The three-day event will include a range of topics related to the sector’s growth and future, covering areas such as visual, audio, print and digital mediums.
The third edition of the Saudi Media Forum, dedicated to advancing the media industry, is scheduled to take place in Riyadh from February 19 to 21, 2024. The announcement was made by Mohammed Al-Harthi, the President of the Saudi Media Forum and CEO of the Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA), during a ceremony commemorating World Television Day.
Organised by SBA in collaboration with the Saudi Journalists Association, the forum builds on the success of its previous editions and aims to emphasise its crucial role in fostering a positive impact, exploring the latest technologies, and creating a community for the exchange of local and international media experiences.
The event will reinforce Saudi Arabia’s position in the media landscape by showcasing prominent local and international media experiences. Al-Harthi expressed gratitude to Saudi Media Minister Salman Al-Dosary for his support in advancing the media system in Saudi Arabia.
Emphasising the importance of aligning with global media trends to fulfill the objectives of Vision 2030, Al-Harthi highlighted the civilizational growth, cultural depth, and openness of Saudi Arabia, affirming the principles of acceptance, coexistence, and the exchange of experiences through a global media forum.
He stressed the necessity of building communication bridges with local and international media establishments to make a positive impact, contributing to elevating the quality of the media industry. The forum will feature the Future of Media Exhibition “FOMEX,” considered the largest of its kind in the Middle East, showcasing the latest experiences in the media industry, television, and radio production.
Additionally, the event will host specialised workshops presented by experts, academics, and practitioners in various media fields. Al-Harthi highlighted the forum’s inclusivity, recognising that modern media extends beyond institutions to individuals capable of communicating messages.
The forum will conclude by awarding the winners of the Saudi Media Forum Award in its third edition. The award categories include Journalism, Audio-visual production, Scientific production in the media field, Digital media, Innovation and leadership in the media field, and Media excellence. The diversified award categories aim to encourage fair competition and honour individuals and groups contributing to the media landscape in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world. The award serves as a recognition of outstanding achievements and a stimulus for further excellence in the field of media and communication.