Wan Ifra’s Asian Media Leaders eSummit from 7-9 April

Ex-journalists share their strategies and success stories at the leaders eSummit

Leaders eSummit
Wan Ifra’s Asian Media Leaders eSummit 2021

Turning hotspots into hotspots, tokenizing digital art into virtual assets for investors big and small. Ex-journalists will share at the Asian Media Leaders eSummit, 7-9 April, their strategies and success stories in this age of fickle tastes and distraction. 

China’s No.1 hotpot chain, Haidilao, added 530 outlets in 2020, bringing its number of restaurants worldwide to nearly 1,300. Its executive director and chief strategy officer, Dr. Zhou Zhaocheng, said that the Covid-19 pandemic has offered an “opportunity” for the Hong Kong-listed company to expand, even as other players closed. 

Dr. Zhou, a nearly 20-year veteran of Singapore press holdings, is now responsible for Haidilao’s branding, legal matters, and risk management. Gain ideas and inspiration from how this popular customer experience business with outlets in China, Britain, Canada, the United States, Southeast Asia, and South Korea has accelerated growth during a pandemic and defied the odds by serving up “smart food” and great service.

Joining Dr. Zhao in the same session will be a fellow innovator and disruptor Anand Venkateswaran, steward of Metapurse – the world’s most significant non-fungible token (NFT) fund. Going by the name Twobadour, he and business partner Metakovan shook the art world when they bought a digital artwork by artist Beeple for a record-breaking US$69 million worth of Ethereum. The former journalist with Times Group of India, CNN-IBN, and The Hindu Online, was part of the Wikileaks investigation team in collaboration with The Guardian

Could NFTs be of any relevance to the media business? Find out from Twobadour at the Asian Media Leaders eSummit!

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

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