The mission of the People’s Republic of China for ASEAN invited STIKOM The London School of Public Relations (LSPR) – Jakarta to represent Indonesia at the ASEAN Omnimedia Seminar 2018. Another ASEAN countries such as Myanmar and Laos attended the seminar as well.
The 2018 ASEAN Omnimedia Seminar was hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) and organized by the China ASEAN Expo Secretariat. The two main purposes of this first-ever seminar were to assist ASEAN countries to gain an in-depth and comprehensive understanding about China and to strengthen the information exchange between ASEAN countries and China on Omnimedia. Regarding this, ASEAN countries can more accurately and more objectively deliver news from China.
At the Opening Ceremony, Mr. Wang Desheng, Deputy Special Commissioner in Nanning of the Ministry of Commerce and Mr. Zeng Zhong, Vice Secretary-General of the CAEXPO Secretariat said that since the construction of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, especially since the China-ASEAN Expo has been successfully functioning for 14 years, bilateral economic relationship between China and ASEAN has been developing rapidly, bringing tangible benefits to enterprises and people of both sides. This seminar did not only provide an opportunity for mutual learning but also served a mutual understanding and friendship between the two sides.
Rizka Septiana, M.Si, IAPR, the Membership Director of APRN, was privileged to represent the entire ASEAN media delegation to give an opening remark. During the seminar, Mr. Dendy Muris, M.Si., the Associate Dean of Campus B STIKOM LSPR-Jakarta, presented the result of collaboration between APRN and LSPR – Jakarta about Indonesia’s Media Landscape. The attendees highly appreciated those achievements.
Taking a different approach to enhance the effectiveness, the agenda of the ASEAN Omnimedia Seminar 2018 took place between 8 May and 21 May 2018 in several cities such as Nanning, Liuzhou, and Beijing. Besides the seminar itself, the delegations were invited to visit the local large corporations such as China Daily, Guangxi Daily, People’s Daily and Sina.com. The in-depth exploration and discussions about Omnimedia integration in China with the local large corporations truly enhanced the quality and the overall effectiveness of the delivering a comprehensive seminar and of realizing the above-mentioned main purposes.