14th Middle East Conference

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14th Middle East Conference

06 Mar 2019 hasta 07 Mar 2019
United Arab Emirates (the)


The Age of the Audience

News media companies worldwide are succeeding in driving digital revenue by betting on quality journalism. How are they achieving this? With examples from media giants Schibsted, Norway and Axel Springer, Germany as well as Fairfax, Australia, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), UK, Hindustan Times Brand Studio, India, The New York Times, USA, and many more, this conference will present specific strategies around product, business model transformation, digital subscriptions and newsroom managment.




We thank our partners for supporting 
WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2019


Strategic Partner





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





Platinum Partner






Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards Partner






Gold Sponsors









Silver Sponsors






  • Native Advertising Director, DMS (Digital Media Arm of Choueiri Group), United Arab Emirates
  • Client Engagement Manager for News, Dataminr, UK
  • Head of Subscriptions and Reader Insights, The Irish Times, Ireland
  • Science of Modern Technologies and Information Security Expert
  • Chief Product Officer, Fairfax Media, Australia
  • Saudi Artist and Social Media Influencer
  • General Manager Premium, BILD, Axel Springer, Germany
  • Saudi Arabian Media Personality and Social Media Influencer
  • Head of Portals & Marketplaces, Dpa (Deutsch Press Agency), Germany
  • Chief Executive Officer, Diari ARA, Spain
  • Director Middle East, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Head of Operations, Al Arabiya, United Arab Emirates
  • Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Middle East Committee, KSA
  • Managing Director, Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC), UAE



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    Transformation & Business Models

  • 2

    Paid Content Models

  • 3

    Native Advertising as Premium Ad Revenue

  • 4

    Innovation in Print

  • 5

    Increasing Revenues through Engagement & Personalisation

  • 6

    Newsroom 2020 & Beyond


Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards

These awards, jointly presented by WAN-IFRA and Google News Initiative, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the changes in how people consume news and information today. Winners will be officially announced at the WAN-IFRA Middle East conference 2019 in Dubai.

Registration closed!

14th Middle East Conference


Dubai Knowledge Park, Block 1, Conference Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates