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New FEPE President Tom Goddard announces next year’s June Congress in Sorrento is now open for registration

FEPE International  is holding its next annual Congress in Sorrento from June 6th to 8th 2018 and the Congress, one of the biggest events in the Out of Home calendar, is now open for registration.

New FEPE president Tom Goddard says: “Every year the FEPE International Congress gets bigger in terms of delegate numbers from across the world and better, we hope, in its content. It’s a unique and uniquely valuable event in Out of Home and we look forward to welcoming old and new friends in Sorrento.

“Registration is now open we urge members and non-member to register as quickly as possible as we estimate demand will be higher than ever this year for an unmissable event in a spectacular location.”  

The Congress, which will take place at the Hilton Sorrento Palace, will welcome more than 300 delegates to a wide-ranging event including a full conference programme covering all the key issues of the day, the announcement of the 2018 FEPE Creative Awards and a full exhibition space.

As ever the Congress will provide superb networking opportunities and a range of challenging and stimulating content exploring the broader and fast changing media environment in which Out of Home is playing a fundamental and expanding role.

With Out of Home taking a greater share of media budgets in many territories across the world, the medium is now recognised as an increasingly dynamic and core element of many brands’ promotional expenditure. Delegates will have a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and gain a worldwide perspective on how OOH is developing.  

The importance of creativity will once again be highlighted with a number of awards, including the FEPE Creative Award and further accolades for Life Achievement, Leadership and Technical Innovation.


For further information: Richard Saturley on

FEPE Launches its 2018 Awards with new Rising Star category

FEPE International is inviting nominations for its Annual Awards - to be presented at its Annual Congress in Sorrento from June 6-8 - and is adding an important new category, the Rising Star Award.

This will be awarded to someone aged 30 or under who has made an outstanding contribution to the Out of Home industry. Nominated individuals should be directly employed in the OOH industry, working for a media owner, specialist or technology company.

As in previous years there will be awards for 

Lifetime Achievement
: someone who has devoted his or her lifetime career to the OOH medium and who is widely respected and recognised by his or her peers;

Leadership: someone who has distinguished themselves by continually demonstrating leadership through a pioneering approach to OOH and is an inspiration to others;

Technical Innovation: A supplier or OOH company that has developed a new product or breakthrough technology that pushes the industry forward;

Creative: as in 2017 there will be two Awards: Classic (static traditional posters) and Digital that demonstrate a brilliant use of the OOH medium to produce a memorable and effective piece of work.

Last year's Creative Awards marked the first time the Award had been divided into Classic and Digital. The Classic winner was Twitter in the US for an in-house campaign showing how the major conversations of the day, in politics and elsewhere, are united by hashtags (below) while the Digital Award went Universal Pictures' ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ featuring a captivating creative treatment from MediaCom and Ocean Outdoor.

FEPE International President Tom Goddard says: "As well as celebrating leaders in our industry and outstanding creative executions we should also look forward. The new Rising Star Award is an appropriate way to honour the young talent that is transforming our industry and leading Out of Home to an even brighter future."

Nominations can be made by any FEPE Member or recognised National OOH Association. Closing Date for all Nominations is March 15th 2018. For a nominations form see   For further details contact Richard Saturley



Ocean Outdoor Group Chairman Tom Goddard is new FEPE President

FEPE International has elected Ocean Outdoor Group Chairman Tom Goddard as its new President.
FEPE International represents Out of Home media owners, agencies and technology partners worldwide.
Goddard, who has led CBS Outdoor’s international division, Viacom OOH, Metro Advertising and Maiden Outdoor and is also Chairman of MarketingForce, has been a FEPE board member since 2015.
He takes over from former Clear Channel International Europe President Matthew Dearden.
Dearden says: “In electing Tom as our new President we are fortunate to have someone to lead FEPE to even greater heights as a truly global force in the Out of Home industry at a time of great media change.”
Goddard says: “Under past presidents Antonio Vincenti and then Matthew FEPE has been transformed into a truly dynamic organization, reflecting the growing importance of Out of Home worldwide.
“I hope to continue that process and also help to navigate change as the industry responds to the many and varied challenges facing all media in the digital era.”
FEPE International has also confirmed the appointment of former ISBA director of advertising and media Bob Wootton as its new Executive Director. Wootton succeeds John Ellery, a winner of FEPE’s Lifetime Achievement Award last year, who will be staying with the organization in the newly created post of Ambassador.

FEPE is always open to new members

If you are an Out of Home media owner, Supplier to the OOH industry, National Out of Home Association or Agency we will welcome you to our Federation. Membership forms can be found under the membership tab, or please email us for further details.

Board Members

  • Clear Channel
  • Exterion Media
  • F.A.W.
  • JCDecaux
  • Ocean Outdoor
  • oOh! Media
  • Outfront Meda
  • Pikasso
  • Selvel