Speakers

James Hewes
President & CEO
FIPP

Beginning his career at Barclays Bank as a business consultant, James worked across BBC Worldwide and BBC Magazines from 2001 to 2012 building a track record of success in marketing, digital and print publishing, events and international business development. He was the launch publisher of olive magazine, and grew BBC Magazines’ licensing portfolio from eight to 55 editions including 20 editions of Top Gear Magazine. James was also a key member of the team that sold BBC Magazines to private equity in November 2011 for £120m. He subsequently became publishing director for Top Gear, Good Food, Easy Cook and Lonely Planet Magazine, responsible for the brands across print and mobile applications as well as a director of the BBC Haymarket Exhibitions joint venture. 

As publishing director of Dubai-based Gulf News Publishing until 2016, he had responsibility for more than 30 product areas including digital across mobile, websites and apps, live events, magazines, books, newspaper supplements, content marketing and contract publishing. He launched new brands across digital, live events and print including www.gntech.ae and Cititzen K Arabia and the launch of the group’s first consumer title in Arabic – wheels Arabic. 

James Hewes has was appointed as the new FIPP president and CEO in September 2017.

Fan Baile
Board Director, Digital Vice President
Trends Group, China

As the former Chief Legal Officer of a NASDAQ listed media company, Mr Fan joined Trends Group since 2011 as its general counsel. Besides his contribution in legal area and international cooperation, he was also in charge of the circulation sector as well as Esquire China since 2014 to 2018.

Since 8 May 2018, Mr Fan was appointed to be the board member and the head of digital and innovation lab. 

Ralph Büchi
Chief Operating Officer (COO) and CEO
Ringier Group and Ringier Axel Springer, Switzerland

Ralph Büchi, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Ringier Group and CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland, has been elected as the new Chairman of FIPP – the network for global media. The chairmanship of the international magazine media association was passed to Büchi after Erwin Fidelis Reisch, president & CEO of Alfons W. Gentner Verlag completed his term as FIPP chairman.

Olivier Burlot
CEO
Heart Media, Singapore

Serial entrepreneur Olivier Burlot, Sciences Po and ESSEC alumni, in Asia since 1994, has been working with Hachette Filipacchi Asia Pacific (ELLE Taiwan) in the nineties before setting up his first Company ADKOM that was later sold to Media Giant SPH. Olivier Burlot and a group of investors acquired HEART MEDIA in 2013 and have since developed further the Company as a 360 degrees media platform: print, digital, events.

John Cabell
Founder & CEO
Cue Ball

Mr. Cabell is the Founder and CEO of Denver-based Cue Ball, LLC (www.cueballdigital.com), advisors and brokers to the global publishing, media, marketing and entertainment industries. Cue Ball’s core practice is the brokerage and development of cross-border media through licenses, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic partnerships. The group has worked with 133 clients in 24 countries and brokered more than 500 deals since its inception in 1997. Current and past clients include: large diversified enterprises such as Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide, Meredith, Bonnier, Pearson, Ringier, Hachette Filipacchi, Conde Nast, Al Jazeera, Playboy, Abril, and Burda; specialist media groups such as Active Interest Media, Hanley Wood, The Atlantic, Time Out, Wenner Media, Harvard, MIT, Outside, The Economist, Smithsonian, and Future; and, digital native brands such as BusinessInsider, Allrecipes, and TheDailyBeast. Mr. Cabell also serves as Senior Advisor to Oaklins DeSilva Phillips, a global investment bank with offices in 40 countries around the world. More recently, he has worked on angel and venture capital fund-raising with early- and growth-stage companies across a variety of industries. Mr. Cabell and his business partner, Mike Greehan, are co-authors of the International Magazine Media Handbook, published by FIPP.

