WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017

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WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017

13 Mar 2017 to 14 Mar 2017
United Arab Emirates (the)

Brought to you by Dubai Production City

13–14 March 2017

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WAN-IFRA’s Middle East Conference is brought to you by

#MEC17 in March 2017 in Dubai provides publishing executives with an excellent opportunity to discover the latest regional and international top trends and best-practice ideas.


  • Founder and Director, Welad Elbalad Media Services LTD, Egypt
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Dar Al Hayat, UAE
  • Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Head of Digital News Division, Chosun Ilbo, Korea
  • BBC World Service Digital Development Editor, BBC, United Kingdom
  • WAN-IFRA, Deputy CEO
  • Technical and Production Director, The Times of India
  • Director of Marketing and Data at NRC Media, The Netherlands
  • Digital & Social Media Consultant/Trainer, Jordan
  • CEO, MHS Digital, Germany
  • Managing Director, Jang Media Group, Pakistan
  • Chief Executive Editor , Times of Oman, Oman
  • CEO/Editor, VGTV, Norway
  • PR and Business Development, Al-Jazirah Corporation for Press, Printing, and Publishing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • CEO, Al Abkaria Holding Company and GM Nebras Films, Saudi Arabia
  • Managing Director, Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC), UAE
  • Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE
  • Interactive News Editor, The Times & The Sunday Times, United Kingdom
  • General Manager Premium, BILD Digital, Germany
  • Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany
  • Kevin Beatty
    CEO, dmg media, United Kingdom, and First Vice-President WAN-IFRA
  • Editor In Chief - Arab News, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia
  • CEO of Press Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), United Arab Emirates
  •  Dr. Mario Garcia
    CEO and Founder of García Media, USA
  • Director, General Manager Printing Plant, Axel Springer Offsetdruckerei Ahrensburg GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Middle East Digital Media Awards

These awards, presented by WAN-IFRA, the World association of newspapers and news publishers, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today. Winners will be officially announced at the WAN-IFRA Middle East conference 2017 in Dubai. Registration closed!


WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017

Strategic Partner

We thank our Strategic Partner for supporting the WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017


We thank our Diamond Partner




The conference hall is located in the middle of the twin hotel complex of InterContinental and Crowne Plaza, Festival City