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The International Media Conference 2010


JMSC Director Chan Yuen Ying Welcomes IMC Participants from JMSC HKU on Vimeo.

The JMSC and the Asia Pacific Center for Journalists are co-sponsoring the East-West Center’s second biennial international media conference, Reporting Realities in Asia and the Pacific.

The event will be held at the The Hong Kong University’s Graduate House from April 26 – April 28 2010. The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #imchk

Open to all media professionals, it is expected that more than two hundred working journalists will attend seminars and workshops given by leading figures in the media and other key industries reported on by the media. Speakers will come from the United States, all over Asia and round the Pacific rim.

Speakers include Hu Shuli, the Editor-in-Chief of Caixin Media, a Beijing-based multi-media group that produces financial and business news through conferences, magazines, books and online. Caixin Media currently heads two titles, Century Weekly and China Reform.

Hu Shuli

Hu Shuli

Hu founded the highly acclaimed business and finance publication, CAIJING Magazine, in the late nineties.

Prior to this she was chief of financial news for Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV. She also worked in print as an international editor and reporter for both the China Business Times and the Worker’s Daily.

Hu will speak at 11.45am on Tuesday, April 27 at Loke Yew Hall, HKU.

Other prominent speakers include Dr. Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Dr. Surin Pitsuwani, Secretary General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

They will both talk on Monday April 26;  Pitsuwan will deliver a keynote luncheon speech at Loke Yew Hall at 12:15 am and at 7 pm Campbell will talk about American Engagement and Asia at La Dynastie Banquet Hall, Shop 102, The Arcade, 100 Cyberport, Hong Kong.

Scores of other eminent speakers from all corners of the globe will deliver talks and take part in discussions during the conference. Topics include energy and the environment, the economy, terrorism and security, health, and inside industry issues such as the impact of the internet on traditional media and media business models of the future.

Registration for those outside Hong Kong costs US$225, register here.
This fee includes conference materials, the Gala Dinner, three lunches, admission to all conference sessions, and a choice of a 1/2 day field trip in Hong Kong. All conference sessions will take place on the University of Hong Kong campus.

Daily rates now available for Hong Kong residents, register here.

HKU students and staff have free entry but need to register here.