Senior Director, US
Innovation Media Group
After 35 years as a writer, editor, and media executive, John has consulted for the last ten years with media companies around the world helping them transform from unprofitable, depressed, print-centric operations into profitable, energized, multimedia, multi-platform, 24-7 content- and revenue-generation operations.
John’s recent projects include: a pan-Asian consumer magazine group, two leading American B2B media companies, the leading South African media group; an Italian multi-newspaper group; an Indian multi-magazine publisher; a Czech multimedia publisher; the leading radio company in Peru; a Norwegian newspaper group; and the University of Virginia.
John has been the author and editor of the annual “Innovations in Magazines World Report” published for the world association of magazines (FIPP) since 2010.
Outside of media, John runs an international jazz & blues blog (GlobalRhythms.net). John also created a self-esteem-building soccer program for girls, graduating 4,200 girls since 1996 (hotshotssoccer.org). He is also a long-board surfer, gardener, and was “Mother Ginger” in the “Nutcracker” in Boston for 22 years.Back
What our attendees say…
For me, it’s vital that I attend the FIPP World Media Congress. It’s the one place to learn about the international industry developments and to meet key contacts in person, so it’s the best use of my time and money.
Yolanda Ausin Castaneda, General Manager
Asociación de Revistas de Informacion (ARI), Spain
The FIPP World Media Congress is a place for us to do business and meet publishers from around the world, both existing partners that we have relationships with and new ones that can help us expand our brands globally.
Kevin LaBonge, Vice President, Global Licensing
Penske Media, USA
I’ve been to every FIPP World Media Congress since 2015. It’s a great opportunity to sit down with potential customers and show them what we do. It’s a great event.
Jonny Kaldor, Co-Founder & CEO
If I were a doctor, and you were my patient and a media company, my prescription would be ‘go to the FIPP World Media Congress’.
John Wilpers, Senior Director, US
Innovation Media Group, USA
It’s the place to feel the pulse of the industry, to see what’s changed and what the new trends are. As well as the big-name speaker presentations, the networking opportunities are invaluable for us.
Dragana Trivanovic, Client Relations & Event Manager
Content Insights, Serbia
The FIPP World Media Congress is one of the biggest, most established and most important events in the industry. It combines great networking with great presentations – real-world, practical insights that you can take back to the office and put into practice straight away.
Chris Kerwin, Managing Director, Food Group
Immediate Media Co., UK