It’s almost that time! The best and brightest stars of the media industry will convene TODAY for the Festival of Media, at none other than the Waldorf Astoria on Palm Jumeirah.
The event will bring together some media industry superstars to share their knowledge and will give attendees an invaluable opportunity to network. If you’re an industry veteran or a newbie, you’ll be sure to learn new tips and tricks to help you progress.
Here are six reasons we think this event in unmissable:
1. Venues Don’t Get Much Fancier
It’s at the Waldorf Astoria, located on Palm Jumeirah. That’s like fancy, squared! You’ll be able to wander and take in the views in between all that learning, not a bad way to spend a Wednesday. And just think about all the Instagram shots to be taken!
2. Who Doesn’t Want An Excuse to Get Fancy?
Coz… why not? First impressions are important, right? You’ll be rubbing shoulders with industry leaders and high profile representatives from global brands, media owners and agencies. Dust off those glad rags! And it is the Waldorf, after all Dah-ling!
3. It’ll Be Networking Heaven
The Festival of Media is the perfect place to connect and do business with potential clients. Not to mention the opportunity to meet new contacts, start your own business, or just mingle.
The agenda on the day will focus on hot topics within the industry which is exciting! There will be talks by over 35 speakers, tips and tricks will be in full supply! You’ll be able to hear directly from the MENA’s most prominent brand CMOs, most powerful media executives and most pioneering innovators such as Huawei’s Nick Graham, Carat’s global president Will Swayne, regional marketers like Asad ur Rahman and Yousef Tuqan to name a few!
With a range of super diverse topics to be discussed, your media knowledge will be truly empowered. Talks range from media pitches and e-commerce to an exclusive Snapchat keynote – Impressive!
6. Startup Recognition
The festival’s startup program EMERGE will see entrepreneurs pitch their startups Shark Tank style, live on stage. Attendees will be able to choose their favourite one to win the coveted EMERGE award… it’s gonna be interesting to say the least.
Find out all the info about the event here.