Welcome Patrick de Borchgrave as Vice-Chairman of EMMA

Patrick de Borchgrave is Director of International Affairs of the biggest Belgian media company Roularta Media. In his role as Chairman of EMMA’s Corporate Advisory Group and therefore member of the Executive Committee of EMMA and as Chairman of the Belgian magazine publishers association, The Ppress, Patrick has a long history with the European representation of the magazine media sector.

Make or break time for Europe’s magazine media ahead of key EU proposals

Magazine Publishers across Europe today emphasised that upcoming EU initiatives could either help make or break their businesses, in particular the digital offerings that have resulted from hundreds of millions of euros of investment, as they re-launched their European representation (FAEP) as the European Magazine Media Association: EMMA.

Media and advertising industry leaders along with leading EU decision makers met at the European Parliament

Last night’s Media Lounge debate in the European Parliament tackled the core question for creative industries in Europe: do European policy makers want to maintain a creative Europe or do they want a Europe that will only consume creative works from outside Europe as regulation outpaces innovation and competition in the creative sector against global competitors.