World Media Congress, 15-16 September, Estoril Portugal

Website now live; registration opens soon

FIPP World Media Congress
FIPP World Media Congress

In 2020, the 43rd edition of the FIPP World Media Congress will take place in Estoril, Portugal on 15 and 16 September (within opening night on 14 September). The Congress website is now live, with bookings opening with an exclusive flash sale from 12-14 February. The offer gives one the opportunity not only to save €1,000 per ticket but also get one hotel night for absolutely free.

From this year an annual event, the FIPP World Media Congress, will again bring together senior media and other executives from around the world. To learn more about the Congress, visit or by visiting these pages:

  • Read about why you should attend
  • Read about who attends
  • Read (and see) about the location and venue
  • Take a look at the recommended hotels
  • Learn about the speaker programme and submitting speaker proposals
  • Find out about sponsorship opportunities and our marketplace, and what will be our dedicated Deal Room one-to-one meeting place

For speaker or content proposals and marketing-related questions, get in touch with FIPP’s chief content and marketing officer, Cobus Heyl at For sponsorship, exhibition and other partnership opportunities, contact FIPP’s chief revenue officer, John Schlaefli at For delegate, group bookings and other general enquiries, write to FIPP’s event manager Natalie Butcher at

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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