Monday, November 14


Registration and Welcome Coffee


Welcome and Introductions

Be welcomed to the world of INMA and the Global Media Summit Africa by association leaders. Learn more about INMA's mission and what to expect during the Global Media Summit.

Mark Challinor Mark Challinor
President, International News Media Association (INMA); President, Media Futures Ltd., United Kingdom @challinor LinkedIn

Sandy Naude Sandy Naude
Board Member, INMA; Group Executive, Direct Advertising and Community Newspapers, Independent Media, South Africa @trippingsandy LinkedIn

Peter Ndoro Moderator: Peter Ndoro
Anchor, SABC News Prime Time, and Conference Moderator, South Africa @peterndoro LinkedIn

Theme: The Big Issues Facing News Media


News Media Outlook: The Dimension Behind the Façade

In this INMA-exclusive presentation, look across news media worldwide to distill major trends impacting the strategic decisions of companies looking to grow audience and revenue that will support great journalism in the coming years. The presentation will include a snapshot of where legacy media are today in their transformation, the emerging truths in media, and a report card on culture change, paid content, mobile, distributed content, and Big Data. The presentation concludes with a look at where media is heading next.

Earl J. Wilkinson Earl J. Wilkinson
Executive Director and CEO, INMA @earljwilkinson LinkedIn


Winning Digital Strategies for News Publishers in the Age of Platforms

Platforms have been taking over aggregation, distribution and monetisation of digital media content, and basically decoupled advertising from content production. Optimisation of content for platforms and relationships with them have become priorities for many media companies. Why do digital platforms engage audiences and advertisers better than products of legacy publishers? What's the right strategy for news publishers: collaboration with platforms, competition, or both? How to maintain exclusive relationship with customers?

Grzegorz “Greg” Piechota Grzegorz “Greg” Piechota
Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, United States, and Director, Agora, Poland @g_piechota LinkedIn


Networking Break

Theme: Stories of Reinvention


Pushing Back Against Facebook: How Aftenposten Beat the Drum for Change

In September, Facebook prevented Norway's leading newspaper from posting a famous photo from the Vietnam War as, by algorithmic standards, it was “child pornography.” Aftenposten pushed back — so loudly that Facebook quickly changed its standards (a rarity). I n this presentation, hear from the Aftenposten editor-in-chief who led the campaign against Facebook and what lessons he learned. Hear about the Aftenposten battle with Facebook and what it means for the bigger war for news media.

Espen Egil Hansen Espen Egil Hansen
CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Aftenposten, Norway @eghan LinkedIn


Best Practices from India's (Still) Vibrant Newspaper Industry

In some ways, India's media scene is the most dynamic in the world: still full of print life, yet quickly digitising and quickly diversifying. In this presentation, learn from the former CEO of the Times of India a snapshot of best practices among India's leading publishers and potential applications to African media.

Ravi Dhariwal Ravi Dhariwal
Chairman, Sagacito, India LinkedIn



Theme: What's Next with Print?


Print Advertising Creativity Amid a Digital Storm: Folha de S.Paulo

Despite enormous market changes and a digital tsunami, print remains a cornerstone of news consumption and advertising creativity. In this presentation, learn how one of Brazil’s leading dailies delivers print advertising excellence in ways both amazing and surprising.

Marcelo Benez Marcelo Benez
Chief Commercial Officer, Folha de S.Paulo LinkedIn


Balancing the Role of Print and Digital

News Corp in Australia sees print and digital as complementary and has staked out bold positions in both spaces: changing from metered model to freemium model in digital while continuing to push print circulation and advertising in new and innovative ways.

Damian Eales Damian Eales
Managing Director, Metro and Regional Publishing, News Corp Australia LinkedIn


Building a New Publishing Model

Fairfax Media is leading publishing innovation in Australia and New Zealand by pushing beyond the traditional media model. Fairfax is making great progress with its strategy to leverage core strengths, invest to grow digital and non-print revenues, while reducing costs and increasing flexibility and efficiency.

