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)

The new initiative from WAN-IFRA, will bring together thought leaders and leading industry figures to share their insights, predictions, and their recommendations for leading through this pandemic.


  • Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Middle East Committee, KSA
  • 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
  • Digital Media Strategist, Consultant and Content Creator, Jordan
  • CEO of Press Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), United Arab Emirates
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore
  • Korey Lee
    VP of Data, South China Morning Post
  • CEO and Founder of García Media, USA
  • Managing Director, NOZ-Digital, NOZ Medien & mh:n MEDIEN, Hamburg, Germany
  • Visiting Professor of Practice, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Director Middle East, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
  • Regional Director for Arab States
  • Senior Communications Advisor/spokesperson at UNHCR Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa
  • Executive Vice President, Amedia AS, Norway
  • Founder and Director, Welad Elbalad Media Services LTD, Egypt
  • Head of Global Partnerships, Google MENA
  • Managing Director, Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC), UAE
  • Chief Marketing Officer, Expressen, Sweden
  • Founder, Jordan Media Institute
  • Editor-in-Chief, Arabian Business Dubai, UAE
  • Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany



  • 1

    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice