Sessions 1

Transforming Media Companies

Conference Stage in Hall C, Reed Messe Wien

The Internet and digital technologies have caused massive disruptions in several industries including the news media industry. News media companies are responding to the challenges by constant innovation and implementing new ideas and business models. This session will showcase how media companies have undertaken the transformation, the strategies employed and the results.


  • Executive Director of Europe and Africa, WAN-IFRA, Germany

Transforming Styria Media Group in the Digital World


Shaping the future of a regional publisher

Seven strategic key factors to handle the digital transformation of the local publishing business: Build a strong corporate brand, Be attractive for the best employees, Strengthen the journalistic content, Achieve customer satisfaction, Buildup know-how in new technologies, Optimize cost and process efficiency, Create growth through innovation in digital and services.


  • Managing Director, Schw√§bisch Media, Ravensburg, Germany

One transformation may not be enough for your media company

Austrian media group Russmedia has grown out of a local newspaper and operates today in five European countries. Learn how Russmedia concentrates on digital growth and why it puts separation of different teams before integration.


  • Managing Director, Russmedia and Editor-in-Chief, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Austria