Amsterdam Follows Berlin for World Publishing Expo 2014

By: Press Release | WAN-IFRA

The World Publishing Expo is going back to its roots.

After this year’s event in Berlin, Germany, which is expected to draw more than 300 exhibitors and more than 8,000 visitors from 7 to 9 October, the World Publishing Expo will next year return to Amsterdam, which has hosted the event 16 times in 44 years, more than any other venue.

The World Publishing Expo (IFRA Expo and Conference) will be held from 13 to 15 October 2014, at the Amsterdam RAI exhibition centre, which has invested heavily in infrastructure and optimised exhibitor services.

Amsterdam is one of the world’s most innovative cities and is ranked in the top 10 in the latest Innovation Cities Global Index.“

The decision to hold World Publishing Expo 2014 in Amsterdam will bring new energy to our dialogue with the innovation centres in the media industry, and allow us to tap a great creative ecosystem to engage in a more robust discussion on the future of news publishing,” said Vincent Peyrègne, CEO of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which organises the annual event. “A fundamental mission of WAN-IFRA has always been to connect innovators and media professionals and to support the transformation of the news industry.”

The World Publishing Expo, the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry, brings together suppliers to the industry with its thought leaders and decision makers. In addition to the exhibition, which showcases the latest technologies, the event features 200 speakers sharing their success stories, four Media Port stages focusing on developments in print, workflow efficiency, social-local-mobile and revenue generation, and five strategic conferences focused on future business models.

Full details, including registration and exhibition information, can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/ifraexpo2013

A list of exhibitors for the Expo in Berlin can be found at http://tinyurl.com/pmu9lab

“It is especially pleasing that many important exhibitors from all areas of the news publishing business have already registered for Berlin and Amsterdam as well,” said Ioana Sträter, Executive Director of Exhibitions at WAN-IFRA. “Thanks to them and their customers – and the innovations and best practices they produce – we will be able to offer visitors a comprehensive range of topics, more than ever before.”

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

Inquiries to: Larry Kilman, Deputy CEO and Director of Communications and Public Affairs, WAN-IFRA, 96 bis, rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris France. Tel: +33 1 47 42 85 07. Fax: +33 1 42 78 92 33. Mobile: +33 6 10 28 97 36. E-mail: larry.kilman@wan-ifra.org

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