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News Contacts Meeting 2018

The Eurovision News Contacts Meeting brings together delegates from news, sports, special events and digital media for two days of sharing, learning, and networking. 

The meeting will take place at the beautiful Sheraton Cascais Hotel, which is conveniently located only 35 minutes from Lisbon airport.

The first day of the 2-day networking event will start on the evening of May, 14. 


 It's all about the right(s) thing 1 - Heijo Ruijsenaars, EBU Head of Intellectual Property
 It's all about the right(s) thing - Derek Bowler, Head of Social Newsgathering
 How well do you know the News Exchange? (Kahoot game Q&A) - Marit Moi, NRK International Relations/Bookings & Matti Heikkilä, YLE News and Current Affairs International Desk
 This is your service - Simon Ward, BBC Assignment Editor, News Intake and Satellite Desk
 The audience of tomorrow: Kids also watch the News - Markus Moerchen, ZDF Editor-in-Chief logo! Chairman of the YNE Group
 eSports: An introduction - Daniel de Sousa Rodrigues, RTP eSports lead
 Ethically clearing eye witness media - Derek Bowler, Head of Social Newsgathering
 Factfulness: Ten reasons why you are probably wrong about the world - Fernanda Drumond, Head of Operations at Gapminder


Location: Cascais, Portugal

Date: 14 - 16 May 2018

Register by: 28 Mar 2018

Members only

Venue and Accomodation


You'll be able to book your room during the registration process.

Contact details

Luis Jimenez
News External Relations Manager & Digital News Lead
+41 22 717 28 50