Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Presidential Court.


The 2023 Conference

at the Global Media Congress

The Global Media Congress featured a specialized conference with dedicated sessions related to the media industry. These sessions focused on key topics led by high-level experts in the industry from across the globe. Topics at the conference vary in different specializations related to digital communication, artificial intelligence, advanced technologies, and innovation in the media sector. Specialist sessions covering journalism, radio, television, internet, and social media were also featured at the conference. This specialized conference is a great opportunity for media professionals to learn about the latest trends and challenges facing the industry.

The conference program will be delivered in multiple languages, appealing to a global audience.

In 2023, the conference focused on the following themes:

  • Sustainability
  • Innovation and latest technologies in Media
  • Sports Media
  • Youth, Education and the Future of Media




Participating Countries


Globally renowned speakers


Thought leadership sessions

Global Media Congress 2023 Speakers

  • H.H Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

    President and CEO

    UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA)

  • H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

    Minister of State for Tolerance and Coexistence

    United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • H.E Mona Al Marri


    Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) (UAE)

  • H.E Heba Fatani

    Director General

    RAK Government Media Office (UAE)

  • H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa


    Sharjah Media City (Shams) (UAE)

  • H.E Wang Yibiao

    Deputy Editor-in-Chief

    People's Daily (China)

  • H.E. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi


    World Muslim Communities Council (UAE)

  • Suzana Vasiljevic

    Media Adviser to the President

    The Republic of Serbia (Serbia)

  • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti

    Head of Cyber Security

    United Arab Emirates Government (UAE)

  • Jorge Rodríguez Vives


    Communication (Costa Rica)

  • Majed Al Suwaidi

    Senior Vice President

    Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, and Dubai Production City (UAE)

  • H.E Aref Hamad AlAwani

    General Secretary

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council (UAE)

  • Ahn Hyung-joon

    President & CEO

    Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. (South Korea)

  • Samar Al Hameedi

    VP, Sustainability and ESG


  • Pierre Choueiri

    Chairman and CEO

    Choueiri Group (UAE)

  • Mark Whitehead


    twofour54 (UAE)

  • Khalifa Al Shamsi


    e& life (UAE)

  • Gavin Johnson

    Media Director

    City Football Group (UK)

  • Matthew Testa

    Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker


  • Laura Nix

    Oscar-nominated and Peabody Award-winning Director


  • Prof. Charlie Beckett


    Department of media and Communications, London School of Economics (UK)

  • Arun Venkataraman

    Global Strategy

    Google News Initiative (USA)

  • Hussain Al Moosawi

    Editor in Chief

    National Geographic Al Arabiaya (UAE)

  • Abdallah Abu Sheikh

    Founder & CEO

    Astra Tech (UAE)

  • Rita Vásquez


    La Prensa Newspaper (Panama)

  • Mustafa Al-Rawi

    Acting Managing Director

    CNN Business Arabic (UAE)

  • Antony Froggatt

    Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Environment and Society Centre

    The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, (UK)

  • Abdou Gadallah

    Head of News

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Lenah Hassaballah


    CNN Business Arabic (UAE)

  • Alexandru Giboi

    Secretary General

    European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) (Switzerland)

  • Antony McCrossan

    Head of Editorial

    The International Super Signal of the Tour de France

  • Wu Bin


    Huawei Cloud Marketing (China)

  • Michael Bayler

    Published Author | Marketing Pioneer | CMO


  • Ako Mohammed


    Rudaw Media Network (Iraq)

  • Marie-Therese Laguerre-Ndiaye

    Strategy & Marketing Director

    VEOLIA Middle East (UAE)

  • Jessica Groopman

    Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation

    Intentional Futures (USA)

  • Dandan Zhong

    Director of International Office

    Communication University of China (China)

  • Rodolfo Ramirez

    Director Azteca Deportes

    TV Azteca (Mexico)

  • Dr. Ebtesam Alteneiji

    Director of Community Services Division


  • Dr Marko Selakovic


    Serbia Business Council (UAE)

  • Prof. Dr. Bruce Mutsvairo

    Full Professor & Chair (Media, Politics and Global South)

    recht University (Netherlands)

