Can’t miss reading/listening: Congress speaker Q&As, podcasts and more

Over the last months we have published several speaker Q&As, related stories and podcasts. The stories not only introduce speakers, but are packed with insights and “how to’s” on themes delegates will hear much more about at the World Congress. 

We will be publishing several more stories in coming weeks – so be sure to check back at and regularly. Take a look at the programme (subject to minor changes) as well and register if you haven’t yet (see the latest list of registered companies).

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In the meantime here are the stories we have published in recent months. 

Happy reading/listening!

1. Blue Ant Media: Why the ‘Internet video tsunami’ is a big deal

2. Burda International: Business model innovation: how Burda does it, worldwide

3. Business Insider: See how you might benefit from BI’s plans for growth

4. Cue Ball: This is the future of cross-border publishing

5. Ebner Verlag: De- and reconstructing a media group for positive change

6. Editora Globo: Frederic Kachar: This is how we meet challenges head on

7. Grupo Cerca: How this publisher lost … and then built a Central American giant

8. H&H Media: Why ‘credibility with your tribe’ is crucial in today’s media

9. India Today Group: Aroon Purie on what the future holds

10. Kadokawa Corporation: How Japan’s Kadokawa gears itself for the future

11. L’actualité: Following your audience (even as the flee for sunnier climes)

12. Mondadori / Graziashop: From media to retailer: the Graziashop story

13. Innovation Media Consulting: How to thrive in the new world

14. Lions Festivals: Lions Festivals CEO shares lessons from the Cannes Lions

15. Studio Classroom: Using language to build a media business

16. Tencent / WeChat: 7 questions for Tencent and WeChat’s Wei Nie

17. The Kreisky Media Consultancy: Peter Kreisky on adapting to the new media world order

18. Time Inc.: Joe Ripp: ‘Our identity extends well beyond print’

There’ll be more Q&As in weeks to come from the likes of Axel Springer, Hearst Magazines International, IDG, Immediate Media, National Geographic and more. 

At the Congress, you will also hear from companies and brands such as Adobe, Allrecipes, Annex/Newcom, Atlantic Media, Bauer Media, Blendle, Buzzfeed, Dow Jones, Harper’s BAZAAR, Haymarket Media Group, HuffPost, InStyle, Meredith, Nikkei, Paris Match, Politico, Quartz, PressReader, Rodale, Shutterstock, Say Media, Slate, Unruly, UPM, Vimeo, Vindicia, Zinio, and more.


1. The Congress View from the Top panel

2. The Congress cross-border panel

3. The Congress B2B speakers

4. The Congress moderators/hosts

More introductions to follow in coming weeks…


1. Sanoma/Fashionchick’s Ellen Snijder talks ecommerce and publishing

2. Innovation Media Consulting’s John Wilpers on how culture impacts innovation 

3. The Kreisky Media Consultancy’s Peter Kreisky on transforming media organisations

4. FIPP president and CEO Chris Llewellyn (why you should be at the Congress)

There will be podcasts with Ken Suh of Unruly and Linda Mali of BONA magazine in weeks to come.

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Toronto Insider:

1. A beginner’s guide to Toronto

2. It’s not British, it’s not American … it might just be our national cuisine

3. Take a walk on the wild (or quiet) side

4. From slaughterhouses to warehouses, tequila bars and pizzas to die for

5. Dear Yorkville, how did you get so good?

6. Head downtown. Wait a minute you’re already there

7. Head to the beach and take a walk on the boardwalk

8. Look East: The Distillery District in Toronto

9. What Pan Am visitors to Toronto want you to know

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Some of the things you’ll hear about:

Some of the things you will also hear about at the Congress:

1. From Atlantic Media through to Time Inc: come see for yourself how top companies innovate and transform

2. Find out about media monetisation strategies from around the world

3. Hear how top brands approach content in a social-dominated world

4. 7 media leaders on the future, and what excites them about it

Three other examples of transformation stories to expect at the Congress (note: from earlier, general features), include:

1. How did EMAP transform its business model?

2. How this 200-year old publisher nails mobile (and more)

3. How Meredith built Allrecipes into a digital-to-print, multichannel success

Last but not least:

1. Congress by numbers (as of 14 August 2015)

2. See the latest list of companies that will be at the Congress

3. 7 business leaders: why we’re looking forward to the Congress

4. Peter Kreisky on why you should be in Toronto

5. Why Canada?

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The FIPP World Congress takes place from 13-15 October 2015 in Toronto, Canada. It includes the Worldwide Media Marketplace on 13 October and FIPP Mobile and FIPP Innovation on 14 and 15 October.

Near 80 speakers from around the world will be on stage at the Congress.

Join them in Toronto.

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