Thursday

April 23

08.00-18.30
Study Tour of Paris

The Paris news media scene is, like much of the world, a story of reinvention: product, brand, business models, and more. Yet the unique Parisian scene has a twist: how to get from a print single-copy model to a digital subscription model in the context of rapidly changing consumer behaviours. In this study tour, learn from legacy companies, innovative digital players, and companies employing best practice at a global scale.

Location:
Departure point: The Westin Paris - Vendôme
3 Rue de Castiglione

Friday

April 24

08.00-17.00
Study Tour of Paris

Day 2 of the Paris study tour continues with a focus on how the leading French media houses are adapting business models to a consumer less willing to engage with print via news agents.

Location:
Departure point: The Westin Paris - Vendôme
3 Rue de Castiglione

Saturday

April 25

09.30-13.30
INMA Board of Directors Meeting

The governing body of the International News Media Association (INMA) meets to discuss the association's strategy on behalf of its 11,000+ members worldwide.

15.00-18.00
INMA Europe Division Board of Directors Meeting

INMA's plans in Europe for 2020-2021 are on the agenda for the association's Europe Division Board of Directors meeting.

19.30-22.30
President's Reception (Invitation Only)

A private reception cruise of the River Seine for INMA’s global and regional board members and guests is a salute to the work of volunteers in the International News Media Association.

Sunday

April 26

08.00-17.00
Registration Desk

Because of the diverse and unique venues at this year's Paris World Congress, INMA badges are required. Please stop by the Palais Brongniart to pick up your badge and updated information on the week's activities. While here today, attend one of INMA's four seminars.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

09.00-12.00
Brainsnack Seminar

15+ quick, rapid-fire case studies from leading media companies on how to grow audience, revenue, and brand.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

09.00-12.00
Advertising Seminar

This half-day seminar will explore the right culture, technology, and tools to build lead generation and data-rich business development strategies – especially in the digital advertising space.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

12.30-12.45
INMA Annual Business Meeting

Exclusively for INMA members, get an update on and help approve association activities, financials, and Board nominations in this snapshot of the International News Media Association.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

14.00-17.00
Smart Data Summit

Using data to smartly tackle everyday business challenges with audience, advertising, and editorial is the summit's focus.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

14.00-17.00
Print Innovation Workshop

Best practices to enhance print's value in a multi-media company is the focus of this workshop.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

20.00-23.00
Welcome Reception at The Louvre

Be officially welcomed to Paris with an opening reception at the world's most famous museum: The Louvre. Here, you will have exclusive access to Louvre galleries that include the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and much more. Meet with INMA peers from around the world. Attire is business casual. Congress delegates will gather at the Louvre Pyramid in Napoleon Courtyard at 19.45 and enter as a group at 20.00. Note: your official conference badge is required for entry due to security precautions. No exceptions.

Location:
The Louvre
Entrance point: Louvre Pyramid, Napoloen Courtyard, The Louvre

Monday

April 27

08:00-09.30
Welcome Coffee + Registration

Join fellow INMA members for a welcome coffee and morning snacks as you interact with news industry solution providers and make connections. Today's Networking Lounge is open until 19.30.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

08.00-19.30
Networking Lounge + Solution Providers

Connect with news industry solution providers in the Networking Lounge throughout the day: content management systems, data solution providers, video, audio, AI, and more.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

09.30-18.00
Media Conference

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 an emphasis on the Parisien media scene.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

18.00-19.30
Cocktails in the Networking Lounge

As you process key learnings from today's Media Conference, network with peers and industry solution providers over a cocktail reception.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

Tuesday

April 28

08.00-09.30
Welcome Coffee + Morning Snacks

Connect with INMA peers from around the world over coffee, tea, and some morning snacks. Meet with industry suppliers and solution providers. Set up meetings and use Palais Brongniart at your leisure.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

08.00-17.00
Networking Lounge + Solution Providers

Connect with news industry solution providers in the Networking Lounge: content management systems, data solution providers, video, audio, AI, and more.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

09.30-17.00
Media Conference

INMA continues its exploration of strategy, trends, and revenue models for news media.

Location:
Palais Brongniart
16 Place de la Bourse

19.30-23.30
Global Media Awards Dinner

Join fellow INMA members for the closing dinner of the World Congress with fanfare, music, and the unveiling of the Global Media Awards. The venue is a Paris icon: the Opera Ballroom of the InterContinental Paris Le Grand, a grand and elegant venue that debuted during the reign of Napoleon III. Whether or not you are an awards finalist, this glamorous evening is a celebration of news media's reinvention for the digital age. Enjoy cocktails, a dinner, and an after-party in this black-tie optional evening.

Location:
InterContinental Paris Le Grand
2 Rue Scribe

Wednesday

April 29

09.00-17.00
Post-Congress Tour of Champagne Region

The Champagne wine region northeast of Paris is known for its exquisite sparkling wines and bears a remarkable history. In this bonus post-Congress tour (separate registration required), tour the top wineries and vineyards and enjoy Champagne tastings – including an overnight stay in Reims.

19.00-Onwards
Champagne Dinner

The crown jewel of the Post-Congress Tour of the Champagne Region will be a private Champagne-pairing dinner for participants.

Thursday

April 30

09.00-17.00
Post-Congress Tour of Champagne Region

Day 2 of the Post-Congress Tour of the Champagne Region features more tastings, more vineyards, and an exquisite lunch before returning to Paris in the late afternoon.