QQ Music at Tencent Holdings Limited
“Branded Enables Connections that Matter”
Branded designs, sells, markets and produces amazing B2B2C and B2B2F(an) events in Asia. Founded in 2002 and listed as a top 10 Event Marketing agency by Marketing magazine, our focus is to add value and grow the media, sports and entertainment industry in Asia.
We are experts in the organisation, programming and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, academies, and youth fan events such as the YouTube FanFest.
Branded is an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.
QQ Music at Tencent Holdings Limited
Mr. Andy Ng joined Tencent in 2011, where he is in charge of managing China’s largest streaming music platform QQ Music. In addition to managing QQ Music’s day-to-day operations, he leads several other key initiatives of QQ Music, such as ensuring the platform provides exclusive, new contents to its users, reaching service revenue target, and developing new advertising, VIP and new market strategies. His work has helped to make QQ Music a leading brand in the digital music industry. Before joining Tencent, he was the Head of Content Partnership and Entertainment at Nokia (Greater China Region). In his previous experiences, he had also held senior positions in companies such as Hong Kong PCCW Limited, U.S Yahoo, AOL and University of Southern California.
Chairman of Global Music and President of Global Touring
Live Nation Entertainment
Fogel has spent 35 years working behind the scenes to build worldwide tours that are among the highest-grossing in history, including those by U2, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Sting and Beyoncé.
He’s been on the Billboard Power 100 list each of the last four years and was the subject of the documentary, “Who The F**k Is Arthur Fogel” in which U2’s Bono calls him “clearly the most important person in live music in the world.”
Fogel began his promoting career in 1981 in his native Canada. He joined a predecessor of Live Nation in 1998 and has overseen global touring since.
Renault Sport Racing
Cyril heads up Renault Sport Racing, overseeing all engineering and commercial aspects of the company to ensure optimum performance and excellence from every department.
Cyril knows Renault and F1 inside out. After graduating from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, he joined Renault in 2001 and worked in various positions at company HQ in France and at the F1 team in Enstone. He became Development Director of the Renault F1 Team in 2007 and Executive Director in 2010 before moving back to Viry in 2011, following the sale of the team to Genii Capital. Cyril’s astute commercial sense and business acumen led to him being head hunted by the Caterham F1 Team in 2012 to become team principal.
Cyril re-joined Renault in September 2014 to become Managing Director of Renault Sport. Last year, he successfully led the Renault Group transaction which saw Renault's return to F1 following the purchase of the Lotus F1 team on 18 December. In 2016, Cyril was appointed Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing formerly Lotus.
Founder & CEO
Dave Jordan is the founder, CEO and creative leader of Format Entertainment. Jordan’s music supervision credits include some of the world’s most successful film franchises, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Avengers, Transformers, American Pie and many more. His company Format Entertainment is a collaborative workplace for music supervisors to share ideas, experience and pool resources. It is the largest collection of theatrical and television music supervisors working in the industry. Clients include Marvel Studios, Warner Consumer Products, Mattel and marquee projects such as Captain America: Civil War, Straight Outta Compton, Empire and the Barbie and D.C. SuperHero Girls campaigns. Dave sits on the Board of Governors for the Grammy Committee in Los Angeles.
Dave McClure is the founding partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley with over $125M under management.He has been an investor in hundreds of companies around the world including Credit Karma, Twilio, MakerBot, Wildfire Interactive, Viki, Mashery, SendGrid, Mint.com, and SlideShare, among others. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over twenty-five years as a developer, entrepreneur, blogger, investor, and internet marketing nerd. He has worked with companies such as PayPal, Founders Fund, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twilio, Mint.com, Simply Hired, O'Reilly Media, Intel, & Microsoft.
As CEO of NBA China, David Shoemaker oversees a staff based in the NBA's Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong offices, and manages the league's business and basketball development in the region, including television, digital media, marketing partnerships, consumer products, events, communications, social responsibility and new initiatives.
Shoemaker has been instrumental in expanding the league’s presence in Greater China, including the expanded partnership with China Central Television (CCTV) and the five-year expansion of the Tencent partnership, which is the league’s largest international digital partnership. Shoemaker also played a key role in bringing the Chinese Ministry of Education on as a strategic partner of NBA China in basketball development.
Prior to his time at the NBA, Shoemaker served as President of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), leading an unprecedented worldwide expansion of women's professional tennis.
In 2008, Shoemaker was named to the Sports Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list.
Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, President, Asia
Sony Music Entertainment
Denis Handlin AM is the Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia. He commenced his career with the company in 1970 and has been leading since 1984. Denis is also the Chair of ARIA and the Chairman of the IFPI Asia Board.
In 1996, he became the first Sony Music executive to receive the CEO Special Recognition Award. Denis was awarded an Order of Australia in 2005 recognizing his services to charities, performers and the music industry.
Further prestigious awards include the APRA Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to the Music Industry, “Label Executive of the Year – Major” from the Worldwide Radio Summit Industry Awards Los Angeles & the ARIA Industry Icon Award.
Denis is a founding Director of Sony Foundation, and the Patron of the Youth off the Streets Scholarship Program and a board member of the Ricky Stuart Foundation supporting children with autism.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Henry oversees all content, marketing and ad sales strategy for the group; including TV, OTT, digital, radio, publications and films. With 13,000 hours of annual production, over 180 TV channels and 70 homegrown Astro-branded channels, 9 leading FM radio stations, 9 publications and digital magazines, Astro reaches out to over 69% of homes, 20 million viewers, 13 million listeners and over 6 million readers.
Henry’s focus on constant innovation has resulted in several firsts. He spearheaded the vision of entertaining educational content and redefined the value perception of Pay TV. He introduced Astro First, a theatre window Pay-Per-View movie service, which challenged traditional windows and delivered unprecedented revenues.
Henry is a firm believer in Asian content IPs. He pioneered vernacularisation and championed local content initiatives that were highly successful, from Malay comedy to Hokkien entertainment, Islamic lifestyle, and box office record breaking films, including the #1 Malaysian movie.
Chief Marketing Officer
Howie is responsible for charting StarHub’s brand and marketing strategies across all marketing functions and ensuring overall marketing synergy and brand consistency. Customer value management also falls under his purview. In addition, he oversees StarHub’s Mobility, Pay TV and Broadband businesses as well as its Content and Local Production teams.
Howie was the Vice President, Corporate Development of Lenovo's Worldwide Finance Organisation, where he oversaw Lenovo's end-to-end Post Merger Management and related Merger & Acquisition matters. Previously, he was Lenovo’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Emerging Markets Group, and was responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing and communications in the China, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Taiwan and ASEAN markets.
Howie is the current President of Singapore Computer Society’s Executive Council, and is also on the management board for NUS Institute of System Science as well as the advisory committee for Nanyang Polytechnic School of IT and Anderson Junior College.
Ma Guoli, Deputy Chairman of LeSports, is one of the most influential figures in the Chinese sports and broadcasting industry. Ma joined China Central Television’s sport department in 1982 and had led CCTV Sports for 16 years, in charge of CCTV’s coverage of FIFA World Cup (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002), Olympic Games (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004), and Asian Games (1990 to 2002). Ma became the COO of Beijing Olympic Broadcasting from 2005 to 2008. He then became the chairman of Guangzhou Asian Game Broadcasting in 2009. Before joining LeSports, Ma was the Chairman of Infront China from 2014 to 2016.
Marketing & CX Director for General Motors International, is responsible for leading the growth of the GM brands (Cadillac, Chevrolet, Holden & Opel) and influencing the customer experience across all touchpoints in Asia, Africa and Australia. This includes directing a team of GM employees from all over the world, as well as a cross section of global agency partners and promotional with partners like Manchester United.
Mark joined General Motors in 1997 and assumed various roles within the European Marketing organization before returning to New York City, Dallas and eventually GM headquarters in Detroit, MI. More recently he was the Director of Marketing based in Shanghai, China.
Mark is a native of Montreal, Canada where his father was a General Motors dealer for over 40 years. Mark holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. Mark currently lives in Singapore with his wife and three young children.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, multi-platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 3.2 million albums in the U.S. alone, won 2 Grammy Awards, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.5 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 10.5 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. Their latest release, Pentatonix debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart and is certified gold by the RIAA. The first single, “Can’t Sleep Love” has over 18 million views on YouTube. The group’s holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me, is certified double platinum by the RIAA and features their recent 2016 Grammy winning track, “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.”
