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.


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



  • 1

    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice