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.


  • Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Former Technical & Production Director, The Times of India, India
  • Leader of Marketing and Data, Telegraaf Media Groep NV
  • Editor-in-Chief, Arabian Business Dubai, UAE
  • CEO, Al Abkaria Holding Company and GM Nebras Films, Saudi Arabia
  • Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany
  • PR and Business Development, Al-Jazirah Corporation for Press, Printing, and Publishing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • CEO of Press Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), United Arab Emirates
  • Chief Executive Officer, Dar Al Hayat
  • Head of Digital News Division, Chosun Ilbo, Korea
  • Chief Operating Officer, Newspaper Printing Axel Springer at Axel Springer Print Management GmbH
  • Editor-in-Chief, Sayidaty, Al Jamila and Arrajol Magazine - SRPC, Saudi Arabia
  • News Director, NRK (Norwegian public service broadcaster), Norway
  • Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance, UAE
  • CEO and Founder of García Media, USA
  • CEO, MHS Digital, Germany
  • Digital transformation, content strategy and innovation consultant, WEF Board Member, UK
  • Founder and Director, Welad Elbalad Media Services LTD, Egypt
  • Kevin Beatty
    CEO, dmg media, United Kingdom, and First Vice-President WAN-IFRA
  • Managing Director, Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and Dubai Production City (DPC), UAE
  • Managing Director, Jang Media Group, Pakistan
  • Interactive News Editor, The Times & The Sunday Times, United Kingdom
  • Digital Media Strategist, Consultant and Content Creator, Jordan

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