World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


10th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference

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10th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference

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  • CEO of Publishing Sector, Dubai Media Incorporated
    Current Editor-in-Chief of Al Bayan Daily Newspaper . CEO Dubai Media Incorporated Press. Headed Al-Bayan's Sports Department; Supervised Cultural, Miscellaneous, Localities, Photography and...
  • Co-founder and managing director of Cehail Digital Advertising
    Bander Asiri is the co-founder and managing director of Cehail Digital Advertising, which currently is the 2nd biggest digital advertising network in Saudi Arabia. He is also the co-founder of a...
  • UAE Minister of State
    In February 2008, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy was sworn in as Minister of State in the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates. Her Excellency has managed the International Affairs Office of the UAE...
  • Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University and Principal, Jonathan Halls & Associates, USA
    Jonathan Halls is Principal of Jonathan Halls & Associates and an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has worked for more than 20 years in the media...
  • Turner Multimedia Professor, Western Kentucky University, USA, and Chief Editorial Officer, The Newsplexer Projects
    Kerry J. Northrup is a career journalist and international media executive who specializes in prototyping the future of journalism. Northrup created the original US$2.5 million Newsplex...
  • Editor in Chief, Vietnam News Agency
    Le Quoc Minh is editor-in-chief of VietnamPlus which delivers news in five languages. He is the person behind Vietnam News Agency’s new media technologies development including a unique news...
  • Information Graphics Director, Al Bayan, UAE
    Luis Chumpitaz is an intrepid explorer of multi-lingual design and journalism who, over the past 15 years, has worked for Spanish, English, Arabic, Indian and Chinese media companies. His work has...
  • Founder, Abi Media Network, Finland
    Niko Ruokosuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Scoopshot, the disruptive photo crowd-sourcing application. He has 20 years international experience as a senior executive in media, marketing and...
  • Director, Professor and Hederman Lecturer, Magazine Innovation Center, The University of Mississippi , USA
    Mr. Magazine™ is Samir A. Husni, Ph.D. who is the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He is also...
  • Director Digital & Prepress, Masar Printing & Publishing, Dubai U.A.E.
    Masar is one of the biggest modern high-tech Commercial and Newspaper printing plants in the region. located at International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) in Dubai. After his last senior...
  • Director Digital & Prepress, Masar Printing & Publishing, Dubai U.A.E.
    Masar is one of the biggest modern high-tech Commercial and Newspaper printing plants in the region. located at International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) in Dubai. After his last senior...
  • Director, Marketing - Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Limited, Sri Lanka
    Saranga held key marketing positions in diversified fields such as rubber product manufacturing, software development and project consulting before he was selected in 2004 to be the youngest...
  • Photo producer, Bangkok Post, Thailand
    Sithikorn Wongwudthianun, photo producer and in-house UAV pilot for The Bangkok Post, captured breathtaking images of Bangkok during political protests in 2013 using a drone. In 2012, he learned to...
  • Publishing Director Magazines and International Sales Director, Telegraph Media Group, London, UK
  • Chief Executive Officer, WAN-IFRA, France
    Vincent Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on 1st October 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, since the end of 2008...
  • Chief of Staff, Verdens Gang AS
    Øyvind Naess (55) is educated from the Norwegian University of Journalism. He has joined several management programs; e.g. The Scandinavian Newspaper Management Program and Schibsted Top Management...
  • Saleh Al-Humaidan
    Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Middle East Committee, KSA
  • President, Times Group, Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd, India
    Board level business leader. Arunabh has worked in Media, Consumer Packaged Goods and Consumer Durables space with some experience in technology start ups. Great blend of working and living in both...
  • Director, Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany
    Ben joins WAN-IFRA's team to strengthen its mission of being the knowledge hub for the news media industry. As a leading expert on digital media, he has the task of providing independent advice on...
  • WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, Germany
    Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO and Executive Director, Global Events, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is responsible for the World News Media Congress and the World Publishing...

Date and Location

  • 15 Apr 2015 - 16 Apr 2015
    InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Dubai Festival City, UAE

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