WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017

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WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017

13 Mar 2017 to 14 Mar 2017
United Arab Emirates (the)

Brought to you by Dubai Production City

13–14 March 2017

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WAN-IFRA’s Middle East Conference is brought to you by

#MEC17 in March 2017 in Dubai provides publishing executives with an excellent opportunity to discover the latest regional and international top trends and best-practice ideas.


  • CEO, Al Abkaria Holding Company and GM Nebras Films, Saudi Arabia
  •  Dr. Mario Garcia
    CEO and Founder of García Media, USA
  • CEO of Press Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), United Arab Emirates
  • Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Dar Al Hayat, UAE
  • Head of Digital News Division, Chosun Ilbo, Korea
  • Director of Marketing and Data at NRC Media, The Netherlands
  • Managing Director, Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC), UAE
  • BBC World Service Digital Development Editor, BBC, United Kingdom
  • Interactive News Editor, The Times & The Sunday Times, United Kingdom
  • Director, General Manager Printing Plant, Axel Springer Offsetdruckerei Ahrensburg GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Kevin Beatty
    CEO, dmg media, United Kingdom, and First Vice-President WAN-IFRA
  • General Manager Premium, BILD Digital, Germany
  • Technical and Production Director, The Times of India
  • PR and Business Development, Al-Jazirah Corporation for Press, Printing, and Publishing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • CEO, MHS Digital, Germany
  • Founder and Director, Welad Elbalad Media Services LTD, Egypt
  • Digital & Social Media Consultant/Trainer, Jordan
  • Chief Executive Editor , Times of Oman, Oman
  • Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • CEO/Editor, VGTV, Norway
  • Managing Director, Jang Media Group, Pakistan
  • WAN-IFRA, Deputy CEO
  • Editor In Chief - Arab News, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia
  • Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany

Middle East Digital Media Awards

These awards, presented by WAN-IFRA, the World association of newspapers and news publishers, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today. Winners will be officially announced at the WAN-IFRA Middle East conference 2017 in Dubai. Registration closed!


WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017

Strategic Partner

We thank our Strategic Partner for supporting the WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017


We thank our Diamond Partner




The conference hall is located in the middle of the twin hotel complex of InterContinental and Crowne Plaza, Festival City