The Pacific Century Institute is a multi-national organization working with a broad spectrum of individuals and groups to foster positive change around the Pacific Rim in the 21st century. The Pacific Century Institute was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization, its mission is to foster education, policy dialogue and research concerning the whole Pacific Rim region. PCI’s chosen constituency is government officials, scholars, business people and journalists as significant actors on the regional stage.
The Better Hong Kong Foundation is a privately-funded, non-profit making organization and has no political affiliation. It was formed by influential Hong Kong business and community leaders in 1995 to build greater international understanding between East and West by facilitating communications between Hong Kong, China and the global community. The Foundation’s principal objective is to help build a better Hong Kong. To this end, the Foundation regularly works with local and international academic institutions and research institutes in conducting surveys and studies, and in organizing forums and conferences.
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
is one of Germany’s political foundations. With its international activities, 78 offices abroad and projects in over 120 countries, the Foundation provides a substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. KAS’ Regional Programme in the Asia-Pacific Region, based in Singapore, focus on three key areas, namely political dialogue, media development and the rule of law. The “Media Programme Asia” was established to promote a free, responsible and ethical press by strengthening dialogue amongst leading editors and journalists as well as by providing further education for journalists in the region.
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The Wall Street Journal Asia is the leader in global business news for Asia. Since 1976, it has provided indispensable news and analysis of regional and global business developments for an influential pan-Asian audience of corporate and government decision-makers. The Journal Asia has been voted Asia ’s most “important business reading” in every ABRS study since the survey’s inception in 1985.
It is a rare occasion when journalists from Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States have an opportunity to come together for three days to hear newsmakers, experts and one another speak about the most important issues in the region and in media. Two years ago the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Center for Journalists held its first international media conference in Bangkok and drew 200 participants from 21 nations. Participants received the most up-to-date information on the region from the people who knew it best.
Working in partnership with the respected Journalism Media and Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, where the event will also be held, we expect at least 200 journalists and other professionals to attend this second international media conference. With Asia leading the recovery from the economic crisis and playing an increasingly important global role, what more dynamic place to hold this second conference than in Hong Kong?
To become a sponsor contact Susan Kreifels, EWC Media Programs Coordinator, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, at 1-808-944-7176 or email@example.com.