Learn European best practices to grow audience, revenue, and brand from fast-changing media companies — and discover what makes Dutch media companies and innovators stand out in today's ecosystem

About This Week

If the world's leading publishers look at Scandinavia for inspiration, who do Scandinavian media companies look to? The answer: A part of Europe next to the North Sea we call “The Low Lands” (or Benelux). In an extraordinary dive into an innovative media scene, INMA will guide you through emerging best practices and strategies from the leading European companies, with a special emphasis on The Netherlands: 1 study tour, 2 seminars, and 1 European news media conference, all in one week.

Low Lands Innovative Media Study Tour

Monday and Tuesday, 24-25 September

Amsterdam

In an intense two days, learn how innovative Dutch media companies are reinventing themselves for the Digital Age, punctuated with interactions by innovative Dutch start-ups that are disrupting media concepts. De Persgroep, Mediahuis, NRC, Vice Media, and many more, are leaders on the European media scene. They are moving faster, bigger and better than most European publishers. They are true Digital Innovators in Europe.

INMA's study tours are considered the best in the news media industry. Get a front-row seat and experience a deep dive into these companies. There is a strict limit on seating for this study tour, a sellout is expected, so please reserve your space early.

Go inside these companies in Amsterdam and meet face-to-face with decision-makers and leaders.

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2 parallel Ideas Days

Wednesday, 26 September

2 Ideas Days

Amsterdam

Register for one of two parallel seminars on Wednesday.

Local Media Ideas Day
While the global news brands grab the headlines, local media rules are being re-written as digital consumes readers and advertisers. In this one-day seminar, burrow into case studies of European local media companies succeeding in business model reinvention — “unconferencing” ideation in the morning and rapid-fire Brainsnack presentations in the afternoon. A packed seminar specifically for and by local and regional media companies.

Reader Revenue Symposium — powered by Mather Economics
In this deep-dive, executive seminar, Mather Economics will take you on a journey of maximising reader revenue. Bringing together speakers from leading news media companies from around the globe who will share their insights on audience revenue growth, customer acquisition and retention, and the importance of digital reader experience and lifecycle management. Learn how innovative media firms are using data to make smarter, actionable decisions that drive results and grow reader revenue. And you will leave with a deeper understanding and tactics for how to increase revenue, grow audience, and manage costs.
Mather Symposium

European News Media Conference

Thursday and Friday, 27-28 September

European News Media Conference

Amsterdam

The INMA European News Media Conference is where European media executives gather for a passionate and creative look at the changing revenue and brand dynamics impacting the relationship between content and audiences. Learn the latest from European media companies in this 46th annual conference. Topics will include:

• Where media goes next

• Subscription pricing strategies

• A.I. and reader revenue

• Re-thinking social media

• Fostering innovation

• Brands with a social purpose

• “Yes-and” thinking

• Advertiser brand safety

• Creative new revenue stream

• Digital user engagement

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Confirmed Speakers

Benedicte Autret

Benedicte Autret
Head of Strategic Relationships - News & Publishers UK & Benelux
Google
LinkedIn

Josh Awtry

Josh Awtry
Senior Director for News Strategy
USA Today, USA
LinkedIn

Dorthe Bjerregaard-Knudsen

Dorthe Bjerregaard-Knudsen
Executive Vice President & COO
JP/Politikens Hus, Ekstra Bladet, Denmark
LinkedIn

Aline Delnoy

Aline Delnoy
Manager Line-Extensions, Mediahuis
Belgium LinkedIn

Annick Deseure

Annick Deseure
Customer Intelligence Manager, Digital Manager Data
Mediahuis, Belgium
LinkedIn @DeseureAnnick

Kim Einder

Kim Einder
Editor, Blendle
The Netherlands
LinkedIn @Kim_Einder

Angela Everitt

Angela Everitt
Director Creative Strategy, The Economist
United Kingdom
LinkedIn @AngelaEveritt2s

Frederic Filloux

Frederic Filloux
Founder/Editor
Monday Note and Fellow, Stanford University
USA & France
LinkedIn @filloux

Frederic Filloux

Jonathan Falk Systad
Journalist
VG, Snapchat Discovery, Norway
LinkedIn @jonathanfalks