All 7 of their releases have peaked within the Top 5 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart with 6 of those releases reaching the Top 10 or higher on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Most recently, the group received 2 gold certifications for their “Daft Punk” medley and cover of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” ft. Lindsey Stirling. That’s Christmas To Me was the 4th best-selling album of 2014. The group released their very first documentary (On My Way Home) which follows the quintet on their sold out 2015 North American Tour featuring behind-the-scenes footage, live performance and the making of their debut studio album, Pentatonix. The group continues on their 2016 World Tour in support of their self-titled gold-certified album.
Head of Global Content Acquisitions and Distribution
Sam Toles is Head of Global Content Acquisitions and Distribution of Vimeo. In this role, he leads the Content, Audience Development and Operations teams for Vimeo’s On Demand business.
A 19-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Sam’s career began in theatrical marketing with New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers, followed by home entertainment marketing roles at Paramount Pictures and Rhino.
Prior to joining Vimeo, Toles was Vice President of Content Strategy for Gaiam, building the content foundation and strategy for the company’s a widely distributed SVOD service, GaiamTV.
Chief Brand Officer & TV Personality
As Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie is responsible for working with WWE’s business units to support key growth initiatives and represents WWE as its global brand ambassador among key constituencies including government, advertisers, media, business partners and investors. She is the primary spokesperson for WWE's CSR initiatives, including Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen and Be a STAR, WWE’s anti-bullying program. In 2014, Stephanie and her husband, Paul Levesque, established Connor’s Cure, a fund dedicated to furthering Pediatric cancer research. In 2015, Stephanie was named to WWE’s Board of Directors. Stephanie is also a TV personality, appearing regularly on WWE’s flagship programming.
Mission Hills Group
Pioneer and leader of China’s golf and leisure tourism industry, Mission Hills Group owns the World’s Largest Golf Facility. Under Tenniel’s leadership, the group hosted over 100 international tournaments including the World Cup of Golf, World Celebrity Pro-Am and the annual World Ladies Championship; and golf’s biggest stars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Tenniel was the first Chinese member of the prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the “Home of Golf” in Scotland. For his influence and contributions to the game, Tenniel topped “Asia’s Most Powerful People in Golf” list for three consecutive years from 2013-2015.
Group Chief Commercial Officer
City Football Group
AEG Live Asia
For the past fifteen years Adam Wilkes has been at the forefront of the live entertainment industry in Asia. Having organized hundreds of music and sporting events in the region, he recently promoted Asia tours with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, and Muse. On March 25, 2016 Adam produced The Rolling Stones historic concert in Havana, Cuba.
Adrian has worked in sport since 1992 and has spent the last 15 years in Asia. He has worked on the brand side (Visa), the agency side (World Sport Group) and the rights-holder side (Chelsea FC). With Chelsea FC he developed the first residential Soccer School in China and built nine other Soccer Schools around the region. It is the area of child development that he finds most rewarding and so that is now his focus, helping children to maximise their potential and learn how wonderful it is to love sport.
Regional Director, Marketing
Adrian is the Regional Director, Marketing - APAC for PUMA, based in HK. He is focused on repositioning the PUMA brand in APAC by leveraging the sports heritage in the sports and sportstyle category.
He has been involved in spearheading the communication mix to be more digital and also building the sporting image by communicating and activating sports assets such as Usain Bolt, Arsenal Football Club, Borussia Dortmund, F1 teams in Asia.
He has over 16 years of experience in Asia Pacific working in various countries both on agency and client side to build brands across consumer, healthcare and the financial services sectors.
Adrian wears many hats. As founder of Freeform, he runs Urbanscapes (Malaysia’s longest-running creative arts festival), promotes shows (Tame Impala, Franz Ferdinand, Bastille etc) and operates The Bee (one of Kuala Lumpur’s main live music venues). Along with an early career in publishing covering the local and regional music and culture scenes, he has always been an active supporter of emerging talent in all his initiatives.
EVP, Business Development & Affairs
Kisch is responsible for defining and developing Vevo’s global business strategy, overseeing content acquisition, licensing, syndication and distribution efforts, as well as overseeing day-to-day legal affairs. Vevo boasts over 18 billion monthly global views across its flagship website, on mobile apps and on connected televisions via Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Fire TV and others, and via dozens of syndication relationships, including its partnership with YouTube.
Prior to Vevo, Kisch worked at MTV Networks, where he helped to develop and expand MTVN’s global music initiatives across traditional and digital platforms. He has held posts within Business & Legal Affairs at Sony BMG and BMG Music. Prior to that, Kisch represented numerous recording artists and independent record labels, as well as working as a recording artist/songwriter himself.
Gruppa Kompaniy Familia
Alexander, as a visionary, has more than 15 years of investment and venture capital experience. He is a unique Russian composer who successfully combines creative work with business. He effectively manages “GRUPPA KOMPANIY FAMILIA” (www.familia.ru) , which specialises in investment and venture capital in media, new media, publishing, entertainment sectors, fintech, traveltech, adtech, ticketing, Bitcoin mining, etc.
His personal investments are in sectors : Blockchain infrastructure , eSport, Mixed reality
He has many awards as a composer and producer .
In 2008, he was awarded the Order of Medal for Professionalism and Business Reputation.
-Member of Expert Council under the Government of Russian Federation . Area of responsibility IT and Digital Economy
-Member of Committee on Developing of NEW MEDIA SPACE
Alexandre Muller established TV5MONDE’s Asia Pacific Headquarter in 2007. With 20 years of experience in the Region, Mr. Muller is responsible for TV5MONDE’s business development, marketing, advertising and new media research and development for the Company.
Member of the Company’s Management Committee since 1992, Alexandre MULLER as been the company’s representative for the Bruges Group (European Public Television Group) from 1998 till 2007, and is a member of the CASBAA Board of Directors since 2012, and the Board Member responsible for the CASBAA OTT and Connected Media Committee.
China Regional President of HTC VR
Mr. Graylin is the China President of HTC VR leading the Vive business in the region. He has over 20 years of business management experience in the tech industry. Mr. Graylin has founded four venture-backed startups and has delivered keynote speech in several global conferences. He received his BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, MS in computer science from MIT and MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management
Andrew acquired Mailman in 2007 and since transformed the company to be the leading sports marketing and innovation company in China. With clients including Manchester United, Liverpool FC, UFC, Kobe Bryant, Novak Djokovic, AC Milan and the Bundesliga, Mailman has ignited China's fan community through digital, sponsorship and media for the world's most recognised organisations. Andrew drives partnership strategy, executive recruitment and growth in China.
Olswang Asia LLP
Andrew’s focus is on the technology, media and telecoms (“TMT”) sectors advising US, UK, European and Asian multi-national corporations, SMEs and financial institutions on their Asia expansion strategies through international M&A, investment deals, strategic joint ventures and commercial agreements. Andrew is a frequent commentator, presenter and author in print and broadcast media. He speaks at conferences around the world on commercial developments and M&A/investment trends and activity across TMT and APAC, is a committee member of CASBAA and a founding member of the Asian Sponsorship Association.
President, Ogilvy Public Relations SEA & India, President Social@Ogilvy Asia Pacific
Ogilvy & Mather
Andrew Thomas has spent 30 years in the communications business, over 25 of these in Asia. Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Andrew worked in the publishing arena for 20 years, managing the business operations of the International Herald Tribune in South Asia. Andrew has worked with senior executives from all major business sectors for the likes of UBS, Canon, UPS and American Express. In the last decade he has supported senior leadership teams from many of the region’s most dynamic public and private sector organisations as they seek to build their brands in the fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia.
Marketing Music Manager
Andy Lykens is a music publishing and licensing expert with 10 years of experience in the music business. He works as a freelance music producer for ad agencies and consults with labels and publishers to increase their sync licensing revenue. Andy is currently the Marketing Music Manager for Netflix, overseeing the music licensing for trailers, promos, ads, and any marketing initiatives. He helps find the right music for Netflix marketing projects based on creative briefs and creative team requests, and reviews and redlines synchronisation licenses. Previous noteworthy projects include the GAP campaign directed by top Hollywood director David Fincher, and campaigns for Google, Volkswagen, Time Warner Cable and Crayola.
Global Head of Corporate
Anthony focuses on cross-border corporate, commercial and corporate finance transactions involving M&A, joint ventures and capital raising with a particular emphasis on the sports, technology and brands sectors, across the US, Europe and Asia.
Anthony recently assisted the Renault Group on the multi-party acquisition of Lotus F1 and its €1.3 billion investment in motorsport and technology, which also involved the successful negotiation of the engine supply agreement to Red Bull and Toro Rosso and the amicable termination of the Nissan – Infiniti Sponsorship of Red Bull.
Anthony is recognized as a leading advisor to clients with interests in all forms of motorsport having been involved in the sector, in particular Formula One, for over 25 years. He is a trusted advisor to teams, sponsors, investors, sports management agents and drivers.
Anthony has recently been cited as one of the 'best corporate lawyers' in 'The Spears's 500'.
TaKanto Virtual Reality
Ariel is the Managing Director at TaKanto Virtual Reality.
Working with leading global brands such as Air Asia, Flight Centre, Tourism Queensland and more, TaKanto specialises in premium 360° Virtual Reality productions and app development.
In 2015 TaKanto introduced an industry-first Virtual Reality (VR) experience with Flight Centre, in a project that drew significant media attention and demonstrated how VR can be leveraged in-store by the Travel & Tourism industry.
With over 14 years of experience in Business Development, Consulting and Leadership roles in B2B and B2C, Ariel focuses on promoting the usage of VR as a mainstream business tool that can improve brand perception, increase sales and enhance Customer Experience.
Ariel and his team are currently working on VR projects for the Travel, Hospitality, Education, Real Estate and Retail industries.
Chief Executive Officer
Arvind Iyengar is the CEO of Sportz Interactive, a sports-focused data and digital solutions provider with a vision to revolutionize the sports fan experience. Since taking over at Sportz Interactive, the company has more than tripled in size, going from 80 people to over 275, with strong growth being driven by the launch of new lines of business.
Prior to Sportz Interactive, Arvind had stints in management consulting with McKinsey & Company and in private equity with KKR. He also spent time with ESPN Star Sports working as a sports writer and presenter for their flagship show ‘SportsCentre’.
Arvind holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from IIT Bombay and completed his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Siebel Scholar. He also holds the distinction of being the first Indian to win the Henry Ford II Scholarship for topping his class at Stanford.
Ben is the founder of ASN (Asia Sponsorship News), the leading commercial intelligence service for the Content & Sponsorship industry in Asia which he co-founded in 2007.
He is recognised as a highly experienced practitioner and commentator in Asia’s Content industry after 14 years leading specialist teams at OMG (Fuse), Ogilvy & Mather and Repucom. He also judged the Branded Entertainment categories at Cannes Lions and Spikes in the first year they created the ‘Brent’ jury. You can follow Ben’s personal industry comments @benheyhoeflint and more politically correct news and insights via ASN's official channel @AsiaSN.
Ben Legg is the Group CEO of Adknowledge. He has served at executive levels at Coca-Cola, was COO of Google Europe and spent a decade as an officer in the British Army. Ben is a civil engineer, and takes great pleasure in nurturing the ROI-obsessed culture which permeates Adknowledge.
In 2016, Ben wrote a book entitled Marketing for CEOs: Death or Glory in the Digital Age that focuses on helping C-suite executives understand the changing landscape of marketing.
Ben is based in New York City.
Bing+Studios & Victorious Inc.
Bing Chen is a founding architect of the multi-billion dollar digital creator ecosystem as YouTube’s Global Head of Creator Development & Management, where he was responsible for the global program strategy that engaged more than 500 million content creators worldwide. Bing co-founded and co-led ventures such as the global expansion and evolution of the YouTube Partner Program; the company’s flagship talent incubator; the launch of Watch Time (the guiding algorithm of the platform); and YouTube’s investment in major industry engagements like VidCon (largest online video convention), the DigiTour (largest digital star tour), and YouTube FanFest (largest fan festival). He began his YouTube tenure as the company’s first Creator Marketing Manager and remains a trusted confidant to hundreds of creative artists around the world.
Today, Bing is Founder of Bing+Studios, a next generation digital media studio and consultancy, as well as Victorious, a global superfan platform that is venture-backed by Kleiner Perkins, Redpoint Ventures, BDMI, WME, UTA, and Lowercase Capital. Bing graduated from the University of Pennsylvania; sits on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations dedicated to digital media advancement and Asian American elevation; and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, One Young World Ambassador, and Committee of 100 Next Gen Ambassador. His work has been featured in numerous global publications and he has been recognized as one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30Leaders and The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 35 Next Generation Leaders.
Senior Producer of Production and Development
Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
As Senior Producer of Production and Development, Bryan is responsible for overseeing factual and lifestyle productions originating out of Asia Pacific for Discovery Channel, TLC and Discovery Kids. Bryan’s first experience with documentary filmmaking was when he was selected as a finalist in Discovery Channel’s First Time Filmmakers initiative in 2001.
Bryan’s work has been recognised at top level industry events such as the Worldfest Film Festival, New York Festivals, and the Asian Television Awards. Bryan returned to DNAP in 2012 as Producer. He has produced some of DNAP’s key titles such as Fun Taiwan All-Stars, Korea Style, Nanjing Calling and Kids Vs Film. His latest foray is into the world of pixels, overseeing a major new animation series for Discovery Kids.
Head of Marketing
Arsenal Football Club
Charles Allen has spent the majority of his 25 year career working for FMCG companies before moving to Arsenal in 2010
His move into sports marketing was fuelled by a passion for football, and also a belief that his consumer brand strategy and marketing skills would be transferrable and transformational in a sports marketing arena.
Charles is Head of Marketing at Arsenal responsible for many of the commercial revenue streams. These include international marketing, fan engagement globally, retail and hospitality marketing
Charles Caldas is CEO of Merlin – the global rights agency representing the world’s most important independent music companies.
Merlin acts to ensure its members have effective access to new and emerging revenue streams and that their rights are appropriately valued and protected. These members embody over 20,000 independent record labels and distributors, representing some of the world’s most important independent artists, and command around a 10% share of the global and US music market.
Since commencing operations in May 2008, Merlin has struck deals with a wide variety of digital services including YouTube Red, Spotify, Google Play, Pandora, Soundcloud and Deezer. It has also reached a number of copyright infringement settlements on behalf of its members with–among others–Limewire, XM Satellite Radio and Grooveshark. In 2013, Merlin was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the five most innovative music companies in the world.
An experienced music and media professional, Charles was the recipient of IMPALA's Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013, A2IM’s Independent Champion award in 2015 and was featured among Billboard’s 2014 International Power Players.
Director of Label Relations
As Spotify's Director of Label Relations (APAC), Chee Meng manages Spotify’s day-to- day relationships with record labels, directs all music content across the service and oversees artist marketing activities in the region.
With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Chee Meng is passionate about introducing innovation in the digital space and is always looking for opportunities to leverage his comprehensive understanding of the industry to further Spotify’s position as the leading music streaming service.
Prior to his role at Spotify, Chee Meng served as Director, Music at SingTel where he was responsible for the growth, licensing and monetization of the music services in the region's leading telco.
Chee Meng has also held senior roles at MTV Asia, where he led the network's foray into digital music and also directed international marketing at Sony Music Entertainment in Asia.
When he’s not juggling the many responsibilities that come with his role, Chee Meng enjoys music (of course!) and is a student of music history and related arts.
David is the Managing Director of Musitec, one of South Australia’s Music Industry Development Organisations. Musitec is dedicated to expanding South Australia’s economy using music and technology as a mechanism to create jobs and grow industry, within a collaborative framework.
As the founder and inaugural Chairperson of the Music Industry Council, David is assisting the South Australian Government and Adelaide City Council to collaborate on reforming liquor and planning policies, is involved in the implementation of night time advocacy, and is helping to shape the future of the night time economy, setting new standards of global best practice in Adelaide.
Sports Business Director
David is head of Mailman Sport. He is responsible for the growth of the sports business through client management, new business and media partnerships. He moved from London 5 years ago to launch Liverpool FC as the first Premier League club on Chinese social media. The Mailman Sports team now manage 25+ global sports clubs, brands, leagues & athletes, aligning their digital strategy with the rise of China's sporting influence and the increasing demand for international sports content. Highlights include producing the ‘Red Card' China reports, driving digital for multiple football tours to China, supporting the first ICC China tournaments, and driving Novak Djokovic & Kobe Bryant to become two of the most influential sports stars online in China.
David Loiterton started his music career in 1987 in artist management, in Australia and then Hong Kong, with superstar artist INXS and indie label. In 1994 he moved to BMG to build their Asian music publishing business.
In 1999 David Loiterton launched music streaming service Gogo with Itochu, then joined Universal in 2002 overseeing strategic marketing, new formats and brand partnerships.
