Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2022, the ContentAsia Summit continues to provide thought leadership and networking opportunities across Asia’s video/audio content ecosystem. The Summit is supported year-round by ContentAsia’s information platform, including daily news, newsletters, special reports, analysis and directories.
The 2022 Summit will be a dual online/in-person event held across four days, with two days of live online Content Showcases followed by two days of conference sessions & discussions live streamed to our customised virtual 3D platform from an on-ground venue with an in-person studio audience in Bangkok.

This year’s theme is WHAT A DRAMA!

Amid the current meltdown, our focus will be on the ongoing race to deliver compelling content out of Asia... and everything that this entails. We will hear from people steering the region’s content direction, explore the state of indie production, talk to showrunners, producers, directors and creators, and look at what can and is (or isn’t) being done to deliver premium stories in and from Asia.

Agenda

22 August, 2022 10:50 am

Opening & Welcome

Welcome to this year's ContentAsia Summit, a four-day event that blends the best of in-person gatherings and our custom-built virtual platform that opens access to global audiences and stays open on-demand for a whole month. 

22 August, 2022 11:00 am

ContentAsia Showcase: All3Media International

22 August, 2022 12:00 pm

ContentAsia Showcase: BEC World

23 August, 2022 10:50 am

Welcome to Day 2 of this year's ContentAsia Summit

23 August, 2022 11:00 am

ContentAsia Showcase: Mediacorp

23 August, 2022 12:00 pm

ContentAsia Showcase: Dolby

24 August, 2022 09:00 am

Opening: ContentAsia Summit in-person + live streaming

Day One of ContentAsia's first in-person + live streaming Summit opens today. All sessions are live in Bangkok and streamed live on our virtual platform. The sessions will be available on-demand later and will stay open until 25 September. 

* Agenda as of 22 July 2022, subject to change

24 August, 2022 09:05 am

Opening Keynote: Vidio Specs

Monika Rudijono
Managing Director, Vidio

9.05am (BKK/JKT GMT +7)

In the past few months, Indonesian streaming platform Vidio has smashed one viewing record after another with original productions about everything from “Suami-Suami Masa Kini”, a comedy from MVP Pictures about four middle-aged men, to  teen investigative drama “My Nerd Girl” and YA romance “Married with Senior” from Screenplay Films, to blockbuster sports properties like the Premiere League. It’s all part of a super-sized drive for a content offering that spans premium TV series and sports, movies, animation, kids, new, music, lifestyle, education...

The platform's managing director, Monika Rudijono, takes us through Vidio’s evolving content mix, its rights priorities, what it would like its relationships with content partners to look like, and what its latest plans and ambitions are.  

24 August, 2022 09:30 am

Behind the Streams

Dhivya T
Head of Content Insights AMPD, a Media Partners Asia company

9.30am (BKK/JKT GMT +7)

Almost 1.6 trillion minutes of streamed video were consumed on mobile devices in five Southeast Asian countries in the second quarter of this year. TikTok was way up year on year, YouTube way down, and premium video dropped a point, accordding to the latest MPA/AMPD. 75% of the 40 million premium subs in the five markets are in Indonesia and Thailand. MPA analyst and head of content insights, Dhivya T, outlines consumption drivers, the ongoing power of U.S. and Korean content and the rising influence of original productions from Southeast Asia. 

24 August, 2022 09:50 am

Of Paramount Importance

Catherine Park
Senior Vice President, Head of Office & Streaming for Asia, Paramount

BKK (GMT +7) / in-person

Paramount+ rolled out in Korea in June this year in partnership with domestic platform TVing, kicking off a new era in Asia for the U.S.-based global streamer. Other markets in Asia will follow. The company is also counting down to the premiere of Korean science-fiction original, "Yonder", a co-production with CJ ENM that is part of a global partnership announced at the end of 2021. And there's a whole lot more coming...  Paramount's head of streaming for Asia, Catherine Park, talks about content priorities, local collaborations, and plans for the rest of the region.

24 August, 2022 10:15 am

Originals Viupoint

Felix To
Head of Originals, Viu

BKK/JKT (GMT +7) / live online with live Q&A 

Viu debuts its latest four Asia originals this month – two from Korea, one from Thailand and Malay drama "AI.5YA". The regional streamer also continues to build out it production alliances with regional greats, such as ABS-CBN Entertainment/Dreamscape out of the Philippines, that put titles such as the Philippines adaptation of Korean thriller "Flower of Evil" on the platform in June this year. Coming up to the first anniversary of his arrival at Viu, head of originals Felix To talks about his plans and priorities.  

24 August, 2022 10:45 am

iQiyi

Dinesh Ratnam
Country Manager - Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

Parnsuk "Poppy" Tongrob
Thailand Content Lead, iQiyi

iQiyi set a new bar for streaming content in Thailand with the premiere of Mangmoom Rattakul’s “Daughters” at the end of 2020. The 24-episode Thai series about four girls mired in family problems who embark on a path from which there may be no turning back has been followed over the past 18 months by a tangle of twists and turns in the streamer’s regional story. Dinesh Ratnam and Poppy Tongrob talk about what has happened since, from Malek Rahman’s Malay drama “Tarik Aku Ke Syurga”, the Thai version of Chinese reality show “Youth With You”,  and the latest Wuxia blockbuster, iQiyi original “Love Between Fairy and Devil”, to where they’re headed next.

