VIENNA, 23 July 2009 – The WAZ Media Group, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) announce the third South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF), bringing together media CEOs, leading journalists, business professionals, CEOs from companies active in South East and Central Europe, and representatives of marketing and public relations agencies. The topic of the third SEEMF is Media, Marketing, Business and New Media. Discussions will also include the effects of the world economic crisis on media business in South East and Central Europe.
The third SEEMF is scheduled to take place from 4-6 November 2009 in Tirana, Albania. Some 250 media professionals are expected to take part. A welcome reception will be organised in cooperation with Raiffeisen Bank Albania, a subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG (part of the RZB Group). The SEEMF will also present the WAZ-IFJ (International Federation of Journalists) annual Courage Award.
Apart from working sessions, the two-day forum offers a unique opportunity to meet leading professionals for an open discussion about media, marketing, business and new media in South East and Central Europe.
The South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) is a joint project by the WAZ Media Group, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO). The first SEEMF was held in 2007 in Zagreb, Croatia, where more than 150 participants took part. The Opening Statement was given by Croatian President Stjepan Mesic. The second SEEMF was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2008, with more than 250 participants and an opening statement by the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Sergei Stanishev.