In 2006 he started MGT with EA to push music into games, and helped Branded build Music Matters. MGT then launched 40 streaming services across 12 Asian countries with Omnifone. MGT now focuses on innovation licensing, rights management and TV production.
Chief Marketing Officer
Ogilvy & Mather
David is one of Asia’s most established agency leaders having built business, teams, brands and driving creativity with wins in every creative show.
David came to Asia in 1994 from London to join Bates in Hong Kong. He was then hired by Ogilvy & Mather in 1997 then founded creative boutique, RedCard and after 2006 went on to hold several key senior roles at Ogilvy.
In 2012, he established Bates CHI & Partners which by 2015 was one of the fastest growing Advertising Agencies in Asia. At the start of 2016, David re-joined Ogilvy as CMO, to lead the resurgence of the Ogilvy & Mather Brand in Asia Pacific.
Head of Marketing, South East Asia
MasterCard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd
Debbie Goldingham is Head of Marketing, South East Asia.
In this role, Ms. Goldingham is responsible for developing the marketing communications strategy and building the MasterCard brand across South East Asia. She drives the sub-region’s marketing priorities which include Issuer Marketing, Merchant Marketing and Consumer Marketing. She is tasked with spearheading customer focused strategies as well as researching and analyzing strategic opportunities for MasterCard to grow its brand in South East Asia.
Managing Director & CEO
Universal Music Group South Asia, EMI Music South Asia
Devraj joined UMG in early 2011 and is credited to have groomed it into one of the most successful hedged music business models in the region. Universal is now a 360 degree music business encompassing the mother label, live and artist promotions, merchandising, the leading music agency in the region and builds music and brands into platforms. UMG is also the leading label for the indies, regional & devotional music in the region creating a marked differentiator to the other Bollywood driven labels. Devraj is the co-founder of Sunburn, Asia’s no 1 EDM festival & is a founding member of Brahma, India’s premier metal band now in it’s 20th year and going strong.
Television & Radio Host
Dom Lau, commonly referred to as “Asia’s Ryan Seacrest”, is the face and voice of Asia Pop 40 - the first regional weekly chart countdown radio show produced in Asia specifically for Asian radio. Dom debuted on network television in 2005 where he spent five years with Fox International Channels, presenting on Channel [V], STAR World, and STAR Movies. He then moved to host E! News Asia airing on the E! Entertainment channel, which is part of NBCUniversal. Dom has extensive experience reporting on-location around the world for album launches, film premieres, concerts and fashion shows and hosted “Live From The Red Carpet” at both the 79th and 81st Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood. Dom has interviewed over 50 A-list celebrities from around the world in film, television, music and fashion fields and continues to be one of the region's most sought after presenters.
With more than 16 years’ experience in digital sales, marketing and communications for leading publishers, broadcasters and agencies in Asia, Don co-founded the AsiaVR Association with Tee Jia Hen, CTO of VR Collab, in Sept 2015.
Don also serves as APAC Head of Kids & Learning Partnerships for YouTube and is former Regional Managing Director of We Are Social Singapore.
He holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ryerson University and certification in new media from the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/donjanderson
Twitter - @whateyeread
Creative Artists Agency UK Ltd
Amongst Billboard’s “Top 50 Women in Music”, 5-time winner of Pollstar’s International Agent of the Year and 6-time “Second Least Offensive Agent’ winner at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), Emma Banks is a legendary Music Agent and co-head of the London office of Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Prior to joining CAA in 2006, Banks was the Managing Director of Helter Skelter, which she helped build into one of the premier music booking agencies in Europe. She now represents the careers of many of the world’s leading musicians including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Kylie Minogue as well as nurturing the careers of emerging artists of note such as Hozier, Troye Sivan and Charlie Puth
Vice President - Marketing, Asia Pacific
Tiffany & Co
Erica Kerner is vice president of marketing for Tiffany & Co. Asia Pacific. She is responsible for all aspects of marketing, communications planning, strategy and implementation.
She brings to her role more than 20 years of marketing experience in Asia Pacific. She worked for adidas as director of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where she was responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing, sponsorship, licensing and business development. She and her team won China’s first-ever Cannes Gold Lion for the adidas Olympics campaign. Erica held the same role for adidas at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Before joining adidas, Erica worked for many top brands in Asia Pacific including Special Olympics, J. Walter Thompson Shanghai and Nike.
Erica is Chairman of The Marketing Society South East Asia.
FIBA Media & Marketing
Frank Leenders (born in The Netherlands, 1968) has more than 20 years of experience in international sports, media and marketing at the highest level.
He started his professional career with ISL Marketing during the FIFA World Cup 1990 and subsequently joined start-up company TEAM Marketing in 1992, where he was part of the launch and development of the international benchmark project, the UEFA Champions League, since its very first season (1992-93).
After a spell at Sky Italia as Director for sports rights acquisitions, he returned to TEAM as Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors. In 2011, he co-founded the independent sports marketing firm Value-Experience.
In 2012, he supported the design and development of a dedicated media and marketing unit for FIBA, the international Basketball Federation in Geneva. Frank is now the Director General of this entity.
Export Music Producer
Glenn Dickie is currently the Export Music Producer for SOUNDS AUSTRALIA working across a variety of international music conferences such as Folk Alliance International (Kansas City, USA), South by Southwest (Austin, USA), Jazzahead (Bremen, Germany), Classical:NEXT (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Canadian Music Week (Toronto, Canada), Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, Germany) and The Great Escape (Brighton, UK). Glenn spent nearly 13 years at EMI Music Australia working in A&R, Promotions and Marketing with a diverse set of artists such as JET, Katy Perry, Oh Mercy, Lily Allen, Miami Horror, Ricki-Lee, You Am I and Sigur Ros. He spent 12 years on air at Melbourne Community Radio station 3 Triple R and was also one of the co-founders of THE AUSSIE BBQ in the early 2000s, which has gone on to become the biggest showcase of Australian music outside of Australia, now wrapped into SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s suite of events internationally.
Starting out in the 70’s as a graphic designer by day and a wanna-be pop-star at night, Graham has worked for organisations such as Adobe, Apple, Fender, Republic Polytechnic, consulted for the Singapore Government in the areas of skills development in the Creative Industry and the founding President of The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO) in 2012. Pretty much man about Asia for the last 20 years, Graham continues to focus on new music initiatives in the areas of artist and industry development.
Vice President, Head of Sales, Asia Pacific
International Management Group (Overseas), LLC
Gus is responsible for the sales activity for all IMG event properties across the Asia Pacific region. He is also involved in selling key sponsorship assets (including naming rights, Title Sponsorships and Tour partnerships) across all IMG divisions including golf, tennis, mass participation, football and general entertainment properties. Gus works closely with most major corporate brands, key sports federations and major sports teams (including FC Barcelona, WTA, European Tour and Tennis Australia) to provide dedicated solutions for their regional events.
Prior to joining IMG, Gus headed up the sponsorship and hospitality programme for Coca-Cola around their FIFA World Cup campaigns as well as Head of International Partnership Sales for WWE.
James is Managing Director at MinerLabs Group, a regional agency designing and delivering TV Everywhere, Over-The-Top Video, Social Media and Mobile Application solutions for leading media and technology companies. Previously, James was SVP at ESPN STAR Sports/now FOX Sports Asia, where he led the Asian digital media business. Before ESPN STAR/FOX Sports Asia, James was Head of Creative Services at GroupM, where he founded their Asian digital production, and social media practices. Prior to GroupM, he was in senior leadership positions at Blue Interactive Marketing, Scient, Praxis Management Consulting, Y&R WCJ Advertising, About.com, and Prodigy Internet.
Director, Digital Marketing and Media for Asia Pacific and Japan
Jamshed Wadia has a unique blend of 13 years of marketing and 6 years of sales experience, with expertise spanning across digital marketing, partner marketing, product marketing, channel marketing and sales management. At present he is leading the Digital Transformation for Intel APJ as a Director of Digital Marketing and Media. Managing a team of senior digital specialist that are dedicated to building amazing customer experiences across digital content, paid advertising, web platforms, social platforms, coupled with a robust marketing technology stack and activated by real time Insights. He has also held senior roles in the sales and co-marketing organization, from managing OEM Consumption Business across Asia Pacific to leading channel server sales operations across South Asia.
Coordinating Producer/Senior Editor
Disney Southeast Asia/ESPN
Coordinating Producer and Senior Editor of ESPN Asia Pacific, Jason Dasey has been a prominent content maker and broadcaster in Southeast Asia for a decade and a half. He heads up the Southeast Asia edition of the ESPN FC website and helped set up the daily ESPN FC show on NET Media in Indonesia. Previously, he was Vice President/Executive Producer/Host for Astro in Malaysia for more than five years, anchoring the English Premier League and seven major tournaments including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Jason’s other achievements include being the first Australian sportscaster on BBC World News and CNN as well as being the original presenter of ESPN’s SportsCenter Asia.
Jenny Lee is a managing partner at GGV Capital, where she invests in consumer internet and SaaS companies, especially mobile, social, IoT, finance, and education. She led GGV’s investments in hiSoft (NASDAQ: PACT), 21Vianet (NASDAQ: VNET), SinoSun (SHE: 300333), YY(NASDAQ: YY), and UCWeb (acquired by Alibaba). Jenny currently serves on the boards of eHang Technology, Zepp, Chukong Technologies, Kingsoft WPS,Yingying Finance, 51zhangdan, and Xiaozhan. Jenny holds MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Jenny has been on the Forbes Midas List for five years running and was #10 on the 2015 list, the highest ranking ever for a woman.
Chief Operating Officer - O&M Asia Pacific, and Chairman - OgilvyRED Asia Pacific
Ogilvy & Mather
Jerry has spent his career in the agency business, blurring the ‘line’ for better integration: above-the-line, below-the-line, through-the-line. His philosophy is that there are only two lines that matter: the ‘deadline’ and the ‘bottom line’. Jerry joined Ogilvy Asia Pacific in 2000 and has since held a number of local and regional roles. He was responsible for setting up Consulting Services in Asia and is now responsible for CRM and e-Commerce. He has led OgilvyOne in Asia since 2010, the world's pre-eminent Customer Engagement agency, with offices in 14 countries across Asia Pacific.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Joe Kelly is Vice President, Corporate Communications at Huawei, a global leader in ICT. He is for the company's relationships with international corporate stakeholders and media and his team spans Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is based in China. Before joining Huawei in 2012, Joe was managing director of communications and marketing at the wholesale division of BT in the UK.
He has served in executive communications roles at Marconi and Xerox, and has supported many of the world’s leading technology brands while working with PR agencies in the UK. He began his career in communications in business and technology journalism in the US and in Europe.
Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific
Joe Nguyen is Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at comScore, a leading cross-platform measurement company that precisely measures audiences, brands and consumer behaviour everywhere.
Joe has more than 20 years of experience in Asia Pacific. He is an online analytics industry veteran with experience in panel-based audience measurement on the user and vendor sides as well as in site-side analytics. He is an active thought leader, speaking at key digital, media and technology conferences.
Joe is the co-founder of iamWednesday Singapore. He is currently on the Mobile Marketing Association Asia Pacific board of directors and Interactive Advertising Bureau Singapore board.
John McLellan is the partner in charge of Haldanes’ media and entertainment practice in Asia. He represents television channels and broadcasters, record companies (both major and independent), publishing companies, film studios and production companies and international and regional movie stars and musical talents.
John has acted in commercial transactions in most Asian jurisdictions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing arrangement; as well as more industry specific arrangement (film productions and co-productions, concert touring agreements, and artist management arrangements).
John is a frequent speaker at international media conferences and legal advisor to a number of industry bodies, including the Federation of Hong Kong Film Workers, and the Hong Kong Directors Guild.
SVP, Digital Strategy & Business Development
Universal Music Group
Jonathan Dworkin is SVP of Digital Strategy and Business Development at UMG, the world leader in music-based entertainment.
Jon works closely with the company’s senior management team to develop digital strategy, cultivate key partnerships and advance business development globally. He is responsible for overseeing the integration of the company’s digital strategy throughout its international organization.
Dworkin has more than two decades of experience in the music industry. Most recently, he was Chief Marketing Officer of MixRadio. Prior to this, Dworkin led digital strategy and business development for Warner Music Group.
Jon holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia University.
The MGMT Company
Jonathan Kalter lives in Los Angeles and is a manager with The MGMT Company. He currently works with 2x Grammy winners and multi-platinum recording artists Pentatonix, in addition to
Walk Off the Earth, Kina Grannis and The Beaches. He can occasionally be found bragging about his artists’ nearly 16 million YouTube subscribers and – way less frequently – their VEVO channels, but more often about how great their live shows are. He is originally from New York City, grew up in New Jersey and has never once texted LOL. He hates the term scalable and the acronym SVOD, despite regularly having to use both in conversation. He also hates every photo he’s ever taken, including the one he sent in to accompany this bio… albeit this one slightly less so.
Josh is the CEO for GroupM's Content division across the APAC region. The business operates across 16 markets and comprises the largest network of brand-focused content agency businesses (embedded within the GroupM media management agencies) in the Asia Pacific region. He also oversees the Group's Content Investment (GroupM Entertainment) and Rights Representation businesses (ESP Properties).
He is a runner and writer - currently authoring a book looking at the virtues of elite athletes and how these can be incorporated into everyday life.
Senior Vice President, Head of Television, Media & Sponsorship
Dentsu Sports Asia Pte Ltd.
Josh Burack is a sports marketing executive with 25 years experience in management, sponsorship, media rights sales, TV production and operations. For the past 19 years he’s worked across APAC in Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia and Singapore. As Senior Vice President of Dentsu Sports Asia, Josh heads the Television, Media and Sponsorship areas of the agency in Singapore and Malaysia. Most recently he lead Dentsu’s 92 person production team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Prior to DSA, Josh founded IEC in Sports’ business in the Asia Pacific and was their Director of the region for nearly 12 years. Before that, he served as a Senior Producer for World Sport Group. Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Julianne Jordan’s music supervision film credits include Hollywood hits Pitch Perfect (winner of 2013 American Music Award for Best Soundtrack), Alvin and the Chipmunks, Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Fair Game, and Edge of Tomorrow. Upcoming projects include the new DreamWorks Animation musical Trolls, the Hollywood Bowl musical performance of The Little Mermaid, and Mena starring Tom Cruise. Julianne has served two terms on the Board of the Governors for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy and has been awarded two Music Supervisor of the Year Awards from the Guild of Music Supervisors: one in 2011 and the co-Music Supervisor of the Year in 2012 for the smash hit Pitch Perfect.
Biz Dir. / Head of Taiwan/SEA/China
ATB Int'l / AdSHARE
June Zhan is a music licensing & digital content expert in Asia Pacific and currently holds positions of Business Director at ATB International, Head of Taiwan/SEA/China at AdSHARE and Taiwan Representative at Midem. Prior to ATB/AdSHARE/Midem, June Zhan was the Conference Team Director of Golden Melody Awards & Festival 2014 - '15 (The Chinese & Taiwanese equivalent to the Grammys), the Director of Digital Business Department at Gold Typhoon Group/EMI Taiwan, the VP at Profita Publishing (Seed Music Group) and the Sr. Manager of License Administration Dept. at Rock Mobile Corp China.
Magnetic Asia Ltd
Born and raised in HK, Justin Sweeting has over fifteen years music industry experience within Asia.
Having established the pan-regional, cross media platform AMP (Asia’s Music Platform) for Channel [V], Justin has been focused on the live music scenes of the territory. He is a co-founder of Magnetic Asia (www.magneticasia.com) whom run the annual Clockenflap Music & Arts festival and further brands including YourMum (a regular touring series), www.ticketflap.com, Sonar Hong Kong and more.
Connecting the dots between Asia and the global industry, Justin enjoys spreading the word on the region’s music potential and is actively involved in its evolution.
Starcom Mediavest Group
With over 20 years of building, advising and leading marketing & technology companies in Asia Pacific, Ken Mandel has held leadership roles with WPP, Yahoo!, Salesforce.com, Hootsuite and is currently President GNC, for Starcom Mediavest in Asia. Ken is also a keen supporter of the Asian digital industry and has held numerous industry association Chairmanships including Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), Digital Advertising Alliance and more.
Head of TV & Media Solutions, APAC
Khush has been working in the TV & Media industry for almost a decade where he has successfully helped some of the world’s largest broadcasters, operators and service providers in Europe and Asia to create and transform businesses for success. He currently heads up all Business Development and Pre-sales activities for Ericsson's TV & Media Business across APAC and is an active member of several standards and policy bodies.
Corporate Executive, Global IP
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Kimi Kato recently joined Avex Group Holdings in line with the launch of Avex Internatonal Inc. in the US to spearhead its International entertainment business. He will be responsible for overseeing artist signing, content acquisition, licensing and distribution in and out of Japan.