24 August, 2022 11:00 am

Muslim Pro upsizes: Sights set on multi-genre SVOD platform

Nik Emir Din
Co-CEO, Bitsmedia (Muslim Pro)

BKK (GMT +7) / live online with live Q&A 

12 years after it went live with a mobile app offering accurate prayer times for Muslims around the world and with 130+ million downloads in 190 markets and counting, Singapore-based Bitsmedia is upsizing its Muslim Pro platform with a global SVOD service offering a wide-ranging library of lifestyle content celebrating Muslim identities and cultures. The new platform, Qalbox, soft launched to Muslim Pro users in the middle of July this year, with plans for a global launch by the end of 2022. The platform carries series, movies, documentaries and animation along with Quranic recitations and supplications (du'a). We talk to Bitsmedia about their video content strategies, programming rights and acquisitions, what they’re looking for next and what they’re hoping for from their first foray into premium video services.

24 August, 2022 11:30 am

Nini Yusof, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Media Prima TV Networks (Malaysia)

24 August, 2022 12:20 pm

Virginia Lim, Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp

Virginia Lim
Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp (Singapore)

BKK (GMT +7) / in-person 

National media network and Singapore's largest content creator, Mediacorp has led an expansion of the country's broader creative ecosystem, including a new approach to cross-border partnerships and relationships with domestic indies as well as expanding its story-telling range, skills and formats. A little more than a year after she joined Mediacorp as Chief Content Officer, Virginia Lim talks about the content direction being set, the advantages and challenges of a broad remit that has to satisfy everything from streaming entertainment and digital content services to niche audiences and mass market public service broadcasting.

24 August, 2022 12:45 pm

Lunch

Lunch hosted by Viu
@ Hyatt Regency Ballroom Lobby, Bangkok. Face to face. Real food. All delegates welcome!

24 August, 2022 02:15 pm

Agnes Rozario, Director, Content, Astro (Malaysia)

Agnes Rozario
Director, Content, Astro (Malaysia)

BKK (GMT +7) / live online with live Q&A 

 

 

24 August, 2022 02:40 pm

Plot points: DTT in Thailand

There's no shortage of free TV in Thailand. In this series of separate conversations, we talk to channels navigating a space that has, mostly, settled down since the early chaos of so many digital terrestrial (DTT) licences in so short a time. 

24 August, 2022 02:40 pm

Ongart Singlumpong, MD, JKN Best Life (JKN18)

Ongart Singlumpong
Managing Director, JKN Best Life (JKN18)

BKK (GMT +7) / in-person

24 August, 2022 02:55 pm

Sirirat Kositanonda, AVP, Head of Rights Management, Mono Streaming (Thailand)

Sirirat Kositanonda
AVP, Head of Rights Management, Mono Streaming

BKK (GMT +7) / in-person

24 August, 2022 03:15 pm

Thailand: What, why, when & how

Thailand is pushing its original TV production boundaries, encouraged by the response to series such as Love Destiny, F4 Boys Over Flowers and Girl from Nowhere, driven by demand from regional and international streaming platforms, and well aware of the upsizing required for growth. This series of conversations tracks activities, ambitions & outlook in a diverse market of 70 million people, with a strong film heritage, a deep pride in its cultural & storytelling heritage, and the will to go forth and create for TV audiences at home and abroad.

24 August, 2022 03:15 pm

Apicha Honghirunruang, President, BEC Studios

Apicha Honghirunruang
President, BEC Studios (Thailand)

BKK (GMT +7) / in-person

24 August, 2022 03:35 pm

True CJ Creations

24 August, 2022 03:50 pm

Viu Thailand

Thawatvongse (Oh) Silamanonda
Country Manager, Viu Thailand

24 August, 2022 04:05 pm

Sustainable Goals: Astro Kasih

Henry Tan
Group CEO, Astro Malaysia Holdings

BKK (GMT +7) / in-person

 

24 August, 2022 04:30 pm

Content for Change

Bettina Thoma-Schade
Executive Producer, "HER – Women in Asia", DW

MeeFung Lee
Managing Director, PIK Film Malaysia

Anupama Mandloi
Impact Producer, "The Coral Woman"

Derek Tan
Co-founder, Viddsee

Luca Fiore
Director of Content and Education, Macademia

BKK (GMT +7) / in-person + live dial-in with live Q&A

Of all the content in all the world, some has a more positive impact on our environment, thoughts, behaviour, attitudes and health than others. We talk to some of the people focusing on changing the world for the better one programme at a time.  

25 August, 2022 09:55 am

Day 2 of ContentAsia's first in-person + live streaming Summit

25 August, 2022 10:00 am

Jay Roewe, Senior Vice President, Incentives & Production Planning HBO/HBO MAX/Warner Bros Discovery

Jay Roewe
Senior Vice President, Incentives & Production Planning HBO/HBO MAX/Warner Bros Discovery

25 August, 2022 10:30 am

Indonesia: Behind the scenes of a great leap forward

Anthony Buncio
SVP Streaming, Screenplay Films

25 August, 2022 11:00 am

Indie production in Southeast Asia

MIchelle Chang
Co-founder, Mocha Chai Laboratories

Justin Deimen
President, 108 Media

Amrit Punjabi
Head of Production, MVP Pictures Indonesia

Life for indie producers everywhere in the world looks like it has never been better, with demand through the roof in a streaming land-grab, higher budgets, and encouragement to push the boundaries of storytelling. We look at whether (or not) this is the case in Asia and at some of the issues local producers in Southeast Asia are facing as they rise up to the occasion.  

25 August, 2022 11:30 am

Ground control: Is Asia's production infrastructure up to the task ahead?

Rashid Karim
CEO, Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS)

Antony Tulloch
CEO, Docklands Studios Melbourne

Vara Vilaivan
Acting Director Studio Management, The Studio Park Thailand

This session looks at the role of incentives, the state of facilities and other must-haves (or haven’t yets) and what nexts as Asia builds up its physical production ecosystem. 

