Dubai’s annual Arab Media Forum (AMF) began on Tuesday, featuring 50 speakers representing 20 countries from across Middle East and the world.
This year’s two-day forum is being held under the theme ‘Impactful Media Trends’ and is set to host Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa as the keynote speaker.
The event will also bring together more than 2,500 prominent regional and international media figures.
Under the patronage of @hhshkmohd, the 17th edition of the #ArabMediaForum kicks off under the theme ‘Impactful Media Trends’, the 2018 edition of AMF is set to bring together more than 2,500 prominent regional & international media figures and thought leaders. pic.twitter.com/15Qg6gcFkW— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 3, 2018
AMF Chairperson Mona Ghanem Al Marri said in a statement: “The rapid and complex transformations taking place in the region have brought many challenges, which the media is not immune to. The annual forum is the ideal platform to analyze the current situation of the media industry and address its current weaknesses, given its historic role as a partner in the development of societies.”
Panel discussions at this year’s forum will include topics such as Jerusalem at the Heart of Media, Emirati Media Trends, and Changing Media Landscape.