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 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.

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8 Events / 1 Week


United States

Vice President of Integrated Marketing, Reuters

Jessica April

United States

Senior Director of News Strategy, Gannett

Josh Awtry

United States

Author, The Membership Economy

Robbie Kellman Baxter


Chief Commercial Officer, Folha de S.Paulo

Marcelo Benez

United States

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

Chris Blaser


TV 3 Host and Vice President/Head of Digital, Bonnier Magazines

Frida Boisen

New Zealand

Chief Executive, Stuff New Zealand

Sinead Boucher

United States

CEO, Spirited Media

Jim Brady

United States

Vice President Digital Subscriptions, tronc Inc.

Gerard Brancato

United States

Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Elisabeth Bumiller


Managing Director, Russmedia Digital

Georg Burtscher

United States

Lead User Experience Designer, National Geographic

Liz Calka

United States

Editor in Chief, USA Today

Nicole Carroll

United States

Executive Editor of Consumer Advice, U.S. News and World Report

Kimberly Castro

United States

Art Director, The Washington Post

Amy Cavenaile

United States

Chief Operating Officer, U.S. News and World Report

Karen Chevalier

United States

President, The Atlantic

Bob Cohn


Director, El Espectador

Fidel Cano Correa

United States

Sr. Director Audience Development, National Geographic

Kate Coughlin

United States

Chief Consumer Revenue Officer, Boston Globe Media

Peter Doucette

United States

President, International, The New York Times

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

United States

Media Reporter, Washington Post

Paul Farhi

United States

VP Customer Care and Logistics, Washington Post

Gregg Fernandes


Executive Vice President, OEM (Organización Editorial Mexicana)

Francisco Torres Vázquez


President, INMA, and General Manager, El Espectador

Eduardo Garces

United States

VP Digital Editorial, National Geographic

Dan Gilgoff


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 States

Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, Associated Press

Kathleen Hennessey

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

United States

SVP Digital Content and Audience Development, National Geographic

Jonathan Hunt


CEO, Fairfax Media

Greg Hywood

South Africa

General Manager, Die Burger, Media 24

Tasmia Ismail

United States

Head of Consumer Products, Gannett

Jason Jedlinkski

United Kingdom

Principal, Innovation Media Consulting

Juan Señor


Director General, Infoglobo

Frederic Kachar

United Kingdom

Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times

Renée Kaplan


Head of Analytics, Ekstra Bladet

Kasper Worm-Petersen

United States

Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News and World Report

Brian Kelly

United States

Executive Editor, NBC News Digital

Catherine Kim

United States

Program Manager, American Press Institute

Katie Kutsko

United States

Vice President and General Manager, The Atlantic Digital

Kimberly Lau


Founding President, Tailor Media

Leonardo Lazzarotto

Hong Kong

Head of Global Marketing, South China Morning Post

Mi Li

United States

Vice President for Community News, Gannett

Randy Lovely

United Kingdom

Author, Going Digital: A Roadmap for Organizational Transformation

Lucy Küng


Workshop Moderator

Sandy MacLeod

United States

President, ReachLocal, Gannett | USA Today Network

Paras Maniar

United States

Director of Product, The Washington Post

Joey Marburger

United States

Associate Director, Pew Research Center

Katerina Matsa

United States

CEO, CQ Roll Call

Paul McHale

United States

Vice President, Business Development, Axios

Kate Meissner

United States

SVP Publishing Operations/General Manager,

David Miller


Media Solutions Director, The Irish Times

Eimear Moran

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

VP Strategic Content Development, Gannett

Liz Nelson

United States

Washington Bureau Chief, BuzzFeed

Kate Nocera

United States

Vice President for Revenue, Vox Media

Ryan Pauley

United States

VP, Video and New Ventures, McClatchy

Andrew Pergam

United States

Chief Product and Information Officer, The Washington Post

Shailesh Prakash

United States


Nicki Purcell


Senior Vice President Brand and Strategy, Jagran Prakashan Ltd.

Basant Rathore

United States

Managing Editor, Politico

Sudeep Reddy

United States

Arc Publishing Account Executive, The Washington Post

Alexander Remington

Columbia Business School, New York

Author, The Digital Transformation Playbook

David Rogers

United States

Executive Director, J-Lab, American University

Jan Schaffer

United States

Head of Product, Engineering, and Data, Chartbeat

Josh Schwartz


Executive Vice President, Sales, Metro English Canada

Steve Shrout

United States

SVP and GM, Audience Platform Group, Gannett

Josh Siegel

United States

Design Director, Gannett

Ray Soto

United States

Executive Producer, Stay Tuned, NBC News

Andrew Springer

United States

Vice President, Politico Pro

Danica Stanciu

United States

VP Product for News, Gannett

Scott Stein

United States

Director of Membership, National Press Club

Suzanne Struglinski

United States

VP of New Platform Partnerships, NPR

Joel Sucherman


Founder/CEO, Oovvuu

Ricky Sutton


Head, Sales Strategy and Operations, Singapore Press Holdings

Su Lin Tan


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

VP of Strategy Development, Gannett

Judy Vogel

United States

President, USA Today Network

Maribel Perez Wadsworth

United States

General Manager, Membership, Subscription Sales, and Marketing, Wall Street Journal

Karl Wells


Summit Moderator

Robert Whitehead


Director of Business Development, Concentrix

Jamie Whitty

United States

Executive Director and CEO, INMA

Earl J. Wilkinson

United States

Journalist/Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Bob Woodward

United States

Chief Marketing Officer, Gannett

Andy Yost

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 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.

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Hay-Adams Hotel

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).

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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