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  • For all that matters in Digital, Music and Social Media.  AllThatMatters is the only Business2Business2Fan event in Asia that covers all entertainment verticals; music, digital, sponsorship and social media. 20-25 May, 2014 – Singapore. SOPA members can register here with this discount code: SUPSOPA
  • Publish Asia 2014Hong Kong, 23-25 April.  Is it wise to partner with Facebook, Google and Yahoo or can news publishers succeed without them? Is native advertising possible without sacrificing credibility? What can Big Data do for traditional media?  Those are some of the questions to be answered at Publish Asia, Asia’s leading annual conference for newspapers and news publishers.  Under the theme “Riding the waves of news media disruption,” the programme for the event, organised by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, reflects the changing face of news media in the digital and mobile age.
    SOPA members will enjoy a 15% discount by using the promo code PA14HongKongOffer at the online registration website of
  •, founded by a former Pulitzer-Prize finalist Washington Post reporter, is the only job/career website exclusively for media professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.  Employers can reach media professionals from Beijing to Singapore in one place by posting their jobs/fellowships or internship openings on  Companies and organizations can find highly qualified candidates in print, TV, new media, public relations, marketing, advertising, publishing and academia. Media companies can also search through resumes of qualified media professionals.
    • In this seventh installment, ad:tech asean 2014 will continue to be the preeminent digital marketing event with top industry leaders as speakers, delving into the up and coming industry trends and insights.  Aside from the plentiful thought-provoking sessions, expect to network and connect with the projected 3000 – 3500 attendees.   08-09 July 2014 at Suntec Singapore (20% discount off the conference price for SOPA members)

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    Message from the Chairwoman

    Welcome to the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA). It is an honor to serve as SOPA’s 2017 Chair.

    SOPA was established in 1982 to recognize and celebrate the highest standards of journalistic quality and integrity in Asia. Today, the SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence are regarded as the gold standard against which Asia’s best journalists and publishers are measured.

    Our commitment to editorial excellence is evidenced through a range of activities and initiatives:

    • SOPA stands as a vocal and passionate proponent for freedom of the press regionally.

    • We advocate for best business practices that support and sustain the publishing industry.

    • SOPA hosts topical events to promote industry dialogue, education and innovation through its Media Insider Series, as well as forums that unite and strengthen our publishing community. This includes outreach and initiatives targeting Asia’s next generation of journalists through partnerships with universities including the HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum.

    • We embrace the promotion of technological advances and innovation that best serve the information needs of our membership.

    • We will continue in 2017 to partner with Bring Me A Book foundation. SOPA shares an ongoing commitment to encourage and develop literacy skills among underprivileged Asian children.

    We invite you to join in supporting the promotion, recognition and future growth of Asia’s dynamic and diverse publishing industry. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions in how SOPA can further serve its members and aid in professional development.

    To learn more about becoming a member, please contact Christine Wong.

    Jacquelyn Drozdroff

    Chairwoman - SOPA

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