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10/10/2011

World Association of Newspapers (WAN) – Expo Opens in Vienna


 

THE Global Newspaper Publishing Association

WAN – IFRA, the global organisation of the world’s press, representing more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries (phew! Lot of interesting info here :)) … opened its 41st newspaper publishing Expo in Vienna today.

And as might be expected, DIGITAL, with all its opportunities and challenges, will be front and center and consume many presentations RE publishing news to tablets and mobile devices thru apps.

IFRA Expo 2011 drew 306 exhibitors from 30 countries … 

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From BizCommunity.com :

World newspaper publishing expo opens in Vienna

VIENNA: The trade exhibition for the newspaper publishing industry opened in Vienna on Monday, 10 October 2011 and provided an illustration of how the news industry is rapidly evolving. IFRA Expo 2011 drew 306 exhibitors from 30 countries including printing press manufacturers, editorial and advertising system providers and other suppliers to the newspaper industry.
 
Some 10,000 visitors from more than 90 countries are expected to attend the three-day expo, which covers nearly 11,000 square metres of space at the Reed Messe Wien Exhibition Centre.

“It’s safe to say we all arrive here at a particularly crucial moment for our industry. Expo has always served as a platform for innovation and an exchange of ideas among colleagues from all over the world – even with competitors,” said Jacob Mathew, president of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the organiser of the expo.

“This expo also reflects how our industry is changing,” he said. “There are nearly 50 first-time exhibitors. As you might expect, many are from the digital arena, thanks to the continued developments in tablets, mobile services and applications, and paid content services. But look for some major announcements this week in print, even new press formats being introduced, major orders being signed, and the continued march towards automation.”

New media impact on news industry

Hans Gasser, president of the Austrian Newspaper Associations, also addressed the impact of new media platforms on the news industry.

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