Asia Pacific’s largest gathering of media leaders – Festival of Media Asia Pacific– announces date and theme for 2014

Posted by IAB Australia On December 18, 2013

Singapore, 18 December 2013: The Festival of Media Asia Pacific (FOMAP), the largest gathering of media leaders in Asia Pacific is back for its third year. Taking place from 16-18 March 2014 at the Capella Singapore, the Festival brings together media owners, agencies and brands for three days of invaluable networking, celebration and inspiring speaker sessions.

The Festival will attract over 700 delegates from across 22 countries in Asia, who will be coming together to hear from some of the media industry’s most agile and forward-thinking leaders.

“The theme of this year’s event is ‘Agility’, and will see influential speakers sharing unique regional perspectives on how businesses can be more ‘agile’ in adapting to the ever-changing media landscape,” said Charlie Crowe, Founder of Festival of Media and Chairman of C Squared. “Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about some of the most topical issues affecting the industry today, whilst getting the chance to network with a broad range of media companies from across Asia.”

Topics being discussed at the 2014 event include the future of Native Advertising in Asia, virtual media trading, social media in the newly-opened up Myanmar, unlocking the potential of Indian consumers and understanding Bitcoin, among others.

The 2014 event will also feature The Festival of Media Asia Pacific’s renowned awards program, which returns to celebrate ‘best-in-class’ media thinkers in Asia. Taking place on March 18, the awards entries will be judged by a senior panel of agency heads and global brand marketers. This 2014 awards will feature three new categories: Data Innovation, Consumer Research and Best Launch. Festival of Media Asia Pacific 2014 will also celebrate the brightest young talent in Asia with the return of the Rising Star Award in partnership with the Starcom MediaVest Group – celebrating under 30’s media talent in Asia.

Charlie Crowe added, “A stellar line-up of exciting industry speakers, excellent awards programs, and thought-provoking content, all within the larger Asian media context, means that FOMAP 2014 is set to be the most exciting yet.”

The complete Festival of Media Asia Pacific 2014 agenda will be released in January 2014. Some of the speakers already confirmed for the event include:

• Linda Yueh, Chief Business Correspondent, BBC World News
• Rita Nguyen, Co-Founder and CEO, SQUAR
• Vipul Chawla, VP and CMO, Yum! Asia
• Mark Laudi, Former CNBC presenter
• Daryl Lee, Global CEO, UM
• Leo Liang, Senior Director of National Business Development, Youku Tudou
• Steve Mosko, President, Sony Pictures Television
• Scott Lamb, VP of International, Buzzfeed
• Lakshmi Pratury, Host and Curator, The INK Conference
• Rose Tsou, Senior Vice President, APAC, Yahoo!
• Peter Vessenes, Founder and CEO, CoinLab, Chairman Bitcoin Foundation
• Manmeet Vohra, Marketing Director, Tata Starbucks
• Jerry Wind, Professor, Wharton Future of Advertising Program

Since its launch in the region in 2011, the Festival of Media Asia Pacific has grown from strength to strength, fighting off stiff competition to win the ‘Best Development of an Existing Event’ category at the 2013 Asian Conference Awards.

Festival of Media Asia Pacific 2014 takes place from 16-18 March at the Capella Singapore. For more information and delegate registrations, visit the Festival of Media Asia Pacific 2014 website here.

About C Squared
C Squared is one of the fastest-growing specialist publishing, events and technology companies in Europe. Its mission is to help the media and marketing industry become more connected and better informed so that it is fully equipped to respond to the challenges and opportunities brought about by digital technology and globalization. C Squared launched the Festival of Media in Venice in 2007 and the brand now has 3 major events across the world, attended by 4,000 senior delegates and receiving over 3,000 Awards entries. In 2009, C Squared acquired the leading brand M&M Global; plus the M&M Global Awards and the popular media training course, IMM. The company also owns Cream which has now become the world’s largest database of media innovation and its bespoke technology serves many of the leading global agency groups and multinational advertisers. More information is available at:

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