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Technology and Innovation Transfer at the World Publishing Expo

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Technology and Innovation Transfer at the World Publishing Expo

In these disrupted times it is more important than ever that news publishers foster innovation, attract new talents from multi-disciplinary environments, and engage more directly with new emerging technology players, start-ups, innovation centres,  tech clusters. I believe that there is no real innovation and consequent growth potential in our industry outside a close cooperation between publishers and technology suppliers.

The World Publishing Expo (IFRA Expo & Conference) in Berlin, 7-9 October 2013, showcases the latest technologies and brings together innovators and suppliers to the industry with its thought-leaders and decision-makers. With more than 300 exhibitors and 8,000 visitors expected, the event lives up to its reputation as the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry.

For the Expo in Berlin we asked our members critical questions like: How are CEOs and other publishing executives transforming their business today? What new business models and revenue streams are starting to pay off? And what new technologies are they investigating for investment?

The response was overwhelming and the result is a World Publishing Expo programme with more relevant content, innovation, best cases, fresh ideas than ever. If you add five strategic business conferences, four open stages, workshops, hackathons, tours to start-ups and initiatives like the Openmedia Innovation Hub, the events also provide a mammoth collection of knowledge and innovation for those who direct and guide news publishing companies around the world.

More than 200 speakers and presenters will be featured over the Expo’s three days, in both free and paid-for events. The free events, to be held on four “Media Port” stages, will feature collaborations between publishers and suppliers and provide case studies of what can help publishers now. The paid events are for top-level industry executives and editors and will discuss strategies for the future of news publishing.

The Expo will also offer its delegates best of Berlin experience, featuring a News Publishers’ Night at the architectural monument Umspannwerk Kreuzberg, a former electricity generating facility that is now home to a variety of companies from the creative and web industry. And last but not least we take advantage of Berlin’s reputation as an incubator for start-up companies by organising a tour for participants to meet and network with these innovators.



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Ioana Sträter


2013-08-28 16:32

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World Publishing Expo & Digital Content Expo

The leading exhibition for technology to publish news on mobile, in print and online, featuring the two free conferences – Digital Media World & Print World – plus expert Guided Tours.

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