Prior to founding Cue Ball, Mr. Cabell was the Publishing Director of Women’s Sports at Sports & Fitness Publishing. From 1991 – 1995, he was the Director of International Development for Rodale Inc., the world’s leading publisher of health and fitness media. Mr. Cabell began his media career in 1977 as an account executive for MCA-owned New Times Magazine. From then until 1991, he served in various sales, marketing and management positions for Ziff Davis, CBS and Rodale. He was a nationally-ranked distance runner during his scholastic, collegiate and post-collegiate years from 1972 – 1982, and is a 1977 graduate of Princeton University (B. A., Economics).

Zhao Chen
General Manager of Strategy Mobile
GroupM, China

Leads the strategy part of mobile business of GroupM China, including function operation, new business development, talent management, based on previous experience in MEC, specialized in marketing and communication solutions with integrated planning (digital + traditional media + content) for prestigious brands.

Zhou Dan
Director, New Media Division
Duzhe Publishing & Media Corp, China

Born in 1987 in Weinan, shannxi, graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Lanzhou University with a master of Arts degree, Zhou Dan is the director of the new media department of Duzhe Publishing & Media Corp, the deputy general manager of Beijing Duzhe Tianyuan Cultural Communication Co leading the team to create a new cultural brand of “Duzhe” in the internet era.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Duzhe Publishing & Media Corp, which is a Chinese A shares listed company, Beijing Duzhe Tianyuan Cultural Communication Co was evolved from the new media department of the parent company, and registered in Beijing in October 2014. Now its businesses cover the new media content production of "Duzhe", the development of new products, the operation of cultural e-commerce, the management of the brick-and-mortar bookstore named “Duzhe Library”, and the Integration and cooperation of various kinds of resources.

Liu Guangwei
President
Easteat Culture Industry Group, China

Liu Guangwei is the founder of the Eatology discipline, dean of the Beijing Easteat Research Institute, dean of YiYin Eatology Institute, and chairman of the Easteat Culture Group.

In 1978, he was admitted to the cooking major of Jinan Business School and stayed to teach after graduation. In 1983, he was transferred to the Shandong Provincial Tourism Bureau and served as the head chef of Qilu Hotel. In 1986, he participated in the establishment of the Shandong Cuisine Association, and served as deputy secretary-general and vice president. In 1992, he served as the president of Easteat magazine, including Catering Manager and Culinary Artist. In 1992, he led a delegation to participate in the first World China Cooking Competition, won 7 gold medals and obtained award from Shandong Provincial Government. Then he founded the Easteat College in 1993. In 1997, he established the Easteat Network and China National Food Infrastructure in 2003. Since 1998, he has sponsored and hosted the China Culinary Higher Education Academic Seminar for five consecutive years, and published 23 series of “Chinese Culinary Higher Vocational Teaching Materials”. In 2000, he represented the country to participate in the 20th International Culinary Competition (Culinary Olympics) in Germany and won the Merit Award. Since 2001, he has hosted 8 sessions of the “Yi Yin Competition (Easteat International Grand Prix Champion)”. Since 2001, he has advocated and organised three large-scale social welfare activities of “Environmental-Friendly Cooking”, “Healthy Cooking” and “Integrity and Virtue Action”, in which millions of catering people participated. In 2008, the Red Hat Chef evaluating system was proposed and promoted, and the Red Chef Hat Restaurant Guide was published. In 2012, he was elected as the executive director of the 5th General Assembly of the China Journal Association and one of the 12 special experts. In 2012, he founded the Beijing Easteat Research Institute, focusing on the research on the construction of the Eatology discipline system. In 2013, the Eatology was published, and the basic framework of the human diet science system was proposed. In 2018, Eatology was published, and in August of the same year, Chinese Cuisine 34-3 System was published.

Li Honggu
Editor-in-chief and General Manager
Sanlian Life weekly Magazine and Sanlian Life Media

Li Honggu joined Sanlian Life weekly in 2000 and named as chief editor, Vice editor-in-chief, executive editor-in-chief and editor-in-chief respectively. He is also appointed as the general manager of Sanlian Life Media. 