25 August, 2022 12:00 pm

Content and the consumer experience

Ashim Mathur
Senior Director Marketing, Japan & Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories

Yann Courqueux
Vice President, Home Products, StarHub (Singapore)

Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo
Managing Director Vision+ / Executive Producer at Vision Pictures

A theatrical experience in your bedroom? High-impact sound and pictures on the bus? Are we there yet? How much longer will it take? And is all the time and energy going into telling and delivering better stories being matched by the consumer experience at the other end.

This session looks at the upgrading and upsizing under way in Asia, the effort going into supporting better storytelling with enhanced tech and devices, and experiences from on the ground in super-serving consumers.

The conversation will be shaped around anecdotes and lessons learned, the dreams of what could be and the real-life challenges of bringing home and into viewers' hands the lofty promise of truly premium entertainment.

25 August, 2022 12:45 pm

Lunch

25 August, 2022 02:30 pm

ContentAsia’s Formats Outlook

For the 5th consecutive year, ContentAsia tracks Formats in Asia, looking at regional and individual markets, exploring the current state of the formats business in Asia, analysing trends & influences, and charting who is doing what and where. As part of this year’s Formats stream at the ContentAsia Summit, we will be talking to production teams behind drama & reality formats in different markets in Asia about their adaptations, wins and pain points.  

25 August, 2022 02:45 pm

The Formats Conversations

ContentAsia leads a series of conversations with formats leaders in Asia. 

25 August, 2022 02:50 pm

Who're you calling: "Liar"

Sabrina Duguet
EVP, Asia Pacific, All3media International

Min Lim
Head of Production, Double Vision (Malaysia)

25 August, 2022 03:10 pm

Doctor in the house: "Doctor Foster"

Thiti "Teddy" Sutthikulphanich
Executive Producer, “Game Rak Torrayod” ( “The Betrayal”/"Dr Foster"), Juvenile Co Ltd

Concepcion (Connie) Macatuno
Director, "The Broken Marriage Vow" (Philippines adaptation of "Doctor Foster")

Korea’s blockbuster remake of BBC Studios scripted drama, “Doctor Foster”, has been followed by versions in India ("Out of Love") and the Philippines ("The Broken Marriage Vow"), and, most recently, in Indonesia for Disney+ and in Thailand (“Game Rak Torrayod” / “The Betrayal”) for broadcast network BEC World/Channel 3’s prime-time 2023 schedule.  
 
We speak to Philippines' director Concepcion Macatuno and to Thai executive producer Thiti "Teddy" Sutthikulphanich about their challenges and choices in adapting the premium British series for their markets.  
25 August, 2022 03:10 pm

Walk the talk: "Project Runway"

Badmaa Batbold
Executive Producer, "Project Runway Mongolia", Star TV Mongolia

Tawn C.
Mentor, "Project Runway Thailand"

Anne Jakrajutatip
CEO, JKN Global Media

Indra Suharjono
Executive Producer, "Project Runway Thailand" / Co-founder, i.e. Entertainment

25 August, 2022 04:00 pm

LGBTQ+ Content in Asia

LGBTQ+ storylines continue to evolve in Asia, gaining ground on platforms and channels outside of traditional Boys Love (BL) markets in Thailand and the Philippines, tracking legislative shifts in Taiwan with a broader and more diverse range of plots and characters, and coming up against old prejudices and new barriers in some markets. This conversation covers the gains that have been made, goes behind the scenes of a few of the latest originals, and looks at the challenges and opportunities in the mission to expand what goes on screen to reflect more accurately communities on the ground.

25 August, 2022 04:30 pm

Platforms: The Next Generation

4.30pm (BKK, GMT +7)

From the rubble of the traditional pay-TV environment… This session looks at how, after years of defensive battle, platforms we’ve long known and sometimes loved are standing up, brushing themselves off, and have started moving in a direction that is snatching their TV business back from the brink. We talk about where platforms are in their transformation journey, the evolving approaches to content and what role content really plays in the new environment, where they’re winning, and what they see as their challenges.

Speakers

Anthony Buncio

Anthony Buncio

SVP Streaming, Screenplay Films

Anthony Buncio has 20 years of experience working in the U.S. and Asia as a creative executive, producer/showrunner and editor. He currently spearheads creative development & content strategy for one of Indonesia’s major film and TV studios, Screenplay Films, as SVP of Streaming. His latest series, Mendua (an adaptation of BBC’s Doctor Foster) and Tiram are currently in production for Disney+ Hotstar. Previously, he was the regional executive producer for streaming platform iflix. He made his first foray in the region launching global formats with Fox Networks Group, Sony Pictures and CBS Studios International (Asia’s Next Top Model, China’s Next Top Model). He started his career in the U.S. as a line producer on feature films & lead editor, supervising producer on several hit shows.

Michelle Chang

Michelle Chang

Co-founder, Mocha Chai Laboratories

Michelle Chang is Co-founder of Southeast Asia's Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified facility, Mocha Chai Laboratories, which is, among other projects in the works, producing Mandarin-language series, ""Venus on Mars"", with CJ ENM Hong Kong. Over her 20-year career, Chang has built a far-reaching network of regional content providers, studio executives, actors, writers, directors and journalists to create content and marketing campaigns. She has greenlit and created original programming – Drama, Reality, Sports events and Children programmes - for Over-The-Top (OTT) and Free-To-Air (FTA) platforms. Some of her high-profile and award-winning shows include ""Masterchef Singapore"", ""The Noose"", ""Lion Mums"", ""Code of Law"", and ""Singapore Idol"". Chang was previously leading programming and content development at MeWatch, Channel 5, okto and English radio at Mediacorp Singapore.

