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9th 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...
  • Benjamin Gajkowski
    Projektmanager Premium Produkte, Die Welt, Axel Springer AG
    Benjamin Gajkowski is Projectmanager Premium Products at the newscooperation DIE WELT at Axel Springer SE. In this position he is responsible for the development of the DIE WELT Smartphone-Apps,...
  • Managing Driector & CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd, India
    D. D. Purkayastha is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABP Pvt Ltd., overseeing the strategy and operations of the entire ABP portfolio. He is also the Chairman of INFOCOM. He is a...
  • CEO & Founder Ed Capaldi LLC, UAE
    As a strategic advisor and business coach, Ed has supported over 100 high growth individuals across the region transform their business vision into reality, fast. Driven by a relentless passion for...
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali founded in 2007 the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), a non-profit institution whose aim is to establish an Arab center of excellence for journalism education with a...
  • 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...
  • Matt Kelly
    Publishing Consultant, Cases i Associats, UK
    Matt Kelly has been a journalist at the cutting edge of one of the world's most competitive newspaper markets - the UK - for two decades. As Publisher of Mirror Group Digital, he launched...
  • 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...
  • P K Philip
    Chief General manager, Works, Malayala manorama
    A Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 50 years experience in the design and production fields in different Industries. Of this the last 25 years had been with Malayala Manorama Co Ltd, a printing...
  • Editor-in-Chief, English & Malay Newspapers
    Mr Daniel was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the English & Malay Newspapers Division of SPH in January 2007.  Prior to this, he was Managing Editor of the division from September 2002, and...
  • Associate Managing Editor, The Sun, News UK, United Kingdom
    Rob Hedges is the Associate Managing Editor of The Sun. Rob was previously Production Manager (Online) for The Sunday Times as their website became fully paid. During over 17 years with News UK he...
  • CEO and Founder, EMDP (Egypt Media Development Program), Egypt
    A journalist and early online innovator in Egypt in the late 1990s, Tarek Atia founded web portals cairolive.com and zahma.com, was Assistant Editor in Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, and has had his...
  • 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...
  • Saleh Al-Humaidan
    Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Middle East Committee, KSA
  • 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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  • 12 Mar 2014 - 13 Mar 2014
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates

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