Asia’s APOS Convention Draws Executives From Hollywood Studios, Streamers and Big Tech – News Kidda

A slew of executives from the global entertainment and tech sectors will be speaking at this year’s APOS, Asia’s influential media industry conference.

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to be a rare bright spot for growth in the streaming industry, the Singapore-hosted event will host a wide variety of presentations and panel discussions that collectively aim to take the pulse of a global entertainment company in movement. Topics include the sustainability of streaming, the rapid growth of premium Asian content, the coming impact of the metaverse, the battle for sports rights, the scalability of premium AVOD, and much more.

Keynote speakers revealed this week include: Candle Media CEO Kevin Mayer; Netflix’s head of content in APAC, Minyoung Kim; Josh McIvor, director of international expansion at Amazon Prime Video; Warner Bros. Discovery’s International President, Gerhard Zeiler; Paramount’s head of Europe and Asia, Mark Spetch, and former Disney APAC president Uday Shankar, now James Murdoch’s business partner in the start-up investment firm Marigold Park.

Run by regional consultancy Media Partners Asia, APOS was traditionally held in a luxury resort in Bali, Indonesia. But after two years of online-only gatherings during the pandemic, the event will move to Singapore in 2022. The conference will take place September 27-29 at the city-state’s luxury resort of Capella. While APOS’s focus this year will be to bring the industry back together for a live, physical event, the program will retain some of the digital convenience of the pandemic era, also enabling participation for remote participants through a competitively priced livestream rate.

Executives representing the media interests of major tech – including regional and global leaders from Google, YouTube, Meta and Amazon – will also participate in the confab, as will the heads of regional companies such as Indian giant Reliance Jio, South Korea’s Studio Dragon, Foxtel from Australia, Sky New Zealand, India’s Zee Entertainment, Telkom Indonesia and others.

MPA says it will unveil additional speakers and the full APOS program in the coming weeks.

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