Greg Hywood Greg Hywood
CEO, Fairfax Media, Australia LinkedIn


Networking Break

Theme: Reinvention and Transformation


Strategy and Vision: Convincing Consumers to Value and Pay for Your Content

As ad revenues shrink on print, and ad-blockers gain ground on digital, a fundamental change in the ad-funded publisher business model is inevitable. Getting consumers to value your content enough to pay for it is the holy grail in this, and paid digital subscription is where every publisher wants to get to.

Yasmin Namini Yasmin Namini
Digital Media Consultant, New York, United States LinkedIn


Transforming a Regional Publisher: The Case of McPherson Media

Big publishers and big groups grab the headlines, yet smaller publishers and groups constitute the vast majority of media companies worldwide. In this presentation, learn the practicalities of how Australia's McPherson Media Group is transforming itself; the realisation moment; the process involving staff; what changes are being made with products, people and technology; the early phases of building/buying new growth business in niches; and its investments in related start-ups to diversify.

Robert Whitehead Robert Whitehead
Member of Board, McPherson Media Group, Australia LinkedIn


Wrap-Up and Conclusions


Programme Concludes for Day


Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, November 15


Welcome Back

Theme: The Mobile Moment


Mobile and the Future Audience

This one-of-a-kind presentation will focus on creating a better experience. How does technology + data + creativity ultimate give a more meaningful relationship with our future audiences? And how do all roads point to this being “mobile”-first?

Mark Challinor Mark Challinor
CEO, Media Futures Ltd., United Kingdom @challinorLinkedIn


Business Innovation and the Toronto Star

In today's world of disruption, digital efforts must be a key focus for publishers. Yet in many markets it won't be enough. Publishers need innovation and a focus on revenue diversification. Learn how Canada's Toronto Star is making money directly from consumers through a lens of experimentation.

Sandy MacLeod Sandy MacLeod
Chief Operating Officer, Toronto Star, Canada LinkedIn


Networking Break

Theme: Transformation and Reorganisation


Change, Or Die

Transformation is a necessary part of all endeavours and all situations — we all need to meet change. Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize for Literature and changes how we perceive literature. As the media industry moves forward in transitional stages, learn how best to embrace change.

Trude Margel Trude B-J Margel
Managing Director, Itera Gazette, Itera, Norway @t_margelLinkedIn


The Transformation of MittMedia: Lessons Learned

Digital transformation is a challenge for all media companies: business models, impacts on consumers and advertisers, and perhaps most importantly: employees. In this presentation, learn how a group of Swedish community newspapers found new ways to get its workforce to see the new digital challenges and embrace innovation in profound ways.

Thomas Peterssohn Thomas Peterssohn
Former CEO, MittMedia, Sweden @peterssohnLinkedIn


Reorganising Editorial to Leverage Group Needs: The Case of Funke Media

Germany's Funke Media Group has centralised editorial teams as an internal content agency to save money and increase quality. Why should each newspaper create its own story about Angela Merkel? Learn lessons on how this was done at this growing German media company and the early results.

Pit Gottschalk Pit Gottschalk
Editor-in-Chief, Funke Media, Germany @pitgottschalkLinkedIn




Summit Ends


Conference venue

Vineyard Hotel Conference Centre
Colinton Road
Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
+27 21 657 4500

Conference attendees

The INMA Global Summit Africa will attract top media talent throughout Africa and beyond.

