Sustainability and innovation on spotlight at Global Media Congress

Sports, youth, and education will also take centerstage
Sustainability and innovation on spotlight at Global Media Congress
Media stakeholders from around the world to convene in Abu Dhabi at the Global Media Congress

The Global Media Congress will be focusing on sustainability and innovation in this year’s edition of the event. Other topics that will be in the spotlight include sports media, youth, and education.

Organizers say the key topics will be the subject of discussions during workshops and presentations at the event. It will take place on 14-16 November 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Overall, the event has adopted the theme, “Shaping the future of the media industry”. It provides stakeholders in the media sector locally and globally a platform to connect with global thought leaders, learn about the latest trends, and collaborate on new ideas.

Global Media Congress features

Alongside the workshops, the Global Media Congress will also feature an exhibition. Here, leading international and local brands will showcase the latest tech, products, and services in the media sector.

In addition, the six feature areas are back this year. These are knowledge-sharing hubs  and touch points to facilitate ideas on the future of the media industry.

Meanwhile, the conference aspect of the Global Media Congress will feature sessions related to the media industry. These sessions focus on key topics led by high-level experts in the industry from across the globe.

Topics at the conference vary in different specializations. These will focus on digital communication, artificial intelligence, advanced technologies, and innovations in the media sector. Specialist sessions covering journalism, radio, television, internet, and social media will also be featured at the conference.

This conference is a great opportunity for media professionals to learn about the latest trends and challenges facing the industry.

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Immersive content and areas

Among the highly anticipated areas of the Global Media Congress include:


The Global Media Congress hosts a series of training and talent development workshops, providing attendees with the opportunity to develop new skills and nurture existing ones. There will be over 25 sessions which delegates can attend.

Innovate Stage and NexTech

This is a haven for new ideas and will provide opportunities for individuals and companies to demonstrate their capabilities. Startups will also have the chance to introduce their business ideas to key stakeholders, Investors and Venture Capital firms through presentations on the Innovation Stage over three days.

Create Stage

This will offer a platform for established content creators to share practical insight on how to grow audiences, how to create engaging content and how to monetize and make influencing a career.

Education Stage

This area promises to a hive of activity every day of the show with a full schedule of not-to-be-missed, practical sessions. Learn about the latest trends, hear opinions from media leaders and ensure you stay at the cutting edge of the media!

Media Roundtables

This will take place alongside the main conference with four roundtables taking place over three days. Innovators and decision makers representing different media sectors from across the globe will discuss the most pressing issues in the industry while sharing insight on solutions to ensure a sustainable media sector.

Media Future Labs

Bringing together leaders, operators, and innovators on the frontlines of the world’s media, the Media Future Labs are a series of 60-minute discussions examining the challenges and opportunities faced by players across the media spectrum. Through these exclusive international panels in front of a select audience, distinguished speakers will analyze the critical role of the media in an increasingly complex and fluctuating news environment.

Co-Production Majlis

This is an invite-only space that will bring together industry leaders, production houses, and content technology innovators from across the region as well as international markets with an interest in the region. The Majlis serves as an area for networking, knowledge exchange, and exploring opportunities for co-production and partnership in the ever-evolving media landscape.

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