Podcast Network Asia’s CEO Ronster Baetiong will be one of the speakers of Asia Podcast Festival, while his Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Josef Acuña will judge this year’s Asia Podcast Awards.

Asia Podcast Festival is in its second year of celebrating podcast excellence by bringing the best podcasters in Asia. The festival aims to provide a sandbox for emerging talents to grow and experiment, with the help of industry leaders such as Podcast Network Asia’s Ronster Baetiong and Josef Acuña

“We are very honored for Podcast Network Asia to represent the country at an international podcast festival with the hopes of making podcasting mainstream.” says Baetiong. 

Acuña also added, “Our goal in PNA is to empower content creators’ voices, so we are excited to be one of the judges in this year’s awarding ceremony as the industry recognizes some of the most powerful voices in the podcasting scene.”

Asia Podcast Festival consists of four pillars, designed to professionalize the Asia podcasting industry: 

Podlab: A hybrid podcast accelerator program that will take place over the course of 4 weeks. The Podlab is an industry level program for serious entries into the podcast industry. It aims to equip applicants with industry level knowledge, tools and connection to supercharge their career.

Awards: For Asia by Singapore, the Asia Podcast Awards celebrate the best in Asia podcasting. By creating the platform to organize and honor the members of the Asian podcasting community, we will empower Asian voices and celebrate our voices and diversity with the rest of the world. 

Conference: For existing podcasters, we have a series of in-person and virtual conferences and networking sessions during the Singapore Media Festival in December to level up their skills and work with them to bring their podcasts to the next level.

Marketplace: A series of assisted business matching sessions that aims to build the Asian podcasting community, to create support and potential business partnerships. The marketplace is open to podcasters, brand owners and potential sponsors. 

“We are so excited to bring back a bigger and better version of the Asia Podcast Festival for a second edition. We hope to encourage the attendees, be it podcast companies, media representatives, beginner creators or professionals seeking opportunities in the audio space. to support and build the budding podcast ecosystem in Singapore and Asia,” says Raven Lim, founder of MeaVox Live and the organizer of the inaugural Asia Podcast Festival in 2019.  

The Asia Podcast Festival has a line up of regional and international trainers and speakers from Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, USA, Sweden, as our very own Ronster Baetiong represents both the Philippines and Podcast Network Asia

Aside from Podcast Network Asia, other international podcast networks will also join such as IVM Podcasts, Renegade Radio, StoryFM, and brands like technical experts from Audio-Technica and City Music. StoryFM has been named the sole media partner for China as well.

Application for Asia Podcast Awards was launched on October 1, 2021, and will close on November 21, 2021. You can now register at the workshops and the conference sessions

You can also win FREE tickets for a limited time. Just email with the subject title, “Podcast Network Asia” and share why you want to participate at Asia Podcast Festival in the body.  Deadline of entries is on November 5, 2021. 

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