Tim Hudson
Director of International Licensing & Syndication
Immediate Media Co

Tim is Director of International Licensing & Syndication for Immediate Media Co, the UK’s leading special interest content and platform company. Immediate is one of the UK’s  largest consumer publisher as well as one of the biggest licensors of magazine media content in Europe.

Hudson is responsible for devising and implementing Immediate’ s international strategy and oversees more than 90 print & digital licensing deals in over 40 territories. Their market leading brands have significant international reach including Top Gear BBC Good Food, BBC Focus, Olive, Mollie Makes and Cycling Plus amongst others.

Prior to Immediate Hudson was International Director at Future publishing as well as having held senior commercial positions at leading UK publishers including Redwood, UTV Media and Time Inc.

Dr. Yongmao Jiang
President
Periodical Affairs of Chinese Medical Association (CMA), China

Dr. Yongmao Jiang, Senior Editor. Director of the Department of Periodical Affairs of Chinese Medical Association (CMA) and Director of the Publishing House of CMA, responsible for the administration and publication of 142 medical journals owned by CMA. Main social appointments include Vice President of Chinese Periodical Association, Chairman of the Committee on Publication Ethics of Chinese Medical Journals.

Feng Jie
President & Party Committee Secretary
Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House, China

Feng Jie graduated from Fudan University in July, 1985, with a major in Chinese Language and Literature. He started his publishing career in the same year in Shanghai Literature & Art Publishing House (SLAPH). Feng Jie began as an editor, then the advertising management director, the new media director. He later took charge of the magazines of SLAPH, such as Xiu WITH, Xiu BITEKI, Xiu AneCan, Travelling Scope, VIGOR, and Comic Stories. In 2012, Feng Jie was assigned as chairman of the board and general manager of Shanghai Stories Media Co. Ltd., and in 2015, to chairman of the board of Shanghai Manga Culture Co. Ltd. and president of SLAPH. In 2018, he was appointed as president and Party Committee Secretary of Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House. He is also vice president of the 6th presidential committees of China Periodicals Association, a member of the 7th standing committee of Shanghai Publishing Association, and a member of the 4th directing committee of Shanghai Trademark Association.

Fang Jun
Senior Internet Consultant and Author
China

Mr. Fang Jun is  experienced in the internet content industry in China and is providing consulting services for several knowledge products. He is chief writer of “2017/2018 Chinese Knowledge Service Industry Report” presented by Bookdao New Publishing Institute.

He is the author of “Platform Era”(2018.4), “Manual for Knowledge Product Manager”(2018.5), “Pay: the Rise of Internet Knowledge Economy”(2017.5). Pay is one of the Best Books of 2017 selected by China Book Review Society and CCTV.

Formerly, he was president of Entrepreneur China Media, CTO of Modern Media and director of culture and fashion department of Sohu.com.

Xiao Ke
CEO
Chengdu Youzheng World Information Technology (Zazhipu), China

Hong Kong Institute of Finance and Economics  EMBA

The Director of The Books and Periodicals Distribution Association of China 

Managing director of China Periodicals Association

Vice President of China Periodicals Association Privately Operated Issuing Branch

Managing Director of Sichuan Electronic Commerce Association

Managing Director of Sichuan Publication Distribution Industry Association

More than 10 years' experience in E-commerce and book magazine industry. Long term engaged in e-commerce, Internet operation management.

He has been involved in the creation and development of more than 10 Internet, periodicals and e-commerce related enterprises.

Jeong Kwang-Young
President
Korea Magazine Association

Jeong Kwang-Young completed his courses at the Chung-Ang University Graduate School of Business, the Konkuk University Executive Education of Urban. and Housing Planning, and the Global Architecture Executive Course (GAEC) of the Korea Institute of Registered Architects.

At present, Jeong Kwang-Young is serving as the Chairman of the Korea Magazine Association and the CEO and Publisher of Archiworld.