Yann Courqueux

Yann Courqueux

Vice President, Home Products, StarHub (Singapore)

Justin Deimen

Justin Deimen

President, 108 Media

Grasping the entire media equation, Justin Deimen (exec) produces and has led productions & financing across all genres & formats in every major international territory as a creative entrepreneur and c-level exec/advisor/board member and is often the focal point of complex/matrix teams. Through his background rising up the media industry and his commercial insights in the media and entertainment industry, he's often the nexus between the corporate and independent creative worlds, building meaningful partnerships across the entire ecosystem through film, TV, branded content, media-tech, (e)sports, licensing, distribution, IP investment, fundraising and M&A.

Deimen currently oversees the corporate and creative lines of global studio 108 Media as president. He is also the Managing Partner of Aurora Media Holdings, one of Southeast Asia's pioneering private media-tech and content investment outfits, where he produced films toplined by Geoffrey Rush, Joe Manganiello, Charo Santos, Sofia Vergara, Irrfan Khan, Reza Rahadian, and Nicholas Cage.

He is also the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), a creative producing network seeking to unify producers, creative entrepreneurs, and media investors around ASEAN, and is also a member of the EAVE network of EU producers.

Deimen also co-founded, consults on, and operates multiple media events across Asia. Among other roles, he has worked in creative development positions across film and factual at Fox Searchlight, VH1, and Hyde Park Entertainment, following journalism roles at The Village Voice and TimeOut London.

Sabrina Duguet

Sabrina Duguet

EVP, Asia Pacific, All3media International

Sabrina Duguet was appointed EVP for Asia Pacific in 2015, relocating the following year to Singapore to head up the regional operation. Prior to that, she worked in the U.K. for nearly 11 years, including stints at Indigo Film and Television. She joined all3Media in 2010, becoming SVP for international format sales and leading the sales team as well as covering formats sales for France, Germany, Netherlands, Asia and Russia. Duguet studied television and film production in Paris. Before moving to the U.K., she worked in production for entertainment programmes, feature documentaries and films in France.

Nik Emir Din

Nik Emir Din

Co-CEO, Bitsmedia (Muslim Pro)

Nik Emir Din is Co-CEO at Bitsmedia, a company that developed and published a leading Muslim lifestyle app – Muslim Pro – with more than 130 million downloads worldwide.

In addition to his strong belief in sustainable businesses and investments that have a meaningful impact on economies without compromising on returns, he is an advocate for digital technologies and their role in empowering communities and transforming lives.

Prior to his role at Bitsmedia, he was involved in investment banking and financial services, including a stint at Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s Investments division, where he was part of a team that managed the Sovereign Wealth Fund’s US$25 billion Realizable Asset Value (RAV) portfolio.

Subsequently, he joined RHB Banking Group’s Singapore office, working in the Corporate Finance and Debt Capital Markets before taking on a role as Senior Manager in RHB’s regional Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team in Kuala Lumpur, where he led cross-border and local M&A transactions across Southeast Asia.

Nik holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Finance from the University of New South Wales.

Luca Fiore

Luca Fiore

Director of Content and Education, Macademia

Luca Fiore, Macademia's Director of Content and Education, has been with Macademia for seven years and oversees programming, acquisitions, co-pros and commissions for the Da Vinci and Azoomee products, in total, reaching an audience of 60 million kids and families in 22 languages.

Prior to his career in the media industry, he worked as an educator and has always had a passion for inspiring learning. He holds an MA degree in education from Fordham University and a BA from Georgetown University.

Apicha Honghirunruang

Apicha Honghirunruang

President, BEC Studios (Thailand)

Rashid Karim

Rashid Karim

CEO, Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS)

Rashid Karim joined Iskandar Malaysia Studios as Chief Executive Officer in March 2019.

Prior to that he was Chief Commercial Officer at Granatum Ventures, the investment holding company for Khazanah’s Creative & Media assets, including IMS and Rhizophora Group, which was involved in content development, investment and distribution.

Previous roles include Vice President, Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad in the Creative & Media team.

He also served on the Board of Directors of National Film Development of Malaysia (FINAS) from 2018 to 2020, and is currently on the Industry Development, International Marketing & Animation Content Board Sub-Committee.

He completed his Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (ICAEW) training at Deloitte London in 2011 and has a Law (LLB Hons) degree from the London School of Economics.

Sirirat Kositanonda

Sirirat Kositanonda

AVP, Head of Rights Management, Mono Streaming

Sirirat Kositanonda Sirirat Kositanonda - Assistant Vice President, Rights Management at Mono Streaming Co.,Ltd (Formerly known as Mono Film co.,Ltd), a distributor of premium Thai content for various platforms starting from theatrical to digital streaming.

Her years of experiences at MONO have been marked by growth and transformation. From an early stage of web-ecommerce, mobile marketing and VAS she has continued to drive expansion and with multiple partners, developed and successfully implemented business models, identified new revenue streams to achieve business objectives.

Today, she manages the company’s content distribution strategy across multiple platforms, laid down a window strategy and put together how to best monetize assets on hand. Working closely with the production team, opening the line of communication between international strategic partners, producers, and directors to initiate projects from direct licensing to co-production.

Her passion is bringing Thai content to an international audience in a format, platform that they prefer. She believes that movies / series can heal people, give inspiration and new perspectives, strengthen relationships with people around them. She holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration, Major in Marketing and Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Assumption University.

MeeFung Lee

MeeFung Lee

Managing Director, PIK Film Malaysia

Lee MeeFung’s media career spans over three decades across Asia. She worked with leading broadcasters and pay-TV operators, where she played strategic roles in content and promotions. Thereafter, she entered into producing and distributing independent feature films and TV content that garnered multiple awards and achieved commercial success. Today, Lee is the owner of PIK Film, a content distribution, production and marketing agency representing media companies such as DW, JIB, ORF-enterprises and Studio Hamburg in the Asia Pacific region.

Min Lim

Min Lim

Head of Production, Double Vision (Malaysia)

Virginia Lim

Virginia Lim

Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp (Singapore)

Virginia Lim is Mediacorp’s Chief Content Officer, a role she assumed in July 2021.

