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.


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

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