Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2013 to be held on October 22-24
Hundreds of key influencers from the global media industry will
gather at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2013 to examine the latest
trends and challenges in the sector, with a focus on leveraging
opportunities in the digital age.
The Summit, now in its fourth year, is being held under the
patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown
Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed
Forces. It is powered by twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media
Zone Authority - Abu Dhabi, and will take place at the Yas Viceroy
from October 22-24.
The three-day, invitation-only event has established itself as
an essential date on the global media leadership calendar.
The theme of this year's Summit is "Levering the Digital Age".
The Forum will analyse the rapid transformation of the media
industry and how they can capitalise on opportunities in a
fully-networked, media-centric world.
H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman Abu Dhabi Media
Summit and Chairman Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority:
"The Abu Dhabi Media Summit has become one of the leading media
industry thought-leadership platforms worldwide with a particular
focus on the regional relevance of global industry trends. The
Summit's focus on media entrepreneurship and youth in the MENA
(Middle East and North Africa) region will provide Arab youth and
students the opportunity to engage with media leaders and fuel the
increasing appeal of the media industry as a sophisticated career
choice, which is critical to Abu Dhabi's long-term ambitions for a
sustainable media industry."
The Summit will bring together a distinguished selection of
top-tier media leaders. Confirmed speakers include representatives
from Twitter, Payleven, edX, Walt Disney International, Viacom,
Discovery Networks International, Wipro, Codecademy, ArabNet and
Oasis500. Speakers from previous years have included business
magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates; News Corp and 21st Century
Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch; Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt
and world-renowned film director James Cameron.
Research findings on new media industry developments and trends
from leading global management consulting firms Booz & Co. and
McKinsey & Co. will be unveiled during the Summit.
The Summit features a combination of high-profile public
sessions, closed-door discussions and private conversations.
Sessions will focus amongst others on the state of the digital
planet; the explosion of social gaming; people's television viewing
experiences and habits; and the growth rate of smartphones.