90th annual INMA World Congress – 23-28 April, Paris

Re-aligning news brands for the changed consumer appetite

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The 90th annual INMA World Congress of News Media will take place in Paris from 23-28 April 2020 with a focus on re-aligning news brands for the changed consumer appetite. The INMA Congress in Paris will be a week of rejuvenation, discovery, and celebration of strategies, trends, and revenue models — against the backdrop of the city of lights (and a surprising media scene). The event will include a conference, study tours, seminars, an awards dinner, and an exclusive reception and tour of the world-famous, Louvre.

The INMA World Congress attracts senior management from the leading news media companies in 40+ countries including chief executive officers, publishers, general managers, digital leaders, advertising executives, audience executives, marketing executives, editors, and researchers.

The INMA Media Conference is an intense two-day focus on strategy and trends from the world’s top news media companies. This centerpiece of World Congress includes the keynotes, panels, and interviews – with a twist of what makes New York the media capital of the world.

Congress venue – Palais Brongniart

The INMA World Congress venue in Paris will be the Palais Brongniart, a flagship of Parisian architectural heritage. Located in the Vivienne district, between the place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum, the Palais Brongniart is ideally situated within close proximity to the grand hotels and major department stores. Built as an early 19th-century stock exchange, Palais Brongniart now is one of Paris’ leading conference venues.

Welcome reception – The Louvre

The opening reception of the INMA World Congress will be at the world’s most famous museum, the Louvre. World Congress attendees will have exclusive access to Louvre exhibits featuring the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo before networking near that wing’s rotunda.

Hotel Intercontinental Paris le Grand

With an illustrious history hosting Paris’s most exclusive events, the Global Media Awards Dinner will be hosted by the Intercontinental – Le Grand in its famous Opera Room which has entertained since the time of Napoleon III. The oval ballroom has been magnificently restored to reach new heights of elegance.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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