Middle Eastern Media Leaders eSummit

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Middle Eastern Media Leaders eSummit

03 Nov 2020 to 05 Nov 2020
United Arab Emirates (the)

This year, WAN-IFRA wishes to dedicate this summit to the memory of Ibrahim Al Abed who devoted 45 years of his working life to the creation of professional media in the United Arab Emirates. His total commitment to quality journalism and highest standards of reporting contributed to making UAE media among the best in the Arab World.


  • Head of audience growth, Vogue Global Network
  • Visiting Professor of Practice, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • UN Regional Director for Arab States
  • Head of Global Partnerships, Google MENA
  • Managing Director, Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC), UAE
  • Revenue Solutions Manager, Google UK.
  • Ken Harding
    Senior Managing Director, Telecommunications, Media & Technology, FTI Consulting
  • Korey Lee
    VP of Data, South China Morning Post
  • Editor-in-Chief, Arabian Business Dubai, UAE
  • Chief Marketing Officer, Expressen, Sweden
  • Director Middle East, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Deputy Editor in Chief, ALRoeya newspaper
  • Digital Media Strategist, Consultant and Content Creator, Jordan
  • Founder, Jordan Media Institute
  • Alia Ibrahim
    Co-founder & CEO, Daraj Media
  • Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany
  • Director of News Partnerships - Growth Markets (APAC, LATAM, MEA and Turkey), Facebook, United Arab Emirates
  • Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Middle East Committee, KSA
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore
  • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
  • Managing Director, NOZ-Digital, NOZ Medien & mh:n MEDIEN, Hamburg, Germany
  • Senior Communications Advisor/spokesperson at UNHCR Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa
  • CEO of Press Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), United Arab Emirates
  • Executive Vice President, Amedia AS, Norway
  • Founder and Director, Welad Elbalad Media Services LTD, Egypt
  • Publisher & Chairman, United Jordan Press, Jordan
  • Deputy Chief ‎Editor, Ahram Online
  • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • CEO and Founder of García Media, USA



  • 1

    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice