Day 1

Day One: Monday 17 March

09.15 - 09.35 Welcome and Introduction
● Charlie Crowe, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief, C Squared
09.35 - 09.40 Welcome To Day One
● Mark Laudi, Conference Chairman
09.40 - 10.05 Talking Asia Business
BBC's chief business correspondent offers an analysis of the key developments in the Asian business and world economy and looks at how this may impact the health of the media and marketing industry over the next 12 months.
● Linda Yueh, Chief Business Correspondent, BBC World News
10.05 - 11.15 24 Hour Consumers
Yum Brands Asia has turned KFC & Pizza Hut into agile lifestyle brands by mirroring the lives of its consumers with retail outlets that are open 24 hours a day and becoming a brand that is entrenched in social and mobile.
● Vipul Chawla, VP & CMO, Yum! Asia
The Affluent Chinese Consumer: From Hermes To Home Depot?
The old marketing rules may no longer apply when trying to capture the hearts and minds of affluent Chinese consumers. In this new environment, the most agile and nimble will thrive.
● Moderator: Wei Gu, Editor Of China Wealth & Luxury, Wall Street Journal China
● Adam Anger, GM Greater China, Microsoft Advertising
● Francis Belin, Senior VP, Consumer Goods,
Greater China, Swarovski
● Patrick Zhong, Senior MD, Fosun Group
11.15 - 11.40 - Morning Break
11.15 - 11.40 Millward Brown Showcase Theatre Session
11.50 - 12.20 In Conversation With Charlie Crowe: Keynote Interview
● Steve Mosko, President, Sony Pictures Television
12.20 - 12.50 The Internet Of Everything
In this interactive session, uncover how connected devices will give new opportunities for brands to provide anticipatory experiences and deeper engagement for consumers through partnerships with the non-traditional data owners.
● Andy Baker, CEO, Smartlife
● Guy Hearn, Chief Innovation Officer, OMG
12.50 - 01.35pm Talking Social
The Asia-Pacific region has the largest social network base, the founder of Myanmar's first social network joins Shell to discuss how Asians are using social networks and the  opportunities for brands who want to reach previously untapped consumers.
● Moderator: Ken Mandel, MD Asia Pacific, HootSuite
● Rita Nguyen, Co-founder & CEO, SQUAR
● Americo Campos Silva, Global Media Manager, Shell
01.35 - 02.35pm - Lunch
01.35 - 02.00 - Sizmek Showcase Theatre Session
02.05 - 02.30 - Warc Showcase Theatre Session 
 02.10 - 02.35 - Unruly Showcase Theatre Session
02.40 - 03.05 Connecting India
INK is a platform for a new set of emerging voices, who are leading us from the industrial economy of the present to a knowledge economy of the future. Lakshmi Pratury, the curator of the INK Conference, will present the session along with NowFloats, which is pioneering a novel approach to making the internet relevant to innumerable small businesses.
● Lakshmi Pratury, Host & Curator, The INK Conference
● Ronak Samantray, Co-Founder, NowFloats
03.05 - 03.30

Power Of Stories
Intrusive, interruptive, self-centered marketing is not going to work. Its effectiveness will only continue to diminish in the social age. The question is: what will replace the legacy model? There's a one-word answer: stories.
● Scott Donaton, Global Chief Content Officer, UM

03.45 -04.10 - Afternoon Break
 03.45 - 04.10 - Meet the Judges Showcase Theatre Session
04.20 - 04.45

Wharton Future Of Advertising Research
In this session hear exclusive insights into the Yahoo-Wharton Native Ads Framework as they shed light on how to navigate the confusing landscape of Native Ads.
● Jerry Wind, Professor, Wharton Future of Advertising Program
● Rose Tsou, Senior VP APAC, Yahoo

04.45 - 05.35 OMG, LOL ... Have You Seen This Yet?
Discover how BuzzFeed, the reigning king of the social web, unlocked the DNA of shareability and the opportunities it offers advertisers in the Asia Pacific region.
● Scott Lamb, VP of international, BuzzFeed
Building A Content Factory
Learn how becoming a content factory has enabled General Electric to successfully humanise its 100+ year-old brand and interact with consumers in ways it could never imagine.
Jason Hill, Director of International Advertising & Content, GE
05.35 - 05.45pm CLOSING REMARKS


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"I had a fantastic time at The Festival - found the content really interesting, a great networking opportunity and I learnt a lot about the industry in Asia."
Laura Green-Wilkinson, senior communications manager EMEA, Mccann

"The Festival of Media Asia, event was a hit! We now know where to go to meet with switched-on agency people in APAC each year"
Nick Wiggin, head of Advertising, Global, Huawei Device Co., Ltd

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