WAN Announces New Dates For World Newspaper Congress

The World Association of Newspapers has confirmed the new dates for its World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and Info Services Expo, the global meetings of the world´s press, which will now be held in Hyderabad, India, from 30 November to 3 December 2009.

The events, originally scheduled for March, were postponed due to the impact of the global financial downturn on travel and conference budgets at newspaper companies.

“Our Indian colleagues have done a fantastic job in rescheduling all the arrangements, which is not an easy job for an event of such size and scope,” said Timothy Balding, the CEO of WAN.

“For our part, we believe newspaper companies will, by necessity, learn to live with the crisis over the year and be more willing to invest again in conferences and travel by the end of the year. These events have long been a major opportunity for newspaper executives from around the globe to meet and exchange strategic ideas, and the need for such exchanges is more important than ever.”

Last year´s events drew more than 1,800 participants from 113 countries to Göteborg, Sweden, a record for the 61-year old conference.

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