World News Media Congress 2017

World News Media Congress 2017

07 Jun 2017 to 09 Jun 2017
South Africa

World Editors Forum

The world’s most significant gathering
of news media professionals

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Experience the 69th World News Media Congress and the 24th World Editors Forum in Durban, South Africa from June 7-9, 2017.

The World News Media Congress is the annual meeting point for the publishing industry, offering focused sessions and workshops on issues critical to a sustainable future. It draws CEOs, chief Editors and advertising executives from news publishers and startups all over the world. Its aim is to support organisations, big and small, striving for excellence. 

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  • 1

    CEO’s Roadmap to Renewal

  • 2

    The Next Big Projects


  • 3

    New Revenue Pillars


  • 4

    Trust and Quality: Now!


  • 5

    Future Tools, Future Concepts



Durban - the warmest place to be

Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity. The City of Durban is an elegant, mature and ambitious city. It is a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle, speckled with adventure activities, blessed with natural beauty and is an astonishingly liveable city. Whether you here as a business delegate and/or a leisure traveler there is a warm African flavor that will capture your heart forever. Durban is perfectly located as the gateway to KwaZulu-Natal, and it takes a more few hours drive to a choice of two World Heritage sites - the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, game reserves, coral reefs and historic battlefields, all ideal destinations for pre- and post conference tours.


Wrap up Congress 2016 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Our last annual World News Media Congress 2016 was a huge success in the beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. More than 700 news media executives, journalists and technology providers from 50 countries attended the world’s eminent Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum to address the pressing issues facing the news media industry today. This three day event was an immersion of ideas, strategies and inspiration – with deep insights on news media transformation presented by top media experts.

We invite you to explore this two minute video about last year’s event and get ready for another impressive World News Media Congress 2017.