StoryDrive Asia - the Conference programme

With an inventive mix of talks, best practice presentations, keynotes, matchmakings, capsule trainings and in depth Workshops, StoryDrive Asia will help your business to become fit for the future. From senior publishers, to editors, from strategists to sales, production, and marketing managers, to authors, StoryDrive Asia will offer a great variety of content for you and your colleagues.

Discover Southeast Asia, learn from international experts and witness innovative approaches, while doing real business during our matchmaking sessions. StoryDrive Asia will be the place where content meets business in Singapore.

 

Who will you meet?

At StoryDrive Asia, you will meet people from the different media industries (incl. publishing) from Southeast Asia and the Pacific and the West – we will meet and mingle – join now and discover a whole new range of possibilities.

Meet: Publishers, Technology & software providers, Film production companies, Digital strategists, Marketing experts, Game developers, Newcomers & start-ups, Programmers & developers, Scouts & agents, Distributors, and Authors.

Programme overview will be available from mid  August!

Programme Day 1

DAY 1: 13 NOVEMBER 2017

9:30 - 9:40 AM - Main Conference Area, Level 1 

WELCOME

9:40 - 10:00 AM - Main Conference Area, Level 1 

OPENING KEYNOTE

Singapore as IP Hub: Challenges & Opportunities

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. IPOS is an innovation agency that uses its IP expertise and networks to drive Singapore’s future growth. The focus lies on helping enterprises grow through IP and innovation strategies, developing skills and expertise in these areas, and creating a vibrant ecosystem where today’s ideas become tomorrow’s assets.

Speaker: Dr. Stanley Lai, Chairman, IPOS
Moderation: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

10:00 - 10:30 AM - Main Conference Area, Level 1 

KEYNOTE

Promoting Rights & Licensing - a plea for more international collaboration.

The international rights market can be tricky, with publishers in many countries reeling from economic challenges. Nevertheless, rights directors and literary agents generally agree that when you have a good book, it will sell. But dealing with rights and licenses is more than an extra revenue stream for publishers, it is essential in today’s truly global and digital world.

Speaker: Kris Kliemann, President, Kliemann & Company LLC
Moderation: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

10:30 – 11:00 AM   Coffee Break and Networking Session  -  Main Conference Area, Level 1 

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Room 1, Level 1 

THE BIG DEBATE

Copyright

The publishing industry is depending on the existence and recognition of copyright. But the needs of Creators, Buyers and Sellers differ a lot. This debate will highlight the importance of a conversation between Authors, Publishers and Copyright specialists. 

Speakers:
Michael Healy, Executive Director International Relations, Copyright Clearance Centre
Arief Hakim, Managing Director, PTS Media Group Malaysia
Alban Kang, Lawyer
Moderation: Peter Schoppert, NUS Press, Singapore

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Room 2, Level 6 

CAPSULE TRAINING

The Digital Attitude

The sublime publisher lifestyle–living in a villa, driving a golden Bentley, looking glamourous–it’s long gone. A new publishing house now very likely consists solely out of a laptop and a smartphone. In many cases the traditional publishing workflow with its more or less static elements has been replaced by the infinite digital flow on the web. While the majority of internet users still has not become publishers now, all users are in fact publishing – most of the time without even knowing it. How does that semiconscious publishing affect the work of people who officially call themselves authors or publishers, respectively? And how can one adopt a beneficial digital attitude?

Speaker: Christiane Frohmann, Publisher, Frohmann Verlag
Moderation: Katharina Ewald, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt Book Fair

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Room 1, Level 1 

PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION

The journey of an exceptional title

Follow a unique success story, from the idea pitch, to the 1st edition and across borders.   

Speaker: Minakshi Thakur, Publisher, Language Divisions, Westland Publications 
Moderation: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM - Room 2, Level 6 

Copyright for creators

How to protect your copyrights? How to unleash your copyrights to promote your work? What rights do publishers want? What rights do publishers need?

Speaker: Michael Healy, Executive Director International Relations, Copyright Clearance Centre
Moderation: Katharina Ewald, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurter Buchmesse

12:30 – 1:00 PM - Room 1, Level 1 

FIRESIDE CHAT

Writing in today’s media landscape

Speaker: Kathrin Wessling, Author, Social Media Expert, online Journalist
Moderation: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

1:00 – 2:00 PM    Lunch Break  -  Main Conference Area, Level 1 

2:00 - 2:45 PM - Room 1, Level 1 

CAPSULE TRAINING

Sales

The fast-changing media landscape does not make sales any easier. Salespeople are now expected to sell more than just a book, a title, or a series. This capsule training will help you develop sustainable sales strategies for your products.

Speaker: Shan Rajaguru 

 

2:00 - 2:45 PM - Room 2, Level 6 

CAPSULE TRAINING

Pitch! 

This training will provide you with the right tools to convince your boss, your Publisher, or your business partner to invest in your idea.

Speaker: Elaine Ee, Deputy Director Content Publishing, National Gallery Singapore
Moderation: Katharina Ewald, Frankfurter Buchmesse

2:45 – 3:30 PM - Room 1, Level 1 

SESSION

Audiobooks: the next big thing in Southeast Asia

Audiobooks are not a new phenomenon but the move to digital has overcome the capacity problem and with millions of Smartphones, audio is back! Publishers rediscover their back lists, and create new content around their original content, often through cooperation with existing platforms. Publishers need to take close look at the various possibilities, because new audio formats will develop.

Speaker:
Winnie Li, Business Development Executive, Overdrive 
Ahmad Zuhaidi Abd Aziz, Co-Founder, TLiNGE
Moderation: Peter Schoppert, NUS Press, Singapore

2:45 - 3:30 PM - Room 2, Level 6 

CAPSULE TRAINING

Manuscript Submission & Workflow 

This 45Minute capsule training will track the critical handover from Author to Editor and answer the question: how authors can make publishers’ lives easier, and vice-versa.

Speaker: Minakshi Thakur, Minakshi Thakur, Publisher, Language Divisions, Westland Publications
Moderation: Katharina Ewald, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt Book Fair

 

3:30 – 4:15 PM - Room 1, Level 1 

PRESENTATION

The Podcasts are back 

Podcasts, the short-form audio files that entered the mainstream with the original Apple iPod, have been around for more than a decade. And still people love to listen to other people talk. This session will take a close look at how Podcasts can help to transfer knowledge and spread your content.

Speaker: Kong Yanhong, Bookdao, China
Moderation: Claudia Kaiser, Frankfurter Buchmesse

3:30 – 4:15 PM - Room 2, Level 6 

CAPSULE TRAINING

Your right, rights strategy

Rights and licensing, negotiation, merchandising and cross-media sales: From subscription models to streaming strategies and traditional models – this workshop will help you to develop your own IP strategy!

Speaker: Kris Kliemann, President, Kliemann & Company LLC
Moderation: Katharina Ewald, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frank

4:15 - 4:30 PM    Tea & Coffee Break   -   Main Conference Area, Level 1 

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Main Conference Area, Level 1

SPOTLIGHT-DEBATE

The new narrative

The roles of writers, editors and publishers have changed significantly over the past years. New players have entered the market. How are stories told and sold in 2017? This panel discussion will give you an insiders perspective from four different angles.

Speakers:
Kathrin Weßling, Author
Christiane Frohmann, Publisher, Frohmann Publishing
Aemanda Hannah Chan, Co-founder, Plexxie 
Moderation: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

Programme Day 2

DAY 2: 14 NOVEMBER 2017

09:30 – 9:40 AM - Main Conference Area, Level 1

WELCOME

9:40 – 10:00 AM - Main Conference Area, Level 1

OPENING KEYNOTE

Constant change - Are we fit for the Future?

In this fast changing and innovation driven world, constant change will become the norm. What does this mean for participants in the publishing ecosystem?  

Speaker: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

10:00 - 10:30 AM - Main Conference Area, Level 1

MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

Networking is the key – how to establish international networks

StoryDrive Asia is your chance to meet new people, exchange thoughts and develop hands on business ideas. But how to become a networking champion, how to create your own international network. This motivational speech will set the tone for the day – because we want you to take home as many new business contacts as possible.

Speaker: Malcolm Neil, Consultant
Moderation: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

10:30 – 11:00 AM   Coffee Break and Networking Session  -  Main Conference Area, Level 1 

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Room 1, Level 1 

PANEL DISCUSSION

Big on screen

How to create content that sells via Media boundaries?

