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With 181 exhibitors, the well-established IFRA World Publishing Expo begins tomorrow, for the first time together with the new DCX Digital Content Expo.
The spectrum covered by the dual exhibition ranges from the print production chain up to digital innovations in the news and content industry.
The 47th annual IFRA World Publishing Expo comes in a strengthened position to Berlin: many important exhibitors for the print business are participating once again, say organisers.
In the new WAN-IFRA Report “High-Value Print Production” that the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers has published to coincide with the exhibition, it describes how many publishers and newspaper printing companies are making every effort to offer higher-quality products.
By doing so, they can offset reduced print runs by processing additional orders. Printing presses, plates, prepress, paper, ink, mailroom technology, distribution, management and organisation – content producers have the opportunity at the exhibition to bring themselves up to speed with the latest developments for the print sector.
At the same time, the new DCX Digital Content Expo, that shares Halls 21 and 22 at Messe Berlin with IFRA, focuses on digital: with the spotlight on strategy, newsroom, production, distribution, monetisation and advertising for digital content.
Latest trends, reflected also in the exhibition programme, are solutions for dealing with fake news and hate comments, Artificial Intelligence for media makers, robot journalism as well as the possibilities to make money with platform publishing.
World Digital Media Awards: The presentation ceremony will be held tomorrow.
The World Digital Media Awards are dedicated to Best Practice innovations in worldwide digital publishing. WAN-IFRA presents the Digital Media Awards during the year in various regions throughout the world.
The awards present inspiring models for the industry. Publishing companies and other news publishers have the opportunity to get to know examples of Best Practice from all over the world.
The awards ceremony will begin at 3.30 pm on the conference stage.
Keynote and other outstanding speakers
The list of speakers ranges from important heads of leading publishing companies such as Michael Golden (The New York Times Company), Mathias Döpfner (Axel Springer SE), Kevin Beatty (dmg media) up to well-known researchers and authors such as Iris Chyi (University of Texas at Austin, USA), Jeff Jarvis (author “What Would Google Do?”) and Vasily V. Gatov (Russian Publishers Guild).
Altogether the programme comprises over 100 speakers on four stages. These include, besides many entrepreneurs, also representatives of innovative media, such as Jason Karaian (Quartz), Xavier van Leeuwe (NRC Media), Esra Dogramaci (DW – Deutsche Welle) and Ilkka O. Lavas (founder of multiple start-ups).
About IFRA – DCX
Since 1970, IFRA World Publishing Expo has been the must attend annual event for newspaper and news media executives.
Exhibitors at IFRA World Publishing Expo include innovative suppliers to the publishing industry who will present solutions and products that help boost efficiency, lower costs and increase the margins.
At the Expo, there will be several presentations on key trends and experts discussing the hottest topics in news publishing.
The new DCX Digital Content Expo that will be held concurrently with IFRA World Publishing Expo, presents ideas and solutions for creation of all form of content and distribution over mobile, social, online and new emerging digital platforms.