It's 'Agility' for festival of Media Asia Pacific

MUMBAI: The Festival of Media Asia Pacific (FOMAP), the largest gathering of media leaders in Asia Pacific, is back for its third year.

"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, Founder of Festival of Media and Chairman of C Squared Charlie Crowe. "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 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.

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."

Some of the speakers 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 festival will take place from 16-18 March at the Capella Singapore.

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