China will remain the growth engine for emerging Asia in 2017 albeit growing at a slower pace, except in the world of digital media and entertainment. Perhaps no other development in recent history has transformed the business landscape as much as the Internet in China, and a full spectrum of content choices are starting to become available. If there is money to be made in content, it will most likely come from digital sources. Chinese consumers spend more time consuming digital media than with any other medium. China’s rising middle-class is also trading up and beginning to prioritize quality and convenience ahead of price as they look to improve the quality of their daily lives.
Just as gaming has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, China’s unique consumer appetite for content and services is developing exciting markets for new forms media and entertainment. In the next two years, access to broadband, internet access, IPTV, filmed entertainment, and digital advertising in China will continue to grow at an estimated 10.9 percent. The emergence of premium content and delivery services is laying the groundwork for what looks to be a dynamic collaborative environment between Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Asia. Thus, there is now a chance for a broader pool of content creators, creative talent, digital agencies, and new media platforms to integrate higher levels of brand engagement and entertainment for monetization.
AAMA Presents Connect Conference
The New Digital Media Landscape
Join this exciting mix of content creators, producers, and tech executives from television, film, VR, branding companies as they discuss the advancement of Asia’s footprint in digital media and entertainment, and what new technologies are on the horizon for the industry between California and the East.
FEATURED SPEAKERS (partial list):
Double Oscar-winning dramatic and documentary film writer-producer-director
Metan Global Entertainment Group, former co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, Co-Creator and Producer of the drama series Love in Tiny Times, and The Bruce Lee Project
Film director and founder & CEO of Penrose, a startup focused on augmented and virtual reality; former Head of Film & Media at Oculus VR
International Partner, Head of U.S. Corporate Practice at King & Wood Mallesons, specializing in media, entertainment and technology sectors
Managing Director at Hylink Group, China's largest independent full service digital agency
Business Development for NBA Star Jeremy Lin; Founder of social enterprises TLMade and EPAMade
SVP of Corporate Development at NCSoft West, where he heads up investment and acquisition activity. NCSOFT is one of the leading online gaming publishers in the world
CEO and President of THX Ltd. which was acquired by Razer; former SVP of Product, MTV; former VP of Product, Samsung SmartTV; former VP Comcast, leading the charge to build multimedia experiences around the world through better sound
Virtual Reality Creative Director at DMG Entertainment
Managing Partner at Mesh Ventures, an investment firm that leverages the engineering, manufacturing, research, and channel resources in Asia to accelerate the growth of disruptive early-stage companies.
Cofounder of Highway1, the premier hardware startup accelerator
Associate at DCM Ventures where he focuses on investments in the Mobile, IoT, and Consumer Internet spaces.
Principal at Shasta Ventures where he focuses on Emerging Platforms including Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality, connected hardware, robotics, AI, space and other emerging technologies
1:45PM - 1:50PM Welcome and Introductions
1:50PM - 3:15PM Opening Keynotes
Ty Ahmad-Taylor, President & CEO, THX, Ltd
Norman Liang, Venture Partner, WI Harper
Rocky Lee, International Partner, Head of U.S. Corporate Practice, King & Wood Mallesons
As the rivalry over paid membership in China intensifies with costs outpacing the growth of advertising, content providers are investing ways to seek alternative income. The emergence of online only dramas and new original formats will help fill the gap to spread across multiple platforms. Hear from an American pioneer in cable entertainment share his journey into Chinese Television, Film and the Internet. Learn why content creation with a 'Chinese-centric lens' is not only great for content differentiation, but can foster a global talent with stories inspired from the East.
Larry Namer, Metan Global Entertainment Group
Vivian Wang, Sasson Capital Holdings (Moderator)
3:15PM - 3:50PM Panel 1: The New Platforms
David Lee, Chief Corp Development Officer, 451 Media Group (Moderator)
Eugene Chung, Founder & CEO, Penrose Studios
Bill Guttentag, double Oscar-winning dramatic and documentary film writer-producer-director
3:50pm - 4:00PM Networking Break
4:00PM - 4:45PM Panel 2: New Media Influencers and The Age of Superbrands
Humphrey Ho, Managing Director, Hylink Group
Ewan Johnson, Virtual Reality Creative Director at DMG Entertainment
Allen Lu, Business Development for NBA Star Jeremy Lin; Founder of TLMade and EPAMade
Vivian Wang, Sasson Capital Holdings (Moderator)
Edward Chyau, Managing Partner, Mesh Ventures
Brady Forrest, Cofounder, Highway1
Alex Marinier, Associate, DCM Ventures
Jacob Mullins, Principal, Shasta Ventures
Norman Liang, Venture Partner, WI Harper (Moderator)
5:30PM Closing Remarks
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Hear from best-in-class leaders who will share their insights into the advancement of new media and their thoughts on the next generation of products and technologies. We look forward to seeing you there!
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