See Who will Be There

As of right now

  • Gasant Abarder, Regional Executive Editor, Western Cape, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Martinique Abrams, Publisher, Media24, South Africa
  • Cass Adamson, Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, The New York Times, United Kingdom
  • Desiree Aldridge, Classified Advertising Manager, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Leigh Andrews, Editor-in-chief Marketing & Media,, South Africa
  • Vasantha Angamuthu, Chief of Strategy & Studio Independent, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Kathryn Astbury, Marketing Manager,, South Africa
  • Renato Balona, Publisher,, South Africa
  • Zenariah Barends, Chief of Staff, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Elton Barnes, Circulation Manager, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Kelly Baron, Marketing Manager, Media24, South Africa
  • Fatiema Bayat, Executive PA, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Marcelo Benez, Diretor Executivo Comercial, Empresa Folha da Manhã S/A, Brazil
  • Hauke Berndt, Managing Director, ppi Media GmbH, Germany
  • Anke Brack, NZZ-Mediengruppe, Switzerland
  • Warren Brewis, CEO IMS Property, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Trude Brinck-Johnsen Margel, Managing Director, Itera Norge AS, Avd. Itera Gazette, Norway
  • Leila Byrne, South Africa
  • Janine Bywater, Regional Advertising Sales Manager, Times Media Pty LTD, South Africa
  • Zaida Calvete Norell, Manager, Content Partnerships, PressReader, Canada
  • Trevor Carroll, Manager, Content Partnerships, PressReader, Canada
  • Chiara Carter, Editor Weekend Argus, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Fazlin Cassiem, Classified Supervisor, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Mark Challinor, Chief Executive Officer, Bubblr Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Andrea Chothia, SAPA Syndication Services Editor & Chairman's Office, Sekunjalo Group, South Africa
  • Jermaine Craig, Independent Media Solutions Sport, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Lauren Cupido, Account Executive IOL, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Sergio Davids, Editor,, South Africa
  • Barrie De Beer, General Manager: Media24 News, Media24, South Africa
  • Simoneh De Bruin, Deputy Editor Cape Community Newspapers, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Adri De Wet Senekal, Acting Editor Business Report, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Ravi Dhariwal, Chairman, Sagacito Technologies, India
  • Awande Dlamini, South Africa
  • Caryn Dolley, Deputy News Editor,, South Africa
  • Mohammed Doola, Group Executive IT, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Marc Du Plessis, Joint CEO, Spark Media, South Africa
  • Reinard Du Plessis, General Manager Marketing, ATKV-oorde, South Africa
  • Laura Du Preez, South Africa
  • Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, President, International, The New York Times, United Kingdom
  • Alan Dunn, Regional Executive Editor KZN, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Simon Duvenhage, South Africa
  • Valentine Dzvova, Financial Manager IOL, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Damian Eales, Chief Operating Officer, Publishing, News Corp Australia, Australia
  • Espen Egil Hansen, Editor in Chief/CEO, Aftenposten, Norway
  • Aneeqah Emeran, Editor,, South Africa
  • Adrian Ephraim, Editor African Independent, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Chantel Erfort, Editor Cape Community Newspapers, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Wandile Fana, Publisher, Skawara News, South Africa
  • Rudi Ferreira, Diamond Fields Advertiser General Manager, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Andrea Firth, Managing Editor,, South Africa
  • Jo-Ann Floris, Deputy News Editor,, South Africa
  • Gillian Forbes, Director of Digital (Conde Nast), Independent Media, South Africa
  • Natasha Fourie, Strategist,, South Africa
  • Saajida Francis, Head The Young Independents, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Carmelita Fredericks, Daily Voice Online Publisher, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Grant Fredericks, CEO African News Agency, Sekunjalo Group, South Africa
  • Mahlatse Gallens, Editor,, South Africa
  • Maria Gangat, United States
  • Pieter Gerber, Solutions Architect,, South Africa
  • Linda Gibson, Group Executive Research & Independent Media Solutions, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Derek Goosen, Sales Manager The Inc Cape Town, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Pit Gottschalk, Editor-In-Chief, FUNKE Mediengruppe, Germany
  • Fienie Grobler, South Africa
  • Taariq Halim, Editor Daily Voice, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Adele Hamilton, Managing Editor,, South Africa
  • Aziz Hartley, Editor Cape Argus, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Michael Healy, Systems Analyst, Media24, South Africa
  • Colin Hendricks, Distribution Manager, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Arnie Hicks, Account Executive Business Report, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Ane Honiball, General Manager, Media24, South Africa
  • Riana Howa, IOL Editor, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Gregory Hywood, Chief Executive Officer, Fairfax Media Limited, Australia
  • Steve Immelman, General Manager: Subscriptions, Media24, South Africa
  • Deirdre Ingpen, Head of Commercial,, South Africa
  • Tasmia Ismail, General Manager - Die Burger, Media24, South Africa
  • Shane Jacobs, National Sales Manager, Media24, South Africa
  • Mugamad Jacobs, Cape Times Editorial, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Abigail Jacobs, Business Development Director, Conde Nast Independent Magazines, South Africa
  • Kirsi Johansson, Director, Partner, Fiare UK Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Senobia Jones, Classified Motoring, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Willem Jordaan, Deputy Editor, Media24, South Africa
  • Naushad Kahn, Publisher, Next 48 Hours, South Africa
  • Hafeeza Karbelker, Account Executive The Inc, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Mbuso Khoza, Independent Media Solutions Lifestyle, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Gustav Kleingeld, Research, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Candice Krieger, Product Manager,, South Africa
  • Bevan Lakay, Editor,, South Africa
  • Peter Langschmidt, Research & Insights Director, Publisher Research Council, South Africa
