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Publish Asia 2016


Publish Asia 2016


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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
    Founder, Verily, Singapore

    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
    Founder, Verily, Singapore

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jonny Wright
    Managing Director International, Dow Jones

    Jonny Wright was appointed Managing Director International of Dow Jones in January 2016. He...

  • 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...

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

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

  • Sandy Prieto Romualdez
    CEO & President - Daily Philippine Enquirer Inc, Philippines

    Ms. Alexandra “Sandy” P. Romualdez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the...

  • 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...

  • Wong Chun Wai
    Group Managing Director/CEO, Star Publications, Malaysia

    Wong Chun Wai is the Group Managing Director/ CEO of Star Publication. Wong has worked in the...

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

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

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO / Executive Director, Global Events

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

  • Azrul Ananda
    Chief Executive Officer, Jawa Pos Group, Indonesia

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

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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