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2017 Conference - Building bridges June 4-6th.

Rio Antirio bridge, Greece

Our 2017 conference theme is Building Bridges between publishers and users. The event runs from Sunday 4th - Tuesday 6th June, and is hosted by OSDEL, the Greek licensing body. Delegates from US, Australia, Japan, Korea and many European countries have already booked.

Angela Mills Wade Executive Director, EPC will present the proposed new EC publishers right and provide and update on the European debate on its implementation. Other speakers include Jo Alexandre, Licensing Director of The Economist, social media experts TalkWalker, Alexis Donot, President of the global MMO body FIBEP, and leading local MMOs and publishers.

Our venue is the Royal Olympic hotel;- the view from the terrace restaurant below shows we are in the heart of Athens. The conference website at gives more information.  The event is open to PDLN members and MMO and RRO guests. Members and guests should confirm their attendance by email to PDLN.




Vienna seminar - saving costs in content processing

Publishers, PDLN members and MMOs spend millions asembling and deconstriuucting page PDFs. Improvments in technology can save costs and speed content delivery. To help share knowledge in this area PDLN and APA hosted a very succesful seminar on PDF processing technology in March. 24 delegates attended from MMOs, licensing bodies and service suppliers. The presentations are now in the member area of the website. More semianrs on licence sales, web content delvery and national libraries are planned for the autumn. Contact PDLN for details.

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.