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IFRA repeats its international forum for the news publishing industry in South-East Europe

IFRA's 3rd South-East Europe Conference on 25 and 26 September 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

(PresseBox) (Darmstadt, ) For the third time, IFRA invites decision-makers from South-East Europe to its international newspaper forum on 25 and 26 September 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia ( This year's programme will highlight the latest success stories in the region and will bring together international news and media professionals to discuss the present challenges and the future possible solutions.

Themed "Challenged Today, Successful Tomorrow", topics of this conference - translated simultaneously into English, Slovenian and Croatian - will be:
- business models for semi-commercial printing,
- printing and distribution,
- cost reduction and
- digital media and advertising.

IFRA's programme includes visits to publishing houses and newspaper installations from the region's "big players". The conference offers the chance to meet international specialists and colleagues for networking opportunities and exchanging ideas.

The conference will comprise five sessions: Printing, Workflow & Distribution (both on 25 September), Convergence, Advertising and Digital Media (on 26 September).

For more information about IFRA's South-East Europe Conference and to register, visit the IFRA website or contact Sergio de Oliveira, IFRA Programme Manager (Events), phone +49.6151.733-727, e-mail or Ioana Sträter, IFRA Programme Manager (Events), phone +49.6151.733-769, e-mail


IFRA ( is the worldwide research and service organisation for the news publishing industry. With headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, it has acted since 1961 as the platform for decision-makers from the newspaper industry. IFRA offers its services primarily to its more than 3100 members in nearly 80 countries. A Board, comprising publishers as well as central, regional and specialised committees drawn from IFRA member companies, steers the work of the international newspaper community. IFRA's research work provides the basis for this and results in standardisation projects as well as international and regional exhibitions, conferences, workshops, study tours, training events, Newsplex consulting and international competitions. The IFRA Expo - "the annual event of the news publishing industry" - held at major European venues, is the world's most important trade exhibition for newspaper companies and their partners. IFRA Expo 2008 will be held from 27 to 30 October in Amsterdam under the motto "Get the Big Picture!" ( IFRA Magazine, the international magazine of newspaper business, strategy and technology, is published in several languages in both print and online versions ( IFRA is also running IFRA Search, a vertical search engine for the news publishing industry (