More media leaders to attend summit

The Abu Dhabi Media Summit, aimed at making the emirate the regional media hub, yesterday announced additional co-chairs that already include big names such as Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation.

The three-day summit organised by Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC) bringing together the world's top media leaders will be held in March and is set to be the biggest media event in the entire Middle East.

The newly announced co-chairs that brings the number up to 10 include twofour54 Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, etisalat Chairman Mohammed Omran, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) President and CEO Dirk Meyer, Warner Bros Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer, Chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann AG Hartmut Ostrowski and Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg.

The new names were announced yesterday by ADMC Chairman Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouei.

He also announced additional features for the event that include a unique combination of high-profile sessions, closed-door discussions and private conversations, bringing together top-tier global media players and their counterparts in fast-growing markets.

"The inaugural summit will bring together media leaders from every continent to the UAE capital. Our programme of events and discussions reflect both our region's immediate media industry ambition, and long-term opportunities for the sector worldwide. We believe this summit will become one of the most important industry forum of its kind anywhere in the world, reaffirming Abu Dhabi's place on the new global media stage," he said.

According to him, delegates have been invited from a broad cross-section of business sectors, including mobile, broadband, broadcast, publishing, entertainment, news, music, advertising and marketing and venture capital and equity finance.

 

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