Asia Media Summit 2024

The Asia Media Summit (AMS) is an annual international media conference organised by AIBD as its flagship event. Every year in consultation with the members, partners and various global media gurus, a theme guides the direction and delivery of the summit. Being a unique broadcasting event in Asia-Pacific, it attracts around 500 top-ranking broadcasters, decision makers, media professionals, regulators, scholars, and stakeholders from within and outside the region. Apart from plenary sessions and pre-summit workshops, Asia Media Summit also provides a platform for intergovernmental dialogues to uplift the benchmarks of the regional media industry.


What are you looking for?

Image Alt





Ms. Philomena Gnanapragasam holds a double degree in Psychology and Political Science from UK and Malaysia respectively. To date, she has 15 international awards for radio and television. Prior to joining AIBD Philomena was Station Manager of Malaysia’s Pioneer English Radio Station, Traxxfm, RTM. Ms Philomena has significant experience in both radio and television programming. She was also Senior News Editor for Primetime television. Under her management, Traxxfm won several international awards, the latest being the Blue Ribbon Award from World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2016 and she was instrumental in rebranding the English radio station. She also played key strategist in media planning for the 13th General Elections in Malaysia for RTM. She also has vast experience from working abroad, particularly in Deutche Welle, Germany in 1995 and in Radio Australia in 2003, as well as an accredited cross-cultural trainer from Deutche Welle and has conducted multiple media trainings in the Asia Pacific region. As an industry expert, she is consulted by several universities and advises on the media curriculum for communication studies. She truly aims to inspire young people to take media to the next level and into ways of empowering audiences. Her motto is "Always Inspire and give your best shot”.



Nabeel Tirmazi has diverse experience in the field of TV production since 2002 he has been actively producing programs on behavioural sciences, mysticism, sport-related and dramas. Apart from being a producer, he has worked in the capacity of actor, anchor and did a five-year long program as a graphologist. Before joining AIBD he was linked with Pakistan Television Corporation as a producer in International Relations Division. Numerous of his projects were screened internationally on different platforms and got nominations. Nabeel Tirmazi has also been giving lectures on various broadcasting subjects including transmedia, storytelling, narrative techniques, social media marketing, online reputation management and personal branding etc. He has also co-authored a book on ‘post-production’ for UNIDO Pakistan.


Wickramage Don Dhammika (Don) earned dual master's degrees in Global Public Administration (Seoul National University, South Korea) and International Relations (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka) after graduating from Colombo University with a bachelor's degree in International Relations. He has undergone various national and international journalism and media studies trainings, including Asia News Reporting in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2011, War Journalism Training in Ankara, Turkey in 2018, and Social Media storytelling online training in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Before joining AIBD, Don worked as a journalist and program producer for Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation (National Television of Sri Lanka). He has collaborated with a wide range of stakeholders and visited many countries, including Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Turkey, and South Korea.
Programme Manager


Naing Naing Aye brings 20 years of professional working experience in television broadcasting, humanitarian communication, media development, and project management to AIBD. Previously, she served in various roles across the private sector (Young Investment Group), UNESCO, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the government sector (Myanma Radio and Television under the Ministry of Information) in Myanmar. Through trainings and study trips, she visited many countries including Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Jordan. She acquired Project Management Institute’s PMP® certification in 2022. She holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar. She also obtained Post Graduate Diplomas in Social Work, Business Law, International Law, and Maritime Law from Yangon University, Myanmar, as well as the Diploma in International Humanitarian Law from NALSAR University of Law, India.
Programme Manager