About - Global Media Congress
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court.


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


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


  • Ramy Jallad

    Group CEO

    Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)

  • Caroline Faraj

    VP and Arabic Editor-in-Chief


  • Carlos Brito Lavalle


    El Once (Mexico)

  • Faisal Abbas

    Editor in Chief

    Arab News (KSA)

  • H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    The National (UAE)

  • Stefano De Alessandri

    Managing Director

    ANSA (Italy)

  • Eng Adnan M Kashwani

    Sr. Director/Cloud CoE

    etisalat by e& (UAE)

  • Ziad Khammar


    DMS (Digital Media Services) (UAE)

  • Chantal Saliba AbiKhalil

    News Anchor

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Michael Peters

    Group Chairman

    Euronews (France)

  • Karolina Nassar


    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Nashwa Al Ruwaini

    CEO and Board Member

    Pyramedia (UAE)

  • Shiv Vikram Khemka


    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


    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


  • Hon Monica Mutsvangwa

    Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services


  • Najib Gouiaa


    MediaCity Mauritius

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