(PRWEB) March 2, 2003
Ann Moore, chairman and ceo of Time Inc, will be the keynote speaker on the last day of the 34th FIPP World Magazine Congress in Paris, on 28 May.
Moore, who in 2002 took over at Time Inc – the worlds largest multi-billion pound magazine publisher – is widely regarded as the industrys most powerful executive and understands better than anyone the changes in climate since the international publishing community last met in Latin America two years ago.
Moore said: Im enthusiastically looking forward to attending the FIPP World Magazine Congress in Paris in May. Despite the turmoil throughout the world since the international publishing community met two years ago, the creativity, vibrancy and resiliency that are hallmarks of the publishing business position it well for future growth. This is one of the most exciting periods the magazine industry has ever seen. The 2003 FIPP Congress couldnt come at a more opportune time.
The agenda for the Congress is necessarily demanding. As we enter the 21st Century, it is globalisation and the use of digital media that are driving the industrys innovations. Included among the sectors most commanding speakers will be a magazine and advertising session by Maurice Levy, chairman & ceo of Publicis Groupe, and Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, vice-president and ceo of Nestlé SA. With globalisation no longer just a buzz-word, Levy and Brabeck-Letmathe examine the possibilities and implications surrounding multinational companies and multination deals.
In total, more than 50 global specialists will be sharing their perceptions and experiences with an international delegation on course to be one of the largest ever seen, estimated at 600 strong.
A full programme of networking opportunities begins with the Magazine Fair & Exhibition and a welcome dinner at the Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Attractions) on Monday 26 May.
For further details, including an online registration form, visit http://www.fipp2003.org
The FIPP World Magazine Congress is organised by the International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) and Hachette Filipacchi Médias Group in association with the FIPP member national associations, Syndicat de la Presse Magazine et d’Information (SPMI), Fédération Nationale de la Presse d’Information Spécialisée (FNPS) and Syndicat Professionnel de la Presse Magazine et d’Opinion (SPMMO).
Confirmed speakers include:
Alexandre Adler, Former Editorial Director of Courrier International, France; Eija Ailasmaa, CEO of Sanoma Magazines BV, The Netherlands; Junji Asano, Chairman (President JMPA) of Toyo Keizai Inc, Japan; Jean-Paul Bailly, CEO of La Poste, France; Cathleen P. Black, President of Hearst Magazines, USA; Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Vice Chairman of Board & CEO of Nestlé SA, Switzerland; Per Broman of Stora Enso Environment, Sweden; Sally Cartwright, Publishing Director of Hello!, UK; Olivier Chapuis, President of Interdeco International (France), France; Alain Chastagnol, Chairman of FIPP World Magazine Congress and Deputy CEO International of Hachette Filipacchi Médias, France; Jean de Montmort, General Administrator of Groupe Marie Claire, France; Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Chief Executive of Emap France, France; Gérald de Roquemaurel, Chairman of FIPP and Chairman & CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Médias, France; Harold Eedes, Managing Director (Chairman of MPASA) of Ramsay, Son & Parker, South Africa; Axel Ganz, President of Prisma Presse SNC, France; Victor F. Ganzi, President & CEO of The Hearst Corporation, USA; Thomas D. Gorman, Chairman of CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong, China; Antonin Herbeck, Editorial & Managing Director of Stratosfera, Czech Republic; Gordon T. Hughes II, President & CEO of American Business Media (ABM), USA; Theo Jongsma, CEO of Spring, The Netherlands; Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman & CEO of Lagardère Media, France; Maurice Levy, President of Publicis Groupe, France; Michael Loeb, CEO of Synapse Group, USA; Gary Marshall, President/CEO of CMP Media LLC, USA; Eduardo Michelsen, Director General of Editorial Televisa, Mexico; Ann Moore, Chairman & CEO of Time Inc (NY), USA; Zbigniew Napierala, President of Edipresse Polska Ltd., Poland; Hannu Nilsen of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Finland; Christine Ockrent, Journalist & Broadcaster, France
Francisco Pinto Balsemão, President & CEO of Impresa, Portugal; Gérard Ponson, Publishing Director, Entrevue, France; Jean-Michel Portier, CEO of Taylor Nelson Sofres / Secodip, France; Aroon Purie, Chief Executive of India Today Group, India; Shuo Qin, Editor-in-Chief of Nanfengchuang Magazine (Window of South Wind), China; Chander M Rai, CEO International of India Today Group, USA; Dietmar Salein, CEO of Vogel Medien GmbH & Co. KG, Germany; Louis Schweitzer, President of Renault, France; Victor Shkulev, Chairman of the Board of Hachette Filipacchi Shkulev ZAO, Russia; Richard Silman, CEO of IPSOS-RSL, UK; Thomaz Souto Corrêa, Vice Chairman of Abril Group, Brazil; György Szabó, CEO of Sanoma Budapest Kiadói Rt, Hungary; Gunter Thielen, Chairman of ExecBoard & CEO of Bertelsmann AG, Germany; Andreas Wiele, President Magazines & Intl Affairs of Axel Springer Verlag AG, Germany; Hisao Yoshimura, Chairman of the Board of Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Japan; Shi Zhongyuan, Chairman, GAPP of General Administration of Press & Publication, China, China
NOTES FOR EDITORS
FIPP The International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) was founded in Paris, France in 1925. The administration has operated from London, UK since 1939.