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MPA Announces Launch Of The APOS 2020 Virtual Series

(SINGAPORE, JUNE 28, 2020) APOS, the defining voice and global platform for the Asia Pacific media, telecoms and entertainment industry, is shifting online in 2020 with two virtual editions on July 21-23 and September 1-3, 2020.


Created & curated by Media Partners Asia (MPA), the APOS 2020 Virtual Series provides unparalleled conversations, insights and connectivity across global markets, uniting diverse industry leaders and players focused on addressing the challenges and future catalysts for growth & investment across media, entertainment, sports, telecoms and technology sectors. 


“Bringing together TMT industry leaders across continents to provide strategic vision online with interactive and on-demand functionality, the APOS 2020 Virtual Series will be a definitive experience & knowledge platform, enabling key stakeholders to navigate the future of video globally with a special focus on Asia Pacific,” said MPA executive director Vivek Couto.


The APOS 2020 Virtual Series is anchored to content & connectivity, featuring:


  • 50+ speakers to date including global, local & regional leaders 

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  • 12 key topics designed to fuel strategic conversations & debate with insights 

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  • 3 days (5 hours per day) of live conversations & insights
  • Live Presentations from MPA with exclusive data & analysis 
  • Exclusive On-Demand Content featuring Industry Briefings & Expert Opinion 
  • Networking Opportunities with all Attendees & Brands
  • Live Q&A with MPA Analysts and Q&A with Speakers/Presenters
  • Access to Briefings from MPA, Investors and Stakeholders & Global Experts on: 
    • Macro Dynamics & Impact on TMT: Global Perspectives
    • The Streaming Wars
    • The Future of Video in Asia Pacific
    • APAC OTT Video: Audience & Monetization Insights 
    • TMT Sector Investment – Key Case Studies & Future Opportunities
    • Market Views across Media & Telecoms: Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Middle East, USA & Europe
    • APAC Advertising Trends
    • Content Investment Trends across India, Korea & Southeast Asia
    • The Future of Sports – Perspectives from Asia, Europe & the US
    • High Speed Broadband: The Next Wave in SEA & India
    • Online Gaming Opportunities in Asia & Beyond 


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Details on Confirmed Speakers & Key Topics follow.


Over two series (alphabetical company order): 


  • Somchai Lerstutiwong, CEO, AIS
  • Mike Hopkins, SEVP, Amazon Prime Video & Amazon Studios
  • Henry Tan, Group CEO, Astro
  • Nicholas Swierzy, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Axiata
  • Sunil Taldar, MD, Bharti Airtel DTH India 
  • Kishore Moorjani, Senior MD, Blackstone Group 
  • Kevin Mayer, CEO, TikTok & COO, ByteDance
  • Manuel Rougeron, EVP, APAC, Canal+
  • Peter Chernin, Founder & CEO, Chernin Entertainment
  • Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, President & CEO, Discovery Networks International
  • Alvin Sariaatmadja, CEO, Emtek
  • Ajit MohanVP & MD, Facebook India
  • Scott Lorson, CEO, Fetch TV
  • Patrick Delany, CEO, Foxtel
  • Ernest Cu, President, Globe Telecom
  • Ashutosh Srivastava, CEO, APAC, GroupM
  • Anuj GandhiGroup CEO, IndiaCast Media Distribution
  • Gong Yu, CEO, iQiyi
  • Xianghua Yang, SVP, iQiyi & President, Overseas Business Group, iQiyi
  • Joy Lee, CEO, Kakao Page 
  • Andy Kaplan, Co-Founder, KC Global Media Entertainment
  • Jae-Ho Song, EVP, Korea Telecom
  • André Kudelski, Chairman & CEO, Kudelski Group
  • Johannes Larcher, MD, Digital & VOD Websites, MBC
  • Hary Tanoesoedibjo, CEO, MNC Group 
  • Michael Nathanson, Partner, Moffett Nathanson 
  • Vivek Couto, Executive Director & Co-Founder, MPA
  • Juliet Dongwha Kim, Director, Business Development (Korea), Netflix
  • Hugh Marks, CEO, Nine Entertainment 
  • Patrick Tillieux, CEO, OSN
  • Janice Lee, MD, PCCW Media 
  • Gautam SaxenaFounder & Managing Partner, Pegasus 7 Ventures
  • Alfred S. Panlilio, CEO, Smart & Chief Revenue Officer, PLDT
  • Joseph Ravitch, Co-Founder & Partner, Raine 
  • Arthur Lang, CEO, International, Singtel 
  • Allen LewCEO, Group Strategy & Business Development and Country Chief Officer Thailand, Singtel
  • Martin StewartChief Executive, SKY TV New Zealand
  • Jared Grusd, Chief Strategy Officer, Snap 
  • Nana Murugesan, MD, International Markets, Snap
  • Joonpyo (JP) Lee, CEO & Managing Partner, Softbank Asia Ventures
  • Soo Hugh, Executive Producer & Writer
  • Greg SilvermanFounder & CEO, Stampede Ventures
  • Peter Kaliaropoulos, CEO, StarHub 
  • Maaz Sheikh, CEO & Co-Founder, Starz Play Arabia
  • Jinhee Choi, CEO, Studio Dragon 
  • Hyun Park, MD, Studio Dragon International
  • Abe Peled, Chairman, Synamedia
  • Jamie Lin, President, Taiwan Mobile
  • Harit Nagpal, CEO, Tata Sky 
  • Dan Brody, MD, International, Tencent Investments
  • David Goldstein, CEO, Towers AP
  • Afshin Mohebbi, Senior Advisor, TPG     
  • Bob Bakish, President & CEO, ViacomCBS 
  • David Lynn, President & CEO, ViacomCBS Networks International
  • Nancy Dubuc, CEO, Vice Media
  • Uday Shankar, President, The Walt Disney Company APAC & Chairman, Star & Disney India 
  • Gerhard Zeiler, CRO, WarnerMedia & President, WarnerMedia International Networks
  • Stephanie McMahon, CMO, WWE
  • Ajay VidyasagarAPAC Regional Director, YouTube & APAC Head of YouTube Originals
  • Punit Goenka, CEO, Zee Entertainment



Asia's Path to Recovery 

The world faces major economic challenges in the midst of the pandemic. What does the path to recovery look like and which countries have momentum as economic activity resumes? What policies need to be emphasized? 


Investment Dynamics 

With depressed valuations, markets are signaling downgraded views of profitability. How true is this narrative and what structural changes do key players need to embrace? How can consolidation across key verticals and geographies generate synergies and value? What are the potential sources of funding? 


Priming the Advertising Pump 

After more than 3 months of Covid-induced hibernation, brands and advertisers are re-engaging with consumers. What are the new priorities for marketers and advertisers? How are advertisers working with media owners to engage with audiences to accelerate growth? 


Rise of The Streaming Economy 

1H 2020 has witnessed unprecedented growth in online video consumption. Does this represent a fundamental change in behavior or is it temporary? Has this accelerated OTT scalability? Will libraries be sufficiently deep and the consumer experience positive enough to retain users? What specific strategies need to be implemented to see that gains are expanded? 


The Future of TV 

With viewership higher than any time in recent history, traditional TV retains vitality. But ad revenues are shrinking and, in most markets, subscription revenues are under pressure as existing business models are stressed. How are key players managing the present and positioning themselves for the future? 


Connectivity & The Bundle

The demand for broadband is stronger than ever. What are the implications for fiber broadband and 5G in emerging markets? What is the potential for new bundles and partnerships to meet consumer entertainment needs?


Live Sport's Future 

With shortened or eliminated play seasons, dramatically reduced sports attendance, TV rights obligations under review, and pay-TV sports bundles under pressure, many issues are compressing professional league profits. How are leagues responding? Will an incremental bridge to next year surface or is a more radical approach required? 


Opportunities in Online Gaming 

A multibillion-dollar industry with its own ecosystem, from IP creation to distribution, has seen unprecedented demand over the last 6 months. What does the future roadmap look like for the online gaming ecosystem and which parts of the value chain will benefit most? 


The Creative Economy 

With unparalleled demand for video content and social distancing norms stressing traditional production processes, how are the current challenges for content creation being navigated and what is online video’s evolving impact on storytelling? 


Premium Video Advertising 

While consumption has spiked, low realization rates plague the sector. What are the strategies to fuel the growth of AVOD as global social video platforms, connected platforms and local broadcasters expand the digital video advertising pie? 


Theatrical Trends 

Theatres have been closed. Hollywood tentpoles delayed while other films go direct to VOD. Social distancing is the new normal. How are producers and exhibitors responding to this unprecedented environment? 


Phygitization & The Video-First Future of E-commerce 

E-commerce is pervasive. Short video apps are starting to look more like commercials, but e-commerce apps may also have to become video apps as the lines between the two start to blur. In parallel, new hybrid ‘phygital’ models are developing in large scale emerging markets.





Media Partners Asia (MPA) is the leading independent provider of research, advisory and consulting services across media, telecoms, sports and entertainment industries in Asia Pacific. We provide customized research with strategic recommendations to help clients launch new products & services, enter new markets, as well as acquire and sell businesses. MPA reports are used and sourced by local, regional and global companies for strategic planning and equity & debt transactions. We also offer dedicated primary research through subsidiary AMPD Research to measure consumer behaviour across the digital economy, including online video and gaming. MPA also hosts the APOS Summit, the defining voice and global platform for the Asia Pacific media, telecoms, sports and entertainment industry.




Lavina Bhojwani 


Media Partners Asia



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