The best creative minds in the region are gathering in Dubai this week

Day One of Dubai Lynx 2016 kicks off today at Madinat Jumeirah

While Dubai might be home to its fair share of annual conferences and industry events, there is one gathering in particular that seems to strike a chord each year on a purely creative level.

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity takes place at the Madinat Jumeirah this week, and will host some of the most celebrated minds in the creative communications industry. A sister event to the industry-defining Cannes Lions Festival that takes place on the south coast of France each June, the MENA event is into its 10th year and has built up quite a standing in Dubai’s calendar.

The best work in design, film, print, radio, digital, PR and media will be on display, as well as a host of innovative start-up companies and cutting-edge technologies. More than a hundred sessions will take place over the next three days, bringing together people from all over the world, everyone from calligraphers to neuroscientists, will share big ideas and inspire each other.

Here are some of the highlights:

Colin Nagy

Named one of Business Insider's most creative people in social media marketing, Colin Nagy is at Dubai Lynx on Monday 7th March exploring AI, the next wave of hospitality-focused apps and old school hospitality with Ana Andjelic.



Max of Arabia

Learn how influencers can be transformational to a brand's credibility and popularity when Procter and Gamble's Khaled Zaatarah talks to @MaxOfArabia.



Jos Dirk

Twice a TedX speaker, @JosDirkX has some fascinating stories to tell at the Focus On Africa day on Monday 7th March.



Carole Samaha

See world music sensation @carolesamaha on Tuesday 8th March to discuss how the digital era has changed the routes to success in the music industry with Raya Abirached.


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