Networking

Who attends

INMA World Congress delegates have one thing in common: They are typically the designated “change agent” at their company. They are typically senior executives charged with horizontal management across vertical silos (chief executives, chief operating officers, chief marketing officers, chief editors, innovation/change managers, strategy managers). Job titles span the media universe. The World Congress attracts delegates from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and the South Pacific.

A day at the INMA World Congress: the best speakers, diverse networking, and a lot of interaction.

See companies that attended the INMA World Congress in the past five years.

Networking lounge

Throughout the World Congress' working programme, many opportunities exist to network with peers. This year's Trade Show features lounge areas in which you can do business, as well as meeting space. Extended coffee breaks provide ideal opportunities to exchange business cards and contacts. We have purposely not scheduled lunch programming so delegates can take full advantage of networking.

Social functions

A welcome reception and the closing Awards Dinner featuring the presentation of INMA Awards 2014 offer World Congress delegates unprecedented opportunities to meet new colleagues and re-acquaint themselves with old friends.

Optional activities

Pre-Congress Study Tour of Silicon Valley

On Thursday and Friday, May 7-8, INMA will conduct a study tour of major Silicon Valley players such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and more. Space for this two-day tour, available exclusively to World Congress delegates, will be extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check back to INMA for information on the Study Tour and when registration opens.

Post-Conference Sonoma & Napa Valley Tour

On Wednesday, May 14, after the World Congress adjourns, join fellow delegates for a relaxing day tour to Sonoma and Napa Valley. The fun begins with a pickup from the Fairmont Hotel and breakfast on the bus followed by a quick stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. Then off to the Wine Country for a guided tour of three wineries. Tour pricing is inclusive of breakfast, lunch and wine tasting fees.