FIBEP Secretariat General moves from Brussels to Vienna

A press release from FIBEP

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Federation Internationale des Bureaux d’Extraits de Presse (FIBEP) is moving

from Brussels to Vienna

VIENNA, AUSTRIA, May 26.05.2014, 2014

FIBEP (Fédération Internationale des Bureaux d’Extraits de Presse), the world’s largest association for media intelligence and communications insight, announced today that it will be relocating its office from Brussels, Belgium to Vienna, Austria.

[“This is an exciting time for FIBEP and the move of the Secretariat General from Belgium to Vienna signals a new turning point for the world’s largest association for media intelligence and communications insight.  Joachim von Beust has made a huge impact on FIBEP and surely Florian Laszlo will drive it even higher. Florian’s passion, dedication and devotion will be an inspiration and motivation for all members, making him an excellent Secretary General. We are confident that he will continue with even greater achievements for FIBEP in the years to come. We would also like to welcome Cassandra to the FIBEP family and wishing her all the best in her new role,” says the DataScouting team. ]

Mr. Joachim von Beust, owner of Auxipress, will retire as FIBEP Secretary General. During the FIBEP World Media Intelligence Congress in Dubai this March, Florian Laszlo, Managing Director of Observer GmbH in Vienna, was elected the new Secretary General by the FIBEP General Assembly. Observer is an Austrian family business and since 1896 market leader in media monitoring and analysis who operates internationally and also a founding member of FIBEP.

Alongside the FIBEP Executive Committee, Cassandra Yashpal, the new Communications Executive, will be working closely with Florian Laszlo in all aspects of communications and marketing for the federation going forward.

Florian Laszlo cited “I am very honoured to be taking over this important task. Media Monitoring is a service offered worldwide; there are no continents, nor many countries without media monitoring operation. The number and types of media steadily increases at a rapid pace, which in turn increases the demand for media monitoring and insights, as the individual can no longer consume all relevant media himself.”

With the turn of the Secretary General, there is a generational change. Joachim von Beust served nine years as Vice President from 1996 and subsequently as President. In 2005, he then took the position of Secrétaire Générale from his Swiss predecessors.

Joachim von Beust said “In the ever changing world of communication and media, the Media Monitor has the bird’s view keeping the relations and the relevance in focus. Firstly by the overview above the differing types of media and their importance for the clients everyday work.  On the other hand with the viewpoint of more than 120 years of industry experience on the sometimes frantic changes since the business began in Paris of the 1870s.”

FIBEP was founded in 1953 in Paris, comprised of some of the most significant press clipping companies on a global level; the association strives to enhance relationships between its members by the exchange of knowledge, values and ethical behaviour. Currently, FIBEP includes companies from around the world and represents a permanent discussion forum for the industry, while also promoting contiguous relationships between members and other bodies as well as media owners. With over 100 members in 45 countries, FIBEP provides customers in all business, governmental and non-governmental sectors with media monitoring and analysis services that are essential to first-class decision making and optimal business performance.

[DataScouting is a leading service provider and software developer for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) specialising in developing solutions for media monitoring. DataScouting is based in Thessaloniki, Greece and it is a Technical Associate FIBEP member since 2013.]


The 46th FIBEP Congress successfully took place during 12-15 March 2014 in Dubai with the theme Integration: Is integration a reality and if so how is this taking shape?  With over 200 persons representing 84 different companies from over 40 different countries, FIBEP Dubai was the largest FIBEP Congress to date.

The 47th FIBEP Congress has already been announced and will be taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia 7-12th October 2015 and will be hosted by PR News.


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