At their final session on 17 September 2014, the independent panel of watchmaking professionals appointed by Montres Passionmagazine, chose the winners of the Watch of the Year Prize from a shortlist of around forty watches.
Ringier has successfully negotiated a ten-year extension to its contract to produce the inflight magazine for the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The new contract will run until the end of December 2024. This monthly title, which has a print run of 350,000 copies, is read by 27 million people.
Following the approval from the Hungarian Antitrust and Media Authorities and after the divestment of parts of the Hungarian portfolios of Ringier AG and Axel Springer SE, the transfer of those assets to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is now being effected. The CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Hungary, which will be based in Budapest, will be Dr. József Bayer, the current CEO of Axel Springer in Hungary. The portfolio consists of the leading boulevard brand Blikk, successful women’s magazines and licensed titles such as Auto Bild, Glamour or Geo.
As of October 1, 2014, Michał Broniatowski (60), one of the most experienced journalist in Poland joins Ringier Axel Springer Poland. He becomes new Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine and follows on Kazimierz Krupa, who has left the company after seven years on his own wish.