Global Media Congress - by Capital Events
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court.
Facilitating global business connections and brand reinvention in the new media landscape




Globally renowned speakers


Exhibiting brands




Main feature areas

Shaping the future of the media industry

The media industry is changing rapidly, and businesses need to adapt in order to thrive. The Global Media Congress is the ideal platform for businesses to connect with global thought leaders, learn about the latest trends, and collaborate on new ideas. After a very successful first edition last year, the second edition will take place from 14-16 November 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.
This year, the Global Media Congress will feature the exhibition, where leading international and local brands will showcase the latest tech, products, and services in media. The event will also host the conference, which brings together global leaders in media to address hot topics and trends. The six feature areas are back this year, which are not just knowledge sharing hubs but also touch points to be inspired and facilitate shaping the future of the media industry.

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  • "Launch edition of Global Media Congress was successful in shaping the future of the media industry."

    H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

    Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court

Showcasing products crucial to the evolving media industry

Content Production
Equipment and hardware
Social media platforms

The Conference

at the Global Media Congress

The Global Media Congress features a specialized conference with dedicated sessions related to the media industry. These sessions focus on key topics led by high-level experts in the industry from across the globe. Topics at the conference vary in different specializations related to digital communication, artificial intelligence, advanced technologies, and innovation in the media sector. Specialist sessions covering journalism, radio, television, internet, and social media will also be featured at the conference. This specialized conference is a great opportunity for media professionals to learn about the latest trends and challenges facing the industry.

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

This year, the conference will focus on the following themes:

  • Sustainability
  • Innovation and latest technologies in Media
  • Sports Media
  • Youth, Education and the Future of Media


Conference delegates

200 +

CEOs from global media companies

170 +

Globally renowned speakers

30 +

Thought leadership sessions

Global Media Congress 2023 Speakers

Our latest line-up of confirmed speakers include:

  • H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

    Minister of State for Tolerance and Coexistence

    United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • H.E Mona Al Marri


    Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) (UAE)

  • H.E Heba Fatani

    Director General

    RAK Government Media Office (UAE)

  • H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa


    Sharjah Media City (Shams) (UAE)

  • Pierre Choueiri

    Chairman and CEO

    Choueiri Group (UAE)

  • Ahn Hyung-joon

    President & CEO

    Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. (South Korea)

  • Sashi Kumar


    Media Development Foundation & Asian College of Journalism (India)

  • Maya Manna


    RT Arabic (Russia)

  • LIU YongGang


    The Paper (China)

  • Amie Ferris-Rotman

    Global News Editor

    New Lines Magazine (UK)

  • Prof. Charlie Beckett


    Department of media and Communications, London School of Economics (UK)

  • Jonathan Clayton

    Former Editor for UNHCR

    UNOCHA, The New Humanitarian (UK)

  • Roland Barber

    Head of Digital Transformation

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Joscha Weber

    Head of DW Fact Check

    DW (Germany)

  • Owen Meredith


    News Media Association. (UK)

  • Sophie Mbugua

    Environmental Journalist & Founder

    Africa Climate Conversations (Kenya)

  • Pedro Hartung

    Executive Director

    Alana Foundation (Brazil)

  • Chantal Saliba AbiKhalil

    News Anchor

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • John Paul Jose

    Environmental Climate Justice Activist (India)

  • Mina Al-Oraibi


    The National (UAE)

  • Luciana Mariano

    First Female Soccer Narrator

    In Brazil, ESPN (Brazil)

  • Moon Baz

    Creators Lead

    META (UAE)

  • Mark Whitehead


    twofour54 (UAE)

  • Imane Lahrashe


    Sky News Arabia

  • Dr Percy Fernandez

    Professor & Chairperson

    School of Media & Communication, Manipal Academy (UAE)

  • Faisal Abbas

    Editor in Chief

    Arab News (KSA)

  • Adrian Wells

    Managing Director


Join leading brands who exhibit with us

Immersive features at the Global Media Congress

  • Co-Production Majlis

    The Co-Production Majlis is an invite- only space that will bring together industry leaders, production houses, and content technology innovators from across the region as well as international markets with interest in the region. The Majlis serves as an area for networking, knowledge exchange, and exploring opportunities for co-production and partnership in the ever-evolving media landscape. […]

  • Innovate Stage & NexTech

    The Innovation and NexTech is a haven for new ideas and will provide opportunities for individuals and companies to demonstrate their capabilities. Startups will also have the chance to introduce their business ideas to Key stakeholders, Investors and Venture Capital firms through presentations on the Innovation Stage over three days.  Startups would be in their […]

  • Educate Stage

    Educate Stage will be a hive of activity every day of the event with a full schedule of not-to-be-missed  practical sessions. Learn about the latest trends, hear opinions from media leaders and ensure you stay at the cutting edge of the media! The new stage will  include:  Technical presentations Product showcases Interviews Panel debates AI […]

  • Create Stage

    Social media influencers have a strong presence in the region and the global media congress will bring together some of the most prominent influencers in the Middle East to network, collaborate, share their wisdom with new and upcoming influencers. The Create stage will offer a platform for established content creators to share practical insight on […]

  • Media Roundtables

    The new Media Roundtables will take place alongside the main conference with 4 roundtable taking place over the 3 event days. Innovators and decision makers representing different media sectors from across the globe will discuss the most pressing issues in the industry while sharing insight on solutions to ensure a sustainable media sector.  

  • Media Future Labs

    Returning after its successful launch last year, the Media Future Labs at the Global Media Congress will tackle the most pressing issues facing the global media landscape in 2023 and beyond.  Bringing together leaders, operators, and innovators on the frontlines of the world’s media, the Media Future Labs are a series of 60-minute roundtable discussions […]

  • Workshops

    The Global Media Congress hosts 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 firsthand from industry leaders about the latest methods shaping the industry’s future from experts in both the technology and media sectors. The workshops are aligned […]

What the industry has to say about the event

Our partners and sponsors


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Media Partners

  • Media Monitoring Partner