoril Congress Centre in Portugal. The Congress brings together more than 500 delegates from 47 different countries for four days of business interaction and social gatherings. Distripress member companies represent the entire supply chain of magazine and newspaper publishing and distribution.

Distripress managing director Tracy Jones opened the Forum morning welcoming member delegates and guests. A welcome address was delivered by the Deputy Mayor of Cascais, Mr, Miguel Pinto Luz during which he commented on the importance of freedom of press in Portugal and praised Distripress members for their work in continuing to keep press fresh and available in all formats.

Carine Nevejans, Distripress president, summarised the success of the Executive Committee’s three-year term highlighting the clear strategic focus to develop end-to end supply chain member value, embracing both print and digital distribution. Key areas noted included the more efficient management of the Association, improved member communication and a drive to welcome new member companies from across the industry spectrum.

Commenting, Carine Nevejans said ‘Distripress is a unique international body integrating the entire supply chain in the word of print and digital press distribution.’

A programme of presentations focussed on successful multi-platform activity and featured guest speakers: Claire Leost, MD Lagardere Active; Markus Schoeberl, editor-in chief and publisher, PV Digest; Claire Bourdon, VP global marketing, Lagardere Travel Retail and Stephanie Fryling, VP merchandising, Barnes & Noble.

Highlights of the 4th edition of the Distripress Circulation Monitor Report commissioned by Distripress, were delivered by Jim Bilton of Wessenden Marketing. Commenting, Jim Bilton said ‘77 per cent of member companies are seeing structural change. Fifty-five per cent of member publishers have growing or steady international sales.’

The new Executive Committee (EC) for the 2017-20 term were introduced to the members; The EC members represent member publishing companies including: Financial Times; News UK; Key Publishing; Time and Fortune and market leading distributors including: Presstalis, France; Seymour International, UK; AMP, Belgium; IPS Group, Germany; Iberpress, Spain; Betapress, Holland. President, Carine Nevejans, expressed her thanks to the out-going EC for their hard work during a transitional period and commented on the positive impact being seen following the tough commercial decisions taken to future-proof the Association.

James Hewes, new FIPP president and CEO, attended the event in Estoril. 

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