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.


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