The Abu Dhabi Media Summit (ADMS) will be held from November 18-20 this year at the Rosewood Hotel, Al Marya Island. The 2014 edition will focus on “Driving and Sustaining Future Media in MENA and Beyond”. The summit will highlight the recent developments in the media industry in the MENA region. The summit will also focus […]
The 2014 edition will focus on “Driving and Sustaining Future Media in MENA and Beyond”.
The summit will highlight the recent developments in the media industry in the MENA region. The summit will also focus on the future of media and technology and discuss the impact it has on different interactions between corporations, communities and government entities with their target groups. It will take advantage of global expertise and developments and explore ways to adapt to these changes in other regions.
Speaking about the summit, H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Media Summit and Chairman, Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority, said: As part of Abu Dhabis evolving role as a dynamic regional commercial hub for the media and entertainment sectors, we look forward to welcoming industry leaders from around the world to the Summit to engage in conversations at the forefront of the media business.
Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of twofour54, which supports the event added: “This years theme represents a change in direction for the summit and will cover topics such as the content, its distribution and development funding & financing. The event will reflect the growth of the capital city, Abu Dhabi and its development as a lucrative business hub for the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa.”
According to industry analysts, the global media and entertainment industry was valued at $2.1 trillion experiencing 5.5% annual growth up to 2017. In the Middle East the industries was set for a growth of 10% and emerge as the sixth fastest growing market for the same period.
Traditionally, the summit has drawn some of the industrys biggest names including Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, Rupert Murdoch, James Cameron and Eric Schmidt. The team expects to bring together an exclusive and high-profile team to this year’s edition as well.