World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

8th Middle East Conference


8th Middle East Conference


8th Middle East Conference

Date and Location

  • 26 Feb 2013 - 27 Feb 2013
    United Arab Emirates


Cancellation is possible in writing and will be accepted up to 2 weeks before the event. A non-refundable handling fee of 10% become due in this case. We regret that we will be compelled to retain the full participation fee for cancellations after this time.

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Sub title

The sky is NOT the limit

Introduction to Event

There is no doubt that today’s newspaper industry is experiencing unparalleled change: publishers are leaving no stone uncovered as they strive to transform their businesses and thrive in the new ecosystem of true multimedia publishing.


  • Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA
    Cherilyn Ireton
    Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA

    Cherilyn Ireton heads up the World Editors Forum, the global network for editors within...


  • Ahmad Al Hammadi
    CEO For Commercial & Marketing Affairs at Dubai Media Incorporated

    Over 17 years of experience in Media industry in the UAE (Newspapers, Distrbution, Sales, Radio...

  • Cherilyn Ireton
    Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA

    Cherilyn Ireton heads up the World Editors Forum, the global network for editors within...

  • Eamonn Byrne
    Business Director, The Byrne Partnership Ltd, UK

    Eamonn Byrne progressed through the advertising & commercial departments of prestigious...

  • Ibrahim Ghanem Alalawi
    Alhayat’s Editor-in-Chief - Digital content

    2012 – till present
    Editor-in- Chief of the Digital Content, Alhayat newspaper.

  • Khalid Abdul Rahim Al Sayed
    Editor in Chief of The Peninsula English Daily

    Khalid Abdul Rahim Al Sayed, Qatari national, working as Editor in Chief for The Peninsula...

  • Mansoor Al-Jamri
    Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Daily Columnist at Al-Wasat Newspaper in Bahrain

    Since 2002, he has been responsible for activities needed for establishing and leading...

  • Mike Condon
    Production Manager Al Nisr Publishing

    Mike Condon has been in the printing industry for more than 33 years.

    He began his...

  • Mohamad K. Alayyan
    Publisher & Chairman, United Jordan Press, Jordan

    Mohamed Alayyan is the publisher and CEO of Al Ghad newspaper; Jordan’s most   ...

  • Mohamed Al Hammadi
    Editor in Chief at National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine – (June 2010 – Present). Director of Public Service affairs department, Abu Dhabi Media - (April 2012– Present).

    Al Hammadi's journey with the company began in 1994, when he joined Al Ittihad and swiftly rose...

  • Mohammad Abdullah
    Managing Director, Media Cluster, TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding, Dubai, UAE

    Mohammad Abdullah is the Managing Director, Media Cluster, TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai...

  • Mohammed Fahad Alharthi
    Editor-in-Chief of Sayidaty, Al Jamila and Arab News

    Mohammed Fahad Alharthi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a Masters Degree in...

  • Niko Ruokosuo
    Founder, Abi Media Network, Finland

    Niko Ruokosuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Scoopshot, the disruptive photo crowd-sourcing...

  • Peter Littger
    PremiumMedia Content Consulting, Germany

    Littger is a Berlin-based journalist and strategy consultant for publishers of premium and paid...

  • Rania Al Malky

    Rania Al Malky is the Publisher of The Egypt Monocle, a Cairo-based digital multi-...

  • Vincent Peyrègne
    Chief Executive Officer, WAN-IFRA, France

    Vincent Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of...

  • Waleed J. Kattan
    Director General of Okaz Organization for Press & Publication

    Mr. Waleed J. Kattan is the Director General of Okaz Organization for Press & Publication,...

  • Saleh Al-Humaidan
    Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Middle East Committee, KSA
  • Peter Lamb
    President, Lamb Consulting, USA

    Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Lamb is a Strategy Consultant, now living in Miami, Florida,...

  • Grzegorz Piechota
    Head of Innovation Lab at Gazeta Wyborcza and Vice-President, Agora Foundation, Poland

    As a head of an innovation laboratory at the biggest quality daily newspaper in Poland, Gazeta...

  • Manfred Werfel
    WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, Germany

    Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO and Executive Director, Global Events, based in Frankfurt...

8th Middle East Conference

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And the 8th Middle East Conference on 26 and 27 February in Dubai offers an ideal opportunity for publishing executives to discover a wealth of regional and international best-practice ideas.

In this case, “The sky is NOT the limit,” as the conference theme suggests: some of the industry’s most renowned experts and publishers will share their successful strategies and participants will have ample opportunity to network with them and other colleagues from all over the world.

  • Experience a virtual tour around the Middle East as senior executives from the region share the latest trends.
  • Hear how print is still thriving and driving much of the business.
  • Explore new revenue streams from both digital and print.
  • Find out who will pay for your content.
  • And much more.



JW Marriott Hotel Dubai 

P.O. Box 16590
Abu Baker Al Seddique Road
Hamarain Centre
Dubai, UAE

Tel.: +971.4.262.4444
Fax: +971.4.262.6264


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