With deadline day looming, three motivations to consider, now

If you have not registered yet, the opportunity to take advantage of the our early bird discount offer, which will save you 100s of pounds on the standard rate, is fast diminishing – the early bird offer ends in only seven days, on 15 May.

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Of course we do not expect you to make your decision based on price alone, so below is what to expect from your FIPP World Congress experience, grouped into three distinct motivations or reasons to attend:

  1. Programme (more about what you will hear, learn and be able to take away)
  2. Speakers (more about who you will hear from, where they are from, and the brand stories they will tell)
  3. Interaction (the opportunities to meet international colleagues, build contacts, relationships and even friendships – and have a some fun, too)

Motivation #1: Programme

The top-notch programme will provide you with the chance to take stock of forces impacting the industry, find out how companies are dealing with challenges and opportunities around the world and get crucial “how to” and “game-changing” insights to implement back home.

Speakers’ stories will address a range of topics, with underlying industry themes (such as multi-platform models, social, mobile and video; community, content and commerce; innovation, culture and more) woven in throughout the programme. Some of the session headlines include:


  • Transforming an industry giant
  • Healthy transformation: Using innovation to turn a 70-year old publisher into a new lifestyle company
  • Transforming a 200-year old publisher to become a mobile first powerhouse
  • What happens when magazines, games and video collide


  • How to monetise the “watch first, mobile” generation (at the intersection of native advertising, mobile and video)
  • As sales operations for today, and tomorrow


  • How to hit the sweet spot between community, content and commerce
  • Customer satisfaction and how to move your audience beyond subscribers


  • The role of the editor: what’s changed and what’s next?
  • Building a 24-hour global content generator to feed a portfolio of worldwide, mobile-first brands

Audience development:

  • Following audiences to wherever they are, engaging and meeting their changing demands
  • Building mobile communities, internationally

B2B and special interest verticals:

  • The B2B transformation journey continues in full swing, to great effect
  • Why publishers targeting verticals are upbeat about the future – irrespective of geographical market type

International business

  • The changing nature of cross-border business (it’s not in the future, it’s the here and now)


  • Case studies across a range of topics, from content through to advertising and events, data developments and of course mobile, social and video

So far, speakers for 34 sessions out of at least 46 sessions in the overall programme have been formally confirmed. A preliminary programme with more information will be revealed very soon!

Motivation #2: Speakers

More than 40 speakers have already agreed to share their stories at the Congress. They include:

  • More than 20 CEOs, presidents and managing directors
  • A chief media officer, a chief operating officer and a chief customer officer
  • Founders and co-founders
  • Editors-in-chief, editors and content managers
  • Publishers, business development and international managers
  • Digital managers, a head of new media and ecommerce, a VP of digital content and audience development, and a communities operations director, and more

They are all experts in their fields, many of them with a global perspective on business, but from distinctly different geographical markets (13 countries so far, and counting). They represent (and will tell delegates stories about) brands such as:

  • BONA magazine (Caxton), South Africa; Blue Ant Media & Cottage Life, Canada; Burda International, Germany and Brazil; 
  • Business Insider, USA; Cannes Lions Festivals, UK; Dow Jones, USA; Ebner Verlag and WatchTime, Germany and USA; Fashionchick (Sanoma Storefronts), The Netherlands; Grazia Shop (Mondadori), Italy; 
  • Haymarket Media Group, UK; Hearst Magazines, USA; House & Home Media, Canada; Huffington Post, USA;
  • IDG, USA; Immediate Media, UK; Kadokawa Corporation, Japan; L’actualité, Canada; National Geographic Society, USA; Nikkei Business Publications, Japan; PPA, UK;
  • Politico, USA; Reader’s Digest/Sélection Canada, Canada; Rodale, USA; Spacing, Canada; Tencent (WeChat), China; Time Inc., USA and UK; Unruly, UK and USA; VDZ, Germany
  • With more to come…

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

Motivation #3: Interaction

It is not often that the world’s leading magazine media executives and peers from related industries come together in one place, at one time. Your Congress experience will be incomplete without us creating opportunities for delegates to engage. So far, and this number will go up, delegates from 31 countries (across every continent in the world!) have already registered to attend.

Apart from networking opportunities during breaks in the speaker programme, there will be several social opportunities for Congress delegates to relax and engage socially (and this is often at these social events where friendships are cemented). 

And for those staying on in Canada for a day or two after the Congress, we have additionally organised tours to the Niagara Falls on the 16th, the day after the Congress.

Click here for more on the social events and the tours (also see options for your spouses/partners should you be bringing them along to Toronto).

As Peter Kreisky, chairman of The Kreisky Media Consultancy and a keynote speaker at the Congress, said in an interview published on the Congress website earlier this week:

“The (Congress) audience is just so diverse. The fact that the Congress moves around and is such a global event, makes for a truly international audience and a chance to meet people you would not otherwise meet” and “The opportunity to hear from the best in the business is obviously really great. The calibre of speakers is fantastic and it seems to get better every year. But personally I find the networking opportunity invaluable. The chance to talk to people one-to-one at the social events and the breaks is fantastic for me. Everyone is very accessible and I think that’s down to the format.”

The FIPP World Congress will offer you an unforgettable experience, from a professional and personal perspective.

If you want to join some 700-800 other executives in Toronto from 13-15 October 2015, and save on your delegate tickets, book now before our Early Bird discount offer ends on 15 May. It is only days away. 

(If you are considering to send a delegation of 5 or more people to the Congress, get in touch with Claire Jones and/or Natalie Butcher for more information on delegation discounts).

Customise your booking

The FIPP World Congress is in fact you four-in-one events, with: 

  • The Worldwide Media Marketplace on 13 October;
  • The main Congress programme on 14 and 15 October;
  • The DNF (community, content and commerce across platforms) on the 14 October, running as a specialist stream alongside some Congress sessions on Day 1; and
  • The Innovation Forum on 15 October, also specialist stream running alongside some Congress sessions

Your booking options are:

  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

Remember, to take advantage of our Early Bird discount offer, you should book now, before the offer ends in only a few days’ time on 15 May.

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