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Future Proof Your Media Intelligence









We are pleased to bring together media intelligence professionals from around the world for this wonderful event, which will take place at the Shangri-La Singapore. After 4 years the FIBEP World Media Intelligence Congress is going to be held outside of Europe. Singapore belongs to the Four Asian Tigers with fast economic growth and is seen as a leading foreign financial hub.

The main theme of the congress is Future Proof Your Media IntelligenceAs the world is facing so much uncertainty, the Media Intelligence industry and FIBEP members are charged with providing insights to clients to help provide clarity. During the 2023 FIBEP World Media Intelligence Congress there will be a variety of presentations, panel discussions, round table talks, and best practices shared. These conversations will focus on the issues that our industry is currently facing in order to move forward together. Please refer to the agenda below for more details. 

pre congress trip

Entry Requirements to Singapore:

  • your passport has a minimum 6 months validity

  • visa required if you are a passport holder of the following countries:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Moldova, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen

  • all travellers must fill in the SGAC declaration up to 3 days before arrival

There are no longer any COVID-19 measures for travellers arriving in Singapore from 13 Feb 2023, regardless of vaccination status or traveller profile.  Check the current Singapore entry requirements here.


This year we have prepared a pre-congress trip with a relaxing 3-day stay from Sunday, October, 22 until Tuesday, October, 24 at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa.

Sentosa is Singapore’s premier island resort getaway. This 500-hectare resort island is home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats, and resort accommodations alongside lush rainforests and golden sandy beaches.


Get rid of the jet lag before the conference and network with other FIBEP World Media Intelligence Congress delegates.


Sunday, 22 October 2023

Check-in 1500

Beach / Pool Relax

Sunset Sail Cruise with Dinner with a transfer 

Monday, 23 October 2023


Morning Yoga Class with Zuzana

Beach / Pool Relax

Lunch at the Cliff (3-course Lunch)

Afternoon activity

Dinner at the Food Court with a transfer 

Tuesday, 24 October 2023


Morning Yoga Class with Zuzana

Beach / Pool Relax

Checkout and Lunch (3-course Lunch)

Pre-Congress Trip is designed for a smaller group.

Therefore, the number of tickets is limited. 


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Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

Make the most of your time exploring the very best of Singapore, from iconic landmarks to off-the-beaten track secrets. Shangri-La´s ideal location in the heart of the city, right next to bustling Orchard Road, makes it easy to discover some of the city’s greatest attractions and shopping malls.

Nestled within 15 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, guests are warmly embraced by the hotel’s distinct service and smiles. Escape to the only hotel sanctuary in the city with lush, open gardens, unparalleled culinary experiences and family facilities, topped with luxurious pampering and 3 distinct wings to suit every indulgence.

Alternatively,  you can make your booking directly at the hotel´s website:

1) Go to the Shangri-La website.
2) Select the appropriate hotel and enter all the necessary stay requirements like check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, adults and children.
3) Under the "Special Rate" area, select "Group Code" and enter MED231023
4) Click the Check Availability button to continue.
5) If all the search criteria are correct and rooms are still available for the group, the group rate will be returned in the availability search result. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking.

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Gala Dinner at the Clifford Pier

Step into a world of chic sophistication at the Art Deco-style Clifford Pier. Recognised as Singapore’s iconic heritage site, The Clifford Pier was named after former Governor Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, and it served as a landing point for the forefathers of Singapore before its transformation into an eponymous dining destination in 2014, offering the best of Singapore’sdelicacies and reinterpretations of Asian specialties from the region.

We will enjoy together a dinner with amazing Marina Bay View at the sunset. Do not forget to register your seat in the even registration. 


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Walking Tours 

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Recommended tours:

Singapore River Walking and River Cruise Tour

Singapore Chinatown Heritage  Walking Tour

Singapore Geylang Walking Tour

Triad Trails Walking and Dining Tour in Singapore

Chinatown Food Tasting and Walking Tour

Things to See and Do

Gardens by the Bay

Marina Bay Sands (Casino)

One Fullerton

Resort World Sentosa (Casino)

Sentosa Beaches

Wings of Time

Sentosa Universal Studios

Orchard Road

Singapore Flyer


Mandai Zoo & Bird Park

Art Science Museum

Jewel @ Changi Airport

Boat Quay and Clarke Quay

National Gallery Singapore

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A seasoned professional in the content and media tech space. Strategise on cutting edge technologies to enable successful business transformation. Driving teams to work on disrupting the norm and deliver excellence.

