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.


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



  • 1

    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice