Publish Asia 2019

Publish Asia 2019

07 May 2019 to 09 May 2019
Novotel Singapore On Stevens



Transforming the business of news









Created in 2000, Publish Asia is the undisputed annual meeting place for the Asian newspaper and news publishing industry. More than 300 media executives from over 30 different countries will gather in Singapore on 7-9 May for three days of exciting masterclasses, conference sessions and networking events.

Publish Asia’s conference addresses the management and business issues facing newspaper publishers and examines emerging new business models and revenue streams. It focuses on repositioning and optimising today's news publishing businesses, many of which have roots in print.

Held in conjunction with Publish Asia, Newsroom Summit Asia offers dedicated sessions focusing on the challenges facing editors, newsroom managers and journalists. It includes new initiatives, trends and solutions and heavyweight issues of concern to editors, including challenges to press freedom, the safety of journalists and sustainability.

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  • Chief Editor, CNA Digital, Mediacorp
  • Tamilavel
    News Editor and Digital Editor, Tamil Murasu, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Victoria Ho
    Executive Producer, Goldthread, South China Morning Post
  • Hari Shankar
    CEO, Singapore Media Exchange
  • Chief Content Officer, Star Media Group Berhad
  • Helena Phua
    Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, The New York Times
  • Newsdesk Managing Editor, Bloomberg Asia
  • Raju Narisetti
    Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics & Business Journalism, Columbia University, USA
  • Sonny Kwon
    Founder & CEO, PUBLISH Inc. / Founder & Managing Editor, EconoTimes & TokenPost
  • Managing Editor, Chinese Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Chief Executive Officer, KG Media
  • Holly Wainwright
    Head of Content, Mamamia
  • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
  • Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA, UK
  • President Director, Bisnis Indonesia Group
  • Ernest Luis
    Head of Podcast Productions and Content Strategist, English, Malay and Tamil Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Goh Sin Teck
    Editor, Lianhe Zaobao & Lianhe Wanbao, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Publisher, Caixin Media; Professor, School of Communication and Design, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Deputy Chief Editor, TODAY
  • Fergus Bell
    Founder of Dig Deeper Media and WAN-IFRA Global Advisory Consultant, United Kingdom
  • Director, Asia, WAN-IFRA APAC
  • Communications Strategist for Asia-Pacific, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Marketing Director, NewsMediaWorks, Australia
  • Managing Director, Syno Int Asia
  • Editor-in-Chief, IDN Times
  • Editor-in-Chief and CEO, iTromsø, Norway
  • Joji Philip
    Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group
  • Rishad Patel
    Co-founder & Head of Product, Splice
  • Forensics Advisor (Asia-Pacific), International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Tan Lee Chin
    COO (Content & Commercial), Sin Chew Media Corporation
  • Syamil Fahim Mohamed Fahim
    COO, Karangkraf Media Group, Malaysia
  • Elsie Cheung
    COO, South China Morning Post
  • Barbie Atienza
    Head of External Affairs, Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation / President of United Print Media Group (UPMG) Philippines
  • Dr Jochen Krauss
    Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Head of Digital, Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited
  • Chavarong Limpattamapanee
    Chairman, National Press Council of Thailand
  • CEO, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
  • Psychosocial Support Consultant, Singapore Red Cross Academy
  • Yan Naung Oak
    Senior Advisor, Phandeeyar Innovation Lab, Myanmar & open data advocate
  • Communication Officer for Australia, International Committee of the Red Cross

Key Topics



  • Connect with the right people: Industry get-together with more than 300 senior publishing executives from over 25 countries : Publisher, Chairman, CEO, COO, CTO, Managing Director, President, Vice President, General Manager, Editor-in-Chief, HOD, Senior Manager, Manager, Bureau Chief, Managing Editor, Editor

  • Get insights from innovators who are transforming the global media industry.

  • Learn from case studies and best practices that are directly relevant to your own media operations.

  • Discover the “Best in Asia” at the Asian Media Awards ceremony.



Hundreds of newspapers and magazines in Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle-East have taken part in the competition over the last seventeen years, establishing the AMA as the most prestigious recognition of excellence for the news publishing industry in the region.

Registration opens on 1 December 2018 for entries published in 2018. Start shortlisting potential projects to submit - you may have more eligible entries that you think! Registration closes on 25 January 2019!

The Awards will be presented during Publish Asia on 08 May 2019 in Singapore where the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be revealed.


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