Wan-Ifra has introduced new event formats with a centre stage to its supplier partners in the last twelve months. CMS solutions day and the European Printers Summit, our first in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic, proved to be trendy events. At the European Printers Summit, a new matchmaking platform facilitated more fruitful exchanges between participants and the product offerings presented during the event. And even though virtually, we also had the chance to celebrate the 10 anniversary of Digital Media Europe with more than 300 participants.
Investing in sustainable business models to support a free press benefits us all. However, Wan-Ifra would not accomplish its goals without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of its sponsors and donors. In 2021, more than seventy media partners contributed to the programming of the Wan-Ifra portfolio. They included significant global players like Naviga Global, Manroland Goss, UPM, Google News Initiative, Meta, Chartbeat, Piano, Eidos Media, Sophi, United Robots, Stibo DX, Agfa, Protecmedia, McKinsey, Lineup Systems, and many others.
In 2022, it is no surprise that virtual conferences will continue to be crucial in advancing innovations to the market and generating new business. At Wan-Ifra, in-person events will resume mid-year, with all appropriate precautions to ensure a safe environment for its participants.
Despite the challenges that 2022 still may bring, and regardless of the platform, be it virtual or in-person, Wan-Ifra is committed to helping its members and media tech partners connect and grow together.
The Wan-Ifra Connect team is available to media partners to make the most of the opportunities offered through an extensive portfolio of events, conferences, awards, technology directory, research reports, newsletters, dedicated webinars, and targeted mailings.