VidCon, the biggest event celebrating digital video and online creators, will be making its way to Singapore on 3-4 December 2019. It will be marked as the first VidCon Asia Summit.
VidCon is a very huge deal in the YouTube community as the convention typically gathers thousands of online video creators, fans and even industry representatives from around the world. It initially began as the first YouTube convention in 2010 drawing more than 1,400 video bloggers. Its subsequent conferences held in South California saw a consistent rise in attendance that already reached a total of 31,000 in 2017. In 2017, VidCon Europe was launched in Amsterdam and VidCon Australia in Melbourne. Then in February 2019, VidCon London was established. VidCon US, UK and Australia have garnered a whopping 100,000 visitors.
With VidCon Asia Summit on the horizon, GM of Vidcon Jim Louderback is expecting “a diverse group of creators, brands and platforms to come together and shape the future of online video”.
VidCon Asia Summit details
The VidCon Asia Summit will be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre. The event will be in conjunction with the Singapore Media Festival and produced by Branded, the owners of the All That Matters festival.
Event attendees can expect keynotes from industry leaders and workshops for creators looking to grow their audience and revenue in the Asian online video marketplace. Unfortunately for people hoping for the signature VidCon fan/community and creator tracks, there won’t be any at VidCon Asia this time. Instead, those may be added next time.
“Singapore is the perfect location for us to make our debut in the region. It is a vibrant media hub with a solid digital infrastructure and strong support from bodies such as the IMDA,” explains president and managing director of Viacom International Media Networks Asia Pacific, Mark Whitehead.
To stay updated with VidCon Asia Summit, visit https://vidcon.asia/.