Lim oversees Mediacorp’s production facilities and resources, content creation and syndication. She has more than 26 years of experience in the media industry and is well-skilled in all functions of the business, from managing P&L to leading dynamic teams in operations, advertising, distribution, content, production and marketing.

She began her career in Singapore as a TV producer with the Television Corporation of Singapore, before joining StarHub in 1998, where she spent a decade overseeing content strategy, acquisition, production and interactive TV.

Lim then moved to Sony Pictures Television Networks in 2008, where she held several leadership positions over 11 years spanning from content, marketing to sales and running the network’s business in Asia which is best known for its top rated channels AXN and ONE. She was at the forefront of its regional content business, achieving unprecedented success and creating record-breaking shows such as The Amazing Race Asia and Asia’s Got Talent.

She later joined streaming platform Viu as its first chief content officer in 2019, and was responsible for the company’s content strategies, production of original series and content investments across Southeast Asia, Middle East and South Africa.

Anupama Mandloi

Anupama Mandloi

Impact Producer, "The Coral Woman"

Ashim Mathur

Ashim Mathur

Senior Director Marketing, Japan & Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories

Ashim Mathur, Senior Director, Japan and Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories

As Senior Director, Japan and Emerging Markets, Ashim Mathur leads the marketing function for Dolby Laboratories while implementing overall go-to-market plans for the brand to connect with consumers across the region. He works as an integral part of local leadership team to develop the working strategy for Dolby products & technologies. Based out of Singapore, his core responsibilities include driving the product & field marketing operations across regions.

Entertainment has been core to his career in the past 22 years. Prior to joining Dolby, he worked with Microsoft, India for over five years as Director Marketing - Entertainment and Devices Division. He also worked with LG Electronics India for nearly seven years as Manager- Corporate Marketing.

Catherine Park

Catherine Park

Senior Vice President, Head of Office & Streaming for Asia, Paramount

Dinesh Ratnam

Dinesh Ratnam

Country Manager - Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

Dinesh Ratnam is iQiyi's Country Manager for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, where he oversees growth and overall development of the local operations.

Ratnam was previously at iflix, where he held multiple roles including Head of Growth as well as Country Manager for Malaysia.

Before iflix, he was a Director in the CEO’s Office of Catcha Group, overseeing the Group’s tech and media investments in Southeast Asia.

Prior to his foray into the tech and media industry, Dinesh had a stint as an investment banker with JPMorgan Chase in London and San Francisco, covering the technology, media and telecommunications sector.

Jay Roewe

Jay Roewe

Senior Vice President, Incentives & Production Planning HBO/HBO MAX/Warner Bros Discovery

Jay Roewe is Senior Vice President, Incentives & Production Planning at HBO/HBO MAX based in Culver City, CA. He helps manage the physical production planning of HBO and HBO MAX films, limited series, and scripted series filmed all over the world. He also manages the film & tv incentives both domestically and internationally for all productions produced by HBO and HBO MAX.

Roewe joined HBO in 1994, originally serving as Vice President of Production for HBO Pictures. In 2000, he began overseeing the miniseries division as well until 2010 when he was promoted to Head of Physical Production at HBO for all Television scripted original productions. Roewe has been involved with programs ranging from Real Time with Bill Maher to Game of Thrones.

A 40-plus year veteran of film and television production, with experience ranging from news, documentaries, music videos, concerts, & commercials to television movies, mini-series, and theatrical releases, Roewe is a member of the DGA (Director's Guild of America), the PGA (Producer's Guild America), the ATAS (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television).

As a graduate of Boston University where he studied Television Production & Business, Jay now sits on the Board of Advisors for the University as well as the Board of Advisors for the College of Communication. Jay also serves as Board Member & Treasurer for HCPR (Hollywood Cinema Production Resources) in Los Angeles, CA, and as Board Member for Cinemagic in Northern Ireland.

In 2019, Roewe was given a Doctor of Letters Honorary Degree from Ulster University for his services to the Screen Industry in Northern Ireland for his work on Game of Thrones.

Agnes Rozario

Agnes Rozario

Director, Content, Astro (Malaysia)

A pioneer at Astro, Agnes Rozario heads the Group’s content team, covering all language and genres across TV, film and digital. She was instrumental in bringing early access to local and global blockbuster movies from cinema to home and spearheads the first-run film initiative enabling local producers to provide a cinematic experience to viewers at home via Astro First.

Rozario continues to drive the connected customer experience via key content campaigns, sports and VOD services with over 90,000 titles available, over 11.2b minutes streamed on set-top box and 3.5b minutes streamed on AstroGo in FY22 in addition to the Astro-Disney+ Hotstar launch in Malaysia.

She also spearheads strategic partnerships with regional & int’l players, which contributes to Astro’s diverse content line-up and streaming reach from Hollywood, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Korea to global sports franchises.

A strong advocate of local original content, she continues to champion Astro Signatures, Astro Originals and development of new IP and talent resulting in home-grown content continuing to drive viewer engagement. Astro Shaw is behind the highest grossing local movies of all time and Astro’s digital platforms have maintained their top positions as local digital brands.

Monika Rudijono

Monika Rudijono

Managing Director, Vidio

Ongart Singlumpong

Ongart Singlumpong

Managing Director, JKN Best Life (JKN18)

Indra Suharjono

Indra Suharjono

Executive Producer, "Project Runway Thailand" / Co-founder, i.e. Entertainment

Indra Suharjono is the co-founder of i.e. entertainment pte. ltd. and Senior Media Adviser to Thailand’s JKN Global Media PLC since 2019, with a remit to drive and distribute Thai dramas from BEC World globally and strike partnerships for JKN Originals. She is the executive producer of ""Project Runway Thailand"". Prior to JKN, she led Taiwan’s Next Animation Studio as CEO for three years. In her 32 years in Asia’s media & entertainment industry, she spent a decade with Viacom International Media Networks Asia, including a role as EVP and MD, Asia. Suharjono also spent 12 years at TimeWarner in Asia, holding senior positions with Warner Bros. Pictures Int’l., Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Turner Entertainment Networks Asia. She also sits on the board of Cathay Organisation Holdings.

