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Digital Media Asia 2015 to host Guardian's workshop in Hong Kong

Digital Media Asia 2015 to host Guardian's workshop in Hong Kong


The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers' (WAN-IFRA) leading Asian digital event - Digital Media Asia (DMA) - will take place in Hong Kong from 17 to 19 November. The event, which offers three days of conference sessions, master classes and an expo, will also host an exclusive workshop organised by the Guardian News & Media's Publisher Network.

Since its launch in 2009, DMA has become the largest new media conference dedicated to the publishing industry in Asia.Media experts and executives from Asia will join colleagues from all over the world will discuss the issues that are reshaping the online news media business.

The winners of the 6th Asian Digital Media Awards, organised by WAN-IFRA and Google, will also be presented at DMA.

Speakers from leading media organisations, including The Guardian, Bloomberg, Google and the Wall Street Journal, will share case studies and best practices on the following topics:

Media for Millennials, which will focus on attracting and building a business around a younger demographic. Millennials, those roughly between 15- and 32-years old, are always-on, digital natives and video consumers. What lessons can be learned from Buzzfeed, Vox, Vice and other successful digital pure-players?

Programmactic & Native Advertising, which will focus on developing ad strategies for a mobile-first media environment, developing premium pricing, and staying safe from market fraud.

Data Strategy, which will examine data enabled diversification strategies such as e-commerce and e-marketing, and how to deal with data privacy issues.

Audience Intelligence, which will help participants increase revenues by understanding and building audiences, increasing referrals from social media platforms and turning social readers into subscribers.

Top 5 digital priorities, in which leading media executives will present their digital strategies and discuss where they plan to focus their efforts in the coming months.

Content optimisation, which will examine the triggers that prompt customers to pay for digital content, as well as how to market digital content outside of traditional media platforms and audiences.

Cultivating a culture of innovation, which will present inspiring lessons from start-ups and innovative pure players and show how to inject new decision-making processes and workflows.

Web TV - Video, which will provide strategies to create (ad friendly) quality content, help publishers choose the right distribution platforms, and disclose the real monetisation opportunities.

In addition to the conference sessions, vendors of business solutions, services and equipment will present their latest offerings at the Digital Media Asia Expo, which will showcase the latest tools for optimizing editorial and advertising operations and boosting your digital business.


DMA will also offer in-depth sessions on mobile video and online classifieds conducted by recognised international experts with a deep understanding of Asian markets.

DMA will also host an exceptional half day workshop organised by The Guardian News & Media Publisher Network, which will offer unique insights on how The Guardian is tackling partnerships with digital pure-players and technology suppliers, such as Facebook, Google, Samsung or Apple.

Event Venue & Hotel

The Mira Hotel, located at 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, is the official event venue and hotel for DMA 2015. It is centrally located in the heart of Hong Kong’s commercial, shopping, dining and entertainment district and a close walk to the local MTR.

Confirmed speakers include: 

Anjali Kapoor, Head of Digital, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg, HK

Suzy Hay, Global Director, Content Partnerships, The Guardian, UK

Joey Chung, CEO, The News Lens, Taiwan

Yumiko Ono, Asia Audience Engagement Editor, Wall Street Journal, HK

John Pullman, Global Editor of Video and Pictures, Reuters, UK

Jeremy Butteriss, MD, Partner Business Solutions - APAC, Google           , Singapore

Eugene Leow, Digital Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore

Ben Shaw, Director of Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany

Peter Zollman, CEO, AIM, USA

Iain Martin, Asia Editor, Storyful, HK

Peter Lamb, President Lamb Consulting, USA

Henrik Eklund, CEO and Founder, NewsStag, Sweden

For more information on registration, please contact Wilson Leong at +65.65628446 or

For more information on  Sponsorship/ Exhibition, please contact Nurul Fitriyana at +65.65628444 or


Hashtag: #DMAHK15

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

Inquiries to: Gilles Demptos, Director Asia, WAN-IFRA, 25, International Business Park German Centre
 # 04-110, 
609916. Phone: +65.6562-8440, E-mail:

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