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Mohan Doshi
Chief Strategy Officer at Ninestars 


Alberico is leading LoopMe’s growth in Southeast Asia, India, and Australasia. His ambition in the role is to help create the future of accountable brand advertising. He takes immense pride in solving brands’ business and marketing challenges through partnerships with people and technology.


He has been based in Singapore for the past decade, exploring the wider region in several

different capacities. His experience ranges from leading the expansion of adtech start-ups

and scale-ups across SEA and ANZ, to developing digital products and capabilities while

working for a global media agency and holding group, as well as advancing TikTok’s

strategic partnerships with global agencies and accounts.


Outside of media & advertising, he is an advocate for regeneration in business beyond just

sustainability, and sits on the advisory board for Handprint.

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Alberico de Nardis
Head of SEA and ANZ, LoopMe


Sang Shin is currently the Director of Digital Health at ClavystBio, an early stage investment and commercialization accelerator for emerging Life Science technologies. Previously, he was the Director of Digital Innovation at Temasek where he created HyperX, one of the world's first hackathon-accelerator focused on sustainability, and provides startups a pipeline to materialise raw ideas up till the Series A stage.
In 2013, Sang co-founded Been, Inc. and developed the world’s first and only mobile app, Been Choice, that enabled users to monetise and take control of their personal data and privacy, blocking personal data collection and advertising from all mobile websites and mobile apps on iPhones.
However, after the Been Choice app was banned by Apple due to the disruptive threat it posed to the digital advertising industry, Sang decided to move to Singapore to help develop the regional startup ecosystem in Asia.

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Sang Shin
Director of Digital Health, ClavystBio

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Enrico Menduni, full professor of “Digital Audiovisual Media” in Universitas Mercatorum in Rome, Italy, since 2010 leads audiovisual media monitoring and analysis projects, mainly commissioned by RAI, Italian Public Service Radio and Television Corporation, and private national broadcaster Mediaset, including recommendation systems applied to streaming platforms. His monitoring patterns are more and more evolving from totally human driven to assisted by Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, integrating qualitative assessments of media contents with metadata extracted from editorial and social media.

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Enrico Menduni
Professor, Universitas Mercatorum

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CEO of the Nordic Media Intelligence company Infomedia, Chairman of Opoint, and Chairman of FIBEP. Years of experience as CEO and board member in media, communication, and technology companies. Advisor for tech-start-up businesses. 

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Thomas Vejlemand
CEO at Infomedia and President of FIBEP

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Steffen Egelund has nearly 20 years of experience in the Asia media and tech environment. He is the CEO of Media Track Pte Ltd, a board member of several companies, and a board member of PRCA Asia/Pac - the PR industry body in Asia. He was previously CEO of an Asian PR agency with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and Kuala Lumpur. He also started, scaled, and sold a Danish media monitoring company. Steffen was previously head of campaigns at the Danish Parliament for a political party. He was born in Norway and grew up in Denmark.

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Steffen Egelund Pedersen
CEO at MediaTrack and Vice President of FIBEP


Todd has built his career directing service development and growth strategies for Universal Information Services over the past 30 years. As CEO, Todd has lead several domestic MMO acquisitions and fostered global partnerships to further grow their clients in the media monitoring and measurement industries.

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Todd Murphy
CEO, Truescope North America and Vice President of FIBEP


Magdalena is a sales and marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience in media monitoring and measurement industry. Currently, she is CEO of NEWTON Media SEE, a group of media monitoring and measurement companies across the Adriatic region and a FIBEP Secretary General. In the past, Magdalena was responsible for managing companies of NEWTON Media Group in Poland and Slovakia. Her experience also includes automatic speech recognition of Slavic languages mainly focused on dictation into computer and TV and radio automatic transcription. She has a university degree in Business administration, marketing and management.

