The Anasala Family, Kwebbelkop and Supercar Blondie are among the first global digital stars confirmed to attend the event.
ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the initial featured creators for the region’s first-ever VidCon Abu Dhabi, which will take place from December 3 to 6.
These global digital superstars will fill the panels, fan meet and greets, gaming challenges, musical performances, and much more at the UAE’s debut edition of the world’s largest celebration of digital creators and online video.
VidCon is where the world’s leading digital content creators, platform innovators, executives, brands, and fans converge are in one place for an immersive and interactive experience that shapes the online community today. VidCon offers an opportunity for fans and industry leaders to meet the most influential local and international content creators, while experiencing the future of video consumption and online storytelling.
Following successful editions in the US, the UK, Singapore, and Australia, VidCon will be coming to Abu Dhabi for the first time.
The event has secured a list of digital stars from around the world, with more set to be announced between now and the event. These creators represent an array of platforms and include Noor Stars, The Merrell Twins, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Supercar Blondie, Anasala Family, Kwebbelkop, Hayla TV, Omar Farooq, SarahhMiladd, Topz, Hanody Awesome, AboFlah, Rachel Levin (rclbeauty101), LivingBobby and Dear Alyne.
Commenting on the event, Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting VidCon for the first time in the UAE. The event represents what Abu Dhabi stands for in terms of innovation and individuality. Through this platform, we aim to foster creativity and encourage more creators and innovators from the MENA region to join us on this journey of digital evolution. We look forward to welcoming creators from around the world to Abu Dhabi and have no doubt that their experience here will be memorable.”
Jim Louderback, General Manager at VidCon, added: “We can’t wait to finally host our first real-life event in the UAE and think this impressive group of diverse creators from all over the world is the perfect way to introduce the region to the magic of VidCon. They reflect the dynamism of the creator economy in MENA and will help make VidCon Abu Dhabi a can’t miss event.”
VidCon Abu Dhabi will feature VidCon’s three signature tracks — Community, Creator, and Industry — providing attendees sessions and experiences tailored to their specific interests.
VidCon also announced its first group of 30 Industry Track speakers and sessions. Top international speakers attending the event include Dominique Delport, Hussein Freijeh, Timothy Armoo, Cassie Roma, Ricky Ray Butler, Derral Eves and Jade Darmawangsa, who will bring more than 40 insightful, practical, and informative sessions to the Industry Track. Some of the sessions include Emotional Brand Connection, YouTube Massive Growth, Turn your Passion into a Living, among others.
The first official sponsors of VidCon Abu Dhabi 2021 include Alfan, Candylicious, Hu Management, MindBerry, NasAcademy, PopNetwork, and Whalar.
Tickets are on sale now for VidCon Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.