We have now begun the countdown to the 2018 World Media Economics and Management Conference in Cape Town from 6-9 May 2018

Only three months to go to this historic summit in a historic city! Please note below some of the key issues on the #WMEMC2018, which we want to bring to your attention:



We are inviting registered delegates or those who are still to register to volunteer to chair one or more of the research track sessions that are listed below. Please email Ms Heide Khuhlane, the WMEMC Co-ordinator, at h.khuhlane@ru.ac.za if you wish to chair a session.

  • A Globalised World – TV/Film
  • A Globalised World – International Strategies
  • A Globalised World – Glocal (x2 Chairs)
  • A Globalised World – Publishing (x2 Chairs)
  • A Globalised World – Adapting to change
  • Strategic Management- Making money (x2 Chairs)
  • Strategic Management – Newspapers’ future (x2 Chairs)
  • Strategic Management – TV (x2 Chairs)
  • Strategic Management – Creative Industries (x2 Chairs)
  • Strategic Management – Film, Movies, Cinema
  • Measuring Media Consumption Trends & Impacts – Business models
  • Measuring Media Consumption Trends & Impacts – Paying for content (x2 Chairs)
  • Measuring Media Consumption Trends & Impacts – Film/Cinema

The responsibilities of the chairs of the research sessions include:

v  -Briefly introducing the presenters and wrapping up the session at its end, when the chair opens up the session to the audience for a Q&A with the presenters.

v  -Time-keeping so that the session does not over-run its allotted time, which would affect the next sessions.

v  -Reminding presenters to speak to their research paper, and not to read their papers. Conference papers will be uploaded on the conference website, so in the interest of time it is advised that delegates should read the papers in advance.



Important dates

— 15 February 2018 — Deadline for the submission of full conference papers.

— 5 March 2018 — Last day for the Conference’s registration.


Once you have completed the registration process, please send us a head-and-shoulders colour photo and a brief biography of yourself (about four paragraphs), which will be used in publishing the delegates’ profiles ahead of the conference.

Conference programme

#WMEMC2018 registration will take place on Sunday, 6 May 2018, from 09:00 until 17:00. From 14:00-17:00 delegates are encouraged to tour scenic sites of Cape Town (optional) at own cost. At 18.30 the conference Welcome Cocktail Reception will commence until late.

The WMEMC proper starts at 08:00 on Monday, 7 May, running until Wednesday, 9 May 2018. The conference will conclude with a closing Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 9 May, from 18:30 till late.


Water situation in Cape Town

The conference venue, the Lagoon Beach Hotel, assures delegates that despite the drought that Cape Town and some parts of South Africa are facing, there will be adequate water for delegates throughout the conference.


Submission of full conference papers

Papers must be a maximum of 40 pages (12 pt, Times New Roman, double spaced), including an abstract, pictures, tables, references and/or appendix.
-Separate title page should include title, authors, university affiliations and email addresses.
-Formatting: Please follow the APA paper and reference formatting style.
-Submitted papers must not have been previously presented, published or accepted for publication.

-ALL papers to be emailed to Ms Heide Khuhlane at h.khuhlane@ru.ac.za on or before the paper submission deadline of 15 February 2018.


Airport Transfers

Delegates are urged to please forward their travel itinerary to wmemc@ru.ac.za should they wish to make use of the transport available to transport delegates from the Cape Town International Airport to the Lagoon Beach Hotel on Sunday, 6 May 2018, and returning to the Airport on Thursday, 10 May 2018. The schedule of the trips between the Airport and the Hotel and back will be made available closer to the Conference.

Conference Questions and Help

Should you need help or have a question on the Conference, please email the Conference Co-ordinator Heide Khuhlane at h.khuhlane@ru.ac.za or call her at +27-46-603-8921.


We will do our best to regularly keep you abreast of any development that affects the Conference. Please watch this space. We look forward to welcoming and hosting you in Cape Town in May.


Please book your accommodation NOW at the magnificent Atlantic Ocean-facing Lagoon Beach Hotel. Please

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