Miami (March 7, 2023) - 100 years into the mandate that gave it its origin, the Inter American Press Association (SIP) announced that it would hold its 79th General Assembly in Mexico City next November.
"Our ties with the Mexican press are robust," said IAPA President Michael Greenspon, global director of Print Licensing and Innovation for the New York Times. "This will be our seventh Assembly to be held in Mexico. It's going to be a unique program. We are very excited that our Host Committee -by designation of Benjamín Salinas Sada, Vice President of the Board of Directors of Grupo Salinas- will be led by Luciano Pascoe Rippey, executive director of ADN40 and general director of Editorial Strategy of Grupo Salinas".
The General Assembly will be held at the Hilton Reforma Hotel from November 9 to 12, where the IAPA held its meeting in 2016.
The Host Committee comprises representatives of the IAPA's prominent Mexican media members, including Roberto Rock, the organization's first vice president and director of the native digital outlet La Silla Rota.
The IAPA will celebrate various historical milestones in November. It will mark the 30th anniversary of the Declaration of Chapultepec and the fifth anniversary of the Declaration of Salta. It will also remember its origins in 1923, when the mandate to create a media meeting arose during the Fifth American Conference in Santiago de Chile. Three years later, in April 1926, during the First Pan American Conference of Journalists in Washington, D.C. that idea led to the official start of the IAPA. The IAPA held its first Assembly in Mexico in 1942. Unfortunately, the assemblies were postponed for two years during World War II.
The IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and promoting freedom of the press and expression in the Americas. It comprises more than 1,300 publications from the Western Hemisphere; and is based in Miami, Florida, United States.