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  • Discover with 130 speakers the hottest trends in e-commerce, mobile & more
  • Explore the latest products & services of 70 leading digital companies & startups
  • Connect with 1000 executives, investors & entrepreneurs from over 25 countries
  • Engage with innovative young digital enterprises & learn about their products & services
Forum Track

Highlighting cutting-edge practices in technology and e-business, the main Forum Track will cover a range of topics, including smart cities and governments, financial technology and innovation, and how enterprises can become smarter and more efficient by leverage mobile and social channels. The track will also dive into online lead generation, digital analytics and big data, as well as how programmatic buying is revolutionizing how media and communication agencies are reaching and interacting with their audiences.

The NEXT Track

A brand new track bringing key industry leaders from brands, publishers and agencies and technology platforms to share the latest advances in the field of e-marketing. The NEXT track will feature panels and talks on programmatic buying, real-time content and creative, branded content, and planning integrated digital campaigns. The NEXT Track is sponsored by Starcom Mediavest Group.

Ad+Tech Academy

Hone your digital marketing skills at the Ad+Tech Academy, a workshop track highlighting the latest trends and best practices in the digital advertising, marketing and media. The Academy will include talks on cutting-edge advertising technologies, case studies by burgeoning talents, and hands-on skill-building workshops, also will cover emerging areas in digital advertising including programmatic, data and analytics, video and mobile.

Ad+Tech Academy

Catch up with the most recent developments in the MENA startup ecosystem - from the new VCs entering the market to the major corporations that are beginning to invest in startups. Learn from successful entrepreneurs about what it takes to expand into the region’s key markets, and how acquisitions are approached, negotiated and closed. Meet top investors and exchange perspectives with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Distro Camp

Learn how to growth-hack your startup from the best in the startup business! Silicon Valley’s 500Startups, one of the world’s leading tech investors, will be running this exclusive new workshop track aimed at making sure your startup survives after launch, and focusing on the distribution and marketing of young companies. 500Startups’ partner Mathew G. Johnson and distribution hacker in residence Tammy Camp will be sharing their insights and experience.

Digital Showcase + Matchup

Capture the booming business opportunities in Dubai - the business hub in the Middle East - by participating in the Digital Showcase. Designed for young companies looking to stand taller, the Showcase includes an on-stage pitch and a pre-built and branded booth. Most importantly, Showcase participants will be part of The MatchUp: 400 facilitated meetings between corporate executives and investors, and promising startups. Startups will be able to select meetings from more than 70 industry leaders across media, advertising, commerce, and enterprise.