  • Zsuzsa Csisztu

    Sports Journalist

    Freelance (Hungary)

  • KP Nayar

    Former Diplomatic Editor

    The Telegraph (India)

  • Maya Manna


    RT Arabic (Russia)

  • LIU YongGang


    The Paper (China)

  • Mike Davis

    CSM Sport and Entertainment Middle East (UAE)

  • Amie Ferris-Rotman

    Global News Editor

    New Lines Magazine (UK)

  • Alfredo Triviño

    Founder & CEO

    Audacity Partners (UK)

  • Sena Erten

    Head of People

    Ericsson Middle East & Africa (UAE)

  • Faisal Abbas

    Editor in Chief

    Arab News (KSA)

  • Chantal Saliba

    News and Program Presenter

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Zachary Benetatos

    Senior Associate

    UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UAE)

  • Claire Dalton

    Head of Missions to the UAE

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (UAE)

  • Prof. Mohammad Ayish

    Professor, Department of Media Communication

    American University of Sharjah (UAE)

  • Jean-Luc Scherer

    Business Incubation Expert

    Sandooq Al Watan (UAE)

  • Kareem Tarhouni

    Senior Presenter

    Abu Dhabi Sport TV (UAE)

  • Aamena Bulhoon

    Assistant Professor

    Zayed University (UAE)

  • Noel Tock

    Technologist and Co-Founder

    Human Made (UK)

  • Bente Dalsbaek

    Former TV and Radio Host

    Danish Broadcasting Corporation (Denmark)

  • Asli Cakir

    HR Vice President for Gulf Countries

    Schneider Electric (UAE)

  • Alexander Kobia

    Africa Representative & Distribution

    Viory (UAE)

  • Jonathan Clayton

    Head of News Operations


  • Dr. Parween Habib

    Media Personality and Poet


  • Chiyo Robertson

    Senior Business Editor

    London (UK)

  • Jose Jiminez

    Head of Output Desk

    Viory (UAE)

  • Professor Neil Maiden

    Director - UK’s National Centre for Creativity Enabled by AI

    Professor - Digital Creativity, Bayes Business School (UK)

  • Dafydd Sills-Jones

    Associate Professor Head of School, School of Communication Studies

    Auckland University of Technology – AUT (New Zealand)

  • Roland Barber

    Head of Digital Transformation

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Joscha Weber

    Head of DW Fact Check

    DW (Germany)

  • Owen Meredith


    News Media Association. (UK)

  • Asli Cakir

    HR Vice President for Gulf Countries

    Schneider Electric (UAE)

  • Dilip M Menon PhD (Cantab.)

    Professor of History, Dept. of International Relations Director, Centre for Indian Studies in Africa

    University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)

  • Sophie Mbugua

    Environmental Journalist & Founder

    Africa Climate Conversations (Kenya)

  • Pedro Hartung

    Executive Director

    Alana Foundation (Brazil)

  • Nashwa Al Ruwaini

    CEO and Board Member

    Pyramedia (UAE)

  • John Paul Jose

    Environmental Climate Justice Activist (India)

  • Rehab Abdulla

    Presenter & Journalist

    Abu Dhabi Media (UAE)

  • Pamela Kesrouani

    Teaching Fellow

    Google News Initiative (UAE)

  • Marie Sakellariou

    Head of Intake-Head of Verification

    Viory (UAE)

  • Mina Al-Oraibi


    The National (UAE)

  • Luciana Mariano

    First Female Soccer Narrator

    In Brazil, ESPN (Brazil)

  • Talal Ashi

    Head of Creative Projects

    RT Arabic (UAE)

  • Noha El-Nahass

    Founder and CEO

    30N (Egypt)

  • Imane Lahrashe

    News and Program Presenter

    Sky News Arabia (UAE)

  • Dr Percy Fernandez

    Professor & Chairperson

    School of Media & Communication, Manipal Academy (UAE)

  • Youmna Naufal


    Brunswick Group (UAE)

  • Caroline Faraj

    VP and Arabic Editor-in-Chief


  • Adrian Wells

    Managing Director


Our partners and sponsors


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Media Partners

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