The 2018 edition of the World Media Economics and Management Conference  seeks to interrogate the business, management and leadership strategies of the current media industry.

The WMEMC is hosted by the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership and Rhodes University. It aims to gauge their relevance and effectiveness in an age where international digital media conglomerates are increasingly displacing traditional media in the creation, value-addition and dissemination of media content to audiences.


Media Management in the Age of Tech Giants: Collaboration or Co-opetition?

6-9 May 2018

Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town


Major conference research topics include:

Strategic Management

A Globalized World

Education, Teaching and Learning

Measuring Media Consumption Trends and Impact

Media and Journalism Ethics

Big Data and Its Implications for Media Firms:  An Invited Research Session


Details on the research themes available at the conference website,

IMPORTANT NOTE: Papers on other topics that are directly relevant to media economics and media management will also be considered.


Early Bird Registration Season coming up soon!

16 August  2017 – Early bird conference registration opens

20 October 2017 – Early bird conference registration closes

REGISTER NOW to take advantage of the accommodation and registration discounts.


Conference Registration Package

The conference registration package covers all teas/coffees and snacks served during the conference’s morning and afternoon breaks (from 7-9 May 2018); all lunches except on the day of the delegates’ arrival  on 6 May 2018 when an evening Welcome Reception will be provided to all delegates from 6.30pm onwards; and three dinners (on 6 May, 7 May, and 9 May 2018). In the evening of 8 May 2018, delegates will be free from late afternoon to sample some of Cape Town’s best restaurants. They can also do some shopping at one of South Africa’s biggest and ultra-modern shopping malls not far away from the conference venue.


NB: Registration & Biographies

You can register for the conference at any time between now and 15 March 2018. Once you have completed the registration process, please send us a head-and-shoulders colour photo and a brief bio of yourself (a couple of paragraphs) which will be used in publishing the delegates’ profiles ahead of the conference.

PAYMENTS: Proof of payment is required to confirm registration. Please email proof of payment to , and cc: ’. Register Here NOW!



Book your accommodation NOW at the magnificent, Atlantic Ocean-facing Lagoon Beach Hotel at

Please quote the following booking code to ensure that you benefit from the discounted hotel accommodation rates for WMEMC delegates: 1942535.

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Contact us:

Ms Heide Khuhlane
Conference Co-ordinator
Tel: 046 603 8921
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