2015-05-06 09:55

China Daily Session at FILMART 2015, 25th March 2015

Mar 25, 2015, Hong Kong – More than 300 delegates from the movie industry around the world attended theChina Daily Asia LeadershipRoundtable Panel on “The New Silk Road of Asia’s Film Industry: Challenges, Opportunities and Partnership”at 10.00AM to 12.30PM at FILMART. We are delighted towork with Hong Kong Trade Development Council again and to be the Media Partner for FILMART 2015for the third consecutive year.
Mr. ZHOU Li, Publisher & Editor‐in­‐Chief of China Daily Asia Pacific believed that the rapid development of China’s film industry in alignment with President Xi’s ‘New Silk Road’ initiative will make recognizable contribution to the growth of Asia’s film industry. Mr. Zhou welcomed the distinguished keynote speakers together with Mr. Raymond YIP, Deputy Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council including Dr. Wilfred WONG Ying­‐Wai, Chairman of Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, Chairman of Asian Film Awards Academy & Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Film Development Council; Mr. LEE Yong-­Kwan, Festival Director of Busan International Film Festival; Mr. Yasushi SHIINA, Director General of Tokyo International Film Festival and Dr. MA Runsheng, President of China Radio, Film and Television Program Exchange Center.

Seven panelists from across Asia including Mr. Pantham THONGSANG, Deputy Secretary for Academic Affairs of The National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contents Associations, Thailand; Mr. LI Yansong, President of iQIYI Motion Pictures and Vice President of iQIYI.com, Inc; Ms. Ann AN, President of Desen International Media; Mr. ZHU Huilong, Chief Executive Officer of Heyi Pictures, Senior Vice President of Youku Tudou Inc; Mr. William PFEIFFER, Chief Executive Officer of Dragongate Entertainment Ltd; Mr. Clifford COONAN, Asia Bureau Chief of The Hollywood Reporter and Mr. Raymond ZHOU, Columnist/Film Critic of China Daily further discussed the challenges and opportunities from their own industry perspectives.