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Swiss, Portuguese media associations join New World Encounters

Growing media community to participate in study tour of German media houses

The Portuguese Press Association and Medias Suisses are the latest news media associations to join the New World Encounters community, offering their members access to an upcoming virtual study tour of German publishers and expanding the discussions about the future of news.

The associations join the German association BDZV and the Alliance de la Presse Française as partners in the event, which will present 15 speakers over three weeks from innovative regional and national publishers in Europe’s largest media market, including Die Zeit, Funke Mediengruppe, Hamburger Abendblatt, Media Pioneer, Die Welt, Business Insider, Rheinische Post and Stuttgarter Zeitung. The New World Encounters online study tour begins on 17 September.

“We are pleased to welcome the Portguese Press Association and Medias Suisses as new partners of New World Encounters,” said David Sallinen, founder of Upgrade Media, which is organizing the event along with QuestiQ. “The goal of NWE is to enable the widest possible sharing of knowledge and experience, and the participation of these media associations and their members will enhance the discussions to the benefit of all.”

The virtual study tour is open to news executives, companies and associations world-wide, with more than 50 already enrolled. Other news media associations whose members will participate in the event include the Ukrainian Media Business Association and the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies. For more information, please contact Sonia Gonzalez –

Larry Kilman, New World Encounters

New World Encounters is a joint community organized by Upgrade Media and QuestiQ to connect people, companies and organizations across borders and industries around specific, current themes, with physical, virtual and hybrid encounters. NWE aims to break through fixed patterns, creating room for new solutions in the new digital media world we are all creating. For more information, please contact us :

David Sallinen

Founder, Upgrade Media and New World Encounters
Phone +33.6.34515466

Ioana Sträter

Managing Director, QuestiQ
Phone +49.172.6083414