Prior to Avex, Kimi was a Board member responsible for running Universal Music LLC. in Japan. He successfully managed its International division for a decade maintaining No.1 market share of the international repertoire in Japan since 2007. He also ran Virgin Music, a domestic label consisting of 3 labels; Delicious Deli Records, Virgin Records and Def Jam Recordings. He managed all areas of A&R, marketing and promotion to sign, develop and break artists in Japan. Kimi has worked with major domestic artists as well as significant international artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, U2 and Bon Jovi.
Global Head of Sport
As head of the sports practice at international law firm Withers, Luca coordinates the firm's work in advising players, clubs, owners, agents, managers, investors, sponsors and governing bodies in a wide range of matters, combining regulatory, commercial and IP law in various degrees. His practice encompasses management, representation, employment, image rights, licensing and sponsorship contracts, as well as player transfers, sports-related commercial arbitration and regulatory proceedings. Combining cross-jurisdictional training, language skills and a good understanding of business has enabled him to remain on top of the game, even as the sports legal market grew and became popular, crowded and competitive.
Maggie Collins is a festival programmer, artist manager and radio broadcaster. She is the co-programmer for BIGSOUND in Brisbane, alongside Nick O’Byrne of Look Out Kid. She manages multi-ARIA Award winning party-thrash duo DZ Deathrays and with her radio hat on, she was Music Director at 4ZZZ before transitioning to triple j where she was a presenter for 6 years and is now presenting and producing for various shows across triple j Unearthed and Double J.
Chief Operating Officer
Mandar Thakur is the Chief Operating Officer of Times Music, one of the most progressive music entertainment companies in the Indian sub-continent and a division of India’s largest diversified media group - Bennett Coleman & Co.Ltd./The Times of India Group. For the better part of the last decade, Mandar has been involved in the startup and senior management at Soundbuzz, then Asia/India’s first and largest Online/Mobile Music distribution company and was directly held responsibility for the India market for the group. Soundbuzz was acquired by Motorola in one of the earliest successful acquisitions of a digital music company by a global player.
SyncSummit, Sync Exchange
Chief Marketing Officer - APAC
Mark leads marketing and retail across Asia Pacific to drive performance of the 12 iconic hotel brands, loyalty program and commercial partnerships.
With 15 years experience of partnerships including English Premier League, Rugby World Cup, sailing, horse racing, golf, F1, music and the arts.
Previous roles included CMO and commercial leadership roles in telecom and technology businesses operating across APAC and EMEA, including BT, Orange and O2.
A graduate of Durham University and post-graduate in Strategy at Oxford University, named in Global Top 40 Under 40 and award winning for brand, marketing effectiveness, digital, mobile and retail design.
Mark is the Executive Director of MusicNT, the industry body supporting the growth and development of contemporary music in the Northern Territory. MusicNT has a number of nationally significant programs focussed on supporting regional and remote musicians. MusicNT is also in the process of undertaking an economic study of the live music sector , to inform lobbying for a stronger focus on the creative industries. A drummer and band manager he continues to strive to put regional musicians on the map.
Chief Media Officer
Liverpool Football Club
Matthew Baxter has been Chief Media Officer at Liverpool FC since February 2013, heading up the club’s digital media and TV operations.
His portfolio includes LFCTV along with the web, mobile and social media platforms.
Matthew and his team provide engaging content across the range of Liverpool media channels, providing the very latest information to all fans of the club.
Previously Matthew spent nearly 20 years building up a wealth of global digital media experience having held senior positions TV businesses including Warner Bros International Television, Walt Disney, Fox Kids and MGM Networks.
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
Maunik joined the pre‐opening team at Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd, Las Vegas Sands’ premier
Integrated Resort development in Singapore, in December 2009 as the Vice President for
Revenue Optimization. In this role, he was responsible for the property’s Revenue Management
as well as Gaming Optimization needs, leading a team of 20 highly motivated and analytically
driven team members. His primary responsibilities included the development of the systems,
practices, analytical capabilities and processes to drive total revenue and profitability for the
property, which today is the single most profitable casino resort development in the world.
Women's Tennis Association
With nearly 30 years of sports entertainment experience under her belt, Micky Lawler was appointed President of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in the fall of 2014 and is now responsible for driving the WTA’s international growth strategy, business development, marketing, new fan engagement programs, and member & industry relations. The WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for a record US$129million in prize money at the WTA’s 55 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries.
Managing Director, Asia
beIN Media Group
beIN Media Group is a leading global network broadcasting in MENA region, France, Spain, USA, Canada, Asia and Australia/NZ providing exclusive access to prime sporting competitions.
Mike is the Managing Director in Asia where the Group continues to expand its reach in line with its plans to grow geographically while developing new genres and greater content production.
Prior to joining beIN, Mike was the CEO of the Asian Tour, the men’s professional golf tour in Asia. Prior to that Mike spent 12-years at ESPN STAR Sports, in senior management roles.
CEO & Managing Director
Technology Frontiers (I) PVT Ltd
Founder and promoter of Techfront, Muralidharan is at the leading edge of technology in sport.
He is now supporting the likes of ICC, most cricket Boards around the world including the BCCI with the delivery of their product from a fan engagement and sponsor presentation perspective.
Murali has previously served in various leadership roles at Reliance and Essar Group for over a decade.
Assistant Music Director
Nick has been working in radio since he was 16, moving through various community stations with a solid passion for music. After graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2005, Nick started working in the music library at triple j and is now the Assistant Music Director. Nick helps to program, schedule and hunt down new music for the station. If he wasn’t working in radio, Nick would still spend most of his time scouting for new music, so it’s just as well he puts it to good use.
VP, Digital & Marketing Transformation, APAC
Nicki joined Visa in November 2014 to drive marketing transformation enabled by technology, data and digital, to deliver marketing excellence for future needs.
Prior to Visa, Nicki was Global Business Partner at Facebook, leading relationships with global clients including Samsung, Mondelez and Unilever. Previously, she held leadership and change management roles with AsiaRooms.com, MasterCard and Cathay Pacific Airways and has worked for creative advertising agencies Ogilvy, JWT, TBWA.
A multi-dimensional leader with over 20 years' experience in brand strategy, marketing and management roles, she has successfully established new businesses and contributed to the growth of existing ones across Asia.
Co-founder & Executive Chairman
Paramdeep Singh is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Saavn. Paramdeep spends most of his time overseeing all content acquisition, business development and user growth. Paramdeep has been instrumental in sourcing and developing key strategic partnerships with major media, telecom, and technology companies, including T-Series, Saregama, Sony Music, UMG, Samsung, Micromax, Airtel, Idea, Tata Docomo and many more.
Param is a serial entrepreneur, founder and advisor to several institutionally backed Internet companies across media, sports, data, and education. He graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University with degrees in International Relations, Economics and Entrepreneurship.
SVP of MTV, Comedy Central & Paramount Channel Brands, and Digital Media, Asia
Viacom International Media Networks
As Senior Vice President in Asia, Paras Sharma has responsibility to grow the MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Channel brands and drive synergies across the different lines of businesses and platforms in Asia. With MTV, he oversees programming, Asia content development, production, talent and artist relations and marketing across the Asia network, online, mobile and emerging platforms in Asia. His all-rounded experience has been evident in the strong TV ratings and digital growth MTV has seen in Asia over the last couple of years. Sharma also leads the multiplatform strategy and development for Viacom in Asia. A senior media executive in the industry, Sharma has extensive experience from the world of movies, music and sports.
Catalyst Media Group Ltd
Patrick has over 20 years experience working in sports media and marketing. He was Managing Director at TEAM Marketing in Europe responsible for selling media and sponsorship rights for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Patrick was previously with News Corp and ESPN STAR Sports in Asia creating, acquiring and developing sports events. He then established Catalyst Media Group Ltd in response to the growing demand for high quality sports and entertainment content in the Asia Pacific region.
Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Paul is an international multi-award winning record producer, songwriter and entrepreneur who has produced and/or composed music with sales of over 15 million units including twelve #1 selling albums/singles and twenty-eight top 20 albums/singles. Artists include The Backstreet Boys, Human Nature, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Engelbert Humperdinck and Vanessa Amorosi.
Paul founded music business PLW Entertainment, which was eventually acquired by ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) listed technology company Goconnect Limited in 2010, where he served on the Board for several years.
Extremely passionate about changing the music industry into a better place, Paul has focused all of his efforts on working to achieve this through Songtradr.
Senior Director, Baby & Child Care and Innovation APAC
Kimberly Clark Asia Pacific Headquarters
Rahul has 16 years of brand building, marketing and sales experience.
Since January 2014, Rahul has been a key member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Team of Kimberly-Clark’s consumer business . He is also responsible for the digital & ecommerce strategies and capability building for all of APAC
Prior to this, Rahul was the sector leader for baby care for ASEAN, India, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Before joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Rahul worked for 13 years with Procter & Gamble in the health and beauty business units. He has worked onbrands like Head & Shoulders, Pantene and Wella in hair care and Olay, Safeguard and Old Spice in Skin and Personal Care.
Rahul has a BA in Mathematics and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been in Singapore for 14 years and lives here now with his wife and baby girl.
Chairman & CEO
Mobilium Global Limited
Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile entertainment and social media industry, a visionary and innovator, and known as "the father of the ring tone”. Expert in content creation, smartphone lifestyles and multi-screen creativity, he founded and grew Zomba/Jive Records in the 80s and 90s into the top global indie music label & publisher, and then founded the world's first international commercial ring tone service. One of the world's top 50 executives in mobile since 2005, Ralph relentlessly searches the world for the smartest new mobile and wireless apps, VR, creativity and content. He understands that the future belongs to “Screenagers" everywhere and this foresight makes him know all about mobile multi-screen use and what's coming next on smartphones and screens of all sizes. Currently involved in: Mobile Games and music (making the first-ever John Lennon mobile game and VR), and developing the 1st British Professional Basketball League.
Responsible for curating and programming some of the world’s most important start-up & future tech gatherings worldwide: in Europe: the auspicious and important Pioneers (Future Tech Festival),Vienna; Africa: The African Leadership Network; USA & Canada: Digital Entertainment World, CTIA’s Mobile Convention in Las Vegas, Canadian Music Week, and Singularity University’s Exponential Health in San Diego. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, and CEO/Founder of Mobilium Global, the international mobile cool hunters. Ralph is based in London, or on a plane to where mobile start-up innovation calls for discovery, development and investment.
Co Founder and CEO
Stepathlon (Notch Group)
Ravi Krishnan is a prominent name in the business of Sports, Entertainment and Media in India. A lawyer by training, Ravi set up IMG’s operations in India and was instrumental in creating properties like the Sahara Cup, Aircel Chennai Open, Lakme India Fashion Week, amongst many others across several genres.
In 2012, he co-founded Stepathlon Lifestyle, a global wellness company that promotes corporate health through a unique Mass Participation initiative that has so far had more than 180,000 participants from 500 companies across 54 countries.
Ravi was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year in Service Business – Fitness’ award at the Entrepreneur India 2015 Awards
SVP Commercial Partnerships
DS Virgin Racing
Richard 'Ricky' Paugh is originally from Washington, DC now residing in London as DS Virgin Racing's SVP of Commercial Partnerships. Ricky began his career at the Corporate Executive Board and spent 10 years selling, advising and consulting CMOs, and SVPs of Advertising at Fortune500 organisations on strategic best practices. Ricky has an athletic background having played four years of professional baseball in the United States while his 2010 efforts to run a 1000km self-supported ultra-marathon across 4 major deserts were chronicled in the award-winning documentary 'Desert Runners The Movie'.
Asia Bureau Chief
Rob Schwartz is a journalist, entrepreneur and music and film producer who has been active in the entertainment scenes in Asia and the US for more than 15 years.
Rob’s writing and photography has appeared in many international publications. He is currently Asia Bureau Chief of Billboard Magazine.
In 2002 Rob was appointed Executive Director of the Tokyo-based electro imprint Play Label. In 2005 he founded Dynastic Records (www.dynasticrecords.com).
Rob is Chief Operating Officer of SomethingDrastic (http://somethingdrastic.com/en/), a PR and translation firm.
Rob is also Chief Operating Officer of Fusion for Peace Productions (http://fusionforpeaceproductions.com/en/), a film and music production company.
Head of Content Acquisition and Strategic Partnerships
Sam Li is the Head of Content Acquisition and Strategic Partnerships for Sina Sports where he is responsible for domestic and international sports rights acquisition; strategic partnerships with rights holders, teams and individual athletes; and international sponsorships and marketing. He was previously an Associate Vice President with the National Basketball Association. Sam has a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School and dual bachelor degrees from University of California, Los Angeles.
Sharyn Smith is CEO of Social Soup an internationally renowned influencer marketing platform. Social Soup launched in 2007 and now provides end-to-end influencer marketing solutions for brands across the UK, Australian and NZ. Current clients include Paypal, Nestle, Unilever, Dyson, and L’Oréal
Sharyn is passionate about helping leading brands succeed in a consumer-led marketing environment by building meaningful connections with the right influencers. Sharyn is an experienced lecturer, public speaker and authority on Influence, Word of Mouth and Advocacy.
Vice President, Family Segment & HubLife
Having been in the media and technology business for 20 years, ShuFen has helmed functions including Business and Product Management, as well as Marketing. Her current mantra is to focus on solving problems, getting jobs done with technology. She ran the TV and Broadband businesses and P/L for StarHub for 4 years. She was instrumental in evolving StarHub’s TV business into a multi-screen service in 2012, and launched StarHub’s first online Subscription Video-on-demand in 2015. She’s currently overseeing StarHub’s foray into the Smart Homes business, currently focusing on develop new business in the areas of OTT and consumer Internet of Things as well as new portfolio of growing StarHub’s business in the Family and Homes segment.
Regional Marketing Director
BP Singapore Pte. Limited
Shyam Balasubramanian is the Regional Marketing Director for Castrol (Asia & Pacific region). He has twenty years experience, including Castrol and Procter & Gamble. He has worked in several Indian and international assignments including VP (Marketing) for Castrol Americas based in Wayne, NJ, Global Brand Manager (based in UK) and Category Head for Asia Pacific (based in Singapore). He has led new product development into over twenty countries globally and has experience of emerging markets (China, India, Latin America etc) and mature markets (e.g. US, UK, Germany etc). Shyam has lectured at top universities including IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow.
He has co authored two books published by Harper Collins India – ‘The Business of Cricket’ in May 2011, and ‘ If Cricket is a Religion , Sachin is God’ in April 2009.
Managing Director Kobalt Music Group Australia and New Zealand, General Manager Kobalt Music Group Asia
Kobalt Music Group
In 2010, following roles as Head Of A&R EMI Music and Sony/ATV, Simon Moor opened the Australian office for Kobalt Music Group as Managing Director. Simon oversees Publishing, Label Services and Neighbouring Rights for AU/NZ markets. Simon works directly with Kobalt’s extensive roster of writers and catalogues including Max Martin, Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Disney Music, Gotye (Ex-ANZ), Neil Finn, Future Classic (Flume), Sweat It Out (Rufus), Dew Process (Powderfinger). Simon is also General Manager, Kobalt Music Group Asia, working closely with Kenney Shiu, Director Kobalt Music Group Asia. Beyond Kobalt, Simon is a Board Director of AMCOS and AMPAL.
Warner Music Asia
Simon Robson has been President of Warner Music Asia since Jan 2015. He has worked at Warner Music for 18 years. In 1998, he joined Warner Music International as Finance Director for Asia Pacific. In June 2002, he was posted to Tokyo for 2 years as the Executive Consultant at WM Japan. On returning to the UK in 2004, he became VP of Finance & Operations, EMEA and was then CFO & COO, WMUK from 2007 to 2014.
Director of Digital
Beggars Group Digital Limited
Previously a musician, remixer, engineer, producer and promoter, Simon has been with The Beggars Group since 1990. Starting work with online distribution in 1997 - licensing the entire groups catalogue for download sales - Simon has since worked with almost every significant entity in digital media. He is chairman of AIM's New Media Committee in the UK, has spoken at most music conferences around the world on digital music and media, made statements to the UK parliament on DRM and has testified at the USA's CRB webcasting proceedings, but the most important role is keeping the Beggars Group of labels at the forefront of all new technologies to deliver its award winning roster of artists to the widest possible audience. The Beggars Group represents 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade and XL Recordings.
Group Managing Director
CSM Sport & Entertainment
Sophie Goldschmidt joined CSM Sport & Entertainment as Group Managing Director in March 2016. Having previously worked for 5 years as Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer at the RFU where Sophie was also a member of the Board. CSM is a global leader in the business of sport and entertainment and is part of Chime, now owned by Providence Equity Partners. CSM is active in every major sport through strategy to execution, it is made up of 14 specialist agencies and operates on every continent with over 800 people across 26 offices in 19 countries.
