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21-23 NOV 2019
Dubai Studio city – SOUND STAGES

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12:00 PM

How are women changing the media landscape?

  1. Sarah Al Jarman – General Manager, Dubai TV
  2. Safa Srour – Digital Influencer
  3. Pegah Ghaemi – Writer, Director & Producer
  4. Asala Maleh – Digital Influencer

Moderator: Nyree McFarlane – Head Of Weekend & Culture, The National

1:00 PM

How to drive the best ROI from social platforms?

  1. Anas Marwah – Digital Influencer
  2. Khaled Zaatarah – CEO, 360 Vuz

Moderator: Mohammad Fattal – Founder & CEO, Alfan Group

2:00 PM

The Business Behind the Music

  1. Claudius Boller – Managing Director MEA, Spotify
  2. Mike Fairburn – General Manager, Sony Music Entertainment ME
  3. Ahmed Nureni – VP of Business Development, Qanawat
  4. DJ Bliss – The Middle East’s Premier DJ

Moderator: Nimi Mehta – Content Creator & Radio Host, Channel 4 Radio

3:00 PM

Inside the Directors Locker Room

  1. Mustafa Abbas – Award-Winning Emirati Writer & Director
  2. Jac Mulder – Film Director & Writer
  3. Salma Azzam – Director & Writer

Moderator: William Mullally – Writer & Film Critic

4:00 PM

Funding to Fruition: How to raise funds & leverage finance

  1. Rami Jaber – Producer & Actor
  2. Reshel Shah Kapoor – Documentary Film Director & Producer

Moderator: Miranda Davidson – Casting Director & Founder, Miranda Davidson Studios

5:00 PM

THE FUTURE OF THE GAME INDUSTRY AND ITS ECOSYSTEM

  1. Jim Liu – Expert Lecturer, Tencent Institute Of Games
  2. Vincent Wang – GM Of Global Publishing Dept., Head Of PUBG Mobile, Tencent Games
  3. Rafed Salem – Head Of Localization, Riot Games
  4. Dr. HC Lim – Assistant Professor, UOWD

 

Moderator: Tom Wijman – Senior Market Analyst, Newzoo

12:00 PM

Podcasts take Centre Stage: Behind the Mic yet Leading the Way

  1. Leila Alanani – Co-Founder & CEO, Finyal Media
  2. Mayss Al Alami – Program Officer, Sowt
  3. Chirag Desai – Founder & CEO, AMAEYA Media
  4. Hebah Fisher – Co-Founder & CEO, Kerning Cultures
  5. Jamil Adas – Host & Co-Founder, Hamburger Generation

Moderator: Ayesha Khan – Podcast Producer, The National

1:00 PM

Gaming: From Art to Business

  1. Habib Chams – Founder & Manager, Digital Games Conference Dubai
  2. Ahmed Tehemar – Marketing Manager, Gameloft
  3. Mohammed Alturkistani – MENA Director, Tentacle Gaming
  4. Hiba Muhareb – Co-Founder & CEO, Shanab Games
  5. Nafla Al Zaabi – Founder & General Manager, Red Thumbs

Moderator: Baraa Abdulla – MC & News Reader, Bahrain TV

2:00 PM

THE CHANGE IGTV BROUGHT TO INSTAGRAM

  1. Imad Hechaime – Commercial Director, Telfaz11
  2. Manal Mansoor – Digital Influencer

Moderator: Samer Johnny Jamal – Strategic Partner Manager (MENA), Instagram

3:00 PM

The challenge of creating valuable content and growing your audience at the same time

  1. Maha Jaafar (Maha AJ) – Digital Influencer
  2. Hadeel Marei – Digital Influencer
  3. Salam Katanani – Digital Influencer

Moderator: Wael Attili – Creative Founder, Kharabeesh

4:00 PM

Greener screen: how to create a sustainable Film, TV and Digital production

  1. Roser Canela-Mas – Industry Sustainability Manager, BAFTA
  2. Zena Harris – President, Green Spark Group

Moderator: Bassam Alas’ad – General Manager & Chief Content Officer, CMS Gulf

5:00 PM

The art of story-telling and creating compelling content

  1. Alaa Yousef Fadan – CEO & MD, Telfaz11
  2. Lea Badro Hamadeh – Partner & Producer, Blink Studios
  3. Roozbeh Al Kafi – Assistant Professor Of Digital Production And Storytelling, AUD
  4. Mohamed El Bassiouni – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tayarah
  5. Amna Abulhoul – Creative Director, Ceremonies at EXPO 2020 Dubai

Moderator: Richard Fitzgerald – MD & Founder, Augustus

11:00 AM

THE ASCENT: MUSIC MARKETING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  1. Freek – Music Artist/Rapper
  2. Gaya – Singer/Songwriter
  3. Tobie Allen – Founder, Ma’ana Music

Moderator: Lucky Schild – Hip-hop Artist, The Recipe

12:00 PM

It’s not as easy as it looks: How to create content that people want to watch?

  1. Alexandra Mary Hirschi (Supercar Blondie) – Digital influencer
  2. Manal Mansoor (Manal Muffin) – Digital influencer
  3. Ebrahim Ramzat – Digital influencer
  4. Anas Marwah – Digital Influencer

Moderator: Casey Fitzgerald – Senior Writer & Host, Lovin Dubai

1:00 PM

Distribution Trends – Considering Digital and Theatrical Options?

  1. Serge Zabbal – Business Director, Empire Entertainment
  2. Jayesh Veralkar – Senior Marketing Manager (META), Dolby Laboratories
  3. Sanjay Das – Chief Works Officer, The Works Network

MODERATOR: EMMA BRAIN – PRESENTER, VOICE-OVER & MC

2:00 PM

The rise of alternative music in the Middle East

  1. Amr Ramadan – Co-Founder & Project Director, Wasla
  2. Fabian Dagostin – Founder & CEO, StreetlifeDXB
  3. Elia Mssawir – Co-Founder, Big Beards Entertainment

Moderator: Saeed Saeed – Journalist, The National

3:00 PM

Are Influencers the New Brands?

  1. Michel Chahda – Director of Commercial & Head of Talent, Diwan Media
  2. Mjrm Games – Digital Influencer
  3. Dyler – Digital Influencer
  4. Noor Stars – Digital Influencer

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

4:00 PM

Game on: The rise of eSports in the Middle East

  1. John Lacey – MD & Founder, Power League Gaming
  2. Saeed Binkhadeya – Community Manager, FIFA
  3. Edouard Griveaud – VP Gaming Esports at Webedia
  4. Serge Zabbal – Business Director, Empire Entertainment

Moderator: Ahmad Abduljalil – Gaming & Esports Specialist

5:00 PM

Excite and Engage: Creating unique platforms that lend a global voice to the regional music industry

  1. Matthew Horobin – Director of Brand Engagement, Dubai Airports
  2. Elie Abou Saleh – Vice President, Anghami
  3. Oliver Wood – Executive Director, Holla Sonic

Moderator: Saeed Saeed – Journalist, The National