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



  • 1

    Growing Digital Subscriptions

  • 2

    Diversifying Revenue Streams

  • 3

    Building on Data

  • 4

    Beyond Video Hype

  • 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Practice