INMA World Congress of News Media. May 31-June 6, 2018. Washington D.C.

About World Congress

The 88th Annual INMA World Congress of News Media takes us to the most talked-about city on Earth. Where the fake flirts with the fearless. Where the social has been anti-social of late. And where quantity has tried (and failed) to thwart quality. News media is renewing with re-discovered relevance worldwide … yet nowhere more so than Washington, D.C. Join the indispensable conference for strategists, catalysts, audience-builders, and revenue executives from the leading news media companies.

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Hear case studies, secrets, and personal stories of success from the most influential names and companies in the news media industry worldwide.

United States

Vice President of Integrated Marketing, Reuters

Jessica April


Chief Commercial Officer, Folha de S.Paulo

Marcelo Benez

United States

VP Audience and Circulation, Las Vegas Review-Journal (invited)

Chris Blaser

New Zealand

Chief Executive, Stuff New Zealand

Sinead Boucher

United States

CEO, Spirited Media

Jim Brady

United States

Vice President Digital Subscriptions, Tronc

Gerard Brancato


Managing Director, Russmedia Digital

Georg Burtscher


Director, El Espectador

Fidel Cano Correa

United States


Jarrod Dicker

United States

President, International, The New York Times

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

United States

Media Reporter, Washington Post

Paul Farhi


President, INMA, and General Manager, El Espectador

Eduardo Garces


Chief Editor, Sports, Funke Medien

Pit Gottschalk


Chief Digital Officer, MittMedia

Robin Govik


CEO, The Australian

Nicholas Gray

United States

Founding Director, Google News Lab

Steve Grove


CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Aftenposten

Espen Egil Hansen

United Kingdom

Marketing Director Subscriptions, Telegraph Media Group

Peter Hickman

United States

Vice President Consumer Sales and Marketing, Gannett

Jerry Hill

United States

Vice President, Alabama Media Group

Michelle Holmes


CEO, Fairfax Media

Greg Hywood

South Africa

General Manager, Die Burger, Media 24

Tasmia Ismail


Director General, Infoglobo

Frederic Kachar

United Kingdom

Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times

Renée Kaplan

United States

Executive Editor, NBC News Digital

Catherine Kim


Head of Marketing Communications, Singapore Press Holdings

Weng Wai Koh

United Kingdom

Author, Going Digital: A Roadmap for Organizational Transformation

Lucy Küng

United States

Program Manager, American Press Institute

Katie Kutsko


Founding President, Tailor Media

Leonardo Lazzarotto

Hong Kong

Head of Global Marketing, South China Morning Post

Mi Li

United States

Sandy MacLeod

United States

Director of Product, The Washington Post

Joey Marburger

United States

Associate Director, Pew Research Center

Katerina Matsa

United States

CEO, The Dallas Morning News

Jim Moroney


Vice President, The Telegraph (ABP Pvt. Ltd)

Dhruba Mukherjee

United States

Principal, Tapit Partners

Alan Mutter

United States

Chief Product and Information Officer, The Washington Post

Shailesh Prakash


Managing Director and CEO, ABP Pvt. Ltd.

D.D. Purkayastha


Senior Vice President Brand and Strategy, Jagran Prakashan Ltd.

Basant Rathore

United States

Senior Vice President, Condé Nast

Monica Ray


Commercial Director, El Comercio

Hieronymous Rodriguez

Columbia Business School, New York

Author, The Digital Transformation Playbook

David Rogers

United Kingdom

Principal, Innovation Media Consulting

Juan Señor

United States

Executive Director, J-Lab, American University

Jan Schaffer


Executive Vice President, Sales, Metro English Canada

Steve Shrout

United States

Chief Operating Officer, Advance Local

Pam Siddall

United States

Vice President, Politico Pro

Danica Stanciu


Chief Digital Officer, Funke Medien

Stephan Thurm


CEO, HT Media Ltd.

Rajiv Verma

United States

Senior Vice President/Chief Creative Officer, CQ Roll Call

Kris Viesselman

United States

President, USA Today Network

Maribel Perez Wadsworth


Disruptionist, The Burger Collective

Robert Whitehead

United States

Executive Director and CEO, INMA

Earl J. Wilkinson


Head of Analytics, Ekstra Bladet

Kasper Worm-Petersen


Head of Audience, The Globe and Mail

Cynthia Young

Who Attends INMA?

The INMA World Congress attracts senior management from the leading news media companies in 40+ countries: CEOs, publishers, general managers, digital leaders, advertising executives, audience executives,marketing executives, editors, and researchers.

World-Class Venues

Mead Center for American Theater

The world-class Mead Center for American Theater in Southwestern Washington, D.C., is a multi-purpose theatrical venue that will house World Congress’ plenary sessions, seminars, and Global Media Awards ceremony.

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The INMA opening reception will be held at the Newseum, the world’s foremost museum dedicated to journalism excellence and news media. Enjoy a full evening with total access to this dynamic, interactive experience exploring journalism’s past, present, and future.

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Hay-Adams Hotel

Nothing offers a more breathtaking panoramic view of the White House and surrounding area than the Hay Adams Hotel – notably the “Top of the Hay.” Conclude World Congress in one of “insider Washington’s” most talked-about hotels with a view captured on film for decades.

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Why Washington, D.C.?

  • One of the world’s great cities to visit: museums, monuments, politics, history
  • A city whose media is fighting back against technological disruption
  • A combative media scene battling for different audience layers
  • The epicenter of the debate on news media’s role in the digital ecosystem
  • Deep cultural ties, from embassies to consulates to media bureaus

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Why INMA is different?

  • Unparalleled ability to leverage global best practices and make them relevant
  • Our familiarity with the trends, technologies, and stars that drive the media business
  • An agenda derived from the international INMA community (hand-picked by peers)
  • Connections with the right people at the right media companies
  • Our attendees are practical change agents hungry for knowledge