Media Conferences and Events in 2019

This post aims to put together a list of media conferences and events in 2019, with the major focus on publishers.

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January


February

Publishing Summit Europe by Digiday

February 5-7, Milan, Italy

At the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe, we'll bring together hundreds of senior leaders from Europe's top publishers for a candid discussion on the biggest issues facing the industry. Join us at this unique event for three days of new connections and smart, honest insight.

Product Development and Design Thinking Summit by Data & AI For Media Week

February 21-22, London, United Kingdom

Data- and AI-driven revenue and product development for media companies.


March

Media Subscription Week 2.0 by INMA

March 18-22, Stockholm, Sweden

How to break through the media subscription ceiling after the easy victories are behind: the nuances of triggers, pricing, and defeating the churn monster.

Big Data and AI for Media by Big Data for Media

March 19-23, New York City, USA

The global conference is for media and data practitioners who are seeking to create Big Data strategies, and leverage data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies in order to engage audiences, create new products and grow revenue.

Digital Innovators' Summit by FIPP/VDZ

March 25-26, Berlin, Germany

Media around the world is constantly evolving. New business models emerge and social media platforms rise and fall. Sometimes it is hard keeping up with the speed of all the changes.

That's why DIS (Digital Innovators' Summit), established in 2007 and taking place in Berlin in March every year, is a must for anyone in the B2C and B2B media and related industries to attend. Organised by FIPP, the network for global media, and VDZ, the German Publishers Assocation, it is the place in Europe to hear about the future of media and technology directly from the innovators who are driving change.

Publishing Summit by Digiday

March 27-29, Vail, USA

How have data privacy measures evolved the way publishers build a relationship with their audience? Join us at the Digiday Publishing Summit, where we will discuss the ongoing changes surrounding programmatic and platform strategies.


April

Digital Media Europe 2019 by WAN-IFRA

April 1-2, Vienna, Austria

Battle for Engagement: Building Digital Subscriptions & New Ad Experiences for Loyal Users.

Radiodays 2019 by WAN-IFRA

March 31st- April 2nd, Lausanne, Switzerland

Radiodays Europe was born in 2010 as a response to the needs of the European industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders.

It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio professionals with over 1500 participants from 62 countries. It is the meeting point for the European radio industry, both private and public, and a destination for radio people from around the world.


May

World Congress of New Media by INMA

May 13-17, New York, USA

With demand for journalism that speaks truth to power at an all-time high, the 89 th Annual INMA World Congress of News Media returns to New York 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. Connect with the stars of news media in a conference, study tours, seminars, an awards dinner, and an exclusive Guggenheim introduction to Manhattan you’ll never forget.


June

World News Media Congress by WAN-IFRA

June 1-3, Glasgow, Scotland

The World News Media Congress is the annual meeting of news executives, including publishers, editors and owners, of newspapers from all over the world. It is hosted in a different city each year. The 2018 Congress in Portugal drew around 1000 people from over 60 countries for three days of conferences, executive meetings, networking, and social events.

Digital Media North America by WAN-IFRA

June 24-25, NYC, USA

Product roles are increasingly becoming a must-have for news publishers wishing to strengthen their digital strategy. However, this often raises several questions and challenges. How to attract and retain such talent? What is their position in a management team and how do they relate with the editorial and business sides of a company? What potential tensions arise and how to solve them? What exactly is product culture and should it permeate your company’s internal mindset? Can product development help to foster internal collaboration?

DMNA19 will be tackling these and many more key issues around product in news media companies nowadays.


July


August

Congress Latinoamerico by INMA

August 28-30, Bogota, Colombia

INMA Latam 2019 se enfoca en modelos disruptivos de ingresos a partir de innovación desde los Contenidos y la publicidad.

Temas principales:

• Customer Journey

• Inbound Marketing

• Content Marketing

• E-Commerce

• Mail 3.0

• Influenciadores

• Programatica

• Video y Streaming

• Omnicanilidad

• Inteligencia Artificial


September

Digital Media Africa 2019 by WAN-IFRA

September 11-12, Johannesburg, South Africa

Africa’s media landscape has undergone substantial changes since publishers gathered for the first Digital Media Africa conference in 2016. Join us again in September 2019 when WAN-IFRA hosts the continent-wide gathering to explore new digital revenue models and how best to engage loyal readers.