  • Greg Le Roux, Group Executive Events, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Greg Le Roux, Group Executive Events, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Nancy Lee, Executive Editor & Vice President, The New York Times Syndicate and News Service, United States
  • Terry Levin, Creative Director,, South Africa
  • Tammy Lotz, South Africa
  • Mj Lourens, Editor,, South Africa
  • Sandy Macleod, Canada
  • Walter Madzonga, Independent Media Solutions Technology, Sekunjalo Group, South Africa
  • Venette Malone, Chief Financial Officer, Media24, South Africa
  • Debbie Mcintyre, Head of Insights, Caxton Magazines, South Africa
  • Rouxnette Mckeating, Circulation/Marketing Manager, Media24, South Africa
  • Nyle Mckee, Commercial Manager, Caxton Digital, South Africa
  • Ross Mcpherson, Executive Chairman, McPherson Media Group, Australia
  • Paulo Mira, President & CEO, PHD Mobi, United States
  • Landon Morales, Chief Revenue Officer, OwnLocal, United States
  • Joseph Muganda, Chief Executive Officer, Nation Media Group, Kenya
  • Arthur Mutambara, President: African News Agency, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Uviwe Mzilikazi, Group Financial Manager, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Chris Naidoo, Head of Sales IOL, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Charlene Naidoo, Syndication Editor,, South Africa
  • Samantha Naidu, Group Executive Direct Sales, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Yasmin Namini, Digital Media Consultant & Advisor, United States
  • Sandy Naude, CEO Africa Community Media, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Cebokazi Ncwanya, Finance Group Accountant, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Viwe Ndongeni, The Young Independents, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Peter Ndoro, South African Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa
  • Tom Nkosi, Publisher, Ziwaphi Epaper, South Africa
  • Mike Ntsasa, Group Executive Government, Events and Flagships, Independent Newspapers Gauteng, South Africa
  • Thina Ntusikazi, Finance Group Accountant, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Maude Nyandoro, Executive PA, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Dougie Oakes, Group Political Editor, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Andre Olivier, General Manager of Northern Titles, Media24, South Africa
  • Martha Ortiz Gomez, Editor in Chief, El Colombiano, Colombia
  • Peo Perrson, Chief Executive Officer, DanAds Group, Sweden
  • Agnes Peter, Head of Sales The Inc, Independent Newspapers Gauteng, South Africa
  • Thomas Peterssohn, Chief Executive Officer, HSS Media, Finland
  • Grzegorz Piechota, Researcher and Author, University of Oxford, Poland
  • Livingstone Pillay, Subscriptions Manager KZN, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Arlene Prinsloo, Editor,, South Africa
  • Tessa Purdon, Editor,, South Africa
  • D.d. Purkayastha, Managing Director & CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd., India
  • Colleen Rainers, General Manager- Son & Son, Media24, South Africa
  • Gill Randall, Joint CEO, Spark Media, South Africa
  • Cathryn Reece, Head: Strategy and Audience Development,, South Africa
  • Charl Reineke, National Commercial Manager , Studio Independent, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Nicole Rimbault, Operations Director, Caxton Digital, South Africa
  • Kevin Ritchie, Regional Executive Editor Gauteng, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Anthony Robinson, Chief Digital Officer, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Peter Roos, Account Executive The Inc., Independent Media, South Africa
  • Ernie Roworth, General Manager KZN, Media24, South Africa
  • Gavin Ruiters, Regional Sales Manager,, South Africa
  • Richard Sakala, Managing Editor, Daily Nation Newspapers, Zambia
  • Aneez Salie, Editor Cape Times, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Reardon Sanderson, Times Media Pty LTD, South Africa
  • Mahmood Sanglay, Projects Director, Muslim Views, South Africa
  • Mirat Santilale, Content Insight Manager – Sky News, Sky | Insight & Decision Science, United Kingdom
  • Carolyn Savage, GM IOL Property, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Katy Schaff, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, INMA, United States
  • Esme Smit, General Manager: Boland Media, Media24, South Africa
  • Evan Smith, South Africa
  • Daria Smith, Classified Supervisor, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Viasen Soobramoney, Assistant Executive Editor IMS Business, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Vicki Steenkamp, Channel Sales Manager,, South Africa
  • Lance Stone, Account Executive IOL, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Iqbal Surve, Chairman Sekunjalo, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Saarah Surve, Office of Executive Chairman, Sekunjalo Group, South Africa
  • Sophia Swanepoel, Editor,, South Africa
  • Mbulelo Tshali, Financial Manager Africa Community Media, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Sunette Van Aardt, South Africa
  • Marijke Van Bosch, Advertising Sales Manager, Media24, South Africa
  • Liesl Van Der Schyff, Cape Times Editorial, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Jo Van Eeden, Freelance Writer, Private, South Africa
  • Russell Van Heerden, Head of IT,, South Africa
  • Andre Van Tonder, General Manager of Circulation, Media24, South Africa
  • Jeannine Van Zyl, General Manager - Central Region, Media24, South Africa
  • Lutfia Vayej, Group Executive Communication & Marketing, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Rajiv Verma, Chief Executive Officer, HT Media LTD, India
  • Francesca Villette, Cape Times Editorial, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Neels Visser, Group Management Accountant, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Mareshe Vorster, Brand Manager,, South Africa
  • Nicole Vosser, Digital Sales Specialist Manager, Caxton Digital, South Africa
  • Vivian Warby, Content Curator Property, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Robert Whitehead, Director, The Burger Collective, Australia
  • Jeff Wicks, Journalist,, South Africa
  • Earl Wilkinson, Executive Director and CEO, International News Media Association (INMA), United States
  • Justine Williams, Strategic Sales & Marketing Director, Spark Media, South Africa
  • Rene Williams, Head of Sales Cape Town, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Abigail Wilmot, Direct Retail Sales Manager, Independent Media, South Africa
  • Lance Witten, Cape Argus Editorial, Independent Media, South Africa