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Magdalena Horanska
Secretary General, FIBEP

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Rob is a brand leader who has led insight-driven growth across creative, design, media and technology companies for more than 30 years. His experience spans global businesses including regional roles in Asia Pacific. He has pioneered the practice of integrating strategy across the entire customer experience, helping iconic brands such as adidas, Porsche, Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, P&G, Apple and Virgin America leverage breakthrough insights to make deep cultural connections. He helped launch Dataxet in 2020 with a focus on introducing new planning and measurement frameworks that help brands compete in the modern, dynamic marketplace.

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Robert Kabus
Chief Strategy Officer & Managing Partner, Dataxet

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Nicholas has close to 20 years of experience in communications, with stints in boutique and MNC agencies before transitioning to an in-house role. He headed up the employee communications team in DHL for Asia Pacific before his current role as Head of Media Relations for DHL, Asia Pacific. Fun fact: he graduated as a software engineer but never wrote a single line of code upon graduation.

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Nicholas Leong
Head of Media Relations,  DHL, Asia Pacific

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Asha is a seasoned leader working at the intersection of news, technology, data transparency and innovation. Her expertise is in shaping products and scaling startups globally. She's grown two media and SAAS startups - Storyful & CrowdTangle - globally, and taken both to acquisition. Asha was the first International hire at CrowdTangle in 2015 - a social media content discovery and analytics tool used by tens of thousands of newsrooms, academics and researchers across the world - which was acquired by Facebook (now Meta) in 2016. She then spent 6 years at Meta building out the CrowdTangle partnerships team in Asia Pacific, India, UK & Europe, Middle East and Latin America and growing the business operations and product to help journalists and researchers better understand their and competitors' content on social media and bring more transparency to tech platforms. At Meta, she also ran the international news programs team and worked with the likes of ICFJ and Reuters to build programs to train and upskill people, to continue investing in the future of journalism. Asha is first and foremost a journalist, having started her career in broadcast news in Australia and has spent the past two decades in Asia Pacific working in both traditional newsrooms, and media startups.

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Asha Phillips
News Programs Lead, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa,  META

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Andrew Hughes is Secretary General of the Press Database and Licensing Network (, the association for international press licensing bodies. PDLN was formed in 2008 and has 35 members located in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australasia. It works to improve press licensing for the benefit of content owners, intermediaries and users. Andrew formerly worked at Corint Media, NLA media access, Financial Times and elsewhere on licensing matters.


Andrew holds a BSc in Management Sciences (Manchester) and is an alumni of London Business School.

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Andrew Hughes
Secretary General, PDLN

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Amrita is currently the Managing Director of Medianet and Medianet Insights and a proud AMEC Board member. Amrita is a passionate, energetic and commercially astute leader with 18 years experience across business strategy, sales growth and relationship management in digital and media industries, with the last 12 years as a senior executive leader in technology and digital services enterprises. Amrita has a deep understanding of the Australian and New Zealand media landscape, along with a high level leadership experience and responsibility from her time as GM Asia for Tigerspike, a technology agency that builds enterprise level digital solutions, and Global Head of Commercial and Partnerships for VMG, a SaaS social media video solution.

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Amrita Sidhu
Managing Director, Medianet and Medianet Insights

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Mazen Nahawi is the Founder & CEO of CARMA, a global leader in communications and media intelligence dedicated to strengthening clients’ communications across the digital and PR Industry. Under his leadership, CARMA has grown exponentially over the years into an impressive and culturally diverse team of more than 600+ individuals with 20 offices across the globe including Dubai, London and Singapore. To date, CARMA has grown to work with over 3,500 brands and organisations worldwide including Aramco, Emirates, HSBC and Expo 2020. A thought leader on a range of topics at the cross section of media, technology and communications, Nahawi has spoken at numerous industry leadership conferences including summits held by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the European Association of Communications Directors (EACD), AMEC and FIBEP.

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Mazen Nahawi
Founder & Group CEO, CARMA

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Fascinated by the profound impact of media on human behavior, I continuously explore the dynamic relationship between technology, media consumption, and society. I strive to understand how media shapes opinions, perceptions, and cultural trends.

