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10 Oct 2017 to 12 Oct 2017

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Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on 1 October 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, since the end of 2008 he worked in the office of the French minister of Culture and Communication where he was responsible for newspapers and new media as well as the “états généraux de la presse écrite,” the French government’s response to the economic difficulties facing the newspaper industry. From 2004 to 2008 he was head of development at Edipresse Publications SA in Lausanne, with responsibility for reader studies and marketing research.

Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company, USA

Michael Golden was appointed vice chairman of The New York Times Company in October 1997. He was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 1997. From 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Golden served as president and chief operating officer of The New York Times Company Regional Media Group. Mr. Golden served as publisher of the International Herald Tribune from 2003 to 2008.

Mr. Golden is chairman of the board of directors for International Center for Journalists, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization that raises journalism standards through hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges. Additionally, Mr. Golden serves on the boards of The Associated Press and the Newspaper Association of America. He also serves on the board of directors of Graham Windham.

Chairman of the Board of Axel Springer and President of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers

Mathias Döpfner

Mathias Oliver Christian Döpfner (born 15 January 1963 in Bonn, Germany) is Chairman of the Board of Axel Springer and President of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers.
Mathias Döpfner grew up in Offenbach am Main. His mother was a housewife and his father was Dieter C. Döpfner, university professor for architecture and from 1966 to 1970 director of the Offenbach Werkkunstschule. Döpfner studied musicology, German and theater studies in Frankfurt and Boston. In 1990 he was appointed Dr. phil.
He began his career in 1982 as a music critic of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Döpfner changed to Gruner + Jahr in 1992, initially as an employee of the board member Axel Ganz in Paris, later he became assistant to the CEO Gerd Schulte-Hillen. In April 1994, Döpfner became editor-in-chief of the weekly Wochenpost. In 1996, he took over the chief editor's office of the Hamburger Morgenpost. In March 1998 he switched to the daily newspaper Die Welt as chief editor. In July 2000, Döpfner became a member of the Management Board of Axel Springer. Since October 2000, he has also served as a board member for newspapers, since January 2002 Döpfner has served as chairman of the board. Under his leadership, revenue from digital activities increased.

CEO, dmg media, United Kingdom

Kevin Beatty

Kevin was appointed to the Board of DMGT plc in 2004, having joined the Group in 1996. Prior to this, Kevin was managing director of the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, which at that time was part of Mirror Group plc.

With the Group for 20 years, Kevin has been managing director of The Mail on Sunday; managing director of the Evening Standard and London Metro; chief operating officer of Associated New Media; and managing director of Northcliffe Newspapers.

Kevin is now Chief Executive of dmg media, the consumer media operation of DMGT plc, which publishes the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, Mail Online, Mail Plus, Metro digital editions and Elite Daily. dmg media also has minority interests in the London Evening Standard, Wowcher, a daily deals business and a number of e-commerce business.

He is a board member of the NMA and represents the UK publishing industry on the executive council of WAN-IFRA; he is a non-executive director of the PA Group where he chairs the nominations committee and is a member of the remuneration committee. Recently he has been appointed Chairman of the RFC, the body that funds IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation).


Manfred Werfel

Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is responsible for the Expo business of the association. He takes also care of the World Printers Forum, the print community within WAN-IFRA.

Since 1996 Werfel is part of WAN-IFRA’s management team. Over time he was responsible for Research, WAN-IFRA Reports, Committees, Consulting, Training, Print Quality Projects, Events, Innovation Projects, World Press Trends, Congress, World Printers Forum and Expo. In 2012 he acted as Interim CEO.

Associate Professor, School of Journalism at the US University of Texas at Austin

H. Iris Chyi

Iris Chyi (Ph.D.), author of Trial and Error: US Newspapers’ Digital Struggles toward Inferiority, is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at the US University of Texas at Austin. Her research addresses the economic viability of online news and identifies universal patterns of user demand for multi-platform newspapers. Her “Ramen Noodles Theory” suggests that online news, like ramen noodles, is an inferior good. Chyi has received many research and teaching awards and has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters. Information about her research is available at irischyi.com.

Marketing Manager – Europe, Print Power, Belgium.

General Manager, CSQ - Centro Stampa Quotidiani, Italy

Dario De Cian graduated in 1990 in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

From 1991 to 1996 he worked as Project Manager in a company belonging to the Mannesmann group, supplier of control systems for power and desalination plants.

He started working in the newspaper industry in 1997 as Sales Manager for the Italian market of Muller Martini. Since September 2000 he is working at Centro Stampa Quotidiani where he served initially as Products Development Manager, since September 2001, maintaining the commercial responsibility, he is also appointed Technical Director and from  July 2009 he is the General Manager of the company.

Editor-in-Chief, 4c, Vienna, Austria

Schwarz is the editor in chief of 4c, a trade magazine for print, design & digital media. 4c is being published in an edition for Austria and since 2013 also in an edition for Germany. The circulation for both editions: 11.000 copies. 4c is very much interested in involving its readers not only through surveys, but also with regular discussions with its readers on Twitter (called: #4ctalk), mainly on business topics, or workshops and conferences. Some of the exclusive stories 4c has published about the print media business were quoted in newspapers and magazines in the German speaking region.
Martin Schwarz was awarded „Specialized Journalist of the Year 2016“ by the „German Association of Trade Press“ (Verband der Deutschen Fachpresse) for outstanding journalistic achievements.

President/Founder of Blinder Group

Mike Blinder

Mike Blinder, President/Founder of the Blinder Group, is an author and internationally recognized as an expert on media adverting will evangelize on this very topic, showing the the latest research and data that proves we are still a great industry, with great products and a great future ahead. As long as we maintain a proper focus!

Mike Blinder has worked in hundreds of markets at newspapers with varying history and cultures, worldwide, proving that newspapers can sell multimedia solutions with their traditional/legacy sales team. However, the process of adding digital components to our existing legacy products has to be simplified. The value propositions that digital offerings bring to advertisers must be made clear and easy to understand.

Managing Director, Druckzentrum Rhein Main, Germany

After studying mechanical engineering at Darmstadt Technical University, where he specialised in printing processes, Michael Rettig worked at the printing house of the Frankfurter Rundschau as well as at Medienhaus Südhessen. During this time he was responsible for managing projects for all areas of a printing operation. Since May 2009 he holds the position of Managing Director of the Druckzentrum Rhein Main.
Together with Martin Kümmerling, he manages one of Europe's most modern newspaper printing plants, where up to 180,000 newspaper copies with 48 full-colour pages per hour can be produced on four production lines. Per year ca. 25,000 to paper are printed and more than 500 million objects inserted. Druckzentrum Rhein Main is a joint venture of Verlagsgruppe Rhein Main and Echo Medien in Darmstadt.

Managing Director/CEO, PreMedia Newsletter, Germany

Prof. Ing. Karl Malik is Managing Director and CEO of PreMedia Newsletter. The German issue of the PreMedia Newsletter is published every month, twelve times  a year. The English World Edition is published quarterly, four times per year. The PreMedia Newsletter offers up-to-date information for the international top management of the media industry. The special reports deal with topics like marketing, management, executive functions and the international media markets, e.g. the special reports about the media situation abroad. Our editors are in close contact with newspaper and magazine publishing houses as well as the whole supply industry worldwide.

Manager Printing, Pressedruck Potsdam GmbH

Matthias Voß, Manager Printing, Pressedruck Potsdam GmbH

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