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.


  • Events Director, Audience Growth, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd
  • Owner and Executive Chairman, Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Senior Vice President, CNN Digital Programming, USA
  • Neal Cross
    Co-founder and Chairman, PictureWealth
  • Co-founder, fathm, London, UK
  • Sinead Boucher
    CEO, Stuff Ltd, New Zealand
  • Eko Prabowo
    Marketing Strategic Manager, Kompas Daily
  • Head Of Marketing, The Daily Star
  • Deputy Director, WAN-IFRA Global Advisory
  • Managing Director, Asia, Syno International
  • Digital Journalism Consultant and Lecturer
  • Editor-in-Chief, APAC, VICE World News
  • Partner / Mainland China and Hong Kong Media Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ken Harding
    Senior Managing Director, Telecommunications, Media & Technology, FTI Consulting
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., Singapore
  • Media analyst & Newsonomics author, USA
  • CEO, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd
  • VP, Digital, South China Morning Post
  • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
  • VP, International Events, Dow Jones
  • Director Consumer Business - Schibsted Media
  • Senior Research Associate, Reuters Institute, UK
  • School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon / Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
  • Executive Editor of In Zhejiang , Zhejiang Daily Press Group
  • Elsie Cheung
    COO, South China Morning Post
  • Rohan Tiwary, Head of Media, News & Entertainment Partnerships, APAC, Google Asia Pacific, Singapore
  • Lynn DCruz
    Chief Membership Officer, Malaysiakini
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore
  • CEO and Founder of García Media, USA
  • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Senior Director of Customer Education, Chartbeat, USA

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