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SPEAKERS

Adam Brotman

CEO ,
Brightloom (USA)

100 Most Creative People by Fast Company, CDO of the Year by the CDO Club

Ahmed Al Marzooqi

Finance, Economy & Statistics Influencer ,
@ahmedmhm (UAE)

300K followers on Facebook &  100K+ followers on Instagram & Tiktok

Alaa Nour

Senior Account Manager,
Memac Ogilvy Dubai (UAE)

Worked with Nestle, ADNOC, Unilever, DTCM and IKEA  

Alex Malouf

Corporate Communications Director MEA,
Schneider Electric (UAE)

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

Andrew Campbell

MD Middle East ,
Brand Finance (UAE)

Formerly at Etisalat, where he was responsible for the marketing strategy and operational performance of fixed and mobile operations in 15 countries

Andrew Garrihy

CMO,
DiDi (China)

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.

Anja Petrovski

Marketing Director,
Volkswagen Middle East (UAE)

Oversees multidisciplinary agencies working with the brand to drive strategies on communication, branding and social media

Anna Bertoldini

Global Employer Branding Manager,
Glovo (Spain)

Leads 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 BlackRock.

Anthony Stehn

Vice President Digital Marketing,
American Eagle (USA)

Designed, built and lead the sales organization for the largest in-venue Social Display Network in the marketplace

Asma Quorrich

Senior Vice President Marketing,
Jumeirah Group (UAE)

Avery Akkineni

President,
Vayner NFT (USA)

An ex-Googler, was awarded SEA Independent Agency of the Year at VaynerMedia

Charles Awad

Chief Customer Officer,
Majid Al Futtaim (UAE)

Christopher Abraham

CEO & Sr. Vice President,
SP Jain School of Global Management

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 etc

Colin Lewis

CMO,
OpenJaw Technologies Ireland

One of UK’s top 100 CMOs, ran his first eCommerce website in 2006 turning over $100m

Cristina Pon

Co-Founder & Head of Growth,
Ocean Protocol (Singapore)

Using a decentralized data exchange protocol that unlocks data for AI, helping to build the new data economy

Dr. Jeremy Williams

Globally recognised NFT expert,
NFTeach Podcast Host (USA)

Serves as a NFT drop strategist assisting brands and celebrities launch NFT projects locally and abroad. Launched the first school sanctioned Esports team in the UAE

Dr. Saket Kumar

Chief Data Scientist – Global Premium Services,
Google (USA)

Super-brains behind Google’s empowering AI initiatives to make the tech accessible to all

Ghadeer El Khub

Head of Social & Social Lead for the Buy your time with IKEA campaign,
Memac Ogilvy Dubai (UAE)

Multi-award winner, worked on the region’s first Facebook Car Configurator 

James Denton-Clark

Chief Client Officer Karmarama & MD,
Accenture Interactive (UK)

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

Joseph John Nalloor

Program Coordinator, Media & Communications,
Murdoch University Dubai (UAE)

Responsible for several tie-ups with the Dubai Press Club, Emirates Literature Festival, Sharjah International Book Fair, Dubai International Film Festival

Juliette Touma

Chief, Advocacy & Communications for the Middle East & North Africa,
UNICEF (Jordan)

Spokesperson for the Middle East and North Africa including conflict countries like Syria, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen

Katie Traxton

Non Executive Board Director,
European Sponsorship Association (UK)

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

Khaled Ismail

Vice President Communications - Europe, Central Asia, Middle East & Africa Region,
Tetra Pak (UAE)

Named a 'dude' in '10 Dudes Shaping Middle East’s Marketing Comms Landscape’

Leopoldo Boado

Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & EECIS,
Oracle Applications

Lizzy Johnson

CMO,
Ghassan Aboud Group (GAG)

Mandip Dulay

CEO of Impact Group ,
Founder of COO Network (UAE)

Executive Leader for IMPACT2030 UAE Council, and a founder of two consumer brands which are in stealth mode and due to launch in Jan 2022  

Maria de Freitas

Co-Founder & CEO,
uMore (UAE)

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

Mariah Idrissi

Model & Official Ambassador,
Formula E (UK)

World’s first hijab wearing model, a leading authority in ‘modest fashion’ and the official ambassador of Formula E

