• Athens June 4-6th 2017


    Building bridges; connecting global business and global media

  • PDLN Conference

    The PDLN Conference brings together senior managers and experts from press licensing and service businesses around the world, to discuss market trends and developments and to explore better ways of servicing the clients or media monitoring businesses with content and rights. It is an invitation only event for press licensing organisations, media and media monitoring businesses.

    Last Year - PDLN Rome

    Over 50 delegates met in Rome as guests of Promopress to network and hear presentations from FIBEP, AMEC, EBP, leading Italian publishers and MMOs, and fellow PDLN members

  • Speakers

    The Economist - Jo Alexandre

    Syndication and Licensing Director at The Economist Group


    Joanna Alexandre is Syndication and Licensing Director at The Economist Group since November 2013. Her current role focuses primarily on syndication of content from The Economist around the world as well as licensing of annual The World In publication and the bi-monthly culture and style magazine 1843.


    Before this, Joanna worked for seven years at BBC Magazines, latterly Immediate Media. Here her role was more licensing focused, looking after the international community of BBC Top Gear, BBC Good Food and Lonely Planet Traveller licenses.


    Having worked in syndication, licensing and content distribution for nearly ten years, she is enjoying the recent explosion of different platforms for content and the opportunities and complexities that they present.


    Joanna lives in South London with her husband and son, and spends slightly too much time at the London Transport Museum.

    FIBEP - Sophia Karakeva

    CMO, DataScouting, Greece

    DataScouting Greece, is a service provider and software developer for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) specialized in developing innovative solutions for media monitors, libraries, institutions, organizations and companies.
    Sophia has 16 years experience in the MMO industry and is a Vice President of FIBEP

    State Secretary - Mr Lefteris Kretsos

    Minister of Information and Communication

    Dr Lefteris Kretsos is the General Secretary for Media and Communication (from March 2015 onwards), as well as the General Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media (from December 2016 onwards).

    He holds a PhD in Employee Relations and has an extensive research and teaching experience in the UK. He has participated in several European research projects and other academic and policy consultancy activities concerning employee relations, social rights, inequality etc. Marketization and Inequality, Labour Markets and Economic Crisis in Southern Europe, Young Workers and Trade Unions are among his areas of expertise.

    Earlier in his career he worked for the Greek Trade Union Congress and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, in Dublin, as national correspondent for Greece.

    He co-edited two books and has authored more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals, conferences and book chapters.




    TalkWalker - Robert Glaesener


    Robert joined Talkwalker as CEO in 2010 after launching and heading up online brokerage bank Internaxx, now part of TD bank. His leadership expertise is spearheading the growth of the company.


    Talkwalker now holds a dominant position as a crawling and search technology company that allows customers worldwide to search, analyze and monitor online and social media.


    Robert holds a BA from HEC Management School in France and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, USA.




    EPC - Angela Mills Wade

    Executive Director- European Publishers' Council

    Angela has been one of the leading players in the promotion of publishers rights in Europe.


    Since 1991 Angela Mills Wade has been the Executive Director of the European Publishers' Council (EPC), a high level lobby group of Chairmen and Chief Executives of major European media corporations whose business interests include newspapers, magazines, journals, books, database and internet publishing as well as in many cases television and radio broadcasting.


    Angela currently holds a number of industry appointments including Chairman of the UK's Publishers Content Forum, Joint Chair (with the British Library) of the Joint Committee on Legal Deposit and Board member of the European Advertising Standards Alliance. She is a Director and Chairman of Europe Analytica, an independent consultancy company based in Brussels and a board director of the Copyright Hub Foundation and member of the Advisory Board to Reporters without Borders (UK)



    INNEWS - Ms. MaryLou Tzempelikou

    PR & Communications manager

    MaryLou is a former online journalist and a current social media fan. She has combined her previous experience in journalism and love for the news & social media, and for the last years she has been working in the media monitoring field. She holds an MA degree in ‘Intercultural Communication with International Business’ from the University of Surrey.


    AMEC Press Data - Jerry Ward

    Managing Direct Press Data

    Jerry Ward has been working in the media intelligence industry since 1989. Founder and MD of Press Data from 1991, Jerry has established the company as one of the leading providers of full service monitoring and insight in the UK over the past two decades. A director of the UK Media Monitoring Association from 2004 and a director of AMEC from 2008, Jerry has been closely involved with publisher relationships and rights management for over 15 years, representing UK and International MMOs interests.


