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.


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



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    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice