Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court.
Facilitating global business connections and brand reinvention in the new media landscape

10,000 +


170 +

Globally renowned speakers

150 +

Exhibiting brands

150 +

Hosted buyers


Main feature areas

Shaping the future of the media industry

Accelerating change in media throughout the world requires global thought, outlook and collaboration to help businesses align, adapt, and thrive. The launch edition of the Global Media Congress will offer the ideal platform to achieve this. The event will play a key role in facilitating business connections globally and foster brand reinvention in the new media landscape. We invite you to be a part of this historic event set to take place from 15-17 November 2022 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.

  • "The UAE is a global host and an efficient platform for the entire media sector because of its integrated digital infrastructure."

    H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court

What the industry has to say about the event

Showcasing products crucial to the evolving media industry

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The Conference

at the Global Media Congress

The global media industry will gather in Abu Dhabi to leverage countless networking opportunities and take part in a pivotal conference program sharing ground-breaking ideas and cutting-edge solutions shaping the future of the industry. Offering a platform for journalists, tech firms, content creators, digital marketing professionals, streaming giants, entertainment executives, regulators and key media stakeholders, the Global Media Congress will facilitate critical knowledge exchange and present opportunities for business partnerships for media professionals from across the globe.

The conference program will be delivered in multiple languages, appealing to a global audience.

With an emphasis on disruption, the session at the conference will focus on:

  • AI and data
  • Disruptive technology
  • Upskilling and future human needs
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Content creation
  • Key media trends and forecasts

1,200 +

Conference delegates

200 +

CEOs from global media companies

170 +

Globally renowned speakers

30 +

Thought leadership sessions

Global Media Congress 2022 Speakers

Our latest line-up of confirmed speakers include:

  • Javier Villanueva Barzelatto

    CEO Megamedia Vice President

    Anatel (TV trade association)

  • Adrian Wells

    Managing Director


  • Adrian Monck

    Managing Director, Head of Public & Social Engagement


  • Sofie Hvitved

    Futurist, Senior Advisor & Head of Media

    Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

  • Sanjay Sindhwani


    Indian Express Online

  • Philippe Petitpont

    Co-Founder and CEO


  • Zubair Timol



  • Mohammed Jalal Alrayssi


    Emirates News Agency (WAM)

  • Hon Monica Mutsvangwa

    Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services


  • Najib Gouiaa


    MediaCity Mauritius

Join leading brands who exhibit with us

Immersive features at the Global Media Congress

  • Innovate Stage

    Are you a media startup, new content website or developing cutting edge information technology solutions?  Please apply to participate in the Global Media Congress Innovation Expo, taking place from15-17 November 2022 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.  Startups are invited to apply for an exhibitor booth, and to be selected to speak at the Startup Hub & […]

  • Create Stage

    Learn about the latest trends, hear opinions from your media peers and ensure you stay at the cutting edge of the media! The Create Stage will be a hive of activity every day at the show with a full schedule of not-to-be-missed sessions including: Innovation talks Product launches Workshops Panel debates AI sessions Live pitches

  • Media Future Labs

    The Global Media Congress Media Labs bring together C-suite level industry executives, policymakers, and entrepreneurs from across the world to share, debate, and develop the ideas that will shape the future of the media industry. Sessions will take place in an exclusive, closed-door environment during the Global Media Congress. By participating in the Media Labs, […]

  • Workshops

    The Global Media Congress will host a series of training and talent development workshops, providing attendees with the opportunity to develop new skills and nurture existing ones. Workshop attendees will learn first-hand from industry leaders about the latest practices shaping the industry’s future from experts in both the technology and media sectors.

  • Hosted Buyer Programme

    The Hosted Buyer Programme at the Global Media Congress is designed to foster business opportunities between international and regional hosted buyers and a selection of global exhibitors. Over 65 hosted buyers from across the globe will meet 120+ global and regional media brands who will be exhibiting at the event in structured ‘speed networking sessions’. […]

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