World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Publish Asia 2016


Publish Asia 2016


Introduction to Event

The most significant gathering of the Asian press: Media executives from over 30 countries will converge in Manila in 2016!

  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 Manila (The Philippines) on 29-31 March for three days of exciting masterclasses, conference sessions and networking events.  

Publish Asia's conference addresses the management and business issues facing news media and examines emerging new business models and revenue streams.

Publish Asia also offers a dedicated editorial stream with several sessions focusing on big challenges facing editors, newsroom managers and journalists. This includes new initiatives, trends and solutions but also some of the heavyweight issues of concern to editors, including challenges to press freedom, the safety of journalists and sustainability.




  • Asha Phillips
    Accounts Director, Asia Pacific, CrowdTangle

    Asha Phillips combines the best of traditional media – its rigor and scrutiny – with the speed...


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

    Alan Soon is an expert on Asian newsroom operations, digital transformation and the business of...

  • Asha Phillips
    Accounts Director, Asia Pacific, CrowdTangle

    Asha Phillips combines the best of traditional media – its rigor and scrutiny – with the speed...

  • Azrul Ananda
    Chairman, Jawa Pos Group, Indonesia

    Azrul Ananda, is the Chief Executive Officer of Jawa Pos Group, Indonesia’s leading newspaper...

  • Chay Hofileña
    Head of Investigative Unit, Rappler

    Chay is head of Rappler's Investigative Desk – Newsbreak – and is in charge of training. Before...

  • Daniel Rowlands
    Director of Supply, JAPAC, SpotX

    Daniel Rowlands is the Director of Supply responsible for business development and growing...

  • Datuk Mohd Nordin Abbas
    Group Managing Director, Utusan Melayu

    Mohd Noordin Abbas is 56 years old and holds a Master Degree in Management Science (Operational...

  • Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai
    Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Star Media Group Berhad

    Datuk Seri Wong was appointed as an Executive Director of Star on 11 March 2010 and re-...

  • David Lu
    Director of International Relations and Deputy Director of President Office, Guangzhou Daily Press Group

    Mr. Lü Shunjing is director of International Relations and deputy director of President Office...

  • Geoff Booth
    National Director - Production & Logistics, News Corp

    A senior business executive with 36 years experience in the print media industry both within...

  • Geoff Tan
    Senior Vice President, Head - Strategic Marketing, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore

    In his 30 years at SPH, Geoff has worked across 4 major portfolios.  His contributions...

  • H.E. Benigno Aquino III
    President of the Philippines

    Aquino is a fourth-generation politician and is currently the chairman of the Philippines’...

  • Hakan Helander
    Business Developer and Project Manager, TT News Agency

    Håkan Helander belongs to the Wan-Ifra consulting team. He’s based in Sweden, has more than...

  • Jennifer Cheng
    Regional Advertising Sales Manager, Asia Pacific, The New York Times

    The New York Times has recently appointed Jennifer Cheng to expand its advertising sales across...

  • John Nery

    John Nery is Editor-in-Chief of, the country's top news source, and columnist of...

  • Lucien C. Dy Tioco
    Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, PhilStar Media Group

     Lucien C. Dy Tioco is senior vice president for sales and marketing effective at the...

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO

    Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO and Executive Director, Global Events, based in Frankfurt...

  • Marc Lavine
    Editor in Chief, APAC, AFP

    Marc Lavine is Agence France-Presse’s (AFP) Editor-in-Chief for the Asia-Pacific region, based...

  • Marcus Tan
    Managing Director, JAPAC, SpotX

    Marcus S Tan has over two decades of ad tech experience...

  • Mark Hollands
    CEO, The Newspaper Works, Australia

    Mark Hollands is the Chief Executive of The Newspaper Works and Chairman of The Readership Works...

  • Nic Dawes
    Chief Editorial and Content Officer, Hindustan Times

    Nic Dawes is Chief Editorial & Content Officer at Hindustan Times in Delhi, where is he...

  • Nikolay Malyarov
    EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel, PressReader

    Since 2003, Nikolay Malyarov has been responsible for growing PressReader’s worldwide community...

  • Parin Mehta
    Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google

    Parin leads Google's biggest publisher partnerships across SE Asia. He advises CEOs around...

  • Park Chang Hee
    COO, JoongAng Ilbo

    Changhee PARK has been the COO at JoongAng Ilbo since 2014. He has been in charge of the...

  • Ramakrishnan Laxman
    Head Digital Business, ABP News Network

    Ramakrishnan is a Digital management professional with more than 18 years experience starting up...

  • Rodney Tay
    Vice President, Digital Solutions & Operations, MediaCorp

    Currently the Vice President for Digital Solutions and Operations of the Commercial Group for...

  • Sanat Hazra
    Technical Director, Bennett, Coleman & Co, India

    Sanat Hazra studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning BS in Photographic Science...

  • Shayne Currie
    Managing Editor, New Zealand Herald


    Shayne Currie has been a journalist for 25 years, starting as a crime reporter in...

  • Simon Crerar
    Australia Editor, Buzzfeed

    Simon Crerar is BuzzFeed's Australia Editor and is responsible for leading and growing the...

  • Tracy Young
    Tracy Young, Publisher, Barron's Asia

    Tracy Young is Publisher, Barron's Asia. Ms. Young is responsible for Barron's Asia's business...

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

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

  • Magdoom Mohamed
    Managing Director, WAN-IFRA South Asia

    Magdoom joined WAN-IFRA as business development manager, and grew up through several positions...

Further Information

Publish Asia's key sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Global media trends
  • The resilience of print
  • Advertising performance
  • Innovations in mobile, video, tablet...
  • Diversifying revenue streams
  • Content discovery
  • Investigative journalism in Asia
  • Focus on audience development

Date and Location

  • 29 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2016

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