• Under The Patronage Of
    H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
    Deputy Prime Minister And Minister Of Presidential Affairs

  • Shaping the Future of the

    Shaping the Future of the Media Industry

  • Global Media Congress 2022

  • Global Media Congress 2022

15 – 17 November 2022
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
United Arab Emirates

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs for the UAE

The UAE is a global host and an efficient platform for the entire media sector because of its integrated digital infrastructure.

The Global Media Congress

The first edition of the Global Media Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi from November 15 to 17, 2022. It is organized by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in partnership with the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi
15 - 17 November 2022

Why meet and do business at the

Why meet and do business at the Global Media Congress 2022?

Regional Media Companies

Building and developing a digital business model, using digital technologies, and reinventing direct-to-consumer model.

Local media companies can transform data and analytics into insights about consumers’ motivations and turn those insights into strategy. This capability differentiates successful companies from less successful ones.

Multinational Media Companies

MENA’s large and growing young population represents a great potential as a market. The region is composed of divergent markets, varying economic development levels, different regulatory environments, and diverse content preferences.

It is essential to prioritize markets by evaluating their potentials and entry barriers, in addition to directing the content production ecosystem and working with regulators to understand their obligations.

Telecom Operators

Tapping new sources of growth and optimizing average revenues per user.

Telecom operators can use their distribution capability, ability to invest, consumer data, and direct billing relationships to serve the ever-growing appetite for digital content.

Acquisitions and partnerships are viable routes to growing their presence in the media sector.

Government and Regulators

Markets are driven by healthy competition where businesses protect consumers by ensuring their data is secure and content does not break social norms.

Governments regulate a friendly business environment by reflecting the rapidly evolving consumer and cultural landscape. They play a key role in supporting the development of digital production infrastructure and ecosystems.


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Why Exhibit?

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    A Mega Event Aimed to Drive Investments and Partnerships

    Businesses new to the regional market are offered an ideal and unique gateway to the Middle East.

    The first post-COVID in-person media event in the region.

    Partnerships are built between key media players in the GCC and MENA regions.

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    Transfer of Knowledge

    Opportunities for international transfer of knowledge to the UAE and the wider GCC in the key media sectors.

    Start-ups, SMEs, and students will benefit from the Global Media Congress by meeting global players, discussing innovations, and transferring knowledge to the UAE.

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    Strategic Meeting Opportunities

    The perfect opportunity for buyers and sellers from across the region to meet, exchange ideas, and do business.

    A co-located conference discussing relevant topics with thought leaders from the industry..

    Pre-arranged meetings will be confirmed prior to the event.

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    Government support

    A large government representation from exhibitors and buyers will attend the event.

    Fully supported by the government and the Wise Leadership.

Who Will Take Part in the Exhibition?

Production Companies
Production Companies
Content on Demand Companies
Content on Demand Companies
Equipment and Hardware Companies
Equipment and Hardware Companies
Government & Regulators
Government & Regulators
IT Infrastructure
IT Infrastructure
Social Media Platforms
Social Media Platforms
Support Services Providers
Support Services Providers
News Agencies
News Agencies
Software, Platforms & Systems
Software, Platforms & Systems


The Global Media Congress is an opportunity for a great leap forward in the region’s and the globe’s media sector.

Live Stage

Learn about the latest trends, hear opinions from your media peers and ensure you stay at the cutting edge of the media! The Live Stage will be a hive of activity every day at the show with a full schedule of not-to-be-missed sessions including:

  • Innovation talks
  • Product launches
  • Workshops
  • Panel debates
  • AI sessions
  • Live pitches

Media Hub

The place to be for media teams reporting from the show, head to the Media Hub for all your needs including:

  • Media Training Hub – learnt the latest skills to keep you at the forefront of the industry
  • Media Talent Hub – scout for new talent for your business
  • Influencer gathering area
  • Networking and informal gatherings throughout the show

Networking Feature

The perfect place to connect with industry friends both old and new over coffee. Reconnect, forge new relationships and talk business face-to-face – there is no better way.

Hosted Buyers Programme

The Hosted Buyers Program at the Global Media Congress is designed to foster business opportunities between international and regional hosted buyers and a selection of global exhibitors. Over 65 hosted buyers from across the globe will meet 120+ global and regional media brands who will be exhibiting at the event in structured 'Speed Networking Sessions'. The hosted buyers programme at the Global Media Congress will offer the unmatched opportunity for key buyers to meet leading suppliers from across the globe who offer the best technology, services and knowledge in the media industry.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about our hosted buyers programme.

The Exhibition

The exhibition aims to serve as a platform for global companies looking to engage in media markets in the Gulf and MENA regions.

GMC is a world-class stage where buyers and sellers can meet, learn, network, do business, and explore new products, solutions, and technologies, with over 120 companies specialized in the media and production industry. The Global Media Congress is an opportunity for a great leap forward in the region’s and the globe’s media sector.

Both ADNEC and Abu Dhabi have extensive experience in organising state of-the-art exhibitions and events, making them the ideal destination for the Global Media Congress.

The Conference

Shaping the Future of the Media Industry.

A first in the Middle East - The Global Media Congress will host a pivotal conference uniting the entire media sector to exchange groundbreaking ideas and cutting-edge solutions shaping the future of the industry. Taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the event will show case the Middle Eastern media hub while engaging a global audience that is actively advancing the sector.
With a focus on disruption, the inaugural conference will feature international media experts providing new perspectives and insight into the most inspiring business cases. Set out on 3 impactful days, the conference will speak on the accelerated course of change in the industry with sessions focusing on digital communication, artificial intelligence, advanced technologies and innovation in the media sector presented by leaders in multiple industry sectors including journalists, broadcasters, social media entities, government and regulators as well as technology companies.

Global Media Congress 2022

The Global Media Congress 2022 will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Book Your Stand

For any query, get in touch with our team at

For Sponsorship Enquiries

Musab Abdo

musab.abdo@adnec.ae +971 2 406 3622

For International Sales Enquiries

Maude Aimee Castillo

maude.castillo@adnec.ae +971 2 406 3797

For UAE and GCC Sales Enquiries

Rawdha Al Hameli

rawdha.alhameli@adnec.ae +971 2 406 3249