Deepak Lamba
Chief Executive Officer
Worldwide Media (WWM)

Deepak Lamba currently holds the position of the Chief Executive Officer at Worldwide Media (WWM). Mr. Lamba comes from a strong broadcasting background having spent 18+ years in the media industry.  Prior to joining the Times Group in 2012 as President - Times Centre For Learning & Times Conferences Ltd., he was Business Head - Bloomberg UTV where he moved after spending over 6 years at MTV Networks & Viacom 18 and was responsible for incubating & heading Viacom Brand Solutions. In early 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide Media.  

Lamba has been associated with various media houses. He joined MTV in 2006 as associate director, Viacom Brand Solutions. Within a year, he was promoted as director, Viacom Brand Solutions. Four years later, he moved to Bloomberg UTV as business head in January, 2010. He put in his papers at Bloomberg UTV in April 2012.

 Mr. Lamba is an alumnus of University of Pune and had completed his education from The Bishop’s School- Pune, one of the esteemed educational institutions in the year 1993.

James Liu
Chairman
Trends Group, China

In 1993, James Liu has established his business from a small courtyard with his partners. Since then he created the first Chinese high-end fashion magazine and gathered the first fashion media elite team. 

In 20 years, he owned a great deal of honors inside the Chinese media industry including “The Most Influential Person in Chinese Media Industry of 2001-2010”, “Contributor for Chinese Media Industry”, etc. Under his lead, Trends group has become the vanguard of fashionable lifestyle, the creator of fashionable culture as well as the driving force of fashion business.

He has defined fashion as a positive lifestyle, a trend of life, a combination of substantial perfectness and idealistic greatness, a release from creation and appreciation of beauty, a harmony between individuality and integrity, the most perspective culture as well as a great mood.

As a forward thinker, James Liu has created a successful road for the Chinese fashion magazines industry with his sharp business brain. He broke the traditional rules and imported the new publisher management model replacing the traditional president or chief-editor responsibility system. With the “Grape theory” raised by James Liu, Trends has effectively occupied the segmented market and expanded rapidly. In 2009, James had combined two business divisions of Trends and began to manage by grouping of enterprises, which led the group to a stable and rapid developing area.

James Liu prefers to always leading ahead a little. He suggested creating a fashion industry chain and achieving cross - disciplinary development. And he hopes to achieve a goal that trends would be everywhere. He took steps on the road of several related areas such as book polishing, Internet, digital, drama, mobile new media, TV and broadcasting successively. Proposing the whole media developing strategy, James Liu has created a Trends digital media platform and start his business the second time. 

James Liu treasures the significance of the staffs. He is always pleased to cultivate talents. He not only provides the staffs with comfortable working areas, but also gives them opportunities to express their creativity.

James Liu is glad to be passionate as a poet as well as dependable as a farmer. He always keeps a low profile in life and a high profile in business. Apart from his busy work, he has published two collected poems reflecting his passion for nature\life and fashion business. Under the deep revolution of media pattern, he loves to study new things and embrace the changes. And Trends group would definitely create a new era under his lead. 

Nikolay Malyarov
General Counsel and Chief Content Officer
PressReader, Canada

Since 2003, Nikolay Malyarov has lead the expansion of PressReader's worldwide community of publishing partners, helping them grow their audience and increase revenues, while meeting their unique business objectives.

At the forefront of pioneering publishing solutions, Malyarov was instrumental in establishing PressReader as the only global all-you-can-read digital content platform with a growing list of over 4,000 newspapers and magazines.

Offering multiple presentation formats that serve the needs of traditional replica readers and today's new generation of news consumers, PressReader reaches more than 250 million readers through its vast number of consumer-centric channels that include thousands of hotels, libraries, airlines, cruise ships and cafés.

Under Malyarov's leadership, PressReader has also become the trusted technology that powers 2,000+ of the world’s most prestigious brands, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian and The Times.

Nikolay has authored numerous articles in prominent global industry publications on topics such as monetization strategies, HTML5 and distribution in non-traditional markets.

