Three reasons to attend Publish Asia 2017

By 12 Apr 2017

Created in 2000, Publish Asia is an annual meeting place for the Asian newspaper and news publishing industry. More than 300 media executives from over 30 different countries will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 18-20 April for three days of exciting masterclasses, conference sessions and networking events.

Publish Asia 2017 is on 18-20 April

Publish Asia’s conference addresses the management and business issues facing newspaper publishers and examines emerging new business models and revenue streams. It focuses on repositioning and optimising today’s news publishing business with an emphasis on print, which represents the core of our industry.

Publish Asia also offers a dedicated sessions focusing on the challenges facing editors, newsroom managers and journalists. This includes new initiatives, trends and solutions but also some of the heavyweight issues of concern to editors, including challenges to press freedom, the safety of journalists and sustainability.

Here are three very good reasons why you should not miss this exciting event:

World-class conference programme

Publish Asia’s conference programme features more than 30 speakers from Asia and around the world from companies such as The Guardian, The New York Times, JoongAng Ilbo, Google Cloud, Facebook, The Straits Times, NSTP, Star Media Group, Tempo, Fairfax, NRC Media, among others. It offers a packed programme with no less than 12 conference sessions (including an early morning breakfast session) covering all the spectrum of news publishing operations, from the editorial and business departments to the printing plant.


Close to 300 media professional from 26 countries will gather in KL for Publish Asia. Coffee breaks and lunch will provide ample opportunities for building up your network. The Asian Media Awards cocktail and gala dinner - honoured by the participation of Dato’ Sri Najib Razak, the prime minister of Malaysia - will be the perfect event for making new friends and useful business contacts.

Unique learning opportunity

On top of the conference programme, on 18 April, Publish Asia offers three in-depth masterclasses leaded by recognised media professionals. Don’t stay at the surface of things! Learn how to develop your AR and VR content at your own scale with tips from The Guardian; Explore innovative storytelling formats with Google; learn how to build up a sensible and effective Big Data project with NRC Media.



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