PRovoke Media's Asia-Pacific Summit & SABRE Awards charts the future of influence and engagement, while also celebrating cutting edge communications work.
PRovoke Media's Asia-Pacific Summit & SABRE Awards will seek to generate inspiring discussions on the future of marketing and communications.
The hybrid conference is expected to begin at 1.30pm HKT/SGT and finish by 6pm.
The Summit features some a high-profile mix of senior global communicators, marketers and thinkers.
The Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards benchmark and celebrate the best public relations work, agencies and individuals across the fast-changing region.
The SABRE Awards ceremony, including the IN2 SABRE Awards, will start at 7pm HKT/SGT, with the broadcast opening at 6.30pm.
Finalists for the 2021 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards, which are being held virtually on 15 September.
Arun Sudhaman is CEO and editor-in-chief at PRovoke Media.
In this role Arun oversees PRovoke Media's global content offering, including its analysis and insight into reputation, public relations and communications trends and issues. Since joining PRovoke Media in 2010, Arun has comprehensively redefined the title’s content platform, which includes its digital presence and new products such as the Influence 100 compendium of key global influencers, the Global PR Agency Rankings, the Global Creative Index, and the PRovoke Media podcast. He also led the rebrand of the Holmes Report to PRovoke Media in 2020.
Arun has also played a pivotal role expanding PRovoke Media's coverage into Asia-Pacific and other emerging markets, and has helped steer the company’s international events programme, particularly the Global Public Relations Summit — which has featured such luminaries as Sir Martin Sorrell, P&G’s Marc Pritchard, Chuck Porter and IBM’s Jon Iwata.
He brings to the position more than a decade’s experience as a journalist and digital content specialist, most of which has been spent analysing the media, marketing and communications industries. His career has encompassed coverage and analysis of reputation and leadership issues in numerous countries across the world, including the US and UK, Russia, China, India and South Africa.
Prior to joining the Holmes Report, Arun spent more than seven years with Haymarket Media in Hong Kong, Singapore and London. He joined Haymarket title PRWeek UK in January 2009, after covering Asia’s media and marketing landscape at sister Haymarket title Campaign Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Before Haymarket, Arun spent one year at public relations firm Weber Shandwick during its tumultuous mergers with Weber and BSMG. During his career as a journalist he has appeared on BBC News and has also contributed to The Guardian and the South China Morning Post, where he began his career as a business reporter.
In 2015, Arun became the youngest-ever inductee into the ICCO Hall of Fame.
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