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21-23 NOV 2019
Dubai Studio city – SOUND STAGES

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11:30 AM

Facebook: Social Video, The Content of Our Lives

Fares Akkad – Director of Media Partnerships (MEAT), Facebook

12:30 PM

Between the Local and the Global: Representations of the Mainstream and the Marginal

Dr. David Tully – Head of Media Department & Senior Lecturer Film, Middlesex University

1:30 PM

In Conversation with Noor Stars

MODERATOR: MIREILLE CHABAKJI – PRESENTER, SMASHI TV

2:30 PM

MY JOURNEY FROM YOUTUBE TO HOLLYWOOD

RAMI JABER – PRODUCER & ACTOR

3:30 PM

ELEVATING THE GAME INDUSTRY THROUGH INNOVATION & LOCALIZATION VINCENT WANG – GM OF GLOBAL PUBLISHING DEPARTMENT, HEAD OF PUBG MOBILE, TENCENT GAMES

3:50 PM

GLOBAL AND MENA GAME MARKET REPORT TOM WIJMAN – SENIOR MARKET ANALYST, NEWZOO

4:30 PM

THE BEAUTY OF FAILURE: CONFESSIONS OF A BRAND STORYTELLER

DANISH FARHAN – CEO, Xische

5:15 PM

In Conversation with Liza Koshy

Moderator: Khalid Al Ameri

11:30 AM

The Power of Writing Female-Driven Content and Youth Oriented Stories

Afnan Alqasimi – Creator & Writer of Boxing Girls, MBC Studios

12:30 PM

The Power of Bilingual Design: Creating global work with local relevance

Ghada Wali – Founder & Creative Director, Wali’s Studio

1:30 PM

In Conversation with MJRM Games

Moderator: Baraa Abdulla – MC & News reader for Bahrain TV

2:30 PM

Success won’t find you, you need to go and earn it

Reine Abbas – Co-Founder & COO, Wixel Studios

3:30 PM

How Mr. Bean took over the world

Tom Beattie – Producer of the Mr. Bean animated series

4:30 PM

Can your brand sing?

Elie Abou Saleh – Vice President, Anghami

5:15 PM

In Conversation with Kano

Moderator: Saeed Saeed – Journalist, The National

11:30 AM

Gamification of Engagement

Stephen George – Founder & CEO, Surkus

Moderator: Ahmad Abduljalil – Gaming & Esports Specialist

12:30 PM

YOUTUBERS: ONLINE TO ONSTAGE

TOM GREENWOOD-MEARS – MANAGING DIRECTOR, CUT & MUSTARD

 

1:30 PM

In Conversation with Dyler

Moderator: Ahmed Al-Nasheet – Top Gaming & Lifestyle Influencer

2:30 PM

Nurturing Opportunities to make it to Hollywood

Jumanah Shaheen – Creative Producer, Animation Expert & Founder, The Honor Code Studios

3:30 PM

Is Content Still King?

Caroline Faraj – VP Arabic Services, CNN

Moderator: Emma Brain – Presenter / Voice-over / MC

4:30 PM

From Finance to Filmmaking: a journey from the corporate world to creating art with meaning

Farah Nabulsi – Filmmaker

5:15 PM

Spike Lee discusses The Power of Media

Moderator: Omar Butti, Dubai Film & TV Commission