  • About PDLN

    PDLN aims to protect and promote the interest of publishers in media monitoring services. Its members seek to encourage the development of simple, efficient market solutions to the supply and use of press information internationally. PDLN works to share best practice in licensing and supply and to create forums for content owners and users to come together to solve the challenges of improving these services. The Press Database and Licensing Network (PDLN) is an association representing organisations owned or controlled by publishers who license or supply newspaper, magazine and website material for media monitoring, press cutting and press review services. PDLN was founded in 2008 and has grown rapidly. It now has 26 members in 23 countries.

  • Sunday programme

    Walking tour

    A guided walking tour through the historic centre of Athens will leave the conference hotel lobby at 7pm, finishing at the dinner venue. All delegates and guests are welcome. Please confirm your attendance

    20.30 Informal dinner

    Elaia Restaurant (Eλαία), Erechtheos 16 & Erotokritou

    All delegates and guest are invited to join for an informal dinner at 8.30 pm. We will eat in the Plaka. Address: Elaia Restaurant (Eλαία), Erechtheos 16 & Erotokritou, Plaka Tel: +30 210 3249512.

    Please either join directly from the walking tour or make you own way to the venue

  • Monday programme

    9.30 Opening

    The PDLN president Ruediger Baumberger will open the meeting

    9.45 General Assembly

    Members set the budget, confirm the accounts, elect officers, and other official business. We will consider the relocation of PDLN legal entity to UK in a special General Assembly.

    10.30 PDLN Licensing Hub initiative

    Review of progress on the PDLN Licensing Hub initiative and determination of next steps.

    11.00 Coffee Break


    11.30 PDLN Member presentations

    Members present developments in their countries and initiatives designed to improve efficiency and reach new markets

    12.30 Lunch break

    Informal buffet lunch and networking

    14.00 PDLN member presentations

    Members present developments in their countries and initiatives designed to improve efficiency and reach new markets. To include an update on EC developments from EPC

    15.30 Coffee break

    (MMO delegates and other guests join)

    16.00 How social media impacts media monitoring - TalkWalker

    Social media is the new player in media monitoring. With over 100 clients the leading social media aggregator and service supplier TalkWalker is uniquely positioned to provide insights into how social and traditional; media interact in the market, and how these trends will develop, and who the winners and losers will be.

    16.45 ‘Media Monitoring & Copyrights in Greece - INNEWS

    The Greek MMO - publisher landsape is changing fast. Ms. MaryLou Tzempelikou PR & Communications at INNEWS will describe changes in the market and how Greek MMO industry is responding to these changes.

    17.30 End

  • Conference dinner

    Monday evening

    The PDLN Conference Dinner

    Our venue is the Benaki Museum, where we will have sole use of the venue and a guided tour. We will eat under the stars.


    The Benaki Museum ranks among the major institutions that have enriched the material assets of the Greek state. It is also the oldest museum in Greece operating as a Foundation under Private Law. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields and its more general range of activities serving more than one social need, the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece.


    More information here Location here


    Starting at 20.000. Casual smart dress.

  • Tuesday programme

    9.30 Market trends in media monitoring - FIBEP/AMEC

    FIBEP vice president Sophia Karakeva and AMEC board member Jerry Ward presents trends in media monitoring and evaluation markets and how these are likely to affect media monitoring and evaluation services and the PDLN members. The move from monitoring to evaluation and data analysis will impact all market players, but how, and how quickly?

    10.15 A publisher perspective on licensing - The Economist

    Joanna Alexandre of the Economist discussing how the Economist is adapting to the changing digital landscape and how licensing fits into the wider business strategy. Jo has extensive experience of managing all partner channels for one of the worlds leading publications, and messages and challenges for PDLN members and MMOs.

    11.00 Coffee

    11.30 Regulating the Unregulated? The case of Online Media Registry

    Mr Lefteris Kretsos, State Secretary and Minister of Information and Communication, discusses developments in media and the state and EC role in creating fair markets

    12.15 Publisher's rights - the European fight for a level playing field

    Angela Mills Wade presents the reasons for strengthening publishers rights, and implications for publishers, authors and licensing if these are approved by the European legislative processes

    13.00 Informal lunch

    14.30 Conference end

  • Booking details

    PDLN Conference Athens June 4-6th

    The PDLN Conference is an invitation only event. All PDLN members are welcome and MMOs, publishers are other parties active in the media monitoring business may also apply. Non members can attend the social events on Sunday and the conference from mid afternoon on the Monday. The conference fees are e300. Guest pay their own hotel and travel costs, and should book directly with the hotel. Please contact pdlninfo@nla.co.uk to reserve a place.


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  • Royal Olympic

    28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str.

    117 43, Athens, GREECE


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    Tel.: +30 210 92.88.400



    Guests should make direct bookings at the hotel, identifying themselves at PDLN conference attendees

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