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Dubai Press Club Announces Arab Media Summit

Under the guidance of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council, and President of the Dubai Press Club, unveiled the Arab Media Summit. This initiative will serve as a unified platform for key media […]

Under the guidance of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council, and President of the Dubai Press Club, unveiled the Arab Media Summit. This initiative will serve as a unified platform for key media events organized by the Dubai Press Club, fostering knowledge exchange and dialogue within the media industry.

The Arab Media Summit will encompass significant events such as the 22nd Arab Media Forum, scheduled for May 28-29, and the second Arab Youth Media Forum on May 27. These events, along with the 23rd Arab Media Award and the fourth Arab Social Media Influencers Award, aim to facilitate discourse and recognize excellence in the media landscape.

During a press conference at the Dubai Press Club, Mona Ghanem Al Marri emphasized the Summit’s role in facilitating idea exchange and expertise sharing within the media industry. She highlighted the importance of addressing challenges and transformations in the sector, ensuring its alignment with sustainable development goals.

The 22nd Arab Media Forum, chaired by Mona Ghanem Al Marri, revealed its agenda during the press conference. It will serve as a premier platform for discussing the evolving media landscape in the Arab world, featuring prominent politicians, industry leaders, and influencers from the UAE and beyond.

Key sessions at the forum will cover a range of topics including political, economic, social, technological, and cultural developments impacting the media sector. Special attention will be given to analyzing the sector’s role amidst regional and global changes.

Additionally, the Arab Youth Media Forum will focus on empowering the next generation of media professionals and influencers. Notable speakers such as Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Dr. Sultan AlNeyadi will engage in discussions centered around youth aspirations.

The Arab Media Award, a leading program recognizing media excellence, will continue to evolve under the Summit’s umbrella. Efforts will be made to include more young talent in the Board of Directors, reflecting a commitment to advancing the industry.

With over 110 sessions and workshops, as well as 40 side events, the Arab Media Summit expects to attract over 4,000 participants, including 200 from outside the UAE. The events will feature over 250 speakers and 200 prominent media figures.

Furthermore, the Summit will launch several initiatives aimed at serving Arab youth and promoting creativity in the media sector. These include specialized reports on new media trends and programs dedicated to nurturing creative talent.

The Arab Media Forum will also host sessions focusing on critical issues such as media coverage of the Palestinian cause and the impact of US elections on the region. The event will provide valuable insights for media professionals looking to navigate the industry’s evolving landscape.

In addition to honoring outstanding achievements in regional media, the Summit will recognize digital influencers and provide masterclasses to young professionals in collaboration with leading global digital platforms.

Book signing sessions at the Arab Media Forum will celebrate renowned Arab authors and their contributions to literature, reflecting the event’s commitment to supporting creativity in the Arab world.

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