The Abu Dhabi event, which will run from Mar 25 to 28, will bring together fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities.
VidCon Abu Dhabi, organised by ViacomCBS in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has announced YouTube superstar Noor Stars as the latest name to join the line-up of online video creators for its Abu Dhabi 2020 event.
Noor Stars earned a massive following with her mix of beauty videos, comedy skits, vlogs and more. She kicked off her YouTube career in 2014 with her first vlog “What’s in my iPhone”. Now she has more than 14m subscribers on YouTube.
In addition to Noor Stars, a host of other international and local featured creators, the Merrell Twins are also part of the event. Beauty and lifestyle content creator Rclbeauty1010 as well as Canadian comedy duo YouTwoTV, Lloyd Cadena have also been confirmed for the Abu Dhabi convention. Apart from them, YouTube sensation T1GGEER, Bahraini social media star Kaj, entertainment content creator Topz and social media talent Sh5baar will also be present.
Earlier announced names include Laila Mourad, Chad Wild Clay and Vy Qwaint, Gabbie Hanna, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Ahmed Hassan, Omar Farooq, Sam Tsui, Alex Wassabi, Rawan and Rayan, Brent Rivera, Matt Steffanina, Ranz & Niana, Naz, Michelle Dy, Lexi Rivera, Ben Azelart, Wil Dasovich, and Iknani.
VidCon also unveiled additional Industry Track’s speakers and sessions, with international speakers including the VP of Content at Kin Gwen Miller, host of Content Marketing Tips Salma Jafri, the CEO of Fame by Sheeraz Sheeraz Hasan, Founder & CEO of Alfan Mohammad Fattal, Founder & CEO of SuperBam Inc. Rian Bosak, President of Jumpwire Media Gavin McGarry, and Josh Zimmerman, Founder of Creator Couch. The session, which will run from March 25 to 26, will include panels and sessions on strategies, secrets, tips, and insights on YouTube’s growth, driving brand success, streaming platforms and the future of TV.
Commenting on her appearance at VidCon Abu Dhabi, Noor Stars said: “I am so excited to be part of the first-ever VidCon taking place in Abu Dhabi! It is fantastic to see VidCon coming to the Middle East for the first time since it’s an incredibly exciting time for online video and social media platforms here. It’s going to be great, and I can’t wait to meet you all in Abu Dhabi!”
Jim Louderback, GM of VidCon, remarked: “VidCon is about celebrating creativity and diversity around the world, and few stars exemplify the spirit of VidCon like Noor. We couldn’t be happier to have Noor Stars and all these new amazing creators share their communities and their talent at VidCon Abu Dhabi this year. I know each of them will delight their legions of existing fans – and make many new fans along the way!”