Steve Lillywhite is an internationally renowned music company executive and record producer with over 40 years experience in the industry. He joined Universal Music Group as Managing Director of Mercury Records in 2002, and Columbia Records as Senior Vice President of A&R in 2005.
As a producer he has won six Grammy Awards (five with U2), and worked with a multitude of internationally recognised artists, including: U2, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Peter Gabriel, Crowded House, Talking Heads, Iwan Fals, Noah, Thirty Seconds to Mars and many, many more.
In 2012 Steve was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to music.
Managing Director for Asia
Sunita Kaur, Spotify’s Managing Director for Asia, drives the strategic direction of the serviceas it continues to reach out to a rapidly growing audience of music fans across the region. Since joining Spotify’s Singapore office in 2013, Sunita has led the service’s expansion across Asia as well as managing the region’s revenue division. Apart from helming Spotify launches in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia, Sunita has overseen the growth of crucial business units in the region, including partnerships, product programming, payments and conversion. Sunita joined Spotify from Facebook, where in 2010 she was part of the team that set up Facebook and grew its presence across Asia. With 20 years’ experience in the industry, including print stints at Time Warner and Singapore Press Holdings, Sunita entered the world of digital media as Associate Director (Singapore) and International Accounts at Microsoft Advertising. An acclaimed speaker at key business conferences across Asia, in 2015 Sunita was recognised as one of The Next Web’s Top 100 Women in Tech speakers. Most recently, she was honoured by CMO Asia as one of 50 Asia’s Woman Leaders for 2016.
PHD Asia Pacific
Susana is the CEO of PHD Asia Pacific, a global media and communications network, built on a culture of thought leadership, creativity and innovation. In her capacity as CEO, Susana leads all PHD markets in the region with a focus on building the agency's client portfolio, growth in emerging markets, enhanced service offering and strategic investments on future plays. Prior to PHD, Susana was the COO/Regional VP of OgilvyOne APAC where she managed Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnerships, new business model development and Digital and Emerging Markets. Susana participates actively on the Advisory Boards of iAB, iMedia Connections, Digital Matters, ad:Tech, etc and is a big advocate of young woman in Advertising, Marine Conservation and Save the Sharks initiatives.
Head of Sales Asia Pacific
Sylvain Delange is Head of Sales Asia Pacific for Believe Digital, the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. Believe empowers artists and labels to maximize the value of their music in the transitioning digital music space by providing them with a full suite of services.
Since joining Believe in 2013, Sylvain has been leading the company into attaining market leading positions in key Asian markets. He has built the company's distribution network with all music platforms in the region, as well as developed a strong footprint within the independent music community. Sylvain heads a team of over 20 music loving Label Managers and Channel Managers in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
With a career spanning over a decade in the music industry in Asia, Sylvain has an extensive knowledge of the Asian music and digital landscape. Before working at Believe Digital, Sylvain spent five years contributing towards the growth of the French music industry in Japan as Head of the French Music Export Office, before moving back to France where he continued to build bridges between Europe and Asia in artist management.
ParadeAll, EnterTech Accelerator
RugbyPass Asia Pte Ltd
Tim founded Coliseum Sports Media in 2012. Coliseum has developed OTT platforms in New Zealand for the English Premier League, PGA TOUR and the LPGA before selling the New Zealand business to Spark in December of 2014.
Tim is currently the CEO of RugbyPass, a dedicated OTT Rugby platform in partnership with Discovery Communications, which launched across Asia in March 2016.
Chief Customer Officer
With 30 years of music industry executive experience, Tom has been involved with some of the biggest names in music history. From Rod Stewart and Lenny Kravitz to Paula Abdul and Shania Twain amongst many others.
He began his career as a musician and segued into working for a number of record labels.
At Virgin records, he became Vice President of adult format radio promotion before launching his own businesses, including an artist development and management company.
Vice President, Business Development, Asia
Netflix Pte. Ltd
Tony Zameczkowski is a senior executive with more than 17 years’ experience in the media and technology industry. Tony recently joined Netflix's regional headquarter in Singapore as Vice President, Business Development, Asia. As part of his new role at Netflix, he is responsible for leading the company’s strategic partnerships efforts and teams in Asia. Prior to Netflix, Tony was running the international operations of Victorious, and spent 8 years at Google/YouTube in Europe and Asia. Tony also worked for 6 years at Warner Bros. Television as Sales and Business Development Manager, licensing content to broadcasters and VOD platforms in Europe.
Vice President - Digital, New Business & Licensing
Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd.
Vinit is a veteran in the music industry with a decades experience spanning domains such as Digital, Licensing, Talent Management, Film Production, Marketing & Distribution, Music Publishing, Music festivals and Brand Partnerships.
Currently he heads the Digital, New Business Development, Licensing and Music Publishing portfolio, for South Asia, at Universal Music.
Prior to Universal, he spent 6 years with Sony Music. Before joining the music industry, Vinit has spent over five years with companies like Citibank and Titan.
Chief Digital Officer, Asia
Wynthia is a digital native who is passionate about digital transformation. She has held regional and global digital roles in product management, business development, venture investment, digital strategy and marketing. She had led regional digital teams for Nokia, eBay, Avaya and SAP. She joined Aviva since the Singapore digital garage opened as the Chief Digital Officer for Asia. She looks after digital in the Asia region and also leads the Aviva Digital Garage in Singapore.
Wyn is a Fulbright scholar and holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy, with double majors in Systems Thinking and Environmental Policy from the State University of New York. She also has a Bachelor of Business from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
Mr. Tang is the Chairman of We Capital , which has 1bn USD asset under management.
Mr. Tang was the Managing Director of Things Media fund , which has 2 bn USD under management.
Mr Tang gained an MBA degree from Booth Business school, The University of Chicago, and a bachelor degree from Sending Unversity of China.
Recognised as the gateway to the Asian entertainment industry, the award-winning All That Matters event is a week long extravaganza celebrating the music, sports and digital industries.
All That Matters is a unique 'B2B2Fan' event, consisting of an industry conference with regional and international thought leaders sharing insights during the day via keynote interviews and panels, interspersed with live music performances and networking events in the evening.
In 2015, All That Matters brought over 1,500 executives from 32 countries to tune into 153 speakers and attend 13 networking events across the week. Take a look at our wrap report for more details.
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
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10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
+65 6688 8868
#01-05 St James PowerStation, 3 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098544
MILLIAN SIngapore, a Concert Venue and a Night Club. Its state of the art sound and light system promises to be an audio and visual roller coaster for its audience.
Strategically creating and distributing content across Branded's different social networks
Sleep is for the dead.
Social media... or cat videos
What they call me:
Mama-san for the Marketing and Operations of our business. Rudolph and sometimes the reins to Jasper’s Santa.
What I really do:
Strive to ensure we have the right people, processes, priorities and communications in place to wholeheartedly deliver results that matter.
Watch out for:
My close protection agent, Agatha.
Setting corporate strategy and steering the ship.
Coordinate maternity leave.
"No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep".
Communicate, operate, facilitate!
Anything I’m asked.
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!”
Anything event related.
Act as the bridge between commercial and editorial for our Matters events
Write EDMs and make sure I'm up to date on what's happening in the industry
Instigating team karaoke
In service for everything that relates to design & creative, come to me and I'll give you a solution.
Ensure anything people give me turns out to be pretty.
Lu or Bezza
Part of the money making machine when it comes to things that matter
Finding the best happy hour spots in town
New business and sponsorship opportunities.
Keeping it simple, Nat
Co-ordinate the suite of Branded’s global projects.
Paddle - the greater the distance the bigger the challenge.
Support in event production elements
The girl with crazy hair colour
I work with an awesome team to put on 3 crazy nights of new music.
The above and then some.
Anything Artist Relations / Festival Relations.
Talk to people about our awesome event, see if they want to speak, and programme them in
Come up with topics worth discussing
The Show Must Go On!
Contact me to tell me about your expertise in entertainment
Ensure we deliver it & a bit for our YouTube FanFest partners and keep them coming back for more
Mastermind the execution of FanFest partnership collaborations + turn the value volume up loud
My big earring days - I mean business!
Anything other than sales.
Anything Jasper doesn’t want to do.
The longest service staff and a new mommy at Branded.
Invoice and payment.
Toe-Knee (or The American).
Design Music Matters program and secure panel and keynote speakers.
“Don’t ask, don’t get.”
Program and Speakers.