Moderation:
Isabelle Fauvel, Film development expert, Founder of Initiative Film, France

11:00 - 1:00 PM - Main Conference Area, Level 1

Pitching session

This exclusive speed dating event will connect you with publishers, agents, authors, and experts.

Move from table to table, from contact to contact, present your projects, expand your network and your horizon. Come by and meet your business match!

Publishers (11:00 to 12:00):
Armour Publishing - Ian Koh
Bubbly Books - Eliza Teoh
Emerald Publishers - Olivannan Gopalakrishnan
Epigram Books - Jason Lundberg
Ethos Books - Ng Kah Gay
Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)    TBC
NUS Press - Dr Pallavi Narayan
Pustaka Nasional - Syed Ali bin Ahmad Semait
Shakespot Publishers - Sheikh Faisal 

Film Production Companies (12:00 to 1:00):
Communia - Mervyn Lim
Communia - Sanif Olek
Hoods Inc. Production - Esan Sivalingam 
M'Go Films - Panuksmi Hardjowirogo
Monstrou Studio Pte Ltd - Kenneth Goh
The Moving Visuals - Galen Yeo
Verite Productions - Rehina Pererira

 

Expert Tables:
Knorex
MXR International
Overdrive
TLinge

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Room 1, Level 1 

INNOVATION SHOW PART 1

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Any lessons to learn for publishers?

Digital transformation and new technologies reshape every aspect of our lives and businesses. The StoryDrive Innovation Show will take a closer look at the different trends and estimates the impact on the publishing and media industries – asking the question “Are the any lessons we should learn from them?”

The big breakthrough is yet to come, but there’s little doubt it will come soon. What are the opportunities for authors and publishers in this new medium? 

Speaker:
Gerald Cai, MD/ Business Partner, Co-Founder, MXRi
Moderation: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

12:30 – 1:00 PM - Room 1, Level 1 

FIRESIDE CHAT GLOBAL ILLUSTRATION

How illustrations can lift a book

- and not just on the book cover. 

Speaker: Hou Mingliang, Founder, illuSalon Co., Ltd
Moderation: Claudia Kaiser

1:00 – 2:00 PM    Lunch Break   -   Main Conference Area, Level 1

2:00 – 2:30 PM - Room 1, Level 1

FIRESIDE CHAT

Being global and local 

Speaker: Olivannan Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Emerald Publishing
Moderation: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

2:00 - 4:15 PM - Main Conference Area, Level 1

WORKSHOP

From Book to Film – Adaptations 

Today’s business knows no limits – neither geographical nor industrial.

But how to maximize your IP across media boundaries? How to attract the attention of film producers? This Workshop will help you, to bring your content to the big screen.

Speaker:
Isabelle Fauvel, Film development expert, Founder of Initiative Film, France
Moderation: Katharina Ewald, Frankfurter Buchmesse

2:30 - 3:15 PM - Room 1, Level 1

INNOVATION SHOW PART 2

Smart Machines and Artificial Intelligence for Creators & Publishers

When will we see our first AI-written bestseller? 

Speaker:
Prof. Lonce Wyse from NUS Department of Communication and New Media
Moderation:  Peter Schoppert, NUS Press, Singapore

3:15 - 3:30 PM - Room 1, Level 1

MEDITATION SESSION WITH Dr. HUNG

Take a break!

Speaker: Dr. Hung Nguyen Manh, President, Thái Hà Books

3:30 - 4:15 PM - Room 1, Level 1

CAPSULE TRAINING

How to sell your content to ASEAN markets?

This capsule training will give you insights into the publishing markets of Malaysia and the Philippines. And advise you whom to approach and what to look out for when you are selling to ASEAN markets.

Speakers:
Linda Tan Lingard, Director - Publishing and Media
Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary Agency
Andrea Pasion Flores, General Manager, Anvil Publishing

Moderation: Claudia Kaiser, Frankfurter Buchmesse

4:15 - 4:30 PM    Tea & Coffee Break   -   Main Conference Area, Level 1

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Main Conference Area, Level 1

CAMPAIGN

Creating an ASEAN Foreign Rights Catalogue

Content should be exchanged from all over the world, and on ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary we should pay particular attention to our region. Let’s create a Foreign Rights Campaign for the ASEAN region! 

Moderator: Peter Schoppert, NUS Press, Singapore