Ethan G

Ethan Gauvin
Senior Analyst, Public Policy and Government Relations
Google
LinkedIn

Robin Govik

Robin Govik
Chief Digital Officer
Mittmedia, Sweden
LinkedIn

David Gurian-Peck

David Gurian-Peck
Vice President, Subscription Growth & Planning
The New York Times, USA
LinkedIn @gurianpeck

Janis Huang

Janis Huang
Managing Director, Marketing & Media Strategy, New York Times
LinkedIn

Lisa Jäger

Lisa Jäger
Partner
Simon-Kucher & Partners, Germany
LinkedIn

Tor Jacobsen

Tor Jacobsen
SVP, Consumer Marketing and Revenue
Schibsted Media Group
LinkedIn @TorJacobsen

Asrid Jorgensen

Astrid Jørgensen
Head of Sales and Marketing
JP/Politiken, Denmark
LinkedIn

Isabelle

Isabelle Kovacsovics
Project Manager Technology and Data Related Projects
Ringier, Switzerland
LinkedIn

Danny Lein

Danny Lein
Founder & CEO
Twipe
LinkedIn

Peter Long

Peter Long
Data Scientist
Newsday
LinkedIn

Karim Maassen

Karim Maassen
Founder and CEO
Nwzer
LinkedIn @KarimMaassen

Slaven Mandic

Slaven Mandic
Founder and CEO
Nwzer
LinkedIn @sMandic

Trude Margel

Trude Margel
Managing Director
Itera Gazette, Norway
LinkedIn @t_margel

Ellen

Ellen Montén
Editor The Schibsted Daily
Schibsted Group
LinkedIn

Mikael Nestius

Mikael Nestius
CEO Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier, Sweden
LinkedIn @miknes

Hans Nijenhuis

Hans Nijenhuis
Group Chief-Editor
De Persgroep Nederland
LinkedIn @HansNijenhuis

Nadia Nikolajeva

Nadia Nikolajeva
Digital Chef
TV MIDTVEST, Denmark
LinkedIn @nadianikolajeva

Jens Pettersson

Jens Pettersson
Managing Editor
Upsala Nya Tidning (NTM), Sweden
LinkedIn @jenspettersson

Martha Riemsma

Martha Riemsma
Hoofdredacteur
De Twentsche Courant Tubantia, The Netherlands
LinkedIn

Erik Roddenhof

Erik Roddenhof
CEO
De Persgroep Nederland
LinkedIn

Christian Roepke

Christian Roepke
Managing Director
Zeit Online, Germany
@chrisroepke LinkedIn

Catrine 'Catti' Rosengren

Catrine "Catti" Rosengren
Product Development Manager
Bonnier News Next, Sweden
LinkedIn

Floridan Schiller

Florian Schiller
Managing Director
OVB24, Germany
LinkedIn

Liesbeth Schoorlemmer

Liesbeth Schoorlemmer
Manager Data and Client Experience B2C
TMG, The Netherlands
LinkedIn

Elisabeth Sonnleitner

Elisabeth Sonnleitner
Communications Manager
Styria Digital One, Austria
LinkedIn

Alexander Tatidis

Alexander Tatidis
Business Developer
Bonnier News, Sweden
LinkedIn

Marie-Louise Timcke

Marie-Louise Timcke
Head of Interactive Team
Berliner Morgenpost, Germany
LinkedIn @datentaeterin

Patrick Tornabene

Patrick Tornabene
Vice President, Audience Development & Analytics
Newsday, USA
LinkedIn

Truitt

Laurie Truitt
Vice-President, Digital Audience Acquisition
USA Today, USA
LinkedIn

Rien van Beemen

Rien van Beemen
CEO
NRC Media
LinkedIn @rien10

Matthijs van de Peppel

Matthijs van de Peppel
Director of Marketing and Data
NRC Media
LinkedIn @matthijsvdp

Xavier van Leeuwe

Xavier van Leeuwe
Director Consumer Market
Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG)
LinkedIn @XvanL

