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

Media Future Labs

Returning after its successful launch last year, the Media Future Labs at the Global Media Congress will tackle the most pressing issues facing the global media landscape in 2023 and beyond. 

Bringing together leaders, operators, and innovators on the frontlines of the world’s media, the Media Future Labs are a series of 60-minute roundtable discussions examining the challenges and opportunities faced by players across the media spectrum. Through these exclusive international panels in front of a select audience, distinguished speakers will analyse the critical role of the media in an increasingly complex and fluctuating news environment. 

From the role of AI in the newsroom, to climate reporting, and the next generation of media professionals, the Media Future Labs will take a deep dive into the topics making and breaking the news industry today. Held over all three days of the Congress, the Labs will welcome contributors from a wide variety of media professions for intimate and focused discussions, setting the agenda for the year ahead.

These are closed door and off-the-record sessions. Provisional registration to join the audience is recommended – you can fill out the form below to register. 

Media Future Labs 2023 provisional registration

*Disclaimer* This Form Reserves your Seat for the Media Future Labs of your Interest. This does not register you to visit the Event. You Still Need to Register as a Visitor after Filling out this Form.

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