The Festival of Media Asia Pacific (FOMAP) is back for its third year. Taking place from March 16-18, 2014 at the Capella Singapore, the Festival brings together media owners, agencies and brands for three days of networking, celebration and speaker sessions.
“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.”
Some of the topics that will be 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 awards programme, 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. The 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.
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
The 2014 Festival is expected to 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.