NORTH STAR DUBAI
FUTURE BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT
Marketing Mania is a must-visit for forward-looking marketers passionate about engaging, selling and delighting consumers in new and inspiring ways.
With 10,000 marketing, design, advertising, social and creative professionals in the house, you can find your next mentor, investor, client, colleague, intern or work idol.
A multi-track conference programme that will unite global marketing gurus under one roof.
Looking for new tools and service providers? Marketing Mania will host over 50 exhibitors offering MarTech to customer experience solutions.
Mind-blowing startups, fabulous tech innovations and fierce pitching rounds – the Supernova Challenge is the ultimate opportunity for startups to get exposure and win from a total of US$ 200,000 cash prizes. Our previous winners have gone on to become massive regional and global successes with new investors and government contracts signed right after the show.
Every year an influential cohort of 400+ investors join our shows with the sole purpose of finding new startups to invest in. 500 Startups, EBAN (European Business Angel Network), Roland Berger, Deutsche Bank, Modus VC, just a few of our regularly featuring. Plus, thousands of regional and global corporations visit the show to seek and sign business partnerships with startups.
The stage is set to bring your innovation to the forefront of an influential line-up of attendees. The Demo Stage is your best bet to present your product and solution, sell its benefits, technical abilities and critical methods of application across diverse industries. Only available on advanced bookings, you’ll get a few minutes in the spotlight, so make sure you practice your pitch well.
The Go to digital guy for A-list celebrities (from Charlize Theron to Barack Obama) Silicon 60 Global Tech Entrepreneurs in UK The Drum’s Digerati List of Top 100 people in Digital in UK Fortune described him as the CNN of the street Cannes Lion winner, creator of the Fyre Festival documentary on Netflix Transformed Vice from a print magazine to a $6 billion largest youth agency in the world
CEO and co-founder of Influencer.com, a global
influencer marketing solution, which works with
global brands such as Mars, Alibaba and P&G.
30 under 40; An award-winning entrepreneur,
investor, and creator, with a cumulative following
of 18 million
Having built an array of prestigious brands such as St Regis Hotel Group, The Ministry of AI, Canon and Jashanmal, scaled Mint Stalk to become one of the fastest growing digital agencies in only two years
Partnered with the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) on the launch of Weyay, the very first fully-digital bank in Kuwait, built from the ground up in just twelve months; Key clients include Samsung, Toyota, Qantas, Commonwealth Bank, Benetton, Google, Nestle, Australian and New Zealand Banking group, National Bank of Kuwait, National Rugby League, Wine Australia, Starlight Foundation, Telstra, Moncler, Unilever, Uber, Nike & IKEA
bestselling author and founder and CEO of the worlds
most ‘free’ advertising agency, Freedm
founder of “Weyay”, Kuwait’s first digital bank
launched by National Bank of Kuwait
Member of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) task force for the enterprise adoption of AI, Former advisor to Richard Branson/Virgin, NatWest/RBS, Accenture, PA Consulting, Orange, Arsenal Football Club, and Harrods. Launched a school AI programme, the Leaders of Tomorrow
Communicate’s top 15 women to watch in the GCC
Leader for IMPACT2030 UAE Council, and a founder of two consumer brands which
are in stealth mode and due to launch in Jan 2022
for several tie-ups with the Dubai Press Club, Emirates Literature Festival,
Sharjah International Book Fair, Dubai International Film Festival
Expertise spans communications and media, public relations and marketing
for both multinationals in the energy, technology and FMCG space as well as
several Gulf-based government institutions
Oversees multidisciplinary agencies working with the brand to drive strategies on communication, branding and
A TED x speaker, is an expert in connecting AI, neuroscience & behavioral science and is a sought-after
expert by World Bank, Dubai Executive Council, Emirates Airlines, DHL, SEWA, Reckitt Benkiser, P&G
at Etisalat, where he was responsible for the marketing strategy and
operational performance of fixed and mobile operations in 15 countries
One of UK’s top
100 CMOs, ran his first eCommerce website in 2006 turning over $100m
the global traveller experience by making Abu Dhabi’s new airport the most
immersive, interactive airport in the world. Previously
at Dubai Airports, Matt enabled an entertainment-led experience in partnership
with some of the biggest global and regional brands including Disney, Timeout
An Effie award judge, is leveraging AI to drive the marketing strategy and overall bravery culture at Microsoft
Google’s empowering AI initiatives to make the tech accessible to all
Named a 'dude' in '10 Dudes Shaping Middle East’s Marketing Comms Landscape’
An entertainment and music executive with over 20 years’ experience, Mike has led the Sony Music Middle East business since 2014, working across a vast market comprising Egypt, Levant, GCC, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the areas of artist development, music marketing & promotions and business development.
