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INMA selects London for 2016 World Congress

15 September 2015

LONDON (15 September 2015) – For the first time in its 86-year history, the International News Media Association (INMA) World Congress will be held in London.

Association executives announced today that the INMA World Congress will be held May 22-24, 2016, at the Pullman St. Pancras Hotel in London.

The conference Web site is now live and accepting registrations at www.inma.org/worldcongress.

The INMA World Congress is the news media industry’s premier conference dedicated to the sharing of global best practices to grow revenue, audience, and brand. The London conference will focus on the power and passion behind the transformation of media companies to serve and monetise increasingly digital audiences.

A record 500 delegates from the top media companies in 50+ countries are expected at the INMA World Congress, which will feature:

  • Congress programme: An internationally diverse conference programme of aspirational case studies and directional keynotes that tie together trends and outliers in the media business.
     
  • Global Media Awards: The presentation of the INMA Global Media Awards at the world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum. The awards recognise best practices in energizing news brands, creating new products, engaging and monetising audiences, growing advertising revenue, developing customer insights, and instilling innovation.
     
  • Private reception at Tower of London: An opening reception at the Tower of London, inclusive of a private viewing of the Crown Jewels.
     
  • Study tours: Pre-Congress study tours of London digital media companies and start-ups as well as legacy media companies reinventing themselves for the Digital Age.
     

“INMA aims to bring the most innovative stories of reinvention to our global stage, while simultaneously leveraging the best of what London – as a media hub and destination – has to offer,” said Mark Challinor, president of INMA and chairman of the association’s Board of Directors. “Having the World Congress in the United Kingdom is a historic first for INMA, and we look forward to bringing what makes INMA unique to the London stage.”

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 more than 8,000 executives at 600+ media companies in 80+ countries. Headquartered in Dallas, INMA has offices in Antwerp, New Delhi, San Salvador, and São Paulo.

 
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