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ABU 2015 General Assembly and Associated Meetings kicks off tomorrow in Istanbul

Enhancing services to members and empowering the media in Asia-Pacific is the centre piece of the ABU 52nd General Assembly & Associated Meetings in Istanbul, Turkey, 24-31 October 2015.

The week-long event kicks off tomorrow afternoon with the Sports Committee Meetings where the theme will be: “Re-strategising Broadcasting Unions for better Sports Coverage”.

More than 500 ABU members, experts and partners from Asia-Pacific and around the world will gather for the most important annual meeting of the Union. The 2015 General Assembly is hosted by TRT, the Turkish public broadcaster.

The ABU General Assembly on 30-31 October is preceded by six days committee meetings and workshops. The keynote topic of a Super Panel discussion on the final day will be “Serving Audiences: Empowering Society”. On the same day in the afternoon, the Professional Discussion will focus on different issues relating to Spectrum.

Apart from the meetings, a line-up of 14 artists will perform at this year’s TV Song Festival on 28 October. The ABU Prizes attracted this year nearly 250 entries from 23 countries and the winners will be recognized at the 2015 ABU General Assembly Gala Awards ceremony in Istanbul on Friday 30 October.