Africa summit to examine sustainable digital media business models.
JOHANNESBURG / GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa -- CEOs and top editors from South, West, North and East Africa converge on Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam for three days in September to attend Africa’s annual media leadership summit which this year focuses on finding “Sustainable Media Business Models in the Digital Age”.
The Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC), which takes place on 26-29 September, is hosted annually by Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership (SPI) and Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS).
As in all previous AMLC summits, this year’s conference will be a key learning and reflective platform where Africa’s top media leaders will discuss strategic, operational and other challenges to keep their media credible, relevant and competitive in a fast-changing and digitalising media landscape.
Past AMLC summits have debated topics such as “Managing Media in a Recession” (Mauritius, 2002); “The Challenges of Media Convergence” (Cape Town, South Africa, 2003); “Policies and Strategies for Media Viability” (Maputo, Mozambique, 2005); “South Meets East: Strategic Challenges for African Media” (Nairobi, Kenya, 2006); “Revenue Generation for Robust African Media” (Cape Town, South Africa, 2007); “Doing Digital Media in Africa: Prospects, Promises and Problems” (Kampala, Uganda, 2008); and “Learning from the Future: Africa’s Media Map in 2029” (Accra, Ghana, 2009) .
The AMLC is the only pan-African gathering of CEOs and leading editors from across Africa, having been launched by KAS and the SPI nearly 10 years ago.