Some of the most forward-looking thinkers in the newspaper and news publishing world will be gathering in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, next week for the World Publishing Expo and its related conferences on newsroom practices, on tablet & app strategies and on printing strategies.

There is still time to register: full details can be found at three-day Expo, from 13 to 15 October, is the largest global trade exhibition for the newspaper and news publishing industry, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

More than 250 exhibitors and 8,000 visitors are expected. And more than 100 speakers are on the programme for the 13th annual International Newsroom Summit, the 7th Tablet & App Summit, the inaugural World Printers Forum, and other events.The International Newsroom Summit, on 13-14 October, takes the theme, “Sync to digital realities” and will focus on newsroom management issues and on companies that are increasing audience, loyalty and engagement.

Speakers include:

Greg Barber, Director of Digital News Projects for the Washington Post,

Marco Bardazzi, Digital Editor for La Stampa,

Fergus Bell, Social Media and User Generated Content Editor for The Associated Press;

Lisa MacLeod, Head of Operations at, and many others.

The Tablet & App Summit, on 14 and 15 October, will offer strategies and advice to “think mobile in everything you do” and will showcase case studies that show how to build winning news products in the mobile news realm.

Speakers include Alexandra Hardiman, Executive Editor of Mobile Products at The New York Times,

Luke Miller,  Experience Designer at Yahoo!,

Sofia Olsson Olsén, Head of Aftonbladet Plus,

Tom Grinsted, Group Product Manager for Mobile and Devices at The Guardian, and many others.

The World Printers Forum conference, on 15 and 16 October, is the inaugural event of the World Printers Forum, a new initiative from WAN-IFRA for the newspaper printing and production community including experts from newspaper printing and production operations and vendors of related equipment.

Speakers include:

André Ferreira, Coordinator of Process Engineering at Infoglobo in Brazil,

Bénédicte Gercke, Category Director for Paper & Energy at News UK and Ireland,

Kasturi Balaji, Director of Kasturi & Sons, publishers of The Hindu; and many others.

In addition to these premium conferences, the Expo will feature three free “Media Port” venues within the exhibition hall that will offer presentations on content, revenue and print topics.

Full details can be found at