As General Counsel, he is also responsible for all legal aspects of the Company's business.

Joe Martin
Director of Partnerships, Asia
Dow Jones, Hong Kong

Joe Martin has served as Commercial Partnerships Director for Dow Jones covering the APAC region since 2015. Joe is responsible for driving digital membership growth for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones through strategic partnerships.

Previously, Joe was Senior Relationship Manager for The Wall Street Journal and Financial News based in London where he oversaw the corporate sales operation across EMEA. Joe first started at Dow Jones in 2012 before relocating to Hong Kong in 2015 where he is now based. 

Qin Na
President
President of Periodicals Agency of Shanghai University, China

Ms. Qin Na is deputy to the 15th People’s Congress of Shanghai, Vice Chairman & Secretary-General of Shanghai Magazine Association, Director of Shanghai University Periodical Agency, Principal Investigator and Doctor of Judicial Science. 

She was sponsored by the Japan Foundation under the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and presided over “Comparison between Community Education in Shanghai and Osaka”, a Sino-Japan cooperation study project. She also went to the postdoctoral program of the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment at Kobe University in Japan. As the director of Shanghai University Periodical Agency, she innovated the ways of journal management by centralizing management across the agency. As a result, she and her team overcame the typical obstacle faced by most university journals that are generally small and scattered. Her effort in innovation and reform was greatly paid off. 

Shanghai University Periodical Agency won the 3rd Chinese Government Award for Publishing, Advanced Publishing Organization. The Agency’s flagship journal Chinese Journal of Sociology won the 3rd Chinese Government Award for Publishing, Journal Award and was nominated the 2nd Chinese Government Award for Publishing, Journal Award. There are 14 journals under the agency’s management, and a variety of them have been rated as top 100 national journals in succession. Three of the journals have been selected into the “Project for Enhancing International Impact of China STM Journals” (Class B and Class C). 

Qin Na presided over 6 projects funded by the National Social Science Fund of China and other ministerial-level foundations. She published more than 30 papers in academic journals at home and abroad. She won the 4th Chinese Government Award for Publishing, Outstanding Individual and Shanghai Publisher Award. She was also selected as a leading talent in the national news and publishing industry. 

Greg Piechota
Senior Research Fellow
University of Oxford

As a researcher at University of Oxford (UK) and Harvard Business School (USA), Grzegorz Piechota studies technology-enabled disruption patterns across industries, including news media. His research work at the HBS focuses on digital business model innovations. His project at Oxford's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism examines the impact of digital platforms on paid content models of news organisations. Piechota is an editor and news media executive with 20+ years of industry experience. He began his career at Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza in 1996 as a reporter in one of the smallest local offices rising to a news editor and a vice-president of Agora Foundation. His recently published research reports include "Evaluating Distributed Content in the News Media Ecosystem” (INMA, April 2016), "The Facebook-Media Relationship Status: It's Complicated" (INMA, October 2016), and “Reality check: making money with Facebook. The digital business strategy of news publishers” (WAN-IFRA, September 2017). Piechota graduated in law and lives in England.

Shi Quiming
Founder of DCG; Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer
DCG (Digital Communication Group), China

Serves as the Chief Engineer of the Key Laboratory of Publishing Integrative Development (Wuhan) of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the people’s republic of China, Chief Lecturer of Demonstration Base of Innovative Talents Training of National Digital Communication Engineering, Chief Engineer of Research Center of Digital Communication Engineering Technology of Wuhan University Of Technology, Researcher of the Australian Royal Academy of Sciences and core member of the Australian Information and Science & Technology Laboratory. 

Master of Computer Science of Melbourne University and Master of Computer Information Technology of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. He obtained the Advanced Assurance Certification of Science and Technology Talents by the State Government of Victoria; Senior Manager of Project Management of USA Project Management Association. He served as the vice-president of Sina Weibo at the head office (Victoria) of Australian area and was one of the youngest vice-presidents of Sina system. He has numerous successful cases in the aspects of Internet operation and Internet product’s planning and implementation.  

In 2014, he successfully participated in the development of the first digital publishing cloud services - RAYS system whose full-series are based on the cloud computing platform in our country. It has been widely used in more than 200 publishing units within China, including the People's Publishing House, the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press and Publishing House of Global People, etc. It customizes a set of media-integration solutions for the publishing industry. With extremely strong planning for business model and operational capability, in the course of Internet + publishing services, it plans derivative digital resource and guest-gathering & profit scheme of the service for the paper publications whose amount of distribution are more than 1 billion, besides it has been successfully implemented. Up to now, the additional income of 811 million yuan have been achieved for the publishing industry. 

Parry Ravindranathan
Managing Director - International
Bloomberg Media Group

Parry Ravindranthan is Managing Director - International, overseeing Bloomberg Media's growth efforts in EMEA and Asia-Pacific. 

Since joining Bloomberg in 2010, Parry has overseen the growth of the Media Group's Asia-Pacific business across all platforms, and played a key part in the recent launch of Bloomberg Business Asia. He has expanded Bloomberg Media's commercial products, executed innovative distribution strategies, and helped Bloomberg Media Group realize a leadership position in the region.

Under his leadership, Bloomberg TV Asia has also expanded commercial partnerships in India, the Philippines and Mongolia, deepened Asia-Pacific news coverage and is today an award-winning network available to over 360 million homes worldwide.

Prior to his regional role based in Hong Kong, Parry was executive producer managing the Bloomberg TV partnership in Mumbai. His broadcast career has included roles as Editor at Al Jazeera in Qatar and Assistant Editor at CNBC-TV18 (Network18) in India. 

Tom Rowland
Vice President International
Meredith Corporation, USA

Tom Rowland is the Vice President of International at Meredith Corporation, a position he’s held since Meredith acquired Time Inc. in February 2018.  Prior to the acquisition, Tom served for 10 years as the Director of Legal & Business Affairs at Time Inc. International and became the Vice President of Time Inc. International in 2017.  

In his current role, Tom oversees Meredith’s international licensing of its 30+ iconic brands, including TIME, FORTUNE, PEOPLE, SHAPE, INSTYLE, FOOD & WINE, TRAVEL + LEISURE, BETTER HOMES & GARDENS, and LIFE. Meredith brands reach consumers in more than sixty countries around the world across print, digital, social, television, events and merchandise, in each case customized for local markets.  Tom has 13 years of experience working for media companies, and continues his responsibility for the legal matters of the Meredith International group.  

Tom started his legal career at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City after receiving his JD, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, and his BA from Wittenberg University.  Prior to law school Tom was on the staff of Governor George V. Voinovich, Ohio. 

Juan Señor
Senior partner
INNOVATION Media Consulting, UK

Juan Senor is a Partner at Innovation Media Consulting Group based in London. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University.  As a Partner at Innovation he has directed projects all over the world helping media operations around the world to re-invent their products and stay relevant with shifting audiences. His projects with Innovation have won numerous accolades, in particular Best Newspaper Concept and Design in the World and/or in Europe continuously from 2004 to 2011. In 2010 he was listed as one of 'The World's Leading Innovators' in Journalism and Media' by journalism.co.uk. Juan is a highly sought commentator on the media industry, quoted frequently in leading publications such as The Economist and The Financial Times. He serves on the Advisory Board of several media companies around the world. He publishes annually as co-editor of the books Innovation in Newspapers and Innovation in Magazine Media World Report written for WAN-IFRA and the FIPP respectively, as well as co-presents the FIPP Innovation Forum, an extension of the FIPP Innovation in Magazine Media brand. In addition to his passion for the media business, he is a campaigner for disabilities via means of fundraising expeditions to the ends of the earth. He has skied unsupported to the North Pole, crossed the Western Sahara, trekked the Amazon and organised the first-ever expedition to the South Pole of a team with physical disabilities. A Spanish national, he was born and raised in Barcelona and educated in Europe and New York. He is conversant in six languages.

