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MPA Unveils Lineup for APOS 2020 Virtual Editions


ViacomCBS’s Bob Bakish, Amazon’s Mike Hopkins, TikTok’s Kevin Mayer, WarnerMedia’s Gerhard Zeiler, Disney’s Uday Shankar and Vice Media’s Nancy Dubuc are among those set to participate at APOS 2020, with the annual event in Bali going online with virtual editions this July and September.

Media Partners Asia’s (MPA) APOS 2020 Virtual Series will take place July 21 to 23 and September 1 to 3, with speakers focusing on the challenges and future catalysts for growth and investment across media, entertainment, sports, telecoms and technology sectors.

“Bringing together TMT industry leaders across continents to provide strategic vision online with interactive and on-demand functionality, the APOS 2020 Virtual Series will be a definitive experience and knowledge platform, enabling key stakeholders to navigate the future of video globally with a special focus on Asia Pacific,” said Vivek Couto, MPA’s executive director.

More than 50 speakers are slated to participate over the two events, with five hours per day of live conversations and insights. There will also be exclusive on-demand content. In addition to the speaker series, MPA will present data and analysis on the AsiaPac media sector. APOS 2020 will also feature networking opportunities for attendees.

Over the two editions, confirmed speakers include Robert Bakish, president and CEO of ViacomCBS; Mike Hopkins, senior executive VP of Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Studios; Kevin Mayer, CEO of TikTok and COO of ByteDance; Nancy Dubuc, CEO of Vice Media; Uday Shankar, president of The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman of Star and Disney India; Gerhard Zeiler, chief revenue officer at WarnerMedia and president of WarnerMedia International Networks; Peter Chernin, founder and CEO of Chernin Entertainment; JB Perrette, president and CEO of Discovery Networks International; Janice Lee, managing director of PCCW Media; Gong Yu, CEO of iQIYI; Henry Tan, group CEO of Astro; Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV; Patrick Delany, CEO of Foxtel; Andy Kaplan, co-founder of KC Global Media Entertainment; Hugh Marks, CEO of Nine Entertainment; Joseph Ravitch, co-founder and partner of Raine; and Maaz Sheikh, CEO and co-founder of Starz Play Arabia.

Key topics include Asia’s path to recovery, investment dynamics, ad models, the streaming economy, the future of TV, live sports, online gaming and content creation.

Click here for the full lineup and registration details.








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