Thiti "Teddy" Sutthikulphanich

Thiti "Teddy" Sutthikulphanich

Executive Producer, “Game Rak Torrayod” ( “The Betrayal”/"Dr Foster"), Juvenile Co Ltd

Dhivya T

Dhivya T

Head of Content Insights AMPD, a Media Partners Asia company

Derek Tan

Derek Tan

Co-founder, Viddsee

Derek Tan is the CCO and co-founder of Viddsee, a video storytelling platform that leverages data and empowers the storyteller community. Viddsee was founded through his passion for filmmaking and expertise in engineering - where he sees potential in Asian storytelling. Heading the commercial team, he believes that sustaining the ecosystem for storytellers is key to growing the company and the region’s storytelling potential. This led to the development of other verticals in Viddsee, including Viddsee Studios, Viddsee Labs and Viddsee Talent Hub.

Being a filmmaker himself, he believes that many Asian filmmakers are underrepresented - where this led to the launch of Viddsee Juree Awards, to give appreciation and recognition to filmmakers and aspiring creatives.

During his leadership, he has watched the company grow from Singapore-based, into other markets like Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Before starting his own company, Tan led the business development team at Cooliris, a Silicon Valley-based mobile startup (acquired by Yahoo). He managed strategic partnerships to revolutionise user engagement through new media and applications. He had experience with StarHub as a product executive where he helped develop and launch StarHub’s internet TV services and drive monetisation opportunities.

Henry Tan

Henry Tan

Group CEO, Astro Malaysia Holdings

Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo

Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo

Managing Director Vision+ / Executive Producer at Vision Pictures

Bettina Thoma-Schade

Bettina Thoma-Schade

Executive Producer, "HER – Women in Asia", DW

Felix To

Felix To

Head of Originals, Viu

Felix To joined regional streamer Viu as head of Viu originals in September 2021, taking over a portfolio that includes the Indonesian adaptation of Warner Bros ""Pretty Little Liars"", Philippines’ original ""Still""; and a slate of Thai original drama series including hip-hop drama ""Wannabe""; sports romance ""My Coach"", and action drama ""Agent Ghost"", about a detective who joins an occult division to catch a cult leader.

To was previously deputy general manager of drama production and programming at Hong Kong broadcaster, Television Broadcasts Ltd (TVB).

To was linked with a long string of TVB’s programming successes, including 30-episode police drama ""The Defected"" (2019), starring Wai-Ho Yung and Kara Wai, and horror series, ""Barrack O’Karma 2"", as well as the Hong Kong broadcaster’s closer alliance with mainland platform such as Youku.

Parnsuk "Poppy" Tongrob

Parnsuk "Poppy" Tongrob

Thailand Content Lead, iQiyi

Parnsuk ""Poppy"" Tongrob is the Director of Content for Thailand at iQiyi, covering the full range of content activities from acquisition to production.

Over the past year, he has partnered with leading content providers in Thailand to bring cult classics like ""Wanthong"" from one31 and ""Daughters"" from PPTV to iQiyi's streaming users in Thailand and across the globe.

Tongrob has more than 10 years of content experience in Thailand’s TV and OTT industries at leading companies: GMM Grammy/one31, BEC World/Channel 3.

Before iQiyi, he was the Head of Original Content Business at video streaming platform, Line/Line TV, where he cemented strategic partnerships with content partners. During his tenure, he led Line TV's rise to Thailand's top video platform in Thailand.

Antony Tulloch

Antony Tulloch

CEO, Docklands Studios Melbourne

Antony Tulloch started as a lighting technician in Melbourne in 1985. Over the years he has worked in various aspects of filmmaking, with credits on major projects including The Pacific, Life of Pi, and The Great Gatsby. Tulloch was appointed as CEO of Docklands Studios Melbourne (DSM) in February 2022. Before that he was GM, Studio Operations at Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS), the largest purpose-built filming facility in Southeast Asia.

Vara Vilaivan

Vara Vilaivan

Acting Director Studio Management, The Studio Park Thailand


Platinum Sponsors

all media

all media

All3Media International distributes popular, award-winning TV programmes to over 1,000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.

The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to a global audience – consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth – twice. Our catalogue contains over 15,000 hours of content across all genres.

As well as Britain’s top-selling drama series Midsomer Murders, Our Quality Scripted Content Includes Fleabag, The Missing, Skins, Mystery Road, National Treasure, Liar And Van Der Valk. Non-Scripted And Format Highlights Include Gogglebox, Undercover Boss, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back, Flirty Dancing, The Dog House And Race Across The World. As part of the UK’s leading multi-label studio we partner with industry-leading UK and international producers – including our own studios – in developing, financing and delivering content and formats.

all media

all media

BEC World Public Limited Company (BEC) is a world-class media company leading the industry in producing and distributing Thai-language content for over 52 years in Thailand. BEC owns and operates a DTT (Channel 3) and a streaming platform (3Plus). BEC produces daily news, varieties, and approximately 1,000 hours of Thai drama series annually for its shoulder and prime time slots, with over 150 renowned Thai celebrities.

BEC aims to produce and deliver fresh, relevant, and engaging content for today’s audiences in Thailand and beyond through its licensing distribution network, digital and streaming platform, 3Plus, with both AVOD and SVOD services offering exclusive live broadcasts and over 10,000 hours of library content. To further support its growth, BEC has set up an in-house Production House, BEC STUDIO, to produce original content for its platforms as well as other local and international partners.

