UPM partners with the 2015 FIPP World Congress in Toronto

​(UPM, Augsburg, 9 October 2015 at 10:00 EET) – UPM is the partner sponsor of the 40th FIPP World Congress, the world’s largest global magazine media event. The congress will be held in Toronto, Canada from 13 to 15 October 2015. More than 700 consumer and B2B magazine media publishers and other stakeholders are expected to attend the event. Over 50 industry leading speakers and expert panels will give extensive overview on the publishing industry and its future .

“The congress provides us the opportunity to gain deep insights into the international magazine industry in a time of rapid media change. Our role as a paper supplier is to act as a partner to brand owners – and that means understanding their challenges and helping to tackle them”, says Ruud van den Berg, UPM’s Senior Vice President for Magazine Publishing & Advertising.

UPM will host a panel discussion with focus on the enduring power of print. “Print remains in many sectors a crucial arrow in the publishers´ bow. Together with James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief of Rodale´s Organic Life, Joyce Nieuwenhuijs, Brand Director of Flow Magazine and Dan Wakeford, Deputy Editor of People, we will discuss why and how print continues to succeed in a world, where online and printed media complement each other”, explains Ruud.

Furthermore UPM will be an exclusive partner of FIPP’s Rising Stars in Media, a new initiative, which seeks to recognize exceptional young talents with drive and ambition within the international magazine media industry. The top three rising stars will be presented with an award. Ruud concludes: “We were proud to be a member of the judging panel. The high trust in the printed word, the strong performance of magazine brands and the remarkably high commitment that young executives show, makes us happy to support these young talents in the publishing business.”

For further information please contact:
Ulla-Riitta Unkuri , Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM Paper ENA, T el. +358 2041 50619

The 2015 FIPP World Congress : the largest magazine media event in the world. With world-class speakers and expert panels from across the globe, the Congress agenda will again include many of the world's most prominent media names, giving personal insights on the industry and its future direction. A large commercial exhibition will provide opportunities to delegates to learn about new products and services, innovations in the pipeline and opportunities to exploit. To learn more about the 2015 FIPP World Congress visit: www.fippcongress.com

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