Beyond the Printed Word leads the way again

Ifra’s 15th International Conference for Digital Media on 8 and 9 November 2007 in Dublin

Darmstadt, (PresseBox) - Two weeks before Ifra’s 15th World Digital Publishing Conference in Dublin, almost as many participants have signed up as last year, making Beyond the Printed Word again the most important new media event for the news publishing industry (www.ifra.com/beyond). In addition to the conference programme, Ifra has installed a solution park with 15 exhibitors in the coffee break area where attendees can get first-hand information on practical web and mobile publishing solutions from companies such as Microsoft, Atex, CCI etc.

Keynote speaker of the conference will be Prof. Dr. Jo Groebel of the Deutsches Digital Institut, who will speak about the new role of the digital user and explain how newspaper publishers can benefit from this.

The programme also includes the following speakers from leading media operations all over the world:
– Danny Dagan, News Group Digital
– Matthew Buckland, Mail & Guardian Online
– Petar Pavic, Europapress Holding
– Rowan Barnett, Bild.T-Online.de
– Ian Davies, Archant Ltd.
– Ole A. Werring, Dagbladet AS
– Atsushi Sato, The Asahi Shimbun
– Ian Byrne, Independent Digital
– Liisa Kotilainen, Sanoma Digital
– Hooi Chong Ooi, Sin Chew Media Corp.
– Melinda Gipson, GateHouse Media.

Information about the conference This is now the 15th Beyond the Printed Word conference that Ifra has organised and for the first time it will be held in Ireland’s capital. It has now become a firm fixture in the digital media industry. The joint chairs of this year’s event are Elan Lohmann, Publisher of News24.com in South Africa, and Meredith Artley, Executive Editor of LAtimes.com in the U.S.A. All lectures will be translated simultaneously into English, French, German and Spanish.

Last year’s Ifra conference in Vienna was attended by approximately 450 experts from five continents. Beyond the Printed Word has established itself as the most important networking and informational venue for media strategists and decision-makers from all over the world, who faced with rapid developments in media, want to extend their leading role to the digital world and expand it.

For more information about the international Ifra Beyond the Printed Word conference and to register, please, visit the Ifra website www.ifra.com/beyond or contact Karolina Dzeko, Ifra Programme Manager Events, on +49.6151.733-769 or e-mail dzeko@ifra.com.

Ifra has also launched a new weblog for the Beyond the Printed Word conference with focus on digital media as a platform for discussion and information. At the following web address (www.beyondtheprintedword.blogspot.com) industry and independent contributors express their views on the event motto "Connecting with the Digital Consumer" and present news of the online world, while visitors can post comments and share their ideas.

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