W: www.becworld.com

W: www.ch3plus.com/contentlicensing

E: inter-sales@becworld.com

dolby

dolby

Dolby’s remarkable audiovisual technologies heighten and deepen your experiences, helping you feel more. It’s the heavy downpour in a moody scene. The stunningly vivid sunset in the show’s season finale. The song you feel deep in your chest. The footsteps lurking behind you on the video game battlefield. The voice of a colleague on a call who lives across the globe but sounds like they’re right next to you.

We breathe life into these experiences through our innovative audiovisual technologies. This is the Dolby Difference.

mediacorp

mediacorp

Mediacorp is Singapore’s national media network and largest content creator. Its purpose is to create engaging and trusted content, as well as to connect communities and inspire people. Mediacorp engages over three million people in Singapore daily across four languages on its digital platforms including meWATCH, meLISTEN and CNA.asia, six TV channels and 11 radio stations. Beyond Singapore, Mediacorp also has a growing international audience through CNA and content distributed across markets.

With a focus on nurturing talent and growing the sector, the company is committed to investing in nation-wide initiatives like Star Search, Anugerah, Yaar Antha Star and SPOP, commissioning a wide variety of work from local content creators, and collaborating with institutes of higher learning. As Singapore’s first local Multi-Channel Network in partnership with YouTube, Mediacorp is also committed to developing a network of digital content creators. For advertisers, Mediacorp has partnered industry-leading brands like ESPN, Mothership, Popcorn, theAsianparent, VICE, YouTube and 99.co to form the Mediacorp Digital Network in offering more effective content-driven solutions.  Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg

mediacorp

mediacorp

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

For more information, visit www.paramount.com

mediacorp

mediacorp

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Premium Sponsors

KC Media

KC Media

KC Global Media Asia is Asia’s leading entertainment hub through the production, distribution and programming of quality, ground-breaking content. Backed by more than two decades of industry experience, KCGM Asia boasts an impressive portfolio of premium pay-TV channels in South-East Asia and Korea, including English-language general entertainment network AXN, anime channel Animax, South Korea's ONE and Japanese entertainment channel GEM.

Sponsors

ABS

ABS

ABS-CBN has been a premier source of high-quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories globally and has sold over 60,000 hours of content worldwide. Living up to this recognition, ABS-CBN International Distribution commits to add to its line-up of high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures. It has also collaborated with international media outlets, including streaming services such as Netflix, We TV iflix, Viu, iQiyi, among others, to make Filipino content more accessible to the global audience.

Astro

Astro

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) is Malaysia’s leading content and entertainment company, serving 5.6 million homes or 71% of Malaysian TV households, 18.2 million weekly radio listeners (FM and digital), 11.3 million digital monthly unique visitors across its TV, radio and digital platforms. We serve Malaysians with 3 distinct services – Astro Pay TV, NJOI Prepaid and sooka, our own OTT for the millennials; and recently Astro Fibre, our own internet service. More than 600,000 homes are already streaming the best of home entertainment via our 4K UHD Ultra Box and HD Ulti Box, which can be self-installed and run on both satellite and broadband, alongside our content-broadband bundles. Today our customers enjoy streaming live sports and the biggest TV shows and movies from global streaming services like Astro GO, HBO GO, iQIYI, Disney+ Hotstar, TVBAnywhere+ and Netflix as well as more than 11,000 hours of local signatures and flagship Astro Originals that we produced.

Banijay

Banijay

Leading independent global distributor, Banijay Rights, represents a world-class, multi-genre portfolio of over 130,000 hours of standout programming. Leading distribution for the largest international creator and producer, Banijay, the division handles the exploitation of some of the planet’s best scripted and non-scripted brands.

Representing quality, excellence and experience in the business of linear and non-linear television and ancillary activity across all platforms, Banijay Rights’ catalogue encompasses a host of top titles from Banijay’s 120+ in-house labels, and a number of third-party producers, spanning drama, comedy, entertainment, factual, reality, family, formats and theatrical.

Delivering high-quality IP, which was born locally and travels globally, the distributor offers the best stories told the best way. Its landmark brands include Survivor, Big Brother, MasterChef, Deal or No Deal, Mr Bean and Black Mirror.

Built on independence, creative freedom, entrepreneurialism and commercial acumen, Banijay Rights operates under the direction of Chief Executive Officer, Cathy Payne.

Warner

Warner

Da Vinci is part of the Macademia family of kids brands. Macademia was formed following the acquisition of Da Vinci Media by Azoomee and is an award winning global EdTech company providing educational programming and games for children. The company’s mission is to help parents raise exceptional humans with a unique selection of STEAM programming including award-winning TV shows, documentaries and educational games for kids 4 to 12. Da Vinci brand brings learning to life with a world of award-winning TV shows and documentaries. We inspire kids to think bigger by stimulating their natural curiosity and transforming it into a lifelong passion for exploration. All of our content is carefully selected by educational experts. Da Vinci is available in over 190 countries around the world, in 22 different languages. With hundreds of TV shows and documentaries, our exciting array of content covers a multitude of topics.

Iskandar

Iskandar

Iskandar Malaysia Studios is a premier destination for filmed entertainment production in Southeast Asia. Our five state-of-the-art stages are large and versatile working spaces, and all include stage pits for water filming or dry use. Two 12,000 sq ft TV studios are fully HD-equipped with a total audience capacity of 1,200. In addition, all studios have easy access to a variety of production support facilities.

A range of interior and exterior tanks are available, including one of Southeast Asia’s largest interior tanks, located at Stage 5. The exterior Paddock Tank offers green screen capability.

