Scotland To Host World News Media Congress 2019

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers’ annual congress for the global newspaper industry will be held in Glasgow next year. 

Organised in partnership with the Scottish Newspaper Society, the 71st World News Media Congress, the 26th World Editors Forum and the 3rd Women in News Summit to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 1 to 3 June. The events will take place at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus.

WAN-IFRA chief executive Vincent Peyregne said: “Scotland is a market with a remarkable diversity of national, regional and local media. We are privileged to be hosted in Glasgow by the SNS and their affiliate members.

“The Congress, incorporating the one-of-a-kind Women in News Summit, and the World Editors Forum, is a milestone on our annual programme of professional events. It is of value to every news professional seeking to better understand and address the unprecedented forces at work at this time. The Congress is a vital forum for discussions – on the future of news, press freedom and issues facing our society and its citizens.”

Hosted in a different city each year, the World News Media Congress is an annual meeting of news executives, including publishers, editors, and owners of newspapers from all over the world. It is. The 2018 Congress in Portugal drew around 1,000 people from over 60 countries for three days of conferences, executive meetings, networking, and social events.

Scottish Newspaper Society director John McLellan said: “We are thrilled to be able to stage the 2019 World News Media Congress and are confident delegates will find Glasgow and Scotland an appropriately stunning and stimulating host.

“Scotland is steeped in the finest traditions of freedom of expression but also of media innovation – after all, television and the telephone were both invented by Scots – and is home to one of the most competitive and vibrant news markets anywhere in the world.”