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New York to host INMA World Congress of News Media, which will focus on disrupting the disruptors

29 November 2016

NEW YORK (29 November 2016) – The International News Media Association (INMA) will host its 87th Annual World Congress of News Media May 21-23, 2017, at the TimesCenter in New York.

The INMA World Congress will bring together 400+ executives from the top news media companies in 40+ countries.

A full week of activities will include:

  • General sessions on the burning issues facing the leading news media companies.
  • Breakout seminars on print innovation, media groups, and best practices.
  • Presentation of the Global Media Awards at the Harvard Club.
  • Welcome reception at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), with exclusive access to the top galleries.
  • Pre-Congress study tour of New York media innovators.
  • Networking Lounge with solution providers aimed at audience and revenue growth.
  • The INMA World Congress of News Media Web site is now live at

The TimesCenter, a contemporary conference facility near Times Square, is owned and operated by the New York Times Company. TimesCenter will play host to World Congress sessions and the networking lounge for solution providers.

The Westin Hotel Times Square is the official hotel of the INMA World Congress, located two blocks from the TimesCenter.

“The INMA World Congress represents the hopes and aspirations of the most trusted, credible international community of news media executives,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “How can branded news media stand out in the context of information overload, algorithm-driven information bubbles, and fake news? How can we leverage the advantages of digital and technology to generate new revenue and lower costs? How can media companies disrupt the disruptive forces bearing down on them? These are the critical questions INMA will tackle with the New York World Congress.”

Billed as the best executive-level overview of news media strategy in a fast-changing market, the INMA World Congress in New York is expected to focus on how media companies can innovate and adapt:

  • How to disrupt media agencies.
  • The fast-evolving use of distributed platforms.
  • Digital subscription opportunities.
  • Diversifying revenue streams away from the core.
  • The role of truth and trust for news brands.
  • Virtual reality opportunities.
  • Overcoming advertiser misconceptions.

The International News Media Association (INMA) is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-media environment. The INMA community consists of nearly 8,000 members at 600+ news media companies in 60+ countries. INMA helps surface best practices and trends internationally via just-in-time strategic reports, cutting-edge conferences and study tours, global peer connections, and an unparalleled ideas-sharing network. INMA organises the Global Media Awards, which rewards excellence and innovation in efforts to grow audience, revenue, and brand.