Asian Media Leaders eSummit 2020

Asian Media Leaders eSummit 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.


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

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