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Alicja Bors
Product Lead, Ruepoint

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Mediality CEO Bruce Davidson is a journalist and entrepreneur with more than 40 years media experience. He was the founder of media production company Pagemasters and later served as CEO of Australian newswire AAP for 10 years. He is currently CEO of media services company Mediality, the owner of press release and media contacts business Medianet.

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Bruce Davidson

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Jamshed leads the digital practice for Asia at Edelman, which entails owning the business unit PnL, creating digital products/ solutions for our clients, managing digital talent, building and scaling digital capabilities and providing a point of view to the industry at large on marketing trends. In his former role as APJ Marketing Director at Intel Corporation, he was responsible for building and leading brand, media, content, web and social, and performance. He launched Intel’s first real-time digital hub, which created impact and efficiencies in the marketing operations by combining insights and creativity with integrated paid, owned, and earned, to amplify conversation and search. He is passionate about creating inclusive working environments and is recognised by The Drum as one of the Top 50 most influential people for Modern Marketing and by the World Digital Marketing Congress as 100 of the Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders.

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Jamshed Wadia
Vice Chair, Digital, APAC, Edelman

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Natan Edelsburg is the Chief Partnerships Officer at Muck Rack, the software platform that enables thousands of organizations including Google, International Rescue Committee, Golin and Duolingo to find the right journalists to pitch, report on media coverage and prove the value of their work. In this role, Natan is responsible for leading and cultivating strategic industry partnerships and driving international expansion. Previously, Natan was Chief Revenue Officer at Muck Rack, where he led the Sales and

Customer Success teams. He joined Muck Rack in 2009 as the company’s first employee and held several positions including Chief Operating Officer, helping to build the business to what it is today. Natan is a member of the Board of Trustees for the PRSA Foundation. He is a frequent speaker on social media, PR, journalism and the future of TV. He’s been honored as one of PR News’ Rising Stars and one of PRSA’s 15 Under 35.

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Natan Edelsburg
Chief Partnerships Officer, Muck Rack

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My career began over a decade ago at a boutique PR agency, where I embraced the challenges of a small firm, honing my skills and passion for learning. 

Four years later, I ventured into the startup world at ShopBack, where I was the sole Communications specialist among the first 28 employees. This experience broadened my horizons and taught me how to optimise limited resources.

Today, I find myself at Ninja Van, a tech-enabled express logistics company in Southeast Asia. I drive Ninja Van's brand reputation with an in-house Communications team of 10 spanning multiple countries. In the past four years, I've built a Content team from scratch, launched a PR agency within the company to serve our shippers, and wrote white papers that help our shippers with their businesses.


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Regional Head of Content & Communicatons,
Ninja Van Group

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Soma graduated as a political scientist (MA) in 2021. During his studies, he was really interested in Central Europe next to the sport policy. That is one of the reasons why he is working now in Hungarian-based company CEPER as Chief Operating Officer. He is more responsible for the international media monitoring service and the market research, and he believes that in the future it would be the most important question how we can serve our clients with the best products - at CEPER he is working on that. He has experience in the field of market research and international media monitoring as well.


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Soma Gaspar 
Chief Operating Officer, CEPER

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John has more than 30 years’ experience within the communications and media intelligence industries, including his role as Chief Executive Officer of Media Monitors Pty Ltd and subsequently Isentia for almost two decades.
As Truescope's founder, John is at the heart of strategy, product development, and technology to ensure Truescope is an innovative business solution built for today and designed for tomorrow.
John has been actively involved in industry boards and is a fellow of the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC), a Life Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and a member of the Institute of Company Directors. John is a recipient of AMEC’s Don Bartholomew Award for outstanding service to media measurement and effectiveness.


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John Croll 
CEO and Co-Founder, Truescope

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Jack Murray is the CEO and founder of MediaHQ—a media contacts database and press release software tool. His passion is to help companies share their stories. He does this through innovative technology, speaking publicly, consulting and writing. His first book ‘The Magic Slice - How to Master the Art of Storytelling for Business’ is an Amazon best seller and available on Amazon worldwide. A recognised expert, Jack has worked with hundreds of brands, organisations and teams over a twentyfive-year career. 1 He lives in Dublin with his wife, Alison; his daughters, Matilda and Gwen, and a dog called Badger Lopez. In his spare time he loves reading, cinema and cycling. His claim to fame is that he once finished a pyrenean stage of the Tour De France.

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Jack Murray
CEO, MediaHQ


Christophe Dickès is in charge of Media Procurement and Copyright at Onclusive. He works with the publishers and the collective management organisations at an international level. He has over twenty years of experience in the world of media monitoring, press review and media evaluation (Press Index, Kantar). As FIBEP’s VP, he leads the Copyright Commission since 2014 and is recognised in the market as an expert : he has worked with the European institutions on the issue of the European Directive for FIBEP and AMEC. In 2016, he integrated the European Legal 500 GC power list which recognizes the corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward and identifies an array of the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in the region. In 2019, he was short listed by the European Counsel Awards (Lexology) in the intellectual property category. Christophe holds a doctorate in Contemporary History and a master degree in Politics and Media. He is a contributor to several media and publications.

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Christophe Dickes
Media Procurement and Copyright Director, Onclusive

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Co-founder, co-shareholder and President of the Management Board of Instytut Monitorowania Mediów SA. Member of the Management Board of the Romanian company mediaTRUST SRL. President of the Management Board of the publishing house PRoto Sp. z o. o. Chairman of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee of TFI Quercus S.A. - a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.  Lecturer of studies in the field of Public Relations/Journalism at: Warsaw School of Economics, University of Warsaw, London School of Public Relations.

He sits on the jury of competitions: Golden Clips organized by the Public Relations Companies Association, Best Tourist Product organized by the Polish Tourist Organization, Social Campaign of the Year organized by the Social Communication Foundation, Columns of the Year organized by the Corporate Press Association, Superbrands organized by New Communications.

In 1996 he graduated from the Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Management with the title of MSc. in the field of Management and Marketing.

He completed post-graduate studies at the Kozminski University (insurance and banking) and at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (agriculture).

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Pawel Sanowski
CEO, IMM  and Co-owner, MediaTrust

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Koos is the CEO of X-CAGO. Born in Heerlen, the Netherlands, Koos studied at the universities of Amsterdam and Nijmegen. After his studies, Koos worked as a freelance consultant for a number of multinational companies, with expertise in the field of digital archiving. In 1986 Koos founded his first company. Koos brings his wealth of business experience, entrepreneurship and passion for media to X-CAGO - the company he founded in 2000. Koos regularly speaks at media and publishing conferences, where he provides insights into the print and digital media landscape.

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Koos Hussem


Doy Roque is the serial entrepreneur that founded Media Meter, the Philippines' leading media monitoring firm. Media Mater, has recently experienced considerable growth owing to its pivot towards tech. The company has almost doubled its client base while maintaing its workforce size in the last four years due largely to the software ecosystem it has built largely on its own.

Doy is obsessed with technology and its impact on how people see the world. Aside from Media Meter, Doy has built companies that are now leaders in public relations, digital communications, business analytics, and industrial design, all in the Philippines. Doy's latest project is to expand these companies' footprints to markets in Asia and America.

Doy lives with his wife and four kids in Quezon City in the Philippines.

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Doy Roque
CEO, Media Meter


With over 12 years of experience in the field of speech technology and innovation, Ewa currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at NEWTON Technologies, a Prague-based pioneering technological company specializing in developing world-class speech-to-text solutions and integrating them with media monitoring services.
Ewa's extensive experience includes project management and product development, and she specializes in implementing innovative solutions to increase efficiency and decrease costs. Her goal is to incorporate cutting-edge AI solutions into the company's product portfolio to meet the evolving needs of modern industries, ensuring the company remains at the forefront and increases its competitive advantage. 
In her personal life, Ewa is an avid reader and an enthusiastic explorer, appreciating the beauty of the world and feeding her curiosity through travel and diverse cultural experiences.

