Not registered for the FIPP World Congress? Here’s why you should be there.

Once the early bird rate expires, tickets for the FIPP World Congress will become increasingly more expensive, but by acting now you still have the opportunity to save on the final rate.

More than 250 people have so far registered, saving them and/or their companies at least hundreds of pounds, even more if they booked a delegation (i.e. 5 or more people).

Here is the thing about the FIPP World Congress

A global audience, together in one place, at a given time.

As an international network, our events bring together people from around the world – speakers, exhibitors, organisers and last but not least delegates. It is about the global industry (and related industries) getting together in once place, at a given time to meet face to face – a luxury that rarely comes around.

Typical delegates include executive decision-makers, but many companies also see the Congress as an opportunity for their rising stars to gain exposure, learn and build international contacts.

Outside of the formal programme, people socialise, formally network and even do business. It really happens.

A programme designed to evoke deep thinking

With media lines becoming increasingly blurred, the FIPP Congress programme includes expert speakers from within and outside the magazine media industry.

Many of the speakers will challenge conventions and make you think deeply about your business. With competition today taking place in many places and across various levels, you often have to look outside your immediate environments to find, if not complete answers, then at least ideas to act upon.

The Congress programme will focus on three broad themes:

  • Industry innovation and transformation
  • Enterprise innovation and transformation
  • Brand innovation and transformation

Think companies and brands such as:

  • Time Inc., Hearst Magazines, National Geographic Society, WeChat (Tencent Corporation), Politico, Mondadori, Sanoma, Kadokawa Corporation, Huffington Post, Rodale, Immediate Media, Ebner Verlag, Dow Jones, Sanoma, Unruly, Burda, Caxton, Canadian success such House & Home, Blue Ant Media and Cottage Life, Spacing, L’actualité and RD/Sélection Canada, with many more to come, including a surprise or five

Think topics such as:

  • Transformation of multi-national companies, local companies and brands to compete in today’s media world; how to achieve multi-platform (or omni-channel, depending on your preference of words) success; content, advertising and commerce across mobile platforms; and transforming print brands into mobile first brands; understanding developments at the intersection of video, social and native advertising; building brands to span international borders (so much easier today thanks to the Internet); predictive analysis and audience development, following audiences across platforms to wherever they are; audience measurement across platforms, and how magazine media’s digital audience’s stack up; the top innovations in the magazine media world today, to name but a few.

A first, detailed version of the programme will be launched publicly soon. In the meantime, you can see a preliminary outline here (note: the new programme already includes a number of exciting updates).

Speakers with something real to talk say

More than 50 speakers will share insights at the Congress, which includes the DNF (content on the move) and Innovation Forum streams. With more than 30 already confirmed, the programme include speakers such as:

  • Joe Ripp, chairman and CEO, Time Inc., USA
  • Declan Moore, chief media officer, National Geographic Society, USA
  • Kevin Costello, group CEO, Haymarket Media, UK
  • Lynda Reeves, president and publisher, House & Home, Canada
  • Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, Kadokawa Corporation, Japan
  • John Harris, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Politico, USA
  • Wei Nie, WeChat (Tencent Corporation), China
  • Scott Schulman, president, Rodale, USA
  • Katie Vanneck-Smith, chief customer officer and global MD international, Dow Jones, USA
  • Michael MacMillan, CEO, Blue Ant Media, Canada
  • Al Zikovitz, CEO, Cottage Life Media, Canada
  • Ellen Snijders, founder and brand and strategy director, Fashionchick, Sanoma Storefronts, The Netherlands
  • Koda Wang, COO, Huffington Post, USA
  • Melinda Lee, VP: digital content and audience development, Hearst Magazines International, USA

See photos and biographies of speakers, where so far made available, here.

Four-in-one events

What’s more, this year’s FIPP World Congress in fact offers you four-in-one events, with the Worldwide Media Marketplace on 13 October, the Digital Newsstand Forum on 14 October and the Innovation Forum on 15 October – the latter two running as streams in the main Congress programme. This allows you to customise the experience to your particular needs, making use of one of three booking options available.

  1. All inclusive Congress ticket, which also gives you access to all of the above (WMM, the main Congress programme, DNF and Innovation Forum)
  2. Congress only, which gives you access to the main Congress programme, DNF and Innovation Forum
  3. WMM only, which gives you access to WMM and DNF

Register today to save hundreds of pounds, if not more

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