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Asian Publishing Convention Lists 26 Finalists for Asian Publishing Awards 2011

BANGKOK, June 20, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asian Publishing Convention (APC), due to hold its 5th annual magazine and digital publishing event next week in Bangkok, announced the 26 finalists for the Asian Publishing Awards 2011. This is a premium shortlist by the international judges from a strong field of 63 entries involving 29 media companies from 9 countries. The Convention is hosted by The Magazine Association of Thailand (TMAT).

The Asian Publishing Awards recognizes best multimedia practices in magazine, book and corporate communications sectors. The magazine sector awards cover multimedia consumer research, advertising delivery, new business models, effective digital publishing, user-generated content, screen tablet platforms, social networks and design. The book awards recognize multimedia marketing and writing on media or socio-economic aspects relevant to Asia.

The awards for corporate communications identify best multimedia usage and innovative campaigns in a multimedia context.

The Publishing Awards sponsor is Atex (www.atex.com). Atex, headquartered in the UK with offices worldwide, is a software company offering solutions for media-rich industries. Atex develops smart digital solutions that make a measurable difference and enables its 1000+ customers to streamline operations and optimize their digital strategy. Atex offers fully integrated web, advertising, tablet and print content management solutions that are scalable to integrate into any business environment.

In addition, this year APC inaugurates the Photo Awards. The theme selected this year is FASHION. There will be a photo gallery of works from leading fashion photographers from the region. The sponsor of the photo awards is SMARTTPAPERS Aviation Pte. Ltd which has developed a breakthrough super-compression technology for high quality colour images. Its technology has been adopted by Singapore Airlines to convert hardcopy newspapers and magazines to digital display on board passenger screens of SIA aircraft.

The Asian Publishing Convention interfaces print editors and publishers with digital, mobile, screen platform and social media experts in intensive 90-minute workshops over two days. About 40 international experts are engaged in transferring critical "how-to" practical coaching to print publishers and editors. The mission of APC is to ensure the transformation of content into profitable multimedia channels with new business models.

Swiss Post International and Synovate are premium sponsors of the APC. Co-operating sponsors are WoodWing, Audience Media, Boncafe Thailand, Dahra Spa, DOCOMO Intertouch, OneVision, Ricoh Thailand, Tailor on Ten, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, and World Travel Services Limited.

The national magazine associations who are partners of APC are: Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), ASEAN Book Publishers Association (ABPA), Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC), Association of Indian Magazines (AIM), Magazine Business Association of Taipei (MBAT), Magazine Publishers Association of Malaysia (MPA), Magazine Publishers association of Singapore (MPAS), National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS), National Book Development Board (NBDB) and VietnamMarcom.

The event is supported by Creative Crest, Integrated Public Relations, Masso PR and PR Society of Indonesia. Official media partners include AdAsia, Adobo Magazine, ACN Newswire, Asian e-Marketing, Event fame and Yehey.

For additional information visit the APC website www.publishingconvention.com.

Lestie Fronteras
Marketing & Media Manager
Tel: +632 846 8349

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Source: Asian Publishing Convention

Sectors: Trade Shows, Daily News
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