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.


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



  • 1

    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice