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.


  • PR and Business Development, Al-Jazirah Corporation for Press, Printing, and Publishing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Editor-in-Chief, Sayidaty, Al Jamila and Arrajol Magazine - SRPC, Saudi Arabia
  • Digital & Social Media Consultant/Trainer, Jordan
  • Chief Executive Editor , Times of Oman, Oman
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Dar Al Hayat, UAE
  • Technical and Production Director, The Times of India
  • CEO, Al Abkaria Holding Company and GM Nebras Films, Saudi Arabia
  • BBC World Service Digital Development Editor, BBC, United Kingdom
  • CEO of Press Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), United Arab Emirates
  • Founder and Director, Welad Elbalad Media Services LTD, Egypt
  • Interactive News Editor, The Times & The Sunday Times, United Kingdom
  • CEO, MHS Digital, Germany
  • Head of Digital News Division, Chosun Ilbo, Korea
  • Kevin Beatty
    CEO, dmg media, United Kingdom, and First Vice-President WAN-IFRA
  • CEO and Founder of García Media, USA
  • CEO/Editor, VGTV; Chair Faktisk.no, Norway
  • Director of Marketing and Data at NRC Media, The Netherlands
  • Managing Director, Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC), UAE
  • Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany
  • Managing Director, Jang Media Group, Pakistan
  • WAN-IFRA, Deputy CEO
  • Director, General Manager Printing Plant, Axel Springer Offsetdruckerei Ahrensburg GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE

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