Christian Van Thillo

Christian Van Thillo
Owner and CEO
De Persgroep

Peter Vandermeersch

Peter Vandermeersch
Chief-Editor
NRC Media
LinkedIn @pvdmeersch

Stefanie Vermeulen

Stefanie Vermeulen
Founder
Datamining Breda, The Netherlands
LinkedIn

Robert Whitehead

Robert Whitehead
Conference Moderator
Australia
LinkedIn

Ben Whitelaw

Ben Whitelaw
Engagement Lead, Engaged Journalism Accelerator
United Kingdom
LinkedIn

Roy Wassink

Roy Wassink
Insights Manager, de Persgroep Nederland
The Netherlands
LinkedIn

Nico wilfer

Nico Wilfer
Deputy Chief Digital Officer
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Germany
LinkedIn @nicolive

Earl Wilkinson

Earl J. Wilkinson
Executive Director and CEO, INMA
United States of America
LinkedIn @earljwilkinson

Venue + Details

Hotel recommendations

Both seminars on Wednesday (Ideas Days) as well as the European News Media Conference will take place at De Pergsroep Nederland: Jacob Bontiusplaats 9, 1018LL, Amsterdam

There are many hotels in Amsterdam, here's a few in close proximity of the conference venue:

Details



Conference and Ideas Days venue

The Wednesday Ideas Days and Thursday-Friday conference will take place at De Persgroep Nederland. Address: Jacob Bontiusplaats 9, 1018LL, Amsterdam

Study tour departure point

Each day of the Study Tour (Monday + Tuesday), our bus departs from the Lloyd Hotel.

How to get to conference venue

From airport: It is highly recommended to take the train from Amsterdam International Airport to Amsterdam Central Station (due to heavy traffic).

to De Persgroep Nederland: From Amsterdam Central Station, take Tram “26 IJburg” (every 6 minutes) just outside the station building, platforn A3. Get off at stop 3 (8 minutes ride. Stop called “Rietlandpark”). Then it's just a 650-meter walk to De Persgroep Nederland.

to Hilton Doubletree: If you're staying at the Hilton DoubleTree, it's a walk less than 5 minutes away from Amsterdam Central Station.

to Lloyd Hotel: If you're staying at the Lloyd Hotel, take the above mentioned Tram 26 "Ijburg" from the Central Station and get off at stop called "Rietlandpark".

Parking

Public parking is available outside the conference venue at De Persgroep and costs 35€ per day.

Language

All sessions and presentations will be held in English.

Attire

Business casual

Exhibitors

Interested in supporting the INMA Media Innovation Week by being one of the sponsors? Contact INMA's Raquel Meikle at raquel.meikle@inma.org for more details on our Supporter Packages.

Travel Instructions



For any parts of Media Innovation Week, participants should fly to Amsterdam International Airport (aka Schiphol).

Amsterdam International Airport to the City Centre

Travelling to the city centre of Amsterdam is inexpensive and very easy via train. There is a train that runs every 10 minutes from Platforms 1 and 2 in the airport main 'Arrival Plaza'. Buy a ticket online to avoid the queues. One ticket costs €9,50.

Then walk or take Tram 26 ijburg (every 6 minutes. Details here) from Amsterdam Central Station to the Lloyd Hotel: just 3 stops away.

If you prefer to be directly transferred from the Amsterdam airport to your hotel, a taxi is an alternative option: price approximately €55. Keep in mind the Amsterdam Airport is very crowded and finding a taxi can be difficult. Busy traffic is the norm rather than exception in and around Amsterdam.

From Lloyd Hotel to Conference Venue

If you booked your hotel room at Lloyd Hotel (we recommend it for something different), it’s just a pleasant walk 850meter (~10-minutes) to De Persgroep; where the 2018 European News Media Conference, takes place. Map here.

There is also ample parking space available for those driving to De Persgroep. Address: Jacob Bontiusplaats 9, 1018 LL Amsterdam.

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Sponsors

Interested in supporting the INMA Media Innovation Week by being one of the sponsors? Contact Raquel Meikle, Business Development Manager, at raquel.meikle@inma.org.

Questions? Contact us



General Inquiries


Tom Corbett
Head of European Division
Antwerp, Belgium
Dutch, English
Tel.: +32 486.37.13.36
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Sponsorships


Raquel Meikle
Business Development Manager
Frankfurt, Germany
German, Spanish
Click here to e-mail me