Other details

When is the conference?

Monday and Tuesday, November 14-15

What is the attire?

Business casual



What will the weather be like?

Expect 23°C high and 13°C low

More about Cape Town

Cape Town Tourism and Western Cape

Cancellation policy

There will be an administrative fee of R650 per person for any cancellation of registration after September 1, 2016. Registrants always have the possibility to have someone else take their place free of charge. Written notice of the replacement, together with name of the new participants, must be sent to INMA beforehand. Hotel room cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.

About the Venue

The Vineyard Hotel and Conference Centre is a riverside garden estate on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Today, the 207-room luxury hotel includes a world-class conference centre that will play host to the INMA Global Summit Africa.

Transport from airport to hotel/conference centre

The Vineyard Hotel and Conference Centre is approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport. There are two recommended options:

Taxis: R250-R300
Taxis are waiting outside the airport terminals and accept cash payments.

Vineyard Hotel transport service:
Mercedes (1-2 people) for R495 or mini-van (1-4 people) for R605

Reserve this in advance by e-mailing Provide your first and last names, time of arrival, and flight number. Upon confirmation, a Vineyard representative will meet/greet for domestic and international arrivals. If staying at the Vineyard Hotel, you may pay cash or arrange to add the transport charge to your sleeping room bill.

Questions? Contact us


Katy Schaff
Tel.: +1 (972) 787-8167
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