World Association of News Publishers

64th World Newspaper Congress - 19th World Editors Forum


Kiev 2012, 2-5 September 2012


64th World Newspaper Congress - 19th World Editors Forum

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  • 02 Sep 2012 - 05 Sep 2012


EUR 1,190 + VAT

EUR 1,890 + VAT

Online registration is closed. Please register on-site in Kiev.

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Shaping the Future of the Newspaper

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Your ticket to Kiev:

1 ticket - 4 events - 1000 ideas

1. Discover innovative business models for the newspaper of tomorrow at the 64th World Newspaper Congress.



2. Newsroom experts from all over the world sharing their success stories at the 19th World Editors Forum.



3. Experience the Ukrainian culture and discuss the hot topics of the industry with your colleagues at the social events.



4. Learn about the latest technical developments at the Info Services Expo.



Register now and benefit 4 times!


  • Aldo van Weezel
    Business Development Consultant, Latin America, ppi Media US, Chile

    Aldo van Weezel is a newspaper business consultant and the representative of German software...


  • Adonis Durado
    Design Director, Muscat Press and Publishing House, Oman

    Adonis Durado is the Design Director of Muscat Press and Publishing House, publisher of two...

  • Aldo van Weezel
    Business Development Consultant, Latin America, ppi Media US, Chile

    Aldo van Weezel is a newspaper business consultant and the representative of German software...

  • Alexander Vlasenko
    Head of programmes and projects, "Modern Education" division, Rinat Akhmetov Foundation "Development of Ukraine", Ukraine

    Alexander Vlasenko is Programme Manager for contemporary education programme, Rinat Akhmetov...

  • Amandeep Singh Khurana
    COO Madison Media Plus, New Delhi, India

    One of the largest media companies in India. He is based in New Delhi and completed masters from...

  • Andrew Moger
    Executive Director, News Media Coalition, UK

    Andrew Moger is a founder and Executive Director of the News Media Coalition and since its...

  • Anette Novak
    CEO, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Sweden (Moderator)
    CEO, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, a research institute that conduct applied research on world...
  • Anna Kirah
    Senior Design and Innovation Anthropologist, Steria AS, Norway
  • Anne Nelson
    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, USA

    Anne Nelson is a widely-published expert in international media development.  


  • Annelies van den Belt
    CEO, SUP, Russia

    Annelies van den Belt has been the Chief Executive of SUP Media since 2008. Annelies came to SUP...

  • Bill McDonald
    President & Publisher Metro English Canada

    Bill has spent over 20 years in the media industry, the past 15 in a series of leadership...

  • Boris Lozhkin
    President, UMH Group, Ukraine

    Boris Lozhkin has managed media business for over 20 years. He is one of the best managers in...

  • Brian Bonner
    Chief Editor, Kyiv Post, Ukraine

    Brian Bonner is fighting for an independent press in the Ukraine. He is a journalist...

  • Carlos Fernando Lindenberg Neto
    CEO, Rede Gazeta, Brazil

    Carlos joined Rede Gazeta in 1988 primarily managing the radio business unit, but soon started...

  • Cathy Ma
    Independant Consultant

    Cathy speaks internationally on social media strategy and audience development.  As an...

  • Christoph Keese
    Head of Public Relations, Axel Springer, Germany

    Christoph Keese, born 1964, is Group Managing Director Public Affairs of the Axel Springer...

  • Claire Boonstra
    Co-Founder and Business Development Director of Layar, The Netherlands

    Claire Boonstra is co-founder of Layar. She holds an MSc in Civil Engineering, (TUDelft), worked...

  • Constantine Kamaras
    Vice Chairman, 24 Media, Greece

    Constantine Kamaras is Vice Chairman of 24 Media, Greece’s leading Digital Media Group both in...

  • Denis Voronkov
    General Director, Argumenti i Fakti Publishing House, Russia
  • Dr. Aralynn McMane
    Executive Director, Youth Engagement and News Literacy, WAN-IFRA

    Based at the Paris headquarters of WAN-IFRA, the young readership development division strives...

  • Dr. Dietmar Schantin
    Founder and MD Institute for Media Strategies, U.K. and Austria

    Dr. Dietmar Schantin is known in the media industry as the innovator of a series of modern...

  • Eamonn Byrne
    Business Director, The Byrne Partnership Ltd, UK

    Eamonn Byrne progressed through the advertising & commercial departments of prestigious...

  • Earl Wilkinson
    Executive Director and CEO of International Newsmedia Marketing Association (INMA), USA

    Earl J. Wilkinson is executive director and CEO of International Newsmedia Marketing Association...

  • Eduardo Smith
    Vice President, Grupo RBS, Brasilien

    Eduardo Smith is vice-president of Grupo RBS in the state of Santa Catarina since 2010. He holds...

