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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  • 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, Magazine, TV and Online). Managed 5 daily Newspapers in the UAE (Al Bayan, Al Emarat Al Youm, Emirets...
  • Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA
    Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA
    Cherilyn Ireton heads up the World Editors Forum, the global network for editors within WAN-IFRA. She is a seasoned newspaper professional, having spent more than 20 years on South African newspapers...
  • Eamonn Byrne, Business Director, The Byrne Partnership Ltd, UK
    Business Director, The Byrne Partnership Ltd, UK
    Eamonn Byrne progressed through the advertising & commercial departments of prestigious regional newspaper groups to become Commercial Director and MD of newspaper titles. He has been Deputy...
  • Ibrahim Ghanem Alalawi
    Alhayat’s Editor-in-Chief - Digital content
    2012 – till presentEditor-in- Chief of the Digital Content, Alhayat newspaper.Director of Program content in Creative Edge Company - the owner of Mix FM Radio which is also the company operator and...
  • 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 English Daily since January 2009. He is graduated from the Northeastern University, in Boston, USA. With...
  • 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 the newspaper's capabilities.  He also writes daily columns in Arabic, as well as contributing articles...
  • Mike Condon
    Production Manager Al Nisr Publishing
    Mike Condon has been in the printing industry for more than 33 years. He began his printing career with John Fairfax & Sons, publishers of The Sydney Morning Herald, where he worked for 10 years...
  • Mohamad K. Alayyan, Publisher & Chairman, United Jordan Press, Jordan
    Publisher & Chairman, United Jordan Press, Jordan
    Mohamed Alayyan is the publisher and CEO of Al Ghad newspaper; Jordan’s most   independent Arabic daily newspaper. Mohamed entered the media industry in 1998, when he established Al Waseet...
  • 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 through the ranks to become the Head of Local and Economics News, and Opinions sections. 

He then took...
  • 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 Holding. The TECOM Investments Media Cluster includes Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC)...
  • 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 International Journalism from UK’s City University and has over 20 years experience in the media.  He began...
  • 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...
  • PremiumMedia Content Consulting, Germany
    Littger is a Berlin-based journalist and strategy consultant for publishers of premium and paid content. His main objective is to create value and higher yields through unique content...
  • Rania Al Malky
    Rania Al Malky is the Publisher of The Egypt Monocle, a Cairo-based digital multi-platform publication launched in June 2012. Prior to that she was the Editor-in-Chief of Daily News Egypt from...
  • 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...
  • 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, the publisher of leading Newspapers OKAZ & AL-NADI (Arabic)  and SAUDI GAZETTE (English) from...
  • 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, and specialising in media companies. “The goal of my consulting practice is to utilise the sophisticated...
  • 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 Wyborcza, Grzegorz Piechota explores advances in digital technologies, changes in social behaviour and...
  • 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...

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