2016 International Media Conference


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South Asia Looking East

When: Sep 8 2016 (All day) until Sep 11 2016 (All day)
Where: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India


Registration is now open

Several hundred journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the United States will gather at the East-West Center’s 5th International Media Conference to discuss the increasing links between South and East Asia, and to share the latest information on the global news industry. In addition to distinguished keynote speakers and panels of working journalists, the conference will also include on-the-ground updates on news and media issues in the region, a wide range of practical skill-building workshops, and unique opportunities to network with hundreds of international media professionals. The conference will also provide an opportunity to look at the U.S. rebalance toward Asia, experience the complexity and diversity of the largest democracy in the world, and participate in special workshop sessions featuring training opportunities for journalists from emerging media environments.

Why India: India’s global influence – and that of its surrounding South Asian neighbors – is rising dramatically.  Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, India’s “Act East” policy has accelerated. In turn, East Asia and Southeast Asia are increasingly looking toward new connections and areas of cooperation in South Asia.

These new dynamics and relationships have also created new challenges. Media, specifically social media, will play an increasingly important role as a major connector in one of the world’s most dynamic regions. India’s lively, free media and flourishing IT sector make New Delhi the right place at the right time for the EWC’s 2016 International Media Conference.

Conference Takeaways: Distinguished speakers and participant-led panels will discuss regional issues that link South and East Asia, including increasing economic connectivity and sustainability; security and diplomaticrelations; social issues including health, education and changing demographics; and environmental challenges. There will also be panels on the U.S. rebalance in the region; and new and emerging global media trends.

Global Networking: A major conference driver is the networking opportunity across multiple professions, countries and regions. Close to 500 international journalists and other professionals from 31 countries attended our 2014 conference in Yangon, Myanmar.

Share Your Expertise: Conference participants can propose panel topics, join panels and lead workshops on diverse news and media topics. While mornings are filled with keynote and plenary programs, 40-50 afternoon slots will be open for panels and workshops.

EWC Media Conferences: The only international media conference held regularly with an Asia Pacific-U.S. focus, these biennial gatherings have grown into one of the region’s most influential media events. To view programs and media coverage of previous conferences, click on the following links: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul and Myanmar.

International Participants:  Register now for an early registration fee of US $295, which includes opening reception, three lunches, a keynote dinner banquet, special tour of Gandhi Smriti; afternoon study tour, coffee/tea breaks throughout the day, and all program materials.

*After July 31, the fee will increase to $350.

India and SAARC citizens: Contact us here to find out how to register at special local and regional rates. (Please let us know your nationality in your message.)

Primary Contact Info:
Phone: 808-944-7332