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 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


Our partners and sponsors


  • Strategic Partner

Media Partners

  • Media Monitoring Partner