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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 Chairman

    Welcome to the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA)!

    SOPA was originally 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 the regions’ very best journalists and their titles are measured.

    Our commitment to editorial excellence is evidenced in a range of initiatives:

    • SOPA stands as a watch guard and protectorate for freedom of the press.

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

    • SOPA hosts topical events such as our Media Insiders, Webinars, and workshops that unite and strengthen our publishing community.

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

    • In partnership with the Bring Me A Book foundation, SOPA embraces an ongoing commitment to encourage and develop literacy skills in under-privileged Asian children.

    It is an honor to be elected for a second consecutive year as SOPA Chairman. I sincerely thank all the board members for their support.

    We invite you to join with us in our commitment to elevate the measure and model of publishing in Asia!

    Raymond T. Warhola

    Chairman – SOPA

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