Pedro Sanchez will open on September 16 the fifteenth edition of the Congress of Editors that annually convenes the Spanish Association of Publishers of Periodical Publications (AEEPP). A true nod from the President of the Government to the newspaper publishers who are outside the big bosses of the sector, ME.
An event in which, in addition, the members of the association will once again remember Sanchez the demands of the sector. This year’s edition is marked by the Covid-19 and the health precautions imposed by the pandemic, so for the first time in its history, the Publishers Congress will be held in full on-line and it will be free for all those attending the webcast.
In the Congress of Editors, it is sponsored by Google and the collaboration of Correos, more than twenty publishers, content generators, journalists and communication experts from Spain and America participate as speakers.
under the motto Publications with a futurewill analyze the difficult situation that the sector is going through today and also the encouraging future that opens up for the generation and edition of content in printed and digital media.
The meeting is structured in three thematic blocks dedicated to the Technologies at the service of publishers, Monetization: subscription and payment walls and The new advertising: reinvent paper?.
Measures to help the sector
The AEEPP submitted to the government a Plan of urgent measuresfor the media and magazine sector together with the Association of Information Magazines (ARI), the Association of Professional Press and Multimedia Content (Coneqtia) and the Association of Cultural Magazines of Spain (ARCE). Although his measures have only been partially accepted.
“Without good, solid and solvent media, it is impossible to overcome the crisis and sustain the health of our democracy”, he indicated. Arsenio Escolar, president of the AEEPP. “We have managed to get the Government to support the sector with some initiatives, such as the application of the 4% digital VAT required by European provisions, but we need other measures to be taken to guarantee the survival of the sector,” said Escolar.
The AEEPP, which this year also marks the 20th anniversary of its foundation, is the largest association of media and publishers in Spain, both in terms of the number of publishers -more than 150 business groups- and the number of titles that its associates edit, about 1,000.
It is also the only association in the sector that is part of CEOE and CEPYME and is the negotiator National Non-Daily Press Agreement. In addition, they are founders and promoters of the EEuropean Innovative Media Publishers.