  • Ekаtеrinа Lаpshinа
    Dirеctоr of Mеdiа Вusinеss Dеvеlopmеnt SCM, head of supervisory board of Segodnya Multimedia PJSC, Ukraine
  • Eugene Abov
    Vice President, GIPP - Guild of Press Publishers, Russia
  • Florian Bauer
    Member of the Board and Founder, Vocatus AG, Germany

    Florian Bauer studied Psychology and Economics at the Technical University in Darmstadt, at MIT...

  • Ganna Bezliudna
    Director of External Relations and Communications Group DF International and Vice-President of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Geoff Tan
    Senior Vice President, Head - Strategic Marketing, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore

    In his 27 years at SPH, Geoff has worked across 4 portfolios. His contribution involved...

  • Greg Hywood
    Chief Executive and Managing Director, Fairfax Media Limited, Australia

    Mr Hywood has enjoyed a long career in the media and government. A Walkley Award winning...

  • Gregory Kunis
    Managing Director, Moi Rayon, Russia

    Gregory Kunis has extensive experience in newspaper publishing in both start-up projects and day...

  • Gwen Lister
    Executive Director, The Namibian

    Gwen Lister commenced her journalism career in 1975 at the height of South African apartheid...

  • Jacek Utko
    Design Director, Bonnier Business Press (BBP), Poland

    Jacek is the award-winning design director for Swedish company BBP, which publishes newspapers...

  • Jacob A. Møller
    Head of Merger & Acquisition, Schibsted, Norway

    Jacob Moller has been with Schibsted Media Group since 2006 and currently holds the position as...

  • Jacob Mathew
    Former WAN-IFRA President, India

    Jacob Mathew is Executive Editor and Publisher of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications in...

  • John Cruickshank
    CEO, Toronto Star, Canada

    John Cruickshank is the Publisher of the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and President...

  • John Filippakis
    Publisher, Democratic Press S.A., Greece

    Though he launched 'DIMOKRATIA' barely two years ago, John Filippakis has been active in greek...

  • Jon Henley
    Features writer, the Guardian, UK

    Jon Henley is a feature writer on The Guardian. In a 20-year career with the paper, he has lived...

  • Juanita Leon
    Founder and Director, La Silla Vacía, Colombia

    Juanita Leon is the director of La Silla Vacía, a Colombian online-only newspaper. She studied...

  • Laura Evans
    Head of Audience Insight & Analytics, DowJones, USA

    Laura Evans has recently taken the position, Head of Audience Insight & Antalytics at Dow...

  • Leonid Tsodikov
    Head of UMH MediaLab, ex-CEO of Segodnya Multimedia, ex-President of UAPP, Ukraine
  • Leonyd Bershidsky
    Consulting Editor, Ukrainian Media Holding (UMH), Ukraine

    Since January 2012 Leonid Bershidsky is the Consulting Editor of the Ukrainian Media Holding in...

  • Mark Challinor
    Consultant and Vice President, INMA

    Mark is a consultant specialising in engagement strategy (particularly the digital:...

  • Mark Little
    Founder and CEO, Storyful, UK

    Mark Little is the founder and CEO of Storyful, a news agency for the social media age. He has...

  • Martin Jönsson
    Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden

    Martin Jönsson leads the daily operations at Svenska Dagbladet, a leading quality daily in...

  • Maxim Melnikov
    CEO, Media 3, Russia

    Maxim Melnikov was appointed CEO of Media 3 in 2010. Prior to that, he held top management...

  • Michael Golden
    Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company and former Publisher of the IHT, USA

    Michael Golden was appointed vice chairman of The New York Times Company in October 1997. ...

  • Miguel Forbes
    President of Television and Licensing, Forbes, USA

    Miguel R. Forbes is Forbes President of Television and Licensing.  He was appointed to his...

  • Mikael Pentikäinen
    Senior Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

    Mikael Pentikäinen is the Senior Editor-in-Chief of Helsingin Sanomat, the largest daily...

  • Mohamad K. Alayyan
    Publisher & Chairman, United Jordan Press, Jordan

    Mohamed Alayyan is the publisher and CEO of Al Ghad newspaper; Jordan’s most   ...

  • Morten Henriksen
    General Manager, Publish Lab AS, Norway

    Morton Henriksen worked in the Berner Group for 2,5 years as Consultant, CIO and General Manager...

  • Mykola Siruk
    Editor of Foreign & Information Department, Den, Ukrainian Press Group, Ukraine

    Mykola Siruk has been the editor of the Foreign and Information Department of Den, a Ukrainian...

  • Nico Drok
    Professor Media & Civil Society, Windesheim University of Applied Science, Netherlands

    Drs. Nico Drok is Professor Media & Civil Society at the Media Research...

  • Oksana Bogdanova
    Editor-in-Chief, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Ukraine

    Oksana Bogdanova has been Editor-in-Chief for the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine...

  • Olga Freimut
    Ukrainian journalist, model and TV presenter for the morning show, Pidyom! (Wake-up!)
  • Rainer Esser
    CEO, DIE ZEIT, Germany

    1975–77 Trainee with Deutsche Bank AG in Hanover. 1977–82 Law Studies in Munich and Geneva....

