World News Media Congress and World Editors Forum 7 to 9 June


After successful events in Bangkok, Turin, Washington DC and last year, Cartagena, World News Media Congress and World Editors Forum returns to Durban, South Africa this 7 to 9 June. The port city, with its golden mile of sandy beaches, is home to some of the country’s main news brands. It also has important historical credentials, among others, this is where Mahatma Gandhi worked as a journalist and editor at the turn of the 20th century.

Among the speakers at the forum are Joe Muganda, group chief executive offi cer, The Nation Media Group, Kenya; Torry Pedersen, head of publishing, Schibsted, Norway; Jean-Luc Breysse, deputy chief executive offi cer, Figaro Group, France; Raju Narisetti, chief executive offi cer, Gizmodo Media Group, USA; Liz McDonnell, managing director, strategy & insights, The New York Times, USA; Maria Ressa, chief executive offi cer and executive editor, Rappler, Philippines; Rosental Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism, University of Texas, USA; Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Times Media, South Africa; and Stephane Pere, chief data officer (Global), The Economist, UK.

“We are expecting over 800 publishers, chief editors, media executives, owners and academics from over 80 countries to convene in Durban. This fascinating and diverse mix of people will explore new ideas, surface exciting work-in-progress, and promote creative problem solving that transcends national boundaries,” says Vincent Peyrègne, chief executive offi cer, WANIFRA.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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