Mark Evans

Managing Director – Marketing & Digital ,
Direct Line Group (UK)

Demonstrated bravery by hiring infamous gangster, Winston Wolfe (of Pulp Fiction fame), to be the UK insurer’s spokesperson

Martin Alamri

Head of Sales CEEMEA & Managing Director DACH,
Talkwalker (Luxembourg)

Deployed an AI-powered conversational intelligence platform enabling customer-centric companies to drive revenue, increase retention and reduce costs

Marwan Remman

Head of CX,
Arabian Automobiles

Matthew Horobin

Head of Corporate Affairs,
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (UAE)

Transforming 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 & Anghami

Mike Alnaji

Director of Content Creators & Brand Partnerships,
New Media Academy (UAE)

Holds the record for smashing million-dollar influencer campaigns for global brands such as Nestle, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz, PlayStation and Samsung

Mike Fairburn

Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager,
Sony Music Entertainment Middle East (UAE)

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.

Milvin George

CEO ,
Lagado Watches

Top 100 CEOs in the Middle East by Forbes as the only leader representing the watch industry

Mimi Nicklin

Bestselling Author, Creative CEO,
Freedm (UAE)

Internationally bestselling author and founder and CEO of the worlds most ‘free’ advertising agency, Freedm.

Mo Magic

MC,
Entertainer Magician (South Africa)

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.

Mohamed Tarek Fahmy

Director of Growth & Martech,
Careem (UAE)

Creating data and network planning products that enable and accelerate efficient growth using AI and data analytics

Mohammed Ismaeel

Senior Vice President Marketing (CEMEA),
Visa

Monica Botez

CMO,
Ocean Protocol (Singapore)

Using a decentralized protocol to unlock data for monetization that aims to give people back control over their data

Nick Barron

Deputy CEO, HP+Mischief,
PRovoke’s UK Agency of the Year 2021 (UK)

Has been an advisor for Manchester City FC, DP World, Unilever, Coca-Cola and the UK Government’s Department for International Trade

Peter Debenedictis

Chief Marketing Officer, Middle East & Africa,
Microsoft (UAE)

An Effie award judge, is leveraging AI to drive the marketing strategy and overall bravery culture at Microsoft

Pierre D'Arbost

GM EMEA,
American Eagle (UAE)

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

Priya Sarma

External affairs manager MENA,
Unilever & Un-Stereotype Alliance UAE representative

Professor Paul Hopkinson

Associate Head of Edinburgh Business School,
Heriot Watt University (UAE)

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

Rami Al Kadhi

Commercial Director,
Anghami(UAE)

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

Ramzi Haddad

Vice President – Campaigns Marketing,
EXPO 2020 (UAE)

Responsible for delivering all 360 degree campaigns regionally and globally to promote Expo 2020 Dubai

Rashid Al Awadhi

MEPRA Vice Chair & CEO,
New Media Academy (UAE)

The 40 Most Influential Emiratis Under 40; Forbes 50 Impactful Marketing and Communications Professionals In The Middle East  

Ritchie Mehta

Founder,
Learn Et Al & School of Marketing (UK)

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.

Rob Beswick

Managing Director,
Virgin Mobile (UAE)

Sara Al Madani

Emirati Entrepreneur,
(UAE)

Emirati entrepreneur, advocate for women, fashion designer, brand ambassador, social media personality and board member of the UAE Ministry of Economy’s SME Council and of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sarah Mohamed

Group Account Director,
Technology Practice, MENA

Communicate’s top 15 women to watch in the GCC

Steve Bambury

Education Strategy and AR/VR Specialist,
New Media Academy (UAE)

Co-hosted the world’s first global lesson inside VR alongside Pixar co-founder Loren Carpenter

Thomas Debass

Managing Director & Chief Partnerships Officer,
US Dept of State (USA)

Promoter of public private partnerships as a tool for advancing foreign policy and development objectives

TJ Lightwala

MD & Lead for experience services - MENA,
Accenture Interactive (UAE)

Tomas Kellner

Chief Storyteller,
GE (USA)

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.

Trevor James

The Food Ranger, Travel vlogger and YouTuber ,
(CANADA)

The global influencer with over 18 million + subscribers

Uli Reese

Author of 101 Great Minds & Global CMO,
Amp (Germany)

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.