  • Riyaad Minty
    Head of Social Media, Al Jazeera Media Network, Qatar

    Riyaad Minty leads the Al Jazeera Media Network’s Social Media initiatives. As part of...

  • Rod Banner
    Founder, Banner Corporation, UK

    Rod founded IT marketing company Banner Corporation in 1984 and left it in 2009. It had grown...

  • Santiago Alonso-Lord
    Director of Product Management – Engagement, The New York Times, USA

    Santiago Alonso-Lord is Director of Product Management at The New York Times.

    He focuses...

  • Simon Regan-Edwards
    Head of Technology, The Times & The Sunday Times, UK

    Simon has worked in the newspaper and magazine industry since the mid-1980s ‑ publishing with a...

  • Stephen Pritchard
    President, Organization of News Ombudsmen Readers’ Editor, The Observer, UK

    Stephen Pritchard is serving his second term as President of the Organization of News Ombudsmen...

  • Tanya Khandurova
    Business Development Director, comScore, Russia
  • Thibaut Potdevin
    Commercial Manager, Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Ukraine
  • Tor Jacobsen
    Managing Director, VG Mobile, Norway

    Tor Jacobsen is CEO of VG Mobile – VGs company for all initiatives on mobile and tablets. ...

  • Travor Ncube
    Deputy Executive Chairman, Mail & Guardian, South Africa

    Travor Ncube is Chairman of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) (Zimbabwe) a company he confounded 14...

  • Vicent Partal
    Founder and Director,, Spain

    Vicent Partal is the Founder and Director of, the main Catalan-language newspaper....

  • Vidar Herre
    Photojournalist, Hordaland, Norway

    Vidar Herre has been working at „Hordaland“ for 22 years. For many years he has been working...

  • Viktor Yanukovych
    President of Ukraine
  • Viktoria Siumar
    Executive director Institute of Mass Information, Ukraine
  • Vladimir Sungorkin
    Editor-in-Chief and General Director, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia

    Vladimir Nikolaevich Sungorkin has been the General Director and Chief Editor of Komsomolskaya...

  • William Pike
    CEO, The Star Publications, Kenya

    William Pike was editor and managing director of the New Vision in Uganda for 21 years. With...

  • Guy Berger
    Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Paris, France

    Guy has many years of experience in the African media and headed the School of Journalism &...

  • Erik Bjerager
    Second Vice President World Editors Forum, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark

    In February 2011, Erik Bjerager, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of the Danish national...

  • David Boardman
    Dean of Media and Communications, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

    David Boardman is Dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in...

  • Tomas Brunegård
    President, WAN-IFRA, Sweden

    Tomas Brunegård is the President of WAN-IFRA and former Chairman of the Board of Sweden's...

  • Olga Ivanova
    Deputy Publisher, New Media Projects Director, Russia Beyond The Healines published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta

    Olga Ivanova is the Deputy Publisher, Marketing Director of Russia Beyond the Headlines and...

  • Larry Kilman
    Secretary General, WAN-IFRA, France

    Larry Kilman is the Paris-based Secretary General for the World Association of Newspapers and...

  • Raju Narisetti
    Senior Vice President & Deputy Head of Strategy, News Corp, USA

    A digital media executive with a measurable track record in creating, rethinking and managing...

  • George Nimeh
    Chief Digital Officer, KURIER, Austria

    George Nimeh is the Chief Digital Officer at KURIER, a leading Austrian media company. He leads...

  • Juan Señor
    Partner, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK

    Juan Señor is a Partner at Innovation Media Consulting Group based in London. He is also a...

  • John Wilpers
    Director and Consultant, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK

    John Wilpers has been helping media companies merge the old and new since 1996 when he...

  • Anabel Hernández
    Mexican journalist, writer and the 2012 laureate of the WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom

    In her early days starting out as a journalist at Reforma in 1993, Anabel worked local news...

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, Germany

    Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO and Executive Director, Global Events, based in Frankfurt...

64th World Newspaper Congress - 19th World Editors Forum

The World Newspaper Congress/World Editors Forum 2011 - What our participants say:

Agnès Callamard, UK:
“The World Newspaper Congress/World Editors Forum 2011 gave me much food for thought and many opportunities to reflect on the state of press freedom and the media industry. I also really appreciated meeting with experts, journalists and editors and engage on a range of exciting and topical issues. Great work!”

Ananda Azaru, Indonesia:
“In these challenging times for newspaper business, it is very important to keep up to date with the world's situation. World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum allowed me to pay attention to the changes in the industry, to be inspired to create new ideas for the immediate future.”

Sharon Samushonga, Zimbabwe:
“It is an eye opener and a place to network and meet people with solutions to your problems. It avoids reinventing the wheel. It is a must for people in the newspaper industry.” 

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