The 21st edition of the Forum will be held on 26 and 27 September at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

Arab Media Partners: The event is an ideal platform to explore the future of media in the region


Dubai Press Club (DPC), the organiser of the Arab Media Forum, has announced the partners of the 21st edition of the forum, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 26 and 27 September. Featured partners for this year's forum include Dubai Chambers (Lead Partner), ENOC Group (Energy Partner) and Emirates NBD (Banking Partner).

The most important event of its kind on the Arab media map will be held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, with the participation of a group of politicians, decision-makers and officials in the media sector at the Arab and international levels, as well as leaders of major media institutions, prominent media professionals, journalists, intellectuals and writers, in the presence of more than 3000,<> media figures and stakeholders in the region and the world.

Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice President and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council and President of the Dubai Press Club, stressed that the cooperation of national institutions in supporting the event confirms the convergence of visions on the importance of the role of the media and its impact in serving Arab societies, promoting sustainable development trends in the UAE and the Arab world, and its contribution to monitoring opportunities and helping to overcome challenges, leading to a future image that ensures stability and happiness for the peoples of the region.

She added: "The media industry in the world is undergoing radical transformations, which place on the shoulders of Arab media institutions a great responsibility towards the need to quickly find frameworks that ensure them to keep pace with these developments, a large part of which constitutes the image of the media of the future, including the need to strengthen dialogue to reach the best perceptions that ensure the achievement of the strategic goal and develop solutions to the challenges that the sector may face as a result of the surrounding transformations."

The forum's partners stressed the importance of concerted efforts to activate the mission of the Arab Media Forum, as it is an ideal platform to build the future of media in the region, by exchanging experiences and visions on how to promote the positive participation of media institutions in supporting comprehensive development efforts in the region, and providing quality media services that meet the aspirations of their communities.

Abdulaziz Abdulla Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chambers, said: "Dubai Chambers is keen to continue its role as a permanent and strong partner for the media sector, and to this end, it is working to share with the media the most important reports on Dubai Chambers that have a great impact on the global business community, in an effort to contribute to providing visions aimed at driving the economic growth of the Emirate of Dubai, and confirming its embrace of a supportive and developed business environment." Adopting modern media concepts.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said: "In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for the future growth and prosperity witnessed by Dubai at all levels, and within the framework of ENOC's support for the positive role that the media contributes to conveying the full picture of the effective development movement witnessed by the UAE, and the effective impact of the energy sector in supporting development efforts, we are pleased to cooperate and partner with the Dubai Press Club, which enjoys with a prominent position among regional and international media and press bodies and institutions."

Hisham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD Group, said: "The Arab Media Forum is an ideal Arab platform to keep pace with the future aspirations of the media reality in the region, as this prominent regional event annually in Dubai brings together media leaders and makers to discuss the future of the Arab sector, and the most important changes with a common impact in the region."

In its successive sessions, the forum enjoys the patronage and support of major local, regional and international media institutions, to shed light on the future of Arab media and ways to develop it, for example: Dubai Media Incorporated, Abu Dhabi Media Company, MBC Channels Group, Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels, Sky News Arabia, Al-Sharq News TV, Al-Mashhad channel and platform, the Egyptian CBC network, Al-Ahram Foundation, Akhbar Al-Youm newspaper, the Egyptian newspaper "Al-Youm Al-Sabea", the Moroccan newspaper Hespress, Al-Bayan newspaper, and the newspaper Emirates Today, Dubai Post (digital media partner), Al Ittihad newspaper, Gulf newspaper, Al-Watan newspaper, Saudi Arabia's Arab News, Arab Radio Network, First Radio and China International Television (CGTN) Al Arabiya as media partners for the forum.