World Association of News Publishers

Become a speaker

Become a speaker

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WAN-IFRA is calling on its supporters around the globe to nominate great speakers for our events. We are constantly looking for the hot topics and best practice case studies of online and print publishers. We are especially interested to hear the stories from users, news media players and inspiring outsiders that could help facilitate the transformation of the news publishing industry. If you would like to speak at one of our events, or know of someone who can contribute, we’d like to hear from you.

WAN-IFRA is a worldwide knowledge organisation representing the global news publishing community, WAN-IFRA pools intelligence from its members network, clears the way to innovation, provides the industry with strategic insights, brings innovators together, and helps improve the way news content and advertising are created, distributed and consumed.

Our events are different to other conferences. They are just one of our many initiatives on behalf of our global community of news publishers, businesses and technology innovators consisting of more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 websites, 300 technology suppliers, academics and research centres, and 80 national and local newspaper and news publishing associations in 120 countries. Our events are the unique opportunity for independent news publishing companies to share their experience, discover new solutions and gain insights that help them succeed in their transformation process, increase their business, and perform their crucial role in open societies.

Global conferences like our flagship events – World Newspaper Congress, the World Editors Forum, the World Publishing Expo – are the ideal platforms to present yourself and your company to a large publisher audience and gain reputation. Regional events like our Digital Media conferences, Publish Asia and the Middle East Conference, help you to build up a network of international colleagues. Good reasons to join in!

How to become a speaker

Please fill in the webform at the link below and submit your proposal, we will consider your proposal and contact you if we find a good match for your topic at one of our international and regional events.

All speakers are selected by the event programme team. Please note that we give preference to speakers who are working within newspapers and news publishing companies. Suppliers are invited to nominate news companies that have made innovative use of their products or solutions.

Thank you very much for your contribution!

To become a speaker, please fill out your details here

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at


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Gordon Steiger


2014-02-28 10:47

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