ONA19 by ONA

September 12-14, New Orleans, USA

ONA19 will bring together some of the most innovative minds in digital media, including journalists, media executives, product teams, entrepreneurs and educators.

You’ll have the chance to learn and network with our diverse and creative community, which ranges from experienced veterans at international news outlets to representatives from major tech companies to those just getting started in their media careers.

WAN-IFRA India by WAN-IFRA

September 18-19, New Delhi, India

South Asia's largest gathering of news publishers. Connect with the right people: Industry get-together with more than 300 senior publishing executives from over 25 countries.

Get insights from innovators who are transforming the global media industry and learn from case studies and best practices that are directly relevant to your own media operations.

Publishing Summit Digiday by Digiday

September 23-25, Key Biscane, Florida, USA

At the Digiday Publishing Summit, hundreds of senior leaders from top publishers will gather to share how they're building sustainable media businesses as we cover everything from subscriptions to making programmatic smarter to new revenue streams and more.

INMA Innovation Week 2019 by INMA

September 23-27, Hamburg, Germany

INMA will guide you through news industry best practices and strategies from the leading European news media companies, with a special emphasis on Germany: a European News Media Conference, a Local Reader Revenue Symposium, a German Media Study Tour and an editorial-focused Scoopcamp specifically for innovative storytellers. All in one week.


October

World Publishing Expo & Berlin Publishing Night 2019 by WAN-IFRA

October 8-9, Berlin, Germany

News and content generate business! This will be highlighted by the IFRA World Publishing Expo and parallel DCX Digital Content Expo from 8 to 9 October 2019 in terms of Berlin Publishing Days on 7 & 10 October 2019.

IFRA is THE meeting of the global publishing community, with focus on successful print strategies. In addition, DCX will focus on digital trends as a stand-alone platform: This is where decision-makers and also content strategists outside the publishing world learn how to produce, distribute and monetise content in every form even faster and more efficiently with the aid of state-of-the-art technology.


November

The Newsroom Summit 2019 by WAN-IFRA

November 5-6, Oslo, Norway

Key Discussion Topics Include:

• Newsroom organisation & collaboration: Audience engagement and other essential new roles & how to link better with colleagues in marketing and sales

• Editorial tools and KPIs: Can we be more precise about editorial metrics? And how much are we willing to share and benchmark?

• Relevance & personalisation - reinventing the premium product: Defining personas, reader clusters and debating the merits of a fully individual newsfeed

• Future of news consumption - smart investments in audio & video Smart investments in audio & video: cost effective video sourcing and production, and new developments on Alexa, Google Home and beyond

Digital Media LATAM 2019 by WAN-IFRA

November 11-13, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Key advantages to attend:

• The smartest investment to get up-to-date in the industry's latest media trends

• The latest and most successful digital monetization strategies

• The world's best speakers brought to LATAM

• A concise, carefully-tailored, rich and relevant programme

• A perfect mix of business, editorial and technology topics

• Unique social events designed to make invaluable contacts

• Hosted in one of LATAM's most beautiful cities.

INMA South Asia Media Festival 2019 by INMA

November 18-22, New Delhi, India

Join INMA in a deep dive into the strategies, transformations, inspirations, and celebrations of the South Asia news media scene. The INMA South Asia Media Festival will feature a strategy and best-practices conference for management teams, a study tour of Delhi media leaders and digital start-ups, and topical seminars. Interact with as much or as little as your time and budget allows across these three events that will attract executive teams from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and others.

Local Digital Subscription Summit 2019 by WAN-IFRA

November 21-22, Frankfurt, Germany

"The unique subscription challenges facing small and medium sized publishers - from marketing to editorial"

The Local Digital Subscription Summit provides the attendees with the opportunity to gain insights on the unique subscription challenges facing small and medium sized publishers from marketing to editorial.

News Rewired by Journalism.co.uk

November 27, London, UK


December