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



  • 1

    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice