About FIPP World Media Congress

The FIPP World Media Congress is the flagship annual conference for worldwide media and its counterparts in adjacent advisory and tech sectors. Organised and hosted by Media Makers Meet - Mx3, FIPP Congress gathers top speakers, media decision-makers, tech partners and other service providers from 40+ countries annually.

The 46th Congress takes place on 4-6 June 2024 in Cascais, Portugal.

FIPP has a proud heritage in magazines dating back to 1925, when it was founded in Paris, France. Nearly a hundred years on, FIPP continues to provide its worldwide members in modern, professional media businesses with opportunities to learn, connect, engage, and do business at the intersection of media and technology.

Today, magazines have morphed into multiple platform media and have been joined by vertical media pure-plays, serving defined audience segments around various interests. They transcend mere products; they represent an idea that embodies the ideals of the communities they serve. These publishers inspire their communities in beautiful, inspirational and delightful ways. Their brands rise above all-out dependency on platforms; they create relationships with their communities, whether online, in print, in-person or across multiple platforms.

Congress is the heartbeat of this global media industry. It provides a platform for sharing intelligence, meeting counterparts and developing business. It is a trusted nexus for media and tech decision-makers from markets large and small. Whether you are a professional creator, publisher, advisor or technologist working in the global media industry, Congress is where you want to be.


Congress takes place at the Pestana Cidadela in the beautiful Portuguese coastal town of Cascais, a short drive away from Lisbon. Once a tiny fishing village, today, Cascais, with its cobbled streets, offers restaurants and shopping, incredible scenery, and plenty to do outdoors.

It is one of Portugal's most sought-after destinations. Cascais is compact, meaning Congress attendees never get lost, and there is a good chance you will bump into one another while out and about, allowing for more informal networking and deeper conversations.

We have secured a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate in the Pestana Cidadela, the Congress venue. Our travel partner, Giles Hoff, can help you with Pestana room bookings. Giles can also assist with flight bookings if you need help. He can also offer ideas on things to do should you extend your stay to explore Cascais, Lisbon and further surrounds beyond Congress. Contact Giles at travel@mediamakersmeet.com


Congress brings together senior-level decision-makers who attend the event to gather insights, network with international colleagues, and do deals. In June 2023, attendees from 43 countries participated in Congress. They attend Congress for:

Networking Opportunities:
- Meet worldwide colleagues, build relationships and do business.
- Expand your professional network by connecting with industry peers from across the globe.
- Forge valuable partnerships and collaborations that can lead to new business opportunities.
Knowledge Enhancement:
- Get exposure to new ideas, innovation, and emerging trends.
- Benchmark your business against insights delivered by industry experts.
- Gain competitive advantages by staying informed about the latest developments, best practices, and the future.
Mindful Reflection:
- Take time out of the office to think about your business in sublime surroundings.
- Recharge your creativity and problem-solving abilities in a stress-free environment.
Serendipitous Conversation:
- Immerse yourself in a conducive environment for reflection and serendipitous conversations.

Top industry leaders share top-notch insights at Congress. Recent speakers were from companies such as Axel Springer, Bonnier, Condé Nast, Dotdash Meredith, FT Strategies, Future, Google, Hearst, Hubert Burda Media, India Today Group, Mather Economics, Netflix, Reworld Media, Substack, The Economist, The New York Times, Trusted Media Brands, Vivendi, ZEIT Online, and many more.

Our speakers:

Industry Insight:
Carefully analyse the industry's current state, keeping a keen eye on emerging trends and future developments.
Demonstrate their ability to navigate swiftly through the ever-changing landscape of opportunities and challenges, both on a macro and micro level.
Inspiration and Impact:
Go beyond merely delivering presentations; they provide fundamental strategies for developing inspiring products, services and brands that captivate audiences and build sustainable revenues and business.
Innovation and Technology:
Are pioneers in leveraging cutting-edge technologies to propel their businesses into the future. They don't just follow trends; they set them.
Practical Wisdom:
Through in-depth brand case studies and deep dives into specialised functional areas, they provide valuable insights and actionable advice to help others succeed.
About MX3


Media Makers Meet - Mx3 organises and hosts Congress on license from FIPP. Formerly known as Di5rupt, 2024 will be the third Mx3-organised and hosted FIPP World Media Congress

Mx3 has a close, long-standing and ongoing association with FIPP. It was launched by former FIPP and long-time international media execs Cobus Heyl and John Schlaefl in late 2021. Besides Congress, Mx3 and FIPP collaborate in many other areas, such as around FIPP Insiders and FIPP strategic partnerships.

Media Makers Meet – Mx3 brings together leaders, innovators and mavericks in media and tech worldwide, facilitating the sharing of industry intelligence and enabling peer-to-peer connections.

Besides its involvement with Congress and other FIPP activities, Mx3 offers industry news, features, interviews and intel reports, specialist media events such as Mx3 AI and Mx3 Barcelona, and the Mx3 Collectif community for media-tech and thought leader partners.

Visit the Media Makers Meet - Mx3 website for more, and get in touch with us here.

About FIPP


Founded in 1925 in France, FIPP is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious membership associations.

Originally formed by a consortium of magazine publishers to enable them to share ideas, the organisation has grown over almost 100 years to include magazine and other media owners and content creators worldwide.

FIPP is a not-for-profit membership organisation that empowers its members to build market-leading international media businesses through intelligence, solutions and partnerships.

It counts some of the most prestigious media, other companies and national media associations worldwide among its membership. They include Aller, Axel Springer, Bonnier, Condé Nast, Dotdash Meredith, Dow Jones, Future, Gruppo Mondadori, Hearst, Hubert Burda Media, India Today Group, Kodansha, Media24, National Geographic, Nikkei, Schibsted, Televisa, The Economist, The New York Times, Trends Media Group, Vivendi, and many more.

Visit the FIPP website for more.

Congress tickets for the last two years since the pandemic have sold out early,
so make sure to get your place secured before it’s too late.
FIPP Members
€ 1297
Available only to FIPP members in media, associations, advisories and academia.
Non Members
€ 1497
This is available to all non-FIPP members in media, associations, advisories and academia.
€ 897
Only available to groups of 5 or more people in media, associations, advisories and academia.
€ 4097
A special ticket for vendors with partnership status.
NOTE: Prices do not include VAT. The recipient assumes all responsibility for any foreign banking charges.
Partners of Congress 2024
Cascais Visitors & Convention Bureau
There are a number of opportunities to make long lasting, quality connections at the Congress.
Contact Mx3 Co-founder and CCO John Schlaefli at john@mediamakersmeet.com for custom-built options