Digital event and WEF South Asia Summit set for 19-20 February 2019

Digital Media India 2019 & South Asia Summit 2019 in Mumbai, 19-20 February 2019

WEF South Asia Summit
Digital Media India 2019 & South Asia Summit 2019

WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media India (DMI) conference is back and this time it is bigger, together with World Editors Forum South Asia Summit. The 8th edition of the digital event and WEF South Asia Summit will bring together news publishers and editors from South Asia, on 19 and 20 February 2019 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. Both the events will be held in parallel and will witness discussions on a variety of topics ranging from digital trends to revenue strategies, newsroom transformation to women in news and journalism in a socially connected world.

The event expects to attract about 200 senior news publishing executives from India and abroad. CEOs, CDOs, senior editors and journalists, digital editors-in-chief, CMOs, digital revenue strategists, heads of sales, media buyers and advertising agencies are expected to attend the event.

Themed ‘Driving Revenue in Digital’, DMI 2019 will dive deep into strategies for increasing reader revenue, harnessing technology as a strategic driver of business, and managing partnerships in the digital future. Several case studies, coupled with workshops make this conference a must-attend event for executives engaged in the digital media business. The hot topics for the event will be digital transformation, revenue strategies, native advertising, Indian language web, and online video.

WEF South Asia Summit 2019 will feature leading editors and business leaders from India and abroad, discussing some of the hot pressing issues such as newsroom transformation, social media impact on journalism, combating fake news and gender parity in newsroom. The summit will provide a lot of thought for action for editors and journalists in the region.

Welcoming the move to bring together WEF South Asia Summit 2019 and Digital Media India 2019, Mukund Padmanabhan, chairman of World Editors Forum India Chapter, said, “It is an excellent move to bring these two events together. Newsrooms today are undergoing a digital-led transformation. And digital teams have ushered in a huge change in the way newsrooms operate today. I am confident that this event will provide an platform to hear and discuss best practices in newsrooms and the opportunity to implement new ideas.”

The World Press Trends 2018 report shows that digital circulation revenues of newspapers are growing, up 18% compared to the previous period. Publishers are harnessing sophisticated tools and technologies to maximize the value of their audience data and to build strong and trusted relationships with their readers. And audience revenues surpassed that of advertising revenue.

The parallel programs of Digital Media India 2019 and World Editors Forum 2019 promise to discuss all these trends and opportunities, over two days. The event will be followed by a post-conference workshop on ‘Digital subscription revenue’ from 21 to 22 February at the same venue.

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Priyanka Sharma
Editorial Correspondent After completing 2 years of internship in science communication from the government institute National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, (CSIR-NISCAIR), Priyanka joined Packaging South Asia and Indian Printer and Publisher magazines in October 2018. She is keen to learn and write about the technologies involved in publishing, printing and packaging industry.


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