WEF teams with Digital Media India for Mumbai event

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WAN-Ifra's Digital Media India is set for Mumbai next year, and will be accompanied by the World Editors Forum South Asia Summit.

The event takes place on February 19-20 at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport.

The two events will be held in parallel with discussions on topics ranging from digital trends to revenue strategies, newsroom transformation to women in news and journalism in a socially connected world.

Themed 'Driving revenue in digital', organisers promise DMI 2019 will dive deep into strategies for increasing reader revenue, harnessing technology as a strategic driver of business, and managing partnerships in the digital future. Several case studies, coupled with workshops, will make this conference a must-attend event for executives engaged in the digital media business.

In the WEF South Asia Summit, leading editors and business leaders from India and abroad will discuss hot button issues including newsroom transformation, social media impact on journalism, combatting fake news and gender parity in newsroom.

Mukund Padmanabhan, chairman of the India chapter of the World Editors Forum says bringing the two events togethr is an excellent move: "Newsrooms today are undergoing a digital-led transformation. And digital teams have ushered in a huge change in the way newsrooms operate today.

"I am confident that this event will provide an platform to hear and discuss best practices in newsrooms and the opportunity to implement new ideas."

A post-conference workshop on 'Digital subscription revenue' is planned from February 21-22 at the same venue.

Booking details from sureshbabu.kr@wan-ifra.org

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