The message of greetings reads, in part:
“I am happy to greet the heads of the leading world media outlets who have gathered in Moscow for the first time for the Worldwide Magazine Marketplace.
We see this as an indicator of the success and maturity of the Russian publishing market and as another manifestation of the interest in our country on the part of those who set the information agenda.
You will not only introduce publishing novelties, but discuss a wide range of professional issues. They include occupational themes as well as the global trends that influence the development of the mass media. We are witnessing their rapid growth, which already sets a new pace and effectively determines the lifestyle of millions of people.
Today the Russian media industry is developing confidently, possessing an immense potential and attracting investments and, owing to innovative strategies and effective business models, it is capable of stimulating advanced technologies and production in other spheres.
I hope that the exhibition will contribute to the deepening of cooperation and the implementation of promising joint publishing projects. It is this kind of audiences that generate fresh ideas and useful initiatives.”
The Worldwide Magazine Marketplace (WMM), organised by the International Federation of the Periodical press (FIPP) is an international forum that addresses the issues of international licensing, joint ventures and syndication.
The exhibition features the publishers of mass-circulation magazines, producers of digital and b2b publications, experts and providers of editorial and publishing solutions.
The Worldwide Magazine Marketplace will take place in Moscow on November 6–7.