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Ewa Balejova
COO, NEWTON Technologies

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Carlos is co-founder and CEO of Priberam, where he took several roles in R&D, Product Management and Business and Partnerships Development. Priberam combines Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence to extract actionable knowledge from multilingual unstructured data. The company's client portfolio ranges from brands like Amazon and Microsoft to the major Portuguese and Brazilian media publishers, law firms and the Government. He graduated in Electronics Engineering at Técnico, with a specialization in Systems and Computers and was a full time researcher at INESC.

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Carlos Amaral
CEO, Priberam

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Eunice Seow is Director, Corporate Communications and Public Relations at TDCX, a customer experience outsourced services provider. She is responsible for defining TDCX’s global communications strategy to build the company’s reputation among stakeholders including the media, investors, employees, clients, prospects and regulators.

Eunice is a firm believer in the power of communications to connect people, to build understanding and to spur action. She has worked on communications campaigns across a wide range of topics, from customer experience and outsourcing to digital transformation, sustainability, and even the change of an interest rate benchmark – Singapore’s shift from SIBOR to SORA.

In her free time, Eunice enjoys exploring new dining joints and doing a CrossFit workout – two very symbiotic activities.

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Eunice Seow
Director, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, TDCX

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Carlos is the CEO of GlobalNews Group, the largest MMO in Latin America. He has been in the Media Intelligence industry for the past 12 years, having previously delved in the software and digital media industries.

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Carlos Alfredo Diaz
CEO, GlobalNews Group


Sophia has been active in the media industry for over 25 years and she currently holds the position of Chief Communication Officer at DataScouting, a leading software research and development company in Greece. In the past she was a news correspondent for the Czech TV for over 15 years, and worked as a journalist at the Czech News Agency. Sophia is experienced in providing expert consulting, content analysis, and media intelligence solutions. She has a PhD in Mass Communication and Journalism from the Charles University in Prague. Sophia has served as a FIBEP Vice President, leading the Tech Portfolio, and was a member of the AMEC International Board of Directors, chairing the Tech Hub Special Interest Group.

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Sophia Karakeva
CCO, DataScouting

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Shubhi Agarwal is the Co-Founder and COO of Locobuzz, a leading global SaaS enterprise that specializes in digital customer experience management. In her role, Shubhi oversees operational excellence, strategic partnerships, business growth, and product innovation for the global market.

With her visionary leadership, Locobuzz has emerged as a prominent player in the industry, boasting an impressive clientele of 50 Fortune 500 companies and Marquee brands across diverse sectors such as banking, hospitality, automotive, telecom, retail, aviation, and e-commerce.

Shubhi is a highly respected gure in the Indian startup ecosystem and has earned several accolades for her entrepreneurial skills, including the prestigious "Women in Leadership Award" at the World Women Leadership Congress in 2020. She is recognized as a thought leader in the industry, particularly for her expertise in leveraging AI and machine learning to enhance customer experience.

Shubhi holds an MBA in Finance from California State University and a BE in Electronics and Telecommunications from Amravati University. Prior to co- founding Locobuzz, she spent over two decades working with leading enterprises including Tata Motors, YEN Management Consultants, UTV Software Communications Ltd, Bigix, Hungama, BoxTV-Times Internet, and others.

Shubhi is a voracious reader, an enthusiastic cook, a curator of mixed media arts, and an ardent tness enthusiast.

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Shubhi Agarwal
Co-Founder & COO, Locobuzz


Florian Laszlo, who studied law in Vienna, began his professional career at Austria's only weekly newspaper for finance and business, Börsen Kurier, of which he is currently the publisher. At 2009 he took over the management of the media intelligence company »OBSERVER« from his father. As the managing director he expanded the firm into a brand intelligence company, adding media resonance analysis and market research to its portfolio. He is also speaker for the Information Service Providers in the Chamber of Commerce and proud Ex-Secretary General of FIBEP.

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Florian Laszlo

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OrnicoGroup CEO Oresti Patricios is a leading South African thinker on brands, consumers, media research and entrepreneurship, starting his first media business in 1979.


