Digital Media Asia 2017

Digital Media Asia 2017

31 Oct 2017 to 02 Nov 2017
Orchard Hotel

Asia's largest new-media conference
dedicated to the news publishing industry




  • CEO & Young Audiences Consultant, Connections, France
  • Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Digital Product Development,The Washington Post
  • Global Head of Product, Reuters
  • Media Innovation Strategist, Berlin
  • Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Founder & CEO, INKL
  • Managing Director, Australian Metro Publishing, Fairfax Media
  • Director of Research, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  • Editor, New Naratif
  • CEO & Editor-in-Chief, IDN Media, Indonesia
  • Director, Media Freedom, WAN-IFRA
  • Co-Founder, Scroll, USA
  • News Partnerships India, Twitter, India
  • Managing Editor, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group
  • Executive Director, Digital Business/ International Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun, Japan
  • Head, Sales Strategy & Operations, SPH, Singapore
  • Expert Advisor, WAN-IFRA Global Advisory
  • Senior Global Business Correspondent, Voice TV, Thailand
  • Editor, Mashable, Singapore
  • Chief Editor, The Jakarta Post, Indonesia
  • Program Director, WAN-IFRA APAC
  • Social Media Consultant and Founder of Social Video Company, HashtagOurStories, UK
  • Professor of Media & Communication and Head of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • CEO, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd, Hong Kong
  • Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom, Singapore
  • Founder & CEO,, Hong Kong
  • Country Head, Malaysia, CtrlShift
  • Co-Founder, Hashtag Our Stories, former CNN Senior Social Media Reporter
  • Chief Commercial & Digital Officer, Mediacorp, Singapore
  • Managing Director, WAN-IFRA South Asia
  • CEO, DB Digital, India
  • Director Asia, WAN-IFRA
  • Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, comScore
  • Head of News & Publishing Partnerships, APAC, Google
  • Director, CNN Digital Asia, Hong Kong
  • Commercial Partnerships Director APAC, Dow Jones, Hong Kong



  • 1

    Paid content & Subscription Reloaded

    Time for Asian news publishers to charge for their digital content?

  • 2

    Increasing content reach & monetisation through partnerships

    Strenthening native ads, selling audiences and exploring Asian ad networks

  • 3

    Digital Transformation

    Growing digital audience and ad revenues requires an in-depth transformation of news media companies, from the newsroom to the commercial departments.

  • 4

    Viral Content for Mobile Devices

    Inspiring new shareable content formats for engaging millennials


Why attend?

WAN-IFRA’s renowned Digital Media Conferences have a huge reputation in the digital news publishing industry. In 2016, more than 1,800 delegates from around the globe attended the Digital Media Europe (DME), Digital Media Asia (DMA), Digital Media LATAM (DML), Digital Media Africa and Digital Media India (DMI) events.  

  • A perfect mix of business, editorial and technology topics. Connect with the right people: Industry get-together with more than 200 senior publishing executives from over 25 countries : CEOs; CDOs; Digital Editors-in-Chief; CMOs; Digital revenues strategists; Heads of sales, Media buyers and Advertising Agencies.
  • The smartest investment to get up-to-date in the industry's latest media trends
  • The latest and most successful digital monetization strategies
  • The world's best speakers brought to Asia
  • A concise, carefully-tailored, rich and relevant programme
  • Unique social events designed to make invaluable contacts

Please click here to download the brochure to find out more.


Asian Digital Media Awards

The Asian Digital Media Awards 2017, jointly presented by WAN-IFRA and Google, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.

Following the deliberations of the juries, we are pleased to announce the top 3 winning entries. The winners had been announced during Digital Media Asia cocktail reception on 01 Nov 2017.




“WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Conferences are a great opportunity to exchange ideas & learn about real-world approaches of successful companies worldwide. It’s well worth attending!" 

-Michael Golden, Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company



“I was very impressed by the scale and turnout of WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Conferences. Lots of inquisitive minds and thought-provoking questions.” 

-Ryan Kellett, Director of Audience Growth, The Washington Post


"A very well organized conference. A a lot of the topics covered gave me new insights and ideas about the challenges our industry is facing.  Moreover, it provided – even more than I expected – a really great opportunity to meet peers from Asian media companies."

-Tobias Henning, General Manager Premium, BILD (Axel-Springer)


"Thank you for the amazing event, organization and for the support you gave us at Digital Media Asia. It is always an immense pleasure to work together and be part of these gatherings year by year."

-Haifaa Daw, Publisher Lead Asia Pacific, Unruly


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