Colombia to host World News Media Congress in 2016

Dated: December 11, 2015

Cartagena 2016

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has invited the world's press to attend the 68th World Newspaper Congress, 23rd World Editors Forum, and 26th World Advertising Forum, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, from June 8 to 10 2016. The World News Media Congress addresses the management and business issues facing news media and examines emerging new business models and revenue streams.

"The Colombian Newspaper association, ANDIARIOS, is honoured and delighted to welcome the  68th World News Media Congress," said Alejandro Galvis, CEO of Vanguardia Liberal and President of the Board of ANDIARIOS. "This event will not only be a great opportunity for newspaper leaders to update themselves, and share new ideas on an extremely dynamic industry, but it will also be an opportunity to get to know Colombia, one of the most promising countries in the world, as well as the magical city of Cartagena”.

The invitation was issued at the close of this year’s World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Washington, D.C., which drew 900 publishers, chief editors and other senior newspaper executives from around the world.

Vincent Peyrègne, CEO of WAN-IFRA, said: “We are very grateful for the support and trust of our Colombian colleagues, to allow us to bring Congress back to Latin America and consolidate the work we have led in the region for the past years. We are sure this event will be a success: Cartagena is one of the most attractive touristic destinations worldwide, a well known convention center in the continent, and the Latin American news publishing industry strongly shares WAN-IFRA’s core values of media independence and constant innovation.”

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

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