Mena Cristal Festival to host Gorbachev

The Mena Cristal Festival 2009-2010 is set to start today in Lebanon with a series of events including screening of creative work from agencies across the region, seminars, meetings and the announcement of winners of this year's awards.

The fifth edition of the Mena Cristal Festival is expected to host Mikhail Gorbachev, ex-president of former Soviet Union and the Founder of Green Cross International, speaking on "Bringing down the walls between the present and the future". The conference will also see regional professionals and leaders in the creative and advertising industry.

Discussions will focus on the future developments in the media including social networks, digital innovations and the future of internet advertising. The Mena Cristal Festival will be headed this year by Richard Pinder, COO of Publicis Worldwide.

The conference will feature speakers including Hussein Freijeh, Director Advertising at Yahoo Middle East, Husni Khuffash, Country Business Manager of Google UAE, Osman Sultan, CEO of du, among others.

 

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