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AVIA hosts first virtual conference, OTT Virtual Summit, focusing on the most relevant topic of our

AVIA hosts first virtual conference, OTT Virtual Summit, focusing on the most relevant topic of our times during this pandemic crisis – The future of video streaming

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) will be hosting its first virtual conference, the OTT Virtual Summit, from June 29 to July 3. It will feature a line-up of speakers and thought leaders from across the video, advertising and tech industry and be attended by more delegates than ever before.

As the definitive OTT conference in Asia, it will see conversations around 7 subject matters that are particularly relevant to the industry today including the Challenges and Opportunities of Going D2C, the Woes and Wins of Advertising during COVID times and what the Future of the Video Buy looks like, and the challenge of Connecting with Consumers during and post the pandemic that has hit us all.

Headlining the keynote conversation this year is Yang Xianghua, President of Membership & Overseas Business Group from iQIYI, one of the largest online video sites in the world. “We are actively expanding in the international market to cooperate with more like-minded partners so as to make sustainable contributions to the development of a global online entertainment ecology, and provide an outstanding entertainment experience to more customers,” said Yang Xianghua.

He will be sharing more about iQIYI's roadmap for the next 2 years as part of their global growth plans and content transformation during his session.

Other key speakers joining the OTT Virtual Summit this year include:

  • Simon Robinson, President of APAC, Discovery Asia Pacific & Chief Financial Officer, Discovery International o Nikko Acosta, Senior VP, Content Business and Product Management, Globe Telecom o Tony Zameczkowski, VP, Business Development, Netflix Asia o Helen Sou, Chief Business Officer - Asia, Viu

  • Emily Wee, CEO, TM Net

  • John Miskelly, APAC Investment Director, GroupM

  • Clément Schwebig, MD, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China

  • Vinitra Chaudhuri, Director, Digital Engagements, Media and Connection Planning ASEAN, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Tarun Katial, CEO, ZEE5 India

  • Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures

  • Matt Harty, SVP of Asia Pacific, The Trade Desk

  • Jason Barnes, Chief Revenue Officer, APAC, PubMatic

“While we regret the lack of physical interaction, it seems appropriate that the OTT Summit should itself be delivered to you over the top. These are indeed unprecedented times for the video industry, but I am excited at the opportunity of delivering a virtual event which will be available to more participants than ever and am looking forward to a week of stimulating conversations,” commented Louis Boswell.

All sessions of the OTT Virtual Summit will be streamed online every day (except Wednesday) from 29 June to 3 July, 09:30 – 11:30am SGT. In addition, delegates will also be able to access a full event platform which will include meeting rooms, virtual networking opportunities, and an on-demand platform for delayed viewing.