Agenda At A Glance

Day 0  | Tuesday, April 24
15:00   CEO Roundtable (By Invitation only)
18:00   Welcome Reception


Day 1  |  Wednesday, April 25
07:45   Registration
08:30   Conference Open
16:00   Conference Close
19:00   Gala
22:00   Party


Day 2  |  Thursday, April 26
09:30   Conference Open
16:00   Conference Close
19:00   Cocktails
22:00   Finale Party



Asia's Most Influential Event For The Media,
Telecoms & Entertainment Industry

Ayana Resort, Bali
April 24-26, 2018


Welcome to APOS, Asia's most influential annual event for the media, telecoms and entertainment industry, organized by Media Partners Asia (MPA).

Launched in 2010, APOS is an unrivalled platform to unlock value, capitalize on opportunity and secure the partnerships that matter as the quest for local, regional and global scale accelerates.

The summit hosts the biggest global, local and regional brands across consumer media, telecoms, entertainment and sports.

Agenda-setting keynotes and panel sessions, strategic direction and ideation from industry game-changers, combined with proprietary insights from MPA, have made APOS the ultimate destination for great conversations, deals and partnerships.

Join us for APOS 2018 in Bali, Indonesia on April 24-26 at the Ayana Resort.

Key Themes

Wider Horizons: APOS 2018

Media, telecoms, entertainment and technology ecosystems are colliding across Asia Pacific, as the quest for local, regional and global scale picks up pace. APOS 2018 highlights the paths to value and partnerships that matter for media, telecoms and entertainment brands as they seek to drive engagement and share of spend across the diverse region and beyond.

Key themes across the APOS 2018 agenda include:

  • China, India & Indonesia: Hotbeds of Innovation and Transformation

    Media evolution is on the fast-track in China, India and Indonesia, due to a potent mix of growth, technology and scale. APOS 2018 shines a light on how new brands, services, evolving distribution and content channels and payment options are transforming industry economics, and what that means for local powerhouses and fast rising challengers.

  • Spotlight on Korea and Japan: Renewal & Re-Evaluation

    Two of Asia’s largest cultural and content hubs, Korea and Japan, are at an important crossroads. While distinct and different, each market has new opportunities in content and production as the competitive landscape shifts at home and abroad. Major players take the stage at APOS 2018 to map out the promise and challenges that lie ahead.

  • Broadband Economics: The Way Forward For Telcos

    Having opened up the broadband opportunity, Asia’s telcos now want a bigger piece of the pie. APOS 2018 weighs up the future for key telcos in the region as they invest in content, partnerships, networks and services, seeking to ward off disruptors while chasing a bigger share of consumer spend.

  • The Evolution of Entertainment: Making New Stories Pay

    Studios and storytellers that can keep audiences tuned in are in demand, as competition for consumer time intensifies. APOS 2018 looks at the different strategies production houses, broadcasters and online video services are taking to capture audience segments and maximize returns from their content bets.

  • The Investor View: Risks and Returns across TMT

    Strategic, private equity and financial investors are making deep bets across telecoms, media and technology, helping fuel the next cycle of competition in content and distribution. APOS 2018 highlights the thinking behind these decisions with a particular focus on digital video, payment infrastructure, and movies and TV.

  • Digital Video Dreams & Reality: Ambition, Growth, Competition

    The next chapter is being written for premium online video in APAC. APOS will take a snapshot of the latest competitive dynamics and revenue opportunity in SVOD, as global, regional and local services size up prospects for growth, profitability and market leadership, as well as their appetite for risk.

  • Online Gaming Enters The Mainstream

    Online gaming, the world’s largest niche genre with strong roots in China, Korea and Japan, has emerged as a major force in media, attracting attention and investment from broadcasters as well as internet giants. APOS 2018 looks at the role online gaming plays in the overall telecoms and media ecosystem, and the resulting opportunities.

  • A New Playing Field: Sports In The Age of Online Video

    Online connectivity is undermining the pay-TV models that many sports franchises rely on, while introducing new opportunities for deep-pocketed buyers, anchored to direct-to-consumer plays. APOS 2018 tracks these trends in Asia and looks at strategies from key leagues, broadcasters, investors, pay-TV and OTT platforms.

  • Digital Duopoly? YouTube, Facebook And The Online Video Ad Market

    Widescale changes in video monetization by both YouTube and Facebook, the two leaders in online video advertising in much of APAC, should continue in 2018, kindling hope among other players that they can increase their market share.

  • Another Way To Pay: Online Wallets In India And Southeast Asia

    Options for online payment are diversifying in Asian growth markets, India, Indonesia and Thailand especially, putting in place an alternative paid ecosystem for online video. APOS 2018 gathers together leaders in this emerging space to discuss their future plans, and the implications for media and entertainment.

  • Opportunities In Southeast Asia: Growth In Uncertain Times

    Despite volatility and uncertainty across many markets in Southeast Asia, local ecosystems continue to evolve, promising to enrich companies that can adapt. APOS 2018 picks out some key opportunities and the companies attempting to capitalize on them, while evaluating the impact of these changes on local investment, competition and monetization.

Full agenda is available now.

Apr 24 | Apr 25 | Apr 26

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Over 50 global and local speakers from the world's biggest brands confirmed

More speakers to be announced shortly

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APOS 2018 Conference

Ayana Resort, Bali Indonesia

APOS 2018 Branded Events

Ayana Resort and its neighbour property Rimba Jimbaran


Preferential rate rooms at the Rimba Jimbaran have been reserved for APOS delegates. The option to book these rooms will be provided upon confirmation of delegate registration. For further support regarding accommodation, please email:

Visa on Arrival

Free Visa entry and Visa on Arrival is available for majority of countries. Please check with your local travel agent for more details.

Visa in Advance

Should you require an invitation letter for visa in advance application, please email:



Summit Sponsors

  • A+E Newtworks
  • BBC Worldwide
  • beIN Asia Pacific
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • fetch
  • FOX
  • HBO Asia
  • Hooq
  • iflix
  • MNC
  • PCCW
  • One Championship
  • Telkomsel
  • Turner
  • Viacom

Associate Sponsors

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Astro
  • Celestial Tiger
  • Ciwen
  • CJ E&M
  • Dolby
  • DW
  • Globe
  • NBCU
  • Netflix
  • Plusmedia
  • Rewind
  • SES
  • Shemaroo
  • Sony Pictures Television Networks
  • tonton
  • TV5
  • Web TV Asia


  • Asian Television Awards
  • Casbaa
  • content asia
  • CNBC
  • Indiantelevision
  • EmmysTV
  • Television Asia Plus
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Variety
  • Via Satellite
  • World Screen

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