Our mission at IMS is twofold: to serve as a preferred location for film and television productions from around the world, as well as to promote and foster the development of quality Malaysian screen content from domestic filmmakers and TV producers. With world-class facilities and convenient access to a range of stunning and diverse shooting locations, Iskandar Malaysia Studios can capably service all of your creative requirements.

Nippon

Nippon

Nippon TV is Japan's leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse and ratings champion broadcaster, as well as owner of streaming giant Hulu in Japan. Over 90% of its content IP is fully owned by Nippon TV and the company has been active in bringing its content to the international market in the form of anime, ready-made programs, formats, and through co-production partnerships. One of the biggest successes for the nation's finest producer of all genres of programming is the Emmy Award-winning Dragons' Den/ Shark Tank, a globally successful business show format that has 45 versions in more than 186 countries across all continents of the world. Additionally, their hit drama series Motherhas also achieved global success as the most exported scripted format out of Asia, with its format sales to South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and Spain. The company is also known for its viewer-engaging show  Old Enough!, now streaming on Netflix in over 190 countries, and BLOCK OUT, an action-packed game show format that has been adapted in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Spain, and Holland, the award-winning unscripted format Mute it!, and Sokkuri Sweets, both produced in the Netherlands, and Sokkuri Sweets/Eye Candy on The Roku Channel in the US, UK, and Canada.

 Nippon TV has also been producing animation programs since the 1950s and attracts fanatic anime fans with legendary series such as Lupin The 3rd, DEATH NOTE, Ouran High School Host Club, HUNTER × HUNTER, Parasyte -the maxim-, that are instantly distributed in almost 200 countries at the same time as its release in Japan. As evident by the company’s success, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry to solidify its presence and brand as a global media leader.

Rewind

Rewind

Incorporated and headquartered in Singapore, Rewind Networks is a multimedia branded entertainment company, dedicated to providing the best in class TV content to audiences across the Asia Pacific region.

HITS is Rewind Networks’ maiden venture launched in 2013 as a linear 24x7 pan-regional pay-tv service. It features a curated selection of the greatest television drama and comedy series from the past few decades in High Definition. As the fastest growing basic general entertainment channel in Asia, HITS now reaches more than 24 million households across 14 countries .

HITS MOVIES, the second service from Rewind Networks, is a 24x7 pan-regional pay-TV channel launched in October 2018 and now available in more than 15 million homes across 10 countries.

Our specially curated linear channel services are available in the basic packs of leading pay TV platforms and OTT services across the region including StarHub, Singtel, Astro, MNC Vision, First Media, MyRepublic, Cignal, AIS, MOD, CNS, K+, VTVcab, Viettel, CANAL+, Dialog, Tata Play, Jio TV+, KT, Dhiraagu, Medianet, CABLE TV, Unifi TV, Macau Cable TV, Indihome USee TV, LGU+ and Airtel TV. We pride ourselves as being the only providers in the region bringing ’The Best TV shows and movies. All in One Place'.

 

Rewind Networks has secured extensive licensing arrangements with leading Hollywood and international studios such as NBCUniversal, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, MGM Studios, Paramount, Lionsgate, Fremantle, BBC and ITV Studios.

Warner

Warner

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, WB Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com

Supporting Partners

Thiland Mice

Thiland Mice

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau  

A leading agency at the forefront of thailand’s mice industry.

Established in 2004, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB – the government agency under the supervision of the Prime Minister – has been assigned a role to promote, support and develop business events industry – corporate meetings, incentive trips, conventions, exhibitions, mega events and world festivals. Serving as a strategic partner, TCEB helps deliver creative ideas and solutions to bring success and fulfill the requirements of business events.

The overarching goal is to drive Thailand to become a global MICE and mega events destination that can drive the country’s strategic industries and national economy.

Contact information

Website:                 https://www.businesseventsthailand.com 

Twitter:                   https://twitter.com/ThailandCVB

Facebook:               https://www.facebook.com/BusinessEventsThailand

LinkedIn:                 https://th.linkedin.com/company/businesseventsthailand

Instagram:              https://www.instagram.com/businesseventsth

YouTube:                https://www.youtube.com/Businesseventsthailand

Frequently Asked Questions

The ContentAsia Summit 2022 – “What A Drama” is open to all. Registration and payment details are at Register - ContentAsia Summit

The ContentAsia Summit 2022 will be held in-person AND online. 

The in-person event is at the Hyatt Regency in Bangkok, Thailand on 24-25 August 2022.

The Online event opens on 22 August 2022 at https://contentasiasummit.vfairs.com, and will be live for four days and on demand until the end of September 2022. 

The Virtual Venue has all the essential elements of the physical world – a lobby, auditorium, exhibition hall, a lounge, suites, meeting areas, and a help desk, among other spaces, for you to click your way around. You can participate from anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.

Register - ContentAsia Summit

Registration is open until 25 September 2022. If you would like to register for on-demand access after the live event is over, please email us at rsvp@contentasia.tv.For the in-person event, registration is open until on the day of the event / based on space availability. Please email us at rsvp@contentasia.tv.

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If you have registered and made payment, your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. If you have any questions, please contact rsvp@contentasia.tv or Whatsapp us at +65 9152 8164.

Anyone who is inside the venue at the same time as you. There’s a general chat function as well as the option to chat with people inside Suites and Booths. And of course there’s our helpline staffed with real people.

You can either email our help desk at tech@vfairs.com, Or, if you are already inside the Virtual Venue, you can click on the Help button and a real person will be there to guide you.

Yes. You can add all of the documents available to the online “swag bag” in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with your colleagues simply by entering their email address.
Yes. The ContentAsia Summit’s entire virtual environment will be accessible until 25 September 2022 and allows you to do everything you would have done during the live event except ask questions during the live conference sessions.

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