Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court.

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 14-16 November 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.

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  • "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

    ENEX

  • Adrian Monck

    Managing Director, Head of Public & Social Engagement

    WEF

  • Sofie Hvitved

    Futurist, Senior Advisor & Head of Media

    Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

  • Sanjay Sindhwani

    CEO

    Indian Express Online

  • Philippe Petitpont

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Newsbridge

  • Ramy Jallad

    Group CEO

    Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)

  • Caroline Faraj

    VP and Arabic Editor-in-Chief

    CNN

  • Carlos Brito Lavalle

    Director

    El Once (Mexico)

  • Faisal Abbas

    Editor in Chief

    Arab News (KSA)

  • H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa

    Chairman

    Sharjah Media City (Shams) (UAE)

  • Professor Nazar Zaki

    Director Big Data Analytics Center

    UAEU (UAE)

  • Ruben Banerjee

    Former Editor and Author

    Outlook Magazine & Author (India)

  • Wayne Borg

    Managing Director - Media, Entertainment, Culture & Fashion Industries

    NEOM (KSA)

  • Youmna Naufal

    Director

    Brunswick Group (UAE)

  • Dr. Mohammad Al-Ali

    CEO and Founder and senior researcher

    TRENDS Research & Advisory

  • H.E Heba Fatani

    Director General

    RAK Government Media Office (UAE)

  • Khadeeja AlMarzooqi

    Editor in Chief

    Dubai Post (UAE)

  • Mark Whitehead

    CEO

    twofour54 (UAE)

  • Moshoeshoe Monare

    Group Executive

    News and Current Affairs, SABC (South Africa)

  • Carl Skadian

    Senior Associate Director

    Middle East Institute (MEI), National University of Singapore (Singapore)

  • H.E. Nabil Ismail Fahmy

    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

    The Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt)

  • Dr Percy Fernandez

    Professor & Chairperson

    School of Media & Communication, Manipal Academy (UAE)

  • Mona El Shazly

    Talk Show Host (Egypt)

  • MV Shreyams Kumar

    Former Member of Parliament and Media Head (India)

  • Asif Ismail

    Producer and Publisher

    The American Bazaar (USA)

  • Yasmina Al-Gannabi M.A

    Meta Lead & Social Media Security Officer

    DW (Germany)

  • Charlotte Kenny

    Managing Director

    Blast (UK) 

  • Dinara Toktosunova

    CEO

    Ruptly (Russia)

  • Mario Soufia

    Business Lead

    Strategy for Digitas ME, part of Publicis Groupe MENA

  • Tuhin Menon

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Asiaville (India)

  • Majed Al Suwaidi

    Senior Vice President

    Dubai Media City

  • H.E Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui

    Minister of State for Youth

    United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • H.E Mona Al Marri

    Director-General

    Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) (UAE)

  • H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

    Minister of State for Tolerance

    United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • H.E. Dr. Sultan Mohammed Al Nuaimi

    Director General

    Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR)(UAE)

  • Mina Al-Oraibi

    Editor-in-Chief

    The National (UAE)

  • Stefano De Alessandri

    Managing Director

    ANSA (Italy)

  • Eng Adnan M Kashwani

    Sr. Director/Cloud CoE

    etisalat by e& (UAE)

  • Ziad Khammar

    COO

    DMS (Digital Media Services) (UAE)

  • Chantal Saliba AbiKhalil

    News Anchor

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Michael Peters

    Group Chairman

    Euronews (France)

  • Karolina Nassar

    Presenter

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Nashwa Al Ruwaini

    CEO and Board Member

    Pyramedia (UAE)

  • Shiv Vikram Khemka

    Vice-Chairman

    SUN Group (USA)

  • Zahra Rabih El Zayat

    Chief Commercial Officer-evision

    e& life (UAE)

  • Msgr Lucio Adrian Ruiz

    The Secretary of the Dicastery for Communication

    The Vatican

  • Alex Gubbay

    Head of Digital Strategy

    The National UAE)

  • Randall Lane

    Chief Content Officer

    Forbes (USA)

  • Alhamedi AlAnezi

    CEO

    Arabsat (KSA)

  • Moon Baz

    Creators Lead

    META (UAE)

  • Annie Arsane

    Head of Business Marketing Middle East, Turkey, Africa, and Pakistan

    TikTok / ByteDance (UAE)

  • Zubair Timol

    Partner and Vice President

    Meltwater

  • Hon Monica Mutsvangwa

    Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services

    Zimbabwe

  • Najib Gouiaa

    CEO

    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 View Agenda Secure […]

  • 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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