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.


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



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    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice