Navigate the new playbook for South Asia media as you future-ready your company and manage growth and innovation across the media ecosystem

Strategy + innovation

Growth + monetisation

Audience development

About the Summit

This two-day virtual event will showcase cutting-edge best practices in strategies, transformations, and inspirations of the news media scene that are shaping the future of news publishing with a focus on South Asia. Get ideas as we look to re-defining rules to better navigate and monetise the new media ecosystem.

Gain insights into the prevailing and pertinent tenets of the new playbook: business viability and business models, product, distribution, data and discovery, and people.

The conference will attract executive teams from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, and others.


Pawan Agarwa

Pawan Agarwal

Deputy Managing Director
Dainik Bhaskar

Stephen Dunbar Johnson

Stephen Dunbar Johnson

President International
New York Times

Bharat Gupta

Bharat Gupta

Jagran New Media

Ritu Kapur

Ritu Kapur

Founder & CEO
The Quint

Vanita Kohli Khandekar

Vanita Kohli Khandekar

Columnist & Writer
Business Standard

Kumar Nadesan

Kumar Nadesan

Managing Director
Express Newspapers Ceylon Ltd

Sivakumar Sundaram

Sivakumar Sundaram

Chairman Executive Committee
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd

Rishad Tobaccowala

Rishad Tobaccowala

Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data

Earl J. Wilkinson

Earl J. Wilkinson

Executive Director & CEO

Key themes

Audiences of the 21st century

Media consumption patterns

Unlocking advertising

Design, data, innovation

New forms of storytelling

Optimal time for digital subscriptions

Building online classifieds

Creativity in newspapers

Distribution innovation

Content to commerce

ML, AI & the future of news

Vernacular press: road map to future growth

Who should attend

The programme focuses on strategy and best practices. It is designed for CEOs, CXOs, heads of marketing, brand, strategy, digital, finance, and programming; consumer insight and editorial teams; audience builders; revenue drivers; thought leaders; investors; policy makers; and technology partners in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan.

About the Summit

Thursday and Friday, August 12-13

Times each day
17:00 - 19:30 (Indian Standard Time)

Registration fee
Free for members
INR 7,500 for non-members

What you receive
Livestreams August 12-13
Recording of Summit
All Summit presentations

Supported by

About INMA

The International News Media Association (INMA) is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-platform environment.

The INMA community consists of more than 16,000 members at 850+ news media companies in 73 countries, representing tens of thousands of news brands.

INMA is the news media industry’s foremost ideas-sharing network with members connected via conferences, reports, Webinars, virtual meetings, awards competitions, and an unparalleled archive of best practices.


Questions? Contact INMA

Madhavi Sekhri

Head - South Asia Division
Tel.: +91 99716 00632

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