More than 410 delegates from 51 countries have pre-registered for this week’s INMA Africa Media Summit, which will focus on how African media companies are confronting the digital tsunami and the pandemic impact.
The Summit will be held Thursday and Friday and feature “Africa’s media stories told by Africans,” according to event organisers. To register for the free virtual Summit, click here.
Featured case studies include:
- Punch in Nigeria
- Nation Media Group in Kenya
- Media 24 in South Africa
- The Standard Group in Kenya
- Independent Media in South Africa
- Pulse in Ghana
- Zambian Daily Mail in Zambia
- Group Eco-Medias in Morocco
Other guest speakers include Wall Street Journal Editor of Professional Products Kimberly Johnson and INMA CEO Earl J. Wilkinson. South Africa Broadcast Corporation (SABC) news anchor Peter Ndoro will be the Summit moderator.
Among the topics to be covered:
- How Nigerian media is responding to the global media giants.
- Newsroom transformation journeys at Nation Media Group and Media 24’s City Press.
- What The Standard Group in Kenya is doing to embrace disruption and innovation.
- The role of African media in changing the narrative and shaping Africa’s future.
- How Pulse turned challenges into opportunities and growth.
- Challenges and achievements in Zambian media.
- The resilient strength of print in Morocco.
While INMA has done physical conferences and seminars in South Africa in years past, the focus has been on bringing the world of media to Africa. This week’s Africa Media Summit aims to surface the voice of African media executives.
“Africa has always been part of the INMA outreach plan, and the pandemic created the opportunity to host a virtual event bringing media executives together from the top to tie of Africa,” INMA’s Wilkinson said. “At over 400 delegates and counting, it’s unlikely that this scale could have been achieved at a physical event due to cost and accessibility.”
INMA will share coverage of the Africa-centric Summit with INMA members in the days ahead.