Yuko Tanaka
General Manager, Global Business Office
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Japan

Yuko Tanaka was born in Osaka, Japan on February 22, 1967.  She spent five years of her girlhood in Montreal, Canada where she attended elementary and junior high schools.  She graduated from Osaka University of Foreign Studies (majored in English linguistics) in 1989.  Upon graduation, Yuko joined Recruit Co., Ltd. where she was engaged in selling advertising for job listing magazines.  In 1991, she took up an international position at Nikkei Business Publications and has been dedicated to this field ever since.  Presently, Yuko looks after all sorts of global projects at Nikkei Business Publications from content licensing to Japan inbound/outbound services and corporate communications.

Calvin Tang
CEO
Dragonsource Digital Media Group, China

A key leader of digital media and digital publishing in China since 2008. With deep understanding of technology, consumer behavior and content business models and innovation. Has headed the International Division, Consumer Division and SVP of Products. Named Innovative Person of the Year and received the prestigious “National Publishing Award” by the GAPP of China. Graduated from Schulich School of Business and has a background in Finance and Marketing.

Joseph Tsai
Assistant Managing Director
Studio Classroom, China

Studio Classroom, one of the most reputable educational brands in Taiwan, publishes three monthly magazines: Let's Talk in English, Studio Classroom and Advanced. Each magazine provides practical, interesting articles to help readers improve their English skills. Radio and/or television programs accompany each article and air Monday through Saturday.

Joseph Tsai is now the Assistant Managing Director of Studio Classroom responsible for new product development, marketing and oversea market development. He has been engaging in developing digital and mobile products for more than 20 years. The products were awarded by government and publishing industry including Asian Publishing Awards, Digital Golden Tripod Awards, and Top 100 Most Innovative Products…etc. His team has been working with LINE to create an official account for more than 2.4 million English learners with daily content. In 2103, Joseph was granted as Top 100 MVP Managers in Taiwan in Innovative Marketing category. He is also in the board of Magazine Business Association of Taipei (MBAT) and Taiwan Digital Publishing Forum (TDPF) for many years.

Yvonne Wang
President
Hearst Media, China

Yvonne Wang, president of Hearst Media China, and a member of Hearst Media's Asian Investment Committee. She has more than 20 years of IPO, merger and acquisition, and senior management experience in top 500 multinational corporations across multiple industries, including media, events, and entertainment. She specialises in M&A, integration and operations, strategy and business development. She holds EMBA from University of Southern California - Marshall Business School, U.S.A. 

Before joining Hearst China, Yvonne was CFO/VP, shared services for Reed Exhibitions, a global exhibition organiser. Prior to this, Yvonne Wang was chief operating officer in Xinhua Finance Ltd. She has also been working in Los Angeles for 15 years, serving the velocitel, Pacific Digital Corporation and Arthur Andersen.

Pete Wootton
MD of Digital
Dennis Publishing

Pete Wootton has been the MD of Digital at Dennis Publishing for the last 10 years. He has overall responsibility for a portfolio of websites, apps and oversees two ecommerce businesses. Pete has been involved in digital media since 1999 and sits on the board of Dennis Publishing and the Association of Online Publishers.

Zhu Yuxiang
President
Special Focus Magazine, China

Zhu Yuxiang, born in May 1962, is a senior journalist (L2).Since 1984, he has been working in the field of press and publication for 30 years.

In June 2000, he was responsible for founding the magazine Special Focus and was then appointed as editor-in-chief.

From August 2004 to March 2012, he worked as CEO of Periodicals Center of Hubei Daily Media Group and president of the magazine Special Focus.

Since April 2004, he has been the standing executive of Hubei Periodicals Association and standing executive of China Periodicals Association.

Since April 2012, he has been working as the lead editor of Hubei Daily Media Group and general manager of Hubei Special Focus Media Co., Ltd.