Top 100 CEOs in the Middle East by Forbes as the only leader
representing the watch industry
Designed, built and lead the sales organization for the
largest in-venue Social Display Network in the marketplace
Has developed an exceptional used case study that uses deep and machine learning to detect malware attacks on critical infrastructure; Has developed an AI model that uses X-Ray scans for COVID detection
Demonstrated bravery by hiring
infamous gangster, Winston Wolfe (of Pulp Fiction fame), to be the UK insurer’s
Deployed an AI-powered
conversational intelligence platform enabling customer-centric companies to
drive revenue, increase retention and reduce costs
A master of growth marketing & winner of TechStars Startup Weekend UK COVID Edition; Uses ML & digital phenotyping raising investment from Facebook’s former Head of Growth
Responsible for delivering all 360 degree
campaigns regionally and globally to promote Expo 2020 Dubai
Promoter of public private partnerships as a tool for advancing foreign policy and development objectives
Creating data and network planning products that enable
and accelerate efficient growth using AI and data analytics
World’s first hijab wearing model, a leading authority in
‘modest fashion’ and the official ambassador of Formula E
Most Creative People by Fast Company, CDO of the Year by the CDO Club
employer branding at Glovo, the fastest-growing on demand delivery platforms in
EEMEA. She’s specialized in brand strategy and marketing communications and has
worked in Fortune 500 companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Intel, and
Internationally bestselling author and founder and CEO of
the worlds most ‘free’ advertising agency, Freedm.
a decentralized protocol to unlock data for monetization that aims to give
people back control over their data
Using a decentralized data exchange protocol that unlocks data for
AI, helping to build the new data economy
for the Middle East and North Africa including conflict countries like Syria,
Palestine, Sudan, Yemen
On the verge of becoming UK’s largest Gen Z mentoring initiative, launched a nationwide programmeto help young people aged 16 to 28 find a route into the marketing industry and a pioneer in digital marketing studies for young students enrolling a 100,000 students globally in the past 3-4 years.
Became the first Arab technology company to be listed on NASDAQ, expected to generate $40-210 million in cash from the SPAC and a separate PIPE investment to help accelerate its growth and leveraged work from home to diversify genres and had the highest audio listeners registered
One of the top brand editors of the world, GE Reports has been listed in the Financial Times, Inc. magazine and the Brunswick Review as a leading example of content published by businesses and Leads the AI storytelling of GE globally which has been hailed as one of the best and most effective examples of machine nirvana.
An Emmy & Cannes Lions winner is famed to be one of the biggest audio brand experts in the world and the brains driving audio branding for Star Trek & Disney Classics apart from the likes of Nike, BMW, Reebok, Sony, Coca Cola, and Mercedes etc.
When working at WeAreFearlessled the marketing for the British Council's global anniversary campaign celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, which spanned 200 countries and earning an organic social reach of 2.3 billion in one weekend and was the Chief Communication Officer at Formula E
Featured on the front cover of VANISH (World’s largest magic magazine) and The Sunday Times calls him “The James Bond of Magic”, uses magic as an effective way of story-telling that has seen him win multiple awards.
A winner of 4 Cannes Gold Lions for the Story Sign Project, an AI basedinitiative that facilitates parents to read stories to 32 million deafchildren below the age of 6.
Cannes Lions winner, ran a campaign for the British Army by leveraging data science analytics which was a remarkable turnaround in terms of recruitment; current clients include BT, EDF Energy & Ministry of Defense
Serving 3000+ multi-sector clients daily, leads the innovation hub and eco-system of 200+ partner platforms and tech service providers in the digital space
met hundreds of people at Marketing Mania this year with nearly 90
leads from 20 different countries. We cannot wait to be back next year
create new connections. ”
Mania has brought together industry action leaders, businesses and
forward-thinking trailblazers to inspire, drive action and innovation
to tackle the industry's biggest challenges for the year ahead. ”
great show and what an honor to be able to share my insights into the power of
the story. I learned a lot from the audience and from my fellow speakers and
“ Most important to me are always the fascinating people from all over the world I get to meet. The speed and intensity of learning always amazes me. Kudos to all involved. I will make sure to be back!”