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.


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

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