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24 July 2024

Dubai Press Club announces key partners of 21st edition of Arab Media Forum

By E247

The Dubai Press Club (DPC), organiser of the Arab Media Forum (AMF), today announced the key partners of the 21st edition of the event, which is being organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from 26-27 September. Leading national companies and UAE-based businesses extending their support to the event this year include ENOC Group as the Energy Partner, Dubai Chambers as the Main Partner, and Emirates NBD as the Banking Partner.

The annual event, being held at Madinat Jumeirah, is set to bring together more than 3,000 prominent regional and international decision makers, thought leaders, scholars, writers, social media influencers and representatives of leading media organisations.
Her Excellency Mona Al Marri, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council and President of DPC, conveyed her sincere appreciation to the partners of the 21st edition of the Arab Media Forum. The significant support provided by these national institutions for the region’s largest media gathering underscores their firm belief in the significance of media and its pivotal role in serving communities, fostering sustainable development and addressing prevailing societal challenges, she said.

“In today's rapidly evolving landscape, media institutions need to adopt proactive measures to keep pace with global advancements and enhance collaboration to collectively navigate current challenges in the sector. The Forum provides a platform for diverse stakeholders to share their perspectives on the optimal strategies to manage the impact of global industry changes,” Dr. Buhumaid said.
The Forum's partners highlighted the importance of collaboration in realising the objectives of the Arab Media Forum, which serves as a key platform for shaping the future of Arab media, facilitating the exchange of insights on various topics and challenges facing media institutions across the region.
Main partner
His Excellency Abdul Aziz Abdulla Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chambers, commented: “Dubai Chambers continues to be a strong partner for the media by delivering relevant news and impactful stories to the global business community, providing meaningful insights that drive economic growth and contributing to the emirate’s favourable and inclusive business environment. As a Main Partner of the Arab Media Forum, we remain committed to strengthening the competitiveness of the region’s media landscape and supporting the adoption of innovative technologies such as the metaverse and Artificial Intelligence. We are proud to contribute to this dynamic platform, which connects the media community with key stakeholders to shape the future of the sector and ensure its sustainability and resilience throughout the Arab world.”

Energy partner
His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of ENOC Group, said: “We are pleased to partner with the Dubai Press Club to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to consolidate the role of media as a key partner in the country’s development journey. At ENOC, we are committed to strengthening the media's role in conveying the nation's progress and highlighting the energy sector's integral contribution to this ongoing development.”

“Both media organisations and social media platforms play an instrumental role in bringing to the forefront essential issues that are central to government discussions worldwide, specifically those pertaining to energy, sustainability and the formulation of strategies aimed at preserving natural resources and the environment,” he added.

Banking Partner
His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD, said: “We take pride in our partnership with the Arab Media Forum, which serves as a remarkable platform for keeping pace with the future aspirations of the Arab media landscape. This collaboration is an outcome of our strong ties with the Dubai Press Club and their constant endeavours to reinforce Dubai's status as a leading hub for finance, business and the media sector.”

Media Partners
This year's edition is also being supported by major local, regional and international media institutions, including Dubai Media Incorporated; Abu Dhabi Media; MBC Group; Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels; Sky News Arabia; Asharq News; Al Mashhad TV; CBC Egypt; Al-Ahram Foundation; Akhbar el-Yom newspaper; Al Youm AL Sabea newspaper ; Bayan newspaper; Emarat Al Youm newspaper; and Dubai Post, the Forum’s ‘Digital Media Partner’. Other Media Partners include ; Xinhua news agency; Al Ittihad channel and newspaper; Al Khaleej newspaper; Al Watan newspaper; Arab News; Arab Radio Network; and Al Oula Radio.

Maryam Abdulla Al Mulla, Manager of Partner Relations, Dubai Press Club, and a member of the Organising Committee of the Arab Media Forum, expressed her gratitude to the various partners and sponsors supporting the Forum. Their contributions, she said, are closely aligned with the Forum's mission and significantly boost its objectives. Al Mulla also reiterated the Dubai Press Club’s strong, mutually beneficial relationship with these leading institutions. Their support signifies the vital role that media plays in sustainable development, she noted.

AMF 2023 will explore opportunities and address challenges across the media industry spectrum. The largest gathering of Arab media stakeholders is set take a deep look at new trends, Artificial Intelligence in media, and global developments that are shaping the future of the industry in the region.

Launched over 20 years ago, the Arab Media Forum is one of the major events in the Dubai Press Club’s annual calendar of events. AMF has emerged as the most comprehensive platform for knowledge sharing in the Arab media community. The annual event has steadily evolved in scope and reach to encompass a broad international outlook.