Welcome to 6th FIPP Asia conference in Wuhan

FIPP Asia will take place in Wuhan, China, in partnership with the China Periodicals Association and Hubei Administration. 

The event will bring together the world’s leading magazine media publishers and industry suppliers to explore the latest trends and solutions from the region and beyond.

The event will consist of a two day conference (14-15 September) with speakers from around the world and an adjacent expo (14-16 September) attracting some 100,000 people across the 3 days. 

Who should attend FIPP Asia?

FIPP Asia presents an ideal opportunity for publishers, marketers and technologists at senior level operational and strategic positions, network and do actual business.

It will be an opportunity to learn from speakers from China and other markets around the world, to network with Chinese and international delegates and to discuss business opportunities in China and beyond. 

The expo will provide international delegates with an opportunity to first-hand sample media and technology offerings, and discuss market developments in-depth with those in attendance. 

As Ross Sleight, a keynote speaker at the FIPP World Congress in London in 2017 said, "if you want to know the way of the world tomorrow, it is a pretty good idea to look at China right now."

FIPP Asia is your opportunity to do just that. 


“If you want to know the way
of the world tomorrow, it is a pretty good idea
to look at China right now.”

Ross Sleight, a keynote speaker at the FIPP World Congress in London in 2017



Bringing together the world’s leading

magazine media publishers and industry suppliers to
explore the latest trends and solutions
from the region and beyond.

About Wuhan and its media landscape

Wuhan lies on the banks for the Yangtze and Hanshui Rivers and is the capital of Hubei Province.. A trading port dating back at least 2,000 years, today Wuhan remains one of China's most important in-land transportation and communication hubs. 

Hubei Province has a population some 60 million people, contributing a 7th of all tax proceeds in China. It has a robust media environment, with some 120 newspapers, 400 magazines, printing presses, TV stations, and more. Among magazines, it includes brands with circulations well above 2.5 million.

Not unlike other media markets around the world, media heads in Wuhan describe the transformation from print to digital as their main challenge. Within this, culture - or overcoming attachment to legacy values and ways of doing - plays a significant role. 

While dealing with these challenges, multi-platform growth is a major focus. Here, on a recent visit from FIPP to the city, publishers and government officials in several meetings expressed the desire to build international relationships and business partnerships, across print, digital, events and more.

Only some 2 hours by plane from Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai, FIPP Asia will be a must-attend event for international delegates interested in understanding and doing business in China and the wider Asia region. 

Whether it is the speaker programme with its international, regional and local speakers or the expo with its tech and media exhibitors, there will be something of value at FIPP Asia for international delegates to do. Get involved. 

Message from James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP

We are delighted to be partnering with the China Periodicals Association (CPA) and the Hubei Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (HAP) to be holding the 6th edition of FIPP Asia in the fantastic city of Wuhan, China.

For the first time, FIPP Asia will be part of the China Periodicals Fair, a biennial event attracting exhibitors from across China and visitors from across the region. More than 100,000 people are expected to pass through the doors of the Hubei Exhibition Centre, giving international exhibitors a unique opportunity to reach Chinese businesses and consumers.

The FIPP Asia conference strand also promises to be a crucial networking and knowledge-sharing opportunity for anyone interested in publishing and media in the region. More than 150 senior international delegates from the publishing and media industries will join more than 250 delegates from China. 

The programme will see presentations and discussions from a host of international speakers and the cream of the Chinese digital and media industries.

Concluding with an optional tour of local publishers, FIPP Asia is a 'must attend' event for anyone serious about learning more and doing business in China and beyond. 

Message from Chris Llewellyn, former FIPP President and CEO

Chris Llewellyn, former FIPP President and CEO until his retirement in 2017 and the initial catalyst for the FIPP Asia 2018 partnership, attended the event (pre-FIPP partnership) in 2016. He says:

"In late September 2016 the very nice people from the China Periodicals Association invited me to speak at a conference in Wuhan. It was an eye-opener for me. 

"Not only was Wuhan an impressive and exciting city, but also the scale of the event meant I met so many people and companies new to me from all corners of China and from all areas of digital and magazine media. It certainly proved to me that there was so much more to the Chinese media landscape than my many visits to Beijing or Shanghai had assumed.

"It seemed absolutely right for FIPP and the CPA to work together on bringing FIPP Asia to Wuhan, doing what FIPP does best, helping people make connections, sharing their knowledge and experiences." 

Programme

The programme in its entirety remains subject to change

DAY 1

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OFFICIAL WELCOME
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Audience call
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Welcome & opening keynote

Chinese Periodicals Association

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The global media landscape
Speaker
President & CEO
FIPP
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More details to follow
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A word on our sponsors and the expo
Speaker
President & CEO
FIPP
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NETWORKING LUNCH / EXPO VISITS
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The transformation of Worldwide Media
Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
Worldwide Media (WWM)
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The transformation of Bloomberg Media
Speaker
Managing Director - International
Bloomberg Media Group
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Speaker from China

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Speaker from China

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5-minute pitch
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Luxury publishing in a digital world
Speaker
Chief Innovation Officer
Edipresse Media Asia
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Expending revenues through licensing, merchandising and syndication
Speakers
Director of International Licensing & Syndication
Immediate Media Co
Founder & CEO
Cue Ball
President & CEO
FIPP
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NETWORKING COFFEE
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Understanding and making money from the Internet knowledge economy in China
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How to succeed in a platform-dominated world
Speaker
Senior Research Fellow
University of Oxford
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Top media innovations from around the world
Speaker
Senior Director/U.S.
Innovation International Media Consulting Group
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WRAP of DAY 1
Speaker
President & CEO
FIPP

DAY 2

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NETWORKING COFFEE
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Audience call and Welcome to Day 2
Speaker
President & CEO
FIPP
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Speaker from China

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Six levers for digital media transformation
Speaker
Google News Initiative Senior Research Fellow
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University
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SHORT COFFEE BREAK
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How a magazine business became one of the UK’s top players in the automotive e-commerce space
Speaker
MD of Digital
Dennis Publishing
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How the Wall Street Journal builds brand extensions
Speaker
Director of Partnerships, Asia
Dow Jones, Hong Kong
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5-minute pitch
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Technology investment and the media

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NETWORKING LUNCH / EXPO VISITS
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How and why this Singaporean publisher is tapping into blockchain and crypto-currency wealth
Speaker
CEO
Heart Media, Singapore
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Speaker from China

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5-minute pitch
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Speaker from China

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Speaker from China

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Wrap and Handover for CPA Awards
Speaker
President & CEO
FIPP
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INTERVAL
CPA Awards and Expo continues