Guests heard from past winners, judges and partners at the Asian Media Awards 2017 Networking and Launch Event at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate yesterday, 23rd March.
Tom Brown from the hotel welcomed guests to the evening. The fifth Asian Media Awards will take place at the venue on Wednesday 25 October.
Speakers included Nathan Pearson, co-founder of Espoke Living and Maxine Farnworth of official event caterers Payal Events.
Paul Broster, Director of Journalism at the University of Salford showcased the official video to the 2016 ceremony which has been produced by students at the university.
Students were then presented with official recognition for their work in 2016.
Mike Straney, Director of Major Giving at Sightsavers revealed how the charity would be new partners for 2017.
Former AMA Best Blog winner Salma Haidrani spoke of her experiences since she won an award at the very first ceremony in 2013.
The evening concluded with a talk by Tommy Nagra, Head of Television at the BBC’s Religion and Ethics Department.
Nominations for this year’s Asian Media Awards open on Monday 24 April 2017.
This year’s Asian Media Awards returns to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Wednesday October 25 2017.
The official shortlist announcement will take place at ITV, The London Studios on Thursday September 21 2017.
A full list of all categories including special awards can be viewed at http://www.asianm
Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia and Anita Anand.
The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the event include ITV, MediaCom, M.E.N and Press Association Training.
The official Charity Partners for 2017 are Sightsavers.
The event is also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages, AMT Lawyers, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Supreme Dream Events, Payal and Cleartwo.