The 88th Annual INMA World Congress of News Media took 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.
the World's Best
An intense two-day focus on strategy and trends from the world's top news media companies is the centerpiece of World Congress: the best keynotes, panels, interviews, with a twist of what makes D.C. unique.
The unveiling of the 2018 Global Media Awards will take place in a ceremony at the Mead Center. Learn the world's best in growing audience, revenue, and brand. Celebrate and bear witness to the best. Be a part of this global announcement.
Best practices in the dynamic new phase for print and the new energy and scientific rigor behind it is the focus of this workshop. Learn more about pricing strategies, algorithms in print ordering and distribution, and print’s centrality to a multi-media company.
The global trend toward reader revenue fuels this one-day deep dive into global digital subscription best practices. Discuss the nuances of metered and freemium models with peers and take home ideas you can use immediately.
The soupy mix of fake news, the decline of trust, and a public assault on the values behind journalism provides both opportunities and threats to news media companies. In this retreat, learn how companies are fighting back to regain public trust.
Imagine 15+ quick, rapid-fire, to-the-point case studies from leading media companies on how to grow audience, revenue, and brand. Take away practical, usable ideas across the a global spectrum of media companies in an interactive setting.
In this optional two-day study tour, learn from the likes of the Washington Post, Gannett/USA Today, Politico, The Atlantic, and the D.C. political media scene. Hear briefings in the unique and differentiating environment where innovation thrives.
Join INMA on a VIP-guided tour of Washington, D.C.
Vice President of Integrated Marketing, Reuters
Author, The Membership Economy
Robbie Kellman Baxter
Chief Commercial Officer, Folha de S.Paulo
VP Audience and Circulation, Las Vegas Review-Journal (invited)
TV 3 Host and Vice President/Head of Digital, Bonnier Magazines
Chief Executive, Stuff New Zealand
CEO, Spirited Media
Vice President Digital Subscriptions, tronc Inc.
Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Managing Director, Russmedia Digital
Art Director, The Washington Post
Director, El Espectador
Fidel Cano Correa
Chief Consumer Revenue Officer, Boston Globe Media
President, International, The New York Times
Media Reporter, Washington Post
VP Customer Care and Logistics, Washington Post
President, INMA, and General Manager, El Espectador
Chief Editor, Sports, Funke Medien
Chief Digital Officer, MittMedia
CEO, The Australian
Founding Director, Google News Lab
CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Aftenposten
Espen Egil Hansen
Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, Associated Press
Marketing Director Subscriptions, Telegraph Media Group
Vice President Consumer Sales and Marketing, Gannett
Vice President, Alabama Media Group
CEO, Fairfax Media
General Manager, Die Burger, Media 24
Principal, Innovation Media Consulting
Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times
Head of Analytics, Ekstra Bladet
Executive Editor, NBC News Digital
Program Manager, American Press Institute
Vice President and General Manager, The Atlantic Digital
Founding President, Tailor Media
Head of Global Marketing, South China Morning Post
Author, Going Digital: A Roadmap for Organizational Transformation
President, ReachLocal, Gannett | USA Today Network
Director of Product, The Washington Post
Associate Director, Pew Research Center
Vice President, Business Development, Axios
Media Solutions Director, The Irish Times
CEO, The Dallas Morning News
Vice President, The Telegraph (ABP Pvt. Ltd)
Principal, Tapit Partners
Washington Bureau Chief, BuzzFeed
VP, Video and New Ventures, McClatchy
Chief Product and Information Officer, The Washington Post
Senior Vice President Brand and Strategy, Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
Columbia Business School, New York
Author, The Digital Transformation Playbook
Executive Director, J-Lab, American University
Head of Product, Engineering, and Data, Chartbeat
Executive Vice President, Sales, Metro English Canada
SVP and GM, Audience Platform Group, Gannett
Executive Producer, Stay Tuned, NBC News
Vice President, Politico Pro
VP of New Platform Partnerships, NPR
Head, Sales Strategy and Operations, Singapore Press Holdings
Su Lin Tan
Chief Digital Officer, Funke Medien
Senior Vice President/Chief Creative Officer, CQ Roll Call
President, USA Today Network
Maribel Perez Wadsworth
General Manager, Membership, Subscription Sales, and Marketing, Wall Street Journal
Director of Business Development, Concentrix
Executive Director and CEO, INMA
Earl J. Wilkinson
Journalist/Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
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.
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.
The INMA welcome reception hosted by the Facebook Journalism Project 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.
One of the power centers of Washington, D.C., is the famous Hay-Adams Hotel. Conclude World Congress at a closing reception hosted by the Google News Initiative in one of “insider Washington's” most talked-about hotels. Afterward, visit the basement Off The Record bar populated with the capital's famous political cartoonists or venture next door to Layfayette Park (even the White House).