FIPP’s hotly anticipated World Media Congress is about six months away. That means there’s plenty of time to get your ducks in a row and ensure you make the most of an event that brings together speakers, delegates and exhibitors from around the globe. Here are some tips for the best possible conference experience.
Catch an early-bird deal
By booking early you can secure a discounted ticket for Congress, which takes place from 6-8 June in the coastal city of Cascais, on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal. We currently have two offers available. For groups of five people or more the offer ends 1 February. For individuals, the discount runs until 14 February. You can sign up here.
Given that there is a limited number of hotel rooms in the centre of Cascais – and that it’s a popular summer holiday destination – booking your accommodation is crucial as well. You can book a hotel close to the conference venue here.
Keep track of the speakers
The Congress will feature some amazing speakers including Bonnie Kintzer, CEO of TMB (Trusted Media Brands); Jens Mueffelmann, Executive Chairman of Bonnier LLC; Rafat Ali, CEO and Co-founder of Skift; Preethi Nallu, Global Director of Report for the World; and Shirish Kulkarni, Consultant, Innovation and Inclusion, and News Storyteller Researcher at Monnow Media.
Our line-up of experts will share some great insights so it’s important to keep track of live sessions at the conference. If you miss anything we will have recordings of the sessions in an on-demand video library.
You can see a full list of speakers so far confirmed here, and follow us for announcements of more speakers to come.
Network till you drop
There will be many opportunities (both formal and informal) to discuss collaborations and do business deals at the Congress. It is also the ideal event for meeting new people and refreshing and building your professional network.
Networking, then, is a critical component to help you achieve everything you want to in Cascais. See what opportunities are available and consider or even arrange meetings in advance (we will have a meetings booking platform for Congress).
Also make sure you follow up by scheduling time to reconnect post-Congress as part of your planning for the event.
Have an all-round experience
Heading to the Congress with an attitude of all work and no play will mean you miss out on all the wonderful things Cascais has to offer.
So, apart from Congress itself, leave time for add-on experiences, whether that’s walking meetings, booking short excursions with colleagues, or adding on a few days around the event to explore Portugal’s beautiful beaches and mouth-watering cuisine to recharge before returning to the office.