Reflections on the FIPP World Media Congress

Joris van Lierop,

During 6th-8th June, Cascais became the epicenter of the publishing world, drawing decision makers from the magazine and publishing industry worldwide. As a proud sponsor and an active participant of The FIPP World Media Congress, we at The Content Exchange had an extraordinary time making meaningful connections and learning from this like minded community.

Here are our 5 key takeaways from the event:

  1. Embracing Generative AI: The publishing industry has transitioned from awe and shock to an open and constructive engagement with this transformative technology. The community's balanced and confident response reflects their digital strength and self-awareness

  2. Unlocking New Frontiers: Digital subscriptions have now become a norm, but they still continue to unleash fresh opportunities for creativity and innovation. From reimagining audiences to revolutionizing content creation, and product development, digital is shaping the entire business

  3. Championing Diversity & Inclusion: The industry recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion and has placed them at the forefront of their agenda. While there is still work to be done, the sheer number of initiatives and widespread acknowledgment demonstrates the industry's commitment to this crucial cause

  4. The Power of Collaboration: Collaboration has always been a priority, but it now emerges as a fundamental key to long-term success for publishing houses. Inspiring examples of joint advertising strategy, tech advancements, and distribution opportunities were showcased, reaffirming the belief

  5. Endless Creativity: The publishing industry continues to astound with its immense diversity and the ability to carve new niches, constantly captivating audiences. The ever-accelerating creative force behind publishing reminds us that it is never just "business as usual" but an industry that attracts passionate individuals who love what they do

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