1st Future of Media forum

Evolution, engagement, convergence, mobility, hyper-connectivity – these, among other concepts emerging at the forefront of the media business will be addressed by key stakeholders and personalities at the 1st Future of Media.

Slated on 29 April 2014 at the TechPortal, U.P.-Ayala TechnoHub in Quezon City, the Future of Media is organized by Vibal Foundation, Philippine Online Chronicles, and BlogWatch. It is designed as a collaborative forum that will discuss current and future practices and strategies of media to send across their message to a public that is increasingly adapting to a highly-mobile, social, and digital lifestyle.

The event will feature prominent names like Rappler’s Maria Ressa who is the keynote speaker; celebrity netizens Jim Paredes, Tim Yap, RJ Ledesma, Juana Change, and Erwan Heussaff; journalists Pia Hontiveros-Pagkalinawan, Malou Mangahas, Inday Varona, JV Rufino, Art Samaniego, and Tony Velasquez; and digital media forerunners Carlo Ople, Ros Juan, Amor Maclang, Janette Toral, and Yves Gonzales.

As media enablers, the featured panelists are expected to share their insights on the current state of media and how they see it evolving in the next 10 years. It also aims to present new platforms that can be explored to improve the distribution and cultivation of content for various market segments.

The forum is divided into four tracks: Political and Social Advocacy, Technology, Lifestyle, and Digital Marketing. The panelists from traditional and digital media organizations will join forces to discuss their common ground and share their perspective on what’s to come in the business of media for say, the next 10 years.

On their part, forum participants are expected to join the discussion and give their own viewpoints via social networks. These insights will be curated, discussed, and validated by the end of the day as a generous take-away for everyone who joined.

BlogWatch’s Noemi Lardizabal-Dado and Jane Uymatiao will serve as panel moderators while WhenInManila’s Vince Golangco will act as emcee. The event is co-presented by Vibal Group, Smart, PLDT, and Acer.

On April 29, you can follow discussions online via hashtag #FutureMediaPH on Twitter @blogwatchdotph , @thepocnews @vibalgroup. More details at Future of Media.

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