Asian Media Leaders Summit 2020

Asian Media Leaders Summit 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.


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

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