INMA World Congress of News Media, April 23-30, 2020, Paris


Because of the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, INMA is cancelling the World Congress of News Media in Paris April 23-28. Our overriding concern is the health, safety, and well-being of our participants. We look forward to seeing you at an INMA event when circumstances improve.
Posted: March 12, 2020

About World Congress

With demand for journalism that speaks truth to power at an all-time high, the 90th Annual INMA World Congress of News Media returns to Paris with a clear task: re-align news brands for the changed consumer appetite. Join INMA in a week of rejuvenation, discovery, and celebration of strategies, trends, and revenue models — against the backdrop of the City Of Lights (and a surprising media scene). Bask in those lights with a conference, study tours, seminars, an awards dinner, and an exclusive reception and tour of the world-famous Louvre.

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Policy Editor, The Economist, United Kingdom

Anne McElvoy

Head of Digital, Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

Anna Åberg

Directeur Recherche et Développement Groupe Sipa Ouest-France and member of the INMA European Board, France

Hervé Barbot

Principal, Alexander Group, United States

Matt Bartels

Author, The Forever Transaction, United States

Robbie Kellman Baxter

Group Digital Manager, Groupe Sipa Ouest-France

Fabrice Bazard

CEO, Stuff, New Zealand

Sinead Boucher

Editor-in-Chief, Monocle, United Kingdom

Tyler Brûlé

CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden

Anna Careborg

Global News Director, AFP, France

Phil Chetwynd

Vice President of Commercial, The Washington Post, United States

Jarrod Dicker

President, International News Media Association (INMA)<br/>Chief Operating Officer, Publishing, News Corp Australia

Damian Eales

Director, Globe Labs, Canada

Gordon Edall

Public IT Services Director, Ringier Axel Springer, Poland

Wojciech Ehrenfeld

General Manager,, Media 24, South Africa

Marianne Erasmus

Media Reporter, Axios, United States

Sara Fischer

Director of Data, Aller Media, Norway

Camilla Fuglem

CEO, Garcia Media, United States

Mario Garcia

CEO, Publihebdos, France

Francis Gaunand

Subscriptions Director, Le Monde, France

Lou Grasser

Director Subscriptions, Le Monde

Lou Grasser

Global Head, NYTLicensing and Print Innovation, The New York Times, United States

Michael Greenspon

Director of Marketing and Distribution, PlayBac Presse, France

Mélanie Jalans

CEO, Infoglobo, Brazil

Frederic Kachar

Editor-in-Chief, Iltalehti, Alma Media, Finland

Perttu Kauppinen

Chief Marketing Officer, Ringier Axel Springer, Poland

Olga Korolec

Publisher, Newsday Media Group, United States

Debby Krenek

General Manager, Les Echos, France

Bérénice Lajouanie

CEO, Schibsted Distribution, Norway

Cathrine Laksfoss

Data Governance Lead. Mediahuis, Belgium

Trui Lanckriet

Head of Fact-Checking, AFP, France

Grégoire Lemarchand

Chief Marketing Officer, Rede Gazeta, Brazil

Andre Furlanetto

Vice President, Strategy & Operations, Condé Nast, United States

Fiona Kellermann

President and Chief Digital Officer, Meredith National Media Group, United States

Catherine Levene

CEO, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Gary Liu

Senior Advisor, Bonnier News, Sweden

Thomas Mattsson

Media Solutions Director, The Irish Times, Ireland

Eimear Moran

DG et Confondateur, Les Jours

Augustin Naepels

Executive Vice President, Amedia, Norway

Pål Nedregotten

Head of Marketing, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore

Eric Ng

Directrice de la Rédaction/Managing Editor, L'Obs

Dominique Nora

Researcher-in-Residence, INMA, United Kingdom

Grzegorz (Greg) Piechota

Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist, eMarketer, United States

Geoff Ramsey

Host, Digicel Rising Stars, Jamaica

Terri-Karelle Reid

President, Innovation Media Consulting, United Kingdom

Juan Señor

President, French Competition Authority, France

Isabelle de Silva

CEO, Times Internet, India

Gautam Sinha

Director of Digital Sales & Ad Tech, JP/Politikens Hus, Denmark

Signe Skarequist

CEO, News Corp, United States

Robert Thomson

Responsible Subscriber Acquisition, Le Monde

Anne Tostain

GM Marketing, Eenadu, India

Sushil Kumar Tyagi

Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

Anu Ubaud

Président du Directoire (business side), L'Obs

Grégoire de Vaissiére

Director, McPherson Media Group, Australia

Robert Whitehead

Managing Director Sport, Gaming & Wagering, News Corp Australia

Michael Wilkins

Executive Director and CEO, INMA, United States

Earl J. Wilkinson

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

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Palais Brongniart

The INMA World Congress venue in Paris will be the Palais Brongniart, a flagship of Parisian architectural heritage. Located in the 'Vivienne' district, between the place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum, the Palais Brongniart is ideally situated within close proximity to the grand hotels and major department stores. Built as an early 19th century stock exchange, Palais Brongniart now is one of Paris' leading conference venues.

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The Louvre

The Louvre

The opening reception of the INMA World Congress will be at the world's most famous museum: The Louvre. World Congress attendees will have exclusive access to Louvre exhibits featuring the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo before networking near that wing's rotunda.

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Hotel Intercontinental Paris le Grand

Hotel Intercontinental Paris le Grand

With an illustrious history hosting Paris's most exclusive events, the Global Media Awards Dinner will be hosted by the Intercontinental – Le Grand in its famous Opera Room which has entertained since the time of Napoleon III. The oval ballroom has been magnificently restored to reach new heights of elegance.

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Why Paris?

  • Global capital for art museums featuring The Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Musée de l'Orangerie, Rodin Museum
  • Monuments to style and history: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, Versailles
  • Third most visited travel destination in the world
  • Global city of lights and love … the “most absorbing city on earth”
  • 70 Michelin-starred restaurants
  • 130 museums
  • Unparalleled café culture
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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