2nd edition of Global Media Congress to focus on future of industry

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The second edition of the Global Media Congress (GMC) will focus on the most relevant issues related to the future of the media sector.

The Congress, take place from November 14 to 16, 2023, will comprise a total of around 127 sessions, 27 workshops, six media labs, and a wide variety of other programs and exhibitions.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of the Presidential Court, the three-day Global Media Congress is organized by ADNEC Group in strategic partnership with Emirates News Agency (WAM) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

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“We look forward to an exceptionally fruitful new edition of the Global Media Congress, which will be richer in content and more dynamic and global in terms of attendance and participation. ADNEC Group has spared no effort in making the event a worthy addition to Abu Dhabi’s impressive calendar of international events. We also hope the event will result in the emergence of new and lucrative alliances among the big players in media in diverse regions of the world. That we will bring together in the event a group of prominent social media influencers in the region will be a special bonus. No discussion on media will be complete without delving deep into the social media platforms. Moreover, the round tables on the sidelines of the event will serve as a platform for an intensive exchange of ideas on a range of media-related topics, such as production and streaming, media education, podcasts, and so on.”

Under the slogan ‘Shaping the Future of the Media Industry’, the Congress will include a three-day conference with over 30 sessions in which globally prominent media leaders and scholars will discuss vital issues relevant to the industry. The main themes that will be deliberated upon this year will include innovation, media education, sports journalism, environmental journalism, and the role of the youth.

Sessions dedicated to contemporary hot topics such as AI in media, AR and VR in coverage of global sports events, the prospects of the metaverse, developmental journalism, and the imperative of close cooperation between the media industry, media schools, and technology giants will serve as vibrant platforms for industry leaders to offer insights and futuristic projections.

Mr. Mohammed Jalal Al Raissi, Director-General of Emirates News Agency (WAM), affirmed that the event will bring together a host of media figures from all parts of the world.

“The in-depth discussions at the Congress will throw up fresh ideas on the future course of the media industry. In a world far more integrated than ever before, it will also be an occasion for participating media outlets to forge partnerships with their peers from across the world,” Mr. Al Raissi further added.

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