As a learning and networking opportunity as much as a friendly and welcoming professional meeting point, the 2019 World Conference guarantees what makes FIAT/IFTA unique as an annual rendez-vous: the combination of a vibrant conference programme and an excellent atmosphere.

Champions of Value and Trust.
AV Archives in the all-media world.

As in 2018, the 43rd edition of the World Conference will take place in the south of Europe, but in a region with a very different dynamic. By opting for Dubrovnik, another pearl of the Adriatic Sea, we connect east and west as much as old and new. This year’s main location will be the Rixos Hotel, a five-star jewel offering a spectacular bay view within walking distance of the world-famous city centre. Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the hotspot of media archiving will be where east and west have met for centuries.

With a 500-year history of diplomacy and a strong independent identity, the city of Dubrovnik is steeped in a heritage which has been a foundation of knowledge and culture for centuries. Audiovisual archives form the essential link between past and future in our media world and will bring knowledge, cultural value and the latest thinking to the fore. The beautifully restored medieval city of Dubrovnik is an ideal setting in which to debate and examine these latest new challenges and possibilities.