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World Publishing Expo Returns to Hamburg

World Publishing Expo 2015 to bring top newspaper and news media executives from more than 80 countries to Hamburg from 5-7 October 2015

The 45th edition of the World Publishing Expo (former IFRA-Expo and Conference) will return to the seaport city of Hamburg from 5 to 7 October 2015.

This will be the third time that the World Publishing Expo, the largest global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry, “docks” in Hamburg. Building on its success with more than 10,000 visitors in Hamburg in 2010, the World Publishing Expo 2015 aims to bring top newspaper and news media executives from more than 80 countries to Hamburg for the event.

The decision to choose Hamburg as the venue was made in close consultation with exhibitors. The WAN-IFRA Expo Advisory Council unanimously voted in favour of Hamburg for 2015.

Media Capital Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the 8th largest in the European Union. It has been a trading city from its origin, more than a thousand years ago, and remains Europe’s second largest port and the 10th largest in the world. Internationally, Hamburg is also known as a creative metropolis and is one of the leading centres of media and information technology, industries that employ about 100,000 people in more than 23,000 companies including Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Stern, Axel Springer Verlag, Bauer Media Group, Gruner + Jahr, Google Facebook and Xing. Hamburg Messe offers optimal conditions for the World Publishing Expo and its related conferences, including the 7th Tablet & App Summit, the 13th International Newsroom Summit, and the World Printers Forum.

The Transformation and Future of Journalism

The World Publishing Expo brings together suppliers to the industry with its thought leaders and decision makers. In addition to the exhibition, which showcases the latest technologies, the event features 200 speakers sharing their success stories in a variety of conferences and formats.

A key issue on the agenda is the transformation and the future of journalism. Within the framework of the Innovation Day, in particular, experts such as the media scientist Prof. Dr. Stephan Weigert (HMS) and the managing director of Spiegel Online, Katharina Borchert will be discussing this matter at a panel discussion moderated by Prof. Dr. Kai von Luck of the HAW Hamburg.

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