Programme | Asian Media Leaders Summit 2020

Asian Media Leaders Summit 2020

Programme | Asian Media Leaders Summit 2020

Programme

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.

  • Four consecutive days, covering economic outlook, strategic insights, business models, revenue opportunities, newsroom transformation and future planning.

  • At least two sessions a day: 10-11:30am and 3-4:30pm SIN/HK. This enables US speakers to join us in the morning session, and European speakers in the afternoon, Asia time.

  • Power Conversations: while circumstances may not permit us to meet in person yet, there is no reason why the personal dialogues and camaraderie we usually enjoy at WAN-IFRA events cannot continue. If you enjoy robust discussions with industry colleagues, sign up for the publisher members-only closed-door Power Conversations. Each of these sessions is limited to just 15 participants to ensure everyone has the chance to speak.

Sessions

July 20
Monday

  • 10:00

    Recalibrating Your Business Post-Covid

    US and APAC media leaders discuss their plans and strategies from a business sustainability perspective, cost control measures and management of human capital.

    Moderator 

    • Media analyst & Newsonomics author, USA

    Keynote 

    Speakers 

  • 11:30

    End of morning session

  • 15:00

    Post-Covid Media Outlook

    • The economic fallout from the pandemic will impact the news industry quite hard. How will recovery look like? What are the structural changes vs cyclical ones?

    Speakers 

    • Partner / Mainland China and Hong Kong Media Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • 16:00

    Keynote

    Speakers 

    • CEO, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd
  • 16:30

    End of afternoon session

    WAN-IFRA publisher members are welcome to register for the Power Conversations session taking place after this session. Power Conversations are 30-minute closed-door conversations for industry colleagues to come together to exchange ideas with peers. Each of these sessions is limited to 15 participants to ensure everyone has the chance to speak up. Sign up for your place at this virtual table when you register for the Asian Media Leaders eSummit!
  • 16:30

    Power Conversations 1: Building a sustainable media business

    How can we build a sustainable media business in Asia, maintain employee engagement during crisis, rebuild morale and keep company culture alive?

July 21
Tuesday

  • 10:00

    Keynote: Inspiration and Innovation in Storytelling

    Dr Mario Garcia shares his favourite stories of publisher inspiration and innovation during the Covid-19 crisis.

    Speakers 

  • 10:30

    Newsroom Transformation

    • Most Asian newsrooms moved to a virtual mode during the pandemic. Will physical newsrooms disappear? How do media organisations address misinformation? Best practices from pandemic coverage.

    Speakers 

    • Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore
    • Senior Vice President, CNN Digital Programming, USA
    • Co-founder, fathm, London, UK
  • 11:25

    End of morning session

    WAN-IFRA publisher members are welcome to register for the Power Conversations session taking place after this session. Power Conversations are 30-minute closed-door conversations for industry colleagues to come together to exchange ideas with peers. Each of these sessions is limited to 15 participants to ensure everyone has the chance to speak up. Sign up for your place at this virtual table when you register for the Asian Media Leaders eSummit!
  • 11:30

    Power Conversations 2: Newsroom 2021

    How will the newsroom change post-Covid?

    Moderator 

  • 15:00

    Leadership and Strategy During and After the Pandemic Crisis

    • How to lead in uncertain times? Communicating and engaging your staff and stakeholders in a crisis. This session will feature case studies on effective leadership

    • Keynote

    Moderator 

  • 16:30

    End of afternoon session

July 22
Wednesday

  • 10:00

    Keynote: Reimagining Storied Titles

    With a portfolio of multilingual news titles providing high quality information and news, SPH has built a stable of loyal readers and engaged users over the years. Its flagship The Straits Times turns 175 this year, while Tamil Murasu, one of the oldest Tamil newspapers in the world, turns 80. How do these SPH titles with long histories forge ahead and reimagine new possibilities amid these challenging times?

    Speakers 

    • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., Singapore
  • 10:30

    Where is Advertising Headed?

    Will advertising-led business models survive? What is the future of Programmatic? Are advertising alliances among premium publishers the way forward?

    Speakers 

  • 11:30

    End of morning session

    WAN-IFRA publisher members are welcome to register for the Power Conversations session taking place after this session. Power Conversations are 30-minute closed-door conversations for industry colleagues to come together to exchange ideas with peers. Each of these sessions is limited to 15 participants to ensure everyone has the chance to speak up. Sign up for your place at this virtual table when you register for the Asian Media Leaders eSummit!
  • 11:30

    Power Conversations 3: Post-cookie world and new opportunities

    What does a post-cookie world look like and opportunities for news publishers.

  • 15:00

    Digital Subscriptions

    • With ad revenue in a free fall, paid digital subscriptions is seen as the way forward. Will this work in Asia?

    • Keynote

    Speakers 

July 23
Thursday

  • 10:00

    Revenue Opportunities

    • Keynote

    • A look at how news media companies are leveraging niche opportunities to diversify revenue streams and look to other sectors.

    Speakers 

    • Executive Editor of In Zhejiang , Zhejiang Daily Press Group
    • School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon / Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
  • 11:30

    End of morning session

    WAN-IFRA publisher members are welcome to register for the Power Conversations session taking place after this session. Power Conversations are 30-minute closed-door conversations for industry colleagues to come together to exchange ideas with peers. Each of these sessions is limited to 15 participants to ensure everyone has the chance to speak up. Sign up for your place at this virtual table when you register for the Asian Media Leaders eSummit!
  • 11:30

    Power Conversations 4: New revenue ideas

     

    Moderator 

  • 15:00

    Learning from Innovators

    • New players in the media space have been making a splash with their bold, novel and refreshingly different content products and services. Hear how they grow audiences in their markets of millions.

  • 16:00

    Closing Keynote

    Banking on Innovation - Lessons from the Jungle for a Post Covid-19 Future

    Whether it's saving endangered orangutans in Sumatra, or engaging a 20,000-employee bank in the business of innovation, Neal Cross shares his unique insights on how to enhance customer engagement, experience and deliver more innovative products and services in a post-pandemic environment.

    Speakers 

    • Neal Cross
      Co-founder and Chairman, PictureWealth
  • 16:30

    End of Asian Media Leaders eSummit

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