Avid entrepreneur Oresti Patricios has long been a media and advertising industry insider. Self-described as an “entrepreneur, visionary and risk taker” Patricios likes to push boundaries, challenging existing ideas and inspiring his peers and colleagues to embrace growth in Africa and to use entrepreneurial thinking to solve corporate problems.


Patricios fronts Ornico – a company he founded in South Africa in 1984 – which has become a leading Pan-African provider of reputation, media, advertising and brand research. His early entrepreneurial exploits lead to him being awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award – a particular honour presented to him in 1996 by then President Nelson Mandela. 


He further currently serves on several South African and global industry bodies, including SAMMA (South African Media Monitoring and Measurement Association), PAMRO (Pan African Media Research Organisation, FIBEP (the global media monitoring association) as well as the IAB South Africa.


Patricios has an MBA in Social Media from the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and also completed a Bachelor’s degree in accounting (Bcompt).

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Oresti Patricios
CEO, OrnicoGroup


Aseem, a dog lover, is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Impact Research & Measurement Pvt. Ltd. a firm that offers integrated media insights. He is also the Chairman of The International Association of Measurement and Evaluation of Communication. In 2017 he was honoured with the AMEC Lifetime Fellowship Award for his contribution to the Industry.


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Aseem Sood
Chairman, AMEC
CEO, Impact Research & Measurement

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Vladimir's professional path has always been related to data and innovation. He has about six years of experience in digital media and business development, gained at Economedia, Bulgaria’s top news publisher. After that, he continued his journey at A Data Pro, a global company specialising in content, data and business intelligence services, as a Chief Technology Officer. Since 2016, Vladimir has been CEO at Identrics, and now he is also Chief Data Officer at the newly established business community of Updata One.

In addition to his extensive professional experience in the data and innovation industry, Vladimir Petkov is also deeply involved in the field of AI development and implementation. He is a strong advocate for the ethical standards that should be followed in the AI-driven world and believes in the importance of creating AI that is transparent, unbiased, and inclusive.

Besides his professional life, Vlado is a podcast producer and host and delivers lectures on online business and digital media-related topics at various universities. He is also one of the hosts of the FIBEP Media Intelligence Explained podcast.

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Vladimir Petkov
CEO, Identrics
CDO, Updata One


Eclectic entrepreneur who, after completing his studies in business sciences, takes over the operational management of the family business, which is a leader in northern Italy in banking services. He initiates strategic partnerships with major international supply chain players.
In early 2000, from the analysis of the needs of a number of clients, he creates a new business unit to monitor in a broad spectrum all media communications. From the business unit founds Infojuice, among the first European players to use Speech to Text technologies and to offer a unique platform for comprehensive monitoring of any media. Passionate Wine Sommelier, founds a company to promote sustainable agricultural development. For over 10 years, he has been collaborating and developing university research projects in the field of Deep Learning and Human Language Technologies applied to Media Intelligence.

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Omar Signori
CEO, Infojuice Srl



With a degree in journalism, I rst worked for a few Belgian media. I joined Auxipress 30 years ago, at the dawn of the digital age, to launch the rst strategic and early morning monitoring service. Board member since 2012, I lead the global operations at Auxipress since 2001.I have been involved in the development of Auxipress from a media monitoring business to a brand intelligence business.

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Thierry Cornez
COO, Auxipress



I am passionate about staying at the forefront of data, news trends and technology, continuously seeking opportunities to innovate and deliver new solutions. With a strong background in both traditional and media and data deliveries.

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Simon Ernst-Sunne
CEO, Opoint



Raphael is presently the Head of Product for Broadcast of Media:Track, the fastest growing International media monitoring outsourcing hub.

He helps tech and cloud enablement to multitude various brands, enterprises and online ventures. He is recognized Cloud Enthusiast and leader (AWS Hero).

He has served multiple roles such as CTO & COO of, the largest Ed-Tech Platform in the Philippines. He served as founding and Senior IT management of startups (Luxclusif) and, Fashion B2B and B2C E-commerce respectively, both funded by various global venture capitals.

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Raphael Quisumbing
Head of Product Broadcast, MediaTrack

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