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Abdo Chlala Head of Mobile Division, MENA, Samsung Electronics
Abdulhamid Al Omar CEO, Talabat.com
Abdullah AlZabin Founder & CEO, Lumba Inc.
Abdulrahman Mutrib CEO, Al Tayyar Technology
Adah Parris Personal Branding Expert; Intellectual Polygamist,
Adel Baraja Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Volkswagen Group Saudi Arabia
Afzal Khalfay VP of IT, Dubai Ports World
Alejandro Carbon Executive Director, Majid Al Futtaim Finance
Alessandro Brunori Regional Executive Creative Director, Publicis Middle East
Ali Nehme Managing Director, Digital, Starcom MediaVest Group
Anthony Butler CTO, IBM Cloud Middle East and Africa
Bakhrom Ibragimov Technology Investments, CEEMEA, EBRD
Boye Balogun Managing Director, Future Tech Media
Christopher Rogers General Partner, Lumia Capital
Craig Moore Founder and CEO, Beehive
Daniel Best Director of Planning & Activation, Unruly
Daniel Neuwirth Co-Founder, Shahiya.com
Daniel Young Yield & Programmatic Director, DMS
David Mühle Regional Manager Northern Europe, Ooyala
Dilyan Dimitrov Founder, Eleven Startup Accelerator
Dominic Trigg SVP and Managing Director, EMEA, RocketFuel
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr Assistant Director-General, The Executive office, Government of Dubai
Emmanuel de Béjarry Co-Founder & Partner, Ekimetrics
Emmanuel Durou Partner in Monitor, Deloitte Middle East
Erik Duindam Co-Founder, Cloud Games
Ettore Leale Managing Partner, Xplorer Capital
Fawzi Rahal Founder, Managing Partner, Gamutt
Frédéric Bellier Managing Director, SEMEA, RadiumOne
George Head Sales Director, EMEA, Polar
Ghadah Al-Subaie Executive Director Planning، Follow-up & Organisational Excellence, SAGIA
Ghazi Atallah Managing Director, neXgen group
Gregory Gazagne Executive Vice President - EMEA, Criteo
Hadi Raad Regional Head of Emerging Products & Innovation, CEMEA, VISA
Hans Henrik Christensen Director, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority for SOF and DTEC, Government of Dubai
Hasan J. Zainal Partner, Arzan Venture Capital
Henri Asseily Managing Partner, Leap Ventures
Iyad Kamal COO, Aramex International
Jatin Modi CEO, FrogIdeas
Jean-Pierre Mondalek GM UAE, Uber
Jędrzej Iwaszkiewicz Co-founder and Head of Business Development, D-RAFT Corporate Accelerator
Jochen Bischoff Digital Director, Starcom Mediavest Group MENA
Jonathan Labin Head of Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, Facebook
Kamal Reggad Founder & CEO, MenaClick
Khalid Suleimani Head, Alkhabeer Capital
Malak Fares, CFA Business Presenter, Sky News Arabia
Marco Bertozzi President, Global Clients, VivaKi
Marwan Salem Bin Haidar Executive Director of Planning & Development, Dubai Smart Government Department
Mathew G. Johnson Partner, 500 Startups
Matteo Lai Co-founder and CEO, Empatica
Maya Hojeij Journalist and Media Professional,
Michael Loban CMO, InfoTrust
Michel Malkoun Chief Operating Officer, Digital Media Services (DMS)
Mohammed Abdulla AlZaffin Director of IT, Dubai Municipality
Mohammed Abdulla Shael AlSaadi CEO, Business Development & Strategy at Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai
Mohammed Jaradat Digital Marketing Manager, Jaguar Land Rover, MENAP
Mohan Belani Co-founder and CEO, e27
Mudassir Sheikha Co-founder and Managing Director, Careem
Muhammad Ali Jamadar Social Media Manager, OMD
Muhammad Arrabi CEO, Ecommerce SEA
Nader Kobeissi Managing Director MENA, On Device Research
Nadim Zaazaa Country Director, UK Lebanon Tech Hub
Nagi Salloum Head of Global Product Marketing, Tango Me
Naz Ozertugrul VP, Atomico
Nicholas Slettengren Founder & Director of Marketing Strategy, Power Digital Marketing
Nikolas Fotilas Partner , Gulf Investor Circle Group
Nina Curley Managing Director, Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi
Nur Amer Senior Account Executive, TBWA\​Raad
Omar Christidis Founder and CEO, ArabNet
Omar Kassem Chief Executive Officer, JadoPado
Omar Soudoudi Managing Director, Payfort
Pamir Gelenbe Partner, HummingBird Ventures
Pavel Terentiev Partner, AddVenture
Peter Lyons Director of Middle East and North Africa, GSMA
Raja-Paul Youssef Account Manager, MEC
Rami Saad Deputy Chief Operating Officer, DMS
Rania Rostom Chief Innovation & Communications Officer, MENAT, GE
Rob Gill VP for Media, Entertainment and Publishing, Acquia
Robbie Douek Managing Director, Europe, Maker Studios
Roli Okoro AOD Director, Vivaki MENA
Ronaldo Mouchawar CEO, Souq.com
Shahla Abdul Razak Bastaki Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA)
Sharif El Badawi Partner Lead - VCs and Startups, Google, Head Mentor, TechWadi
Siddhi Dhavale Director, AMNET & Digital Buying, Dentsu Aegis Network
Sirish Kumar CEO & Co-founder, Telr
Sonel Ajayi Head of Advertising Operations, Dubizzle
Stephen Smith President, COO and Co-Founder, WhosHere
Tammy Camp Distribution Hacker in Residence, 500 Startups
Taoufik El Jamali Head of Growth, AnchorFree
Thair Soukar Head of Digital Strategy, Sky News Arabia
Usama Qasem Regional Digital Marketing Manager – UAE, Egypt, Qatar, IKEA
Victor Trokoudes Head of Banking and Global Expansion, TransferWise
Waseem Afzal Head of Digital, OMD UAE
Yasmin Mebar Senior Account Executive in MEC Access, MEC
Zafer Younis Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Ziad Matar Senior Director Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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