The magazine Special Focus, founded by Zhu Yuxiang and his group, is the first magazine whose circulation exceeded one million after China stepped into the 21st century. With a maximum circulation of over 4 million per issue, this magazine has long been a leading role in the magazine industry. In the seventeen years since its establishment, it has gained an accumulated net profit of nearly 300 million yuan. The growth speed of Special Focus as a new magazine is so rapid that it was regarded as a miracle for Chinese periodicals and a rare phenomenon in the history of world periodicals. And the magazine is thus honored as a dark-horse periodical in China.

Zhu Yuxiang is one of the emerging influential leaders in the circle of Chinese periodicals over the past ten years.

In 2005, he was recognized as one of the first group of Talents with Exceptional Expertise in Academia, Press, Publication, Writing and Cultural Management by the cultural and publicity departments of Hubei Province.

In 2006, he was rated as an Excellent CPC Member by the provincial authority and Advanced Individual in the Hubei Press and Publication Industry.

In 2007, he was recognized as a Celebrity in the Press of Hubei Province.

In 2008, he was rated as one of the Press and Publication Leaders in China.

In 2009, he was elected as one of the 100 Professional Experts with Outstanding Achievements in Press and Publication in China.

In the same year, Zhu Yuxiang won the honorary title of “The Most Influential Magazine Man over the 60 years since the Foundation of PRC” and was recognized as one of the Distinguished Talents with Exceptional Expertise in Academia, Press, Publication and Writing by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee.

In 2010, he won the title of “Outstanding Person” in the 2nd Government Award for Publishing in China.

In 2011, he was elected as a State Council Special Allowance Expert.

In 2012, he was honored as a Model Worker of Hubei Province.

In 2013, he rated among the first group of Cultural Celebrities of Hubei Province.

Liu Yanjun
General Manager
CNKI, China

Liu Yanjun, general manager of Public Knowledge Service and Technology Company of CNKI as well as assistant general manager of China Academic Journal (CD) Electronic Journals Publishing House Co., Ltd., is primarily in charge of CNKI individual readers’ market. He has long engaged in business research on digital publishing, knowledge service and knowledge management,Possessing rich experience in creative planning and operation management, he successfully developed several new digital publishing and knowledge service products.

In 2016, Liu Yanjun took charge of developing an e-book creative service platform named Dacheng Creators, which includes assembly creation, original publishing, multimedia book creation and multi-person collaborative creation,The platform combines Internet Thinking with digital publishing business, connects the sparks of creators with the needs of readers’ and integrates the public self-help editing and publishing market with the industrialization development. It opens up a brand new market and creates a completely new knowledge service product called The Book of Knowledge. The platform has attracted tens of thousands of experts and scholars.since its release and operation. It is in the process of becoming the best practice platform for “mass entrepreneurship and innovation” in the field of knowledge service.

Dr. Yu Xiao
CEO
Zhiwei Data Co, China

Graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in data mining. He is a postdoctoral fellow in social media and emergencies research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has focused on the theoretical research and technical architecture of business information, specializing in the processing and analysis of Internet big data. Dr. Yu also serves as the head of the National Key Research and Development Program of China, a member of the China Social Media Processing Conference (SMP), and a member of the Sun Yat-Sen University Internet and National Governance Think Tank.

Han Xindong
Editor-in-chief
Anhui Merchants Magazine, China

Han Xindong is the founder of Anhui Huishang Media Co, Chief Editor of Anhui Business Magazine (the affiliated publication of Huishang Media), and also serves as the Vice President of China Periodicals Association and the chairman of committee of Business Media Branch of China Periodicals Association, secretary general of Huishang Global Council, and visiting professor of School of Journalism and Communication of Anhui University.

In his more than 30 years of journalism career, Han Xindong has published a variety of works and has been honored with the awards of 2015 China Media Innovative Character, the golden pusher of Chinese Press Advertisement, etc.