South Africa: Durban to host major international media conference

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has confirmed that it will hold its 69th World News Media Congress, 24th World Editors Forum, and 27th World Advertising Forum in Durban, South Africa, from 7 to 9 June 2017.

Vincent Peyrègne, CEO of WAN-IFRA, said a “curtain-raiser” would be held in Johannesburg in September, 2016 in the form of a Digital Media Africa conference.

More than 1,000 publishers, editors, managing directors, CEOs and other senior news publishing executives are expected to attend the event which will include sessions on strategy, revenue, and editorial development, research and innovation, as well as issues related to small and mid-sized publishers.

It will be only the second time the World News Media Congress has come to the African continent following the success of the Cape Town event in 2007. The Congress is part of a broader plan to expand activities in Africa and connect with colleagues who are leading the media transformation across the continent.
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14 july 2016 11:22:05




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