World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Publish Asia 2015


Publish Asia 2015


Introduction to Event

Publish Asia is the leading newspaper industry event in Asia. 

Publish Asia 2015 has gathered more than 300 media executives from 32 countries and 40 top international speakers.

The speakers' presentations can be downloaded here (password protected files for registered delegates only).

Pictures from the event and from the Asian Media Awards Gala Dinner are displayed here.

Publish Asia's media partner GXpress published an overview of the conference's main sessions on April 29 and April 30.

Finally, the official list of winners and the jury of the Asian Media Awards 2015 are published here.

Thank you to all participants, sponsors and exhibitors for making a great success out of this event! We are all looking forward to meeting you again next year!

Publish Asia 2016 will take place in Manila, The Philippines.



  • Alan Soon
    Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom, Singapore

    Alan Soon is the Founder & CEO of The Splice Newsroom, an editorial consultancy that...


  • Ahteram Uddin
    Chief Operating Officer, Prothom Alo, Bangladesh

    Ahteram Uddin is Chief Operating Officer at Mediastar Limited. the publisher of Prothom...

  • Alan Soon
    Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom, Singapore

    Alan Soon is the Founder & CEO of The Splice Newsroom, an editorial consultancy that...

  • Amnart Treenarat
    Vice President, Thailand, New Media, Nation Broadcasting Corp. Public Co., Ltd

    Amnart is an expert on media business development from the ground up, both offline and...

  • Asha Phillips
    Founder, Verily, Singapore

    To be updated...

  • Ben Morrell
    Senior Technical Consultant, Media, Brightcove

    Ben is a highly competent and proficient Senior Technical Consultant for Brightcove....

  • Charles Ho
    Senior Vice President & GM, Asia Pacific , Cxense

    As the Senior Vice President and GM of Asia Pacific, Charles Ho is responsible for driving...

  • Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid
    Group Managing Editor, The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd., Malaysia

    Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Hamid is the Group Managing Editor of The New Straits Times Press (M)...

  • Dr. Mario García
    CEO and Founder, García Media, USA
    Mario is globally known as one of the premiere media designers, having completed close to 700...
  • Dushyant Khare
    Head of Strategic Partnerships for Southeast Asia & India, Google
    Dushyant leads Google's partnerships business with top digital & mobile publishers across...
  • Evandro Matteucci
    General Manager, Graphics, VP Marketing, APAC, Eastman Kodak

    Evandro Matteucci is currently General Manager, Graphics Business and Vice-President of...

  • Frederique Lancien
    Strategy and New Business Director at Groupe L'Equipe, France
    Lancien is a seasoned digital and marketing executive who possesses strong international and brand...
  • Gerald Benz
    Deputy Vice President Sales, Manroland web systems Gmbh, Germany
    Since 1976 with manroland, Service and Project management. Since 1997 Sales, in charge of...
  • Gilles Demptos
    Director, Asia, WAN-IFRA

    Gilles Demptos is Director, Asia, of WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News...

  • Hanan Drory
    VP Sales & Marketing - Asia, New ProImage, Israel

    Hanan Drory is currently working at New Proimage as VP Sales & Marketing responsible for the...

  • Helena Phua
    Executive Vice President - APAC , International New York Times

    Currently holding the Executive Vice President position for Asia Pacific, she sits in the senior...

  • Helje Solberg
    CEO/Editor, VGTV, Norway

    Helje Solberg is an award winning journalist and Acting Editor/Managing Director of VGTV....

  • Iain Martin
    Asia Editor, Storyful, UK

    To be updated...

  • Jeongdo Hong
    Chief Executive Officer, JoongAng Media Network, Korea

    Mr. Jeongdo Hong is the CEO of JoongAng Media Network (JMnet), the largest media...

  • Julie Posetti
    Research Fellow, WAN-IFRA

    Julie Posetti is an award-winning Australian journalist and academic. A former news editor,...

  • Keith Cheong
    Head of Sales, Digital Division, Singapore Press Holdings

    18 years of television broadcast & digital media expertise. 


  • Lauren Pedersen
    VP Global Marketing & Communications, Cxense

    Lauren Pedersen is responsible for the overall brand and marketing strategy for Cxense...

  • Ludwig Coenen
    Ludwig Coenen, Head of Online-Marketing, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

    Ludwig Coenen is head of online-marketing of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s...

  • Mark Pope
    Managing Director, Dow Jones, Asia Pacific & Publisher, The Wall Street Journal Asia

    Mark Pope is managing director of Dow Jones and its business in Asia Pacific. He is also...

  • Martin Schibbye
    Journalist, Sweden

    Journalist Martin Schibbye stands on the shoulders of journalists before him who have put their...

  • Matt Lindsay
    President, Mather Economics, USA

    Matt Lindsay has over 20 years of experience in helping businesses improve...

  • Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Ali
    Production Director, Star Publications, Malaysia

    Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Ali is currently the Senior General Manager, Technical Services at...

  • Motoko Imada
    CEO, Mediagene, Japan

    Motoko Imada is the Chief Executive Officer of Mediagene and Infobahn. Mediagene is a...

  • Nada Tielu
    Head of Native, Fairfax Media, Australia

    Nada joined Fairfax Media in 2012 in the role of Senior Product Manager. As an...

  • Peter Kirwan
    Vice President, Asia Pacific, Goss International

    Peter Kirwan’s relationship with Goss newspaper equipment spans more than 4 decades and extends...

  • Pit Gottschalk
    Managing Director, Content Management, Axel Springer, Germany

    Pit Gottschalk is the Managing Director of Content Management at Axel Springer, ...

  • Robin Moroney
    Communications Manager APAC, Google, Singapore

    Robin Moroney worked at the Wall Street Journal as a columnist, blogger and editor in New...

  • Roche Chew
    GM Agency Sales, NSTP, Malaysia

    Roche was appointed to General Manager, Agency/Direct in 2015. He has 15 years of experience in...

  • Snehasis Chandra Roy
    Associate Vice President - Manufactruring, ABP Pvt Ltd., India

    He is currently Associate Vice President - Technical, ABP Pvt Ltd. He obtained his Bachelor’s...

  • Stephen Rae
    Group Editor in Chief, INM, Ireland

    Stephen Rae is Group Editor in Chief of INM, Ireland’s largest media group. INM is the...

  • Supakorn Vejjajiva
    President and COO, Post Publishing, Thailand

    Supakorn Vejjajiva joined Post Publishing in 2002 as marketing and circulation director. At that...

  • Tharaputh Charuvatana
    Managing Director, UM Thailand, Thailand
    Started his career abroad in Chicago with Rainbow Prodution, then moved back to join JSL Co. as a...
  • Thepchai Yong
    Group Editor-in-Chief, Nation Multimedia Group, Thailand

    Thepchai Yong is  Group Editor-in-Chief of  the Nation Multimedia Group,  one of...

  • Thomas Jacob

    Was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of WAN-IFRA in 2012. In this role, he has...

  • Vachara Vacharaphol
    Founder & CEO of TrendVG3 Co., Ltd., Thailand

    Vachara Vacharaphol, the Thai business man and the recent Founder & CEO of...

  • Yves Bougon
    President & CEO, Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd. SVP, Managing Director – East Asia, Hearst Magazines International East Asia, Japan

    Yves Bougon became President & CEO of Hachette Fujingaho on May 1st, 2006, and took over...

  • Eamonn Byrne
    Business Director, The Byrne Partnership Ltd, UK

    Eamonn Byrne progressed through the advertising & commercial departments of prestigious...

  • Pichai Chuensuksawadi
    Editor-in-Chief, Bangkok Post, Thailand

    Pichai Chuensuksawadi is the Editor-in-Chief of The Post Publishing, which publishes the...

  • Kirk MacDonald
    Executive Vice President of Sales and Sales Development/ President of AdTaxi, Digital First Media, USA

    Kirk MacDonald is Executive Vice President of Sales for Digital First Media which jointly...

  • Maria A. Ressa
    CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines

    Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a...

  • Andreas Vogiatzakis
    CEO, Omnicom Media Group, Malaysia

    Born and raised in rural Crete in Greece, Andreas fell in love with marketing when he was 21. He...

  • Anand Srinivasan
    Research Engineer, WAN-IFRA, India

    Education: Bachelor of Engineering. Specialisation: Printing Technology


Further Information


CEO Conference

Advertising Summit

Newsroom Summit

Printing Summit


Publish Asia 2015 offers several opportunities for Asian media professionals to meet, network and party. These include a welcome Reception, the Publish Asia Expo and the annual Asian Media Awards gala dinner, open to all delegates on a complimentary basis.


Delegates will be able to interact with vendors of services and equipments of the news media industry who will showcase the latest in technology and services offerings.

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, the “Official Airline” for Publish Asia 2015 is pleased to offer special airfare on business and economy class for participants traveling on THAI operating flights from their point of origin to attend the conference.

Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld is the official hotel for Publish Asia 2015. The conference will be held in the Bangkok. The conference and summits will be held in the Bangkok Convention Centre located on the 23rd floor of Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld.

Win a trip from Bangkok to Phuket and stay at luxury five star resort hotel

          Book your flight today at THAI Airways with the special promotion code here. Grab this opportunity to stand a chance to win a pair of air tickets from Bangkok to Phuket plus 3 nights accommodation at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.   Simply by presenting your in-bound boarding pass THAI’s flight at the reception counter during the Asia Media Awards Gala Dinner on 29 April, 2015.   Airline and hotel terms and conditions applied.

Date and Location

  • 28 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015

Contact information