Asian Media Leaders eSummit 2020

Asian Media Leaders eSummit 2020

20 Jul 2020 to 23 Jul 2020

Reboot, Recover and Reimagine

With the global economy thrown into an unprecedented state of uncertainty, the future of the news industry is full of contradictions. Amid record skyrocketing readership and traffic, revenues have plunged in the reverse direction. Publishers are struggling to survive the current crisis, re-evaluate business strategies, return to stability and ultimately, achieve long-term growth.

In this first-of-its-kind e-Summit in Asia, WAN-IFRA invites thought leaders and leading industry figures to share their insights, predictions, and their recommendations for leading through this pandemic. We look at where growth opportunities exist and how they might be leveraged.

Join us in this unique online event among peers to chart the industry’s future together.


  • Events Director, Audience Growth, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd
  • Editor in Chief, Vision Group, Uganda
  • VP, International Events, Dow Jones
  • Rohan Tiwary, Head of Media, News & Entertainment Partnerships, APAC, Google Asia Pacific, Singapore
  • Nicci Meek
    Strategic Partner Manager, Instagram APAC
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., Singapore
  • Elsie Cheung
    COO, South China Morning Post
  • Lynn DCruz
    Chief Membership Officer, Malaysiakini, Malaysia
  • VP, Digital, South China Morning Post
  • Coach, Table Stakes Europe / Journalism lecturer, UK
  • Tagesspiegel/The Daily Mirror, Berlin
  • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
  • Executive Editor of In Zhejiang , Zhejiang Daily Press Group
  • Head Of Marketing, The Daily Star
  • Co-founder, fathm, London, UK
  • Sinead Boucher
    CEO, Stuff Ltd, New Zealand
  • Senior Director of Customer Education, Chartbeat, USA
  • Managing Director, Asia, Syno International
  • Asako Nojima
    Strategist, Cyber Communications Inc.
  • Daxim Rey Lucas
    Inquirer Prime Content Editor and Writing Editor for the Business section, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Managing Director, Jang Media Group
  • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • President, Caixin Media
  • Deputy Director, Digital Revenue Network, WAN-IFRA, France
  • Senior Vice President, CNN Digital Programming, USA
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore
  • Digital Journalism Consultant and Lecturer
  • Ken Harding
    Senior Managing Director, Telecommunications, Media & Technology, FTI Consulting
  • Jacqui Park
    Senior Fellow, Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology, Sydney
  • CEO, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd
  • School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon / Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
  • Owner and Executive Chairman, Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Media analyst & Newsonomics author, USA
  • Director Consumer Business - Schibsted Media
  • Partner / Mainland China and Hong Kong Media Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Eko Prabowo
    Marketing Strategic Manager, Kompas Daily
  • Chief Operating Officer, VICE Media Group
  • Subscriptions Lab Lead, Google News Initiative, APAC
  • Editor, Generation T & Director, Tatler Asia Lists
  • Ignatius Low
    Chief Commercial Officer, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Editor-in-Chief, APAC, VICE World News
  • Co-founder & CEO, Antsomi
  • CEO and Founder of García Media, USA
  • Neal Cross
    Co-founder and Chairman, PictureWealth

What to look out for


  • 1

    Post-Covid Media Outlook

  • 2

    Recalibrating Your Business For Recovery

  • 3

    Leadership and Strategy During and After the Pandemic Crisis

  • 4

    Newsroom Transformation

  • 5

    Where is Advertising Headed?

  • 6

    Digital Subscriptions

  • 7

    Revenue Opportunities

  • 8

    Learning from Innovators

  • 9

    Power Conversations


Who Should Attend

Publisher, Chairman, CEO, COO, CTO, Managing Director, President, VP, General Manager, Editor-in-Chief, HOD, Senior Manager, Manager, Bureau Chief, Managing Editor & Editor