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Speakers

Speakers

Ana Bertoldini

Global Employee Branding Manager,
Glovo (Spain)

Leading branding for a Spanish startup with a huge international share and the brains behind that creating, sourcing and curating engaging content for social media, reaching a 4.01% engagement rate, rated as the highest in Europe in 2020 and a 72.5% increase in followers on LinkedIn in 2020

Andrew Garrihy,

CMO,
DiDi (China)

A winner of 4 Cannes Gold Lions for the Story Sign Project, an AI based initiative that facilitates parents to read stories to 32 million deaf children below the age of 6.

Brian Collins

Professor at School of Visual Arts New York & Chief Creative Officer, Collins (USA)

Named by Forbes as one of the companies reshaping the future of brand building & winner of MIT’s Distinguished Alumnus Award also the brainchild of logos for Twitch and Spotify, the campaign master for Yahoo, Olympic Games Campaign, Kodak, Dove, Hershey’s, Motorola. Named on Working Not Working’s annual list of companies "Creative People Want to Work For Next", along with Pixar, Tesla, Disney, Nike and NASA and AdAge A List design agency of the year from 2018 -2021.

Emma Cantwell

Director of Marketing & Communications,
Louvre Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Winner of Museum Opening of the Year award by Apollo-Bonhamsfor Louvre Abu Dhabi and an integral part of opening strategy and pre-opening programming of Abu Dhabi's cultural projects like the Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Erica Kerner,

Senior Vice President & Head of Marketing & Strategy
One Championship (Singapore)

Deployed AI to assess martial arts fan behaviour across 150 countries and leads the highest watched MMA sports event globally and Using data analytics to improve immersive experience, bolster streaming services and deliver personalized content offers via an over the top platform and while at Adidas, led Beijing 2008 Olympics campaign, won China's first ever Cannes award for this campaign.

Her Excellency Heba Fatani

Director General, Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office - RAKGMO (UAE)

The woman at the helm who has delivered exceptional results during the global pandemic. She also leads communication and PR for His Highness Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. Innovative champion of a holistic digital transformation and effective messaging and previously directed communication Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz , listed by Time magazine as one of the hundred most influential people in the world

Heba Qadri Al Masri,

MD, Qatar Sportstech &,
Startup Boots Camp (Qatar)

Leads Qatar Sports Tech, a sports tech AI accelerator, initiated by Qatar Development Bank, powered by Startup boots camp and supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Stars League, beIN Media Group, Qatar Financial Centre, Aspire Zone Foundation, MBK Holding and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Henry Chilcott

GChief Brands Officer,
Formula E (UK)

Previously at McLaren, his most recent creative project was adopted as F1’s # campaign, a symbol of diversity and inclusion

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

Karim Dirani

Global Marketing Communication Leader, DuPont (UAE)

Leads the marketing communication strategies for several businesses under the biggest Safety brands worldwide: Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek® and Tychem ®.

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

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.

Mimi Nicklin

International bestselling author & an Empathy Advocate,
Creative Director (UAE)

Transformed a loss-making startup agency on empathy-based marketing techniques with a 98% pitch conversion rate

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

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.

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

Sholto Douglas-Home

Chief Marketing, Communications & Sales Officer,
EXPO 2020 (UAE)

Led a brilliant move to sponsor a team at the Indian Premier League with a reach of over 550 million viewers globally as a perfect run up to support the successful delivery of the World Expo 2020 and now uniting the sales, marketing, studio and communications functions under one leadership to deliver an exceptional EXPO.

Samar Alshorafa,

CEO of She is Arab & Advisor to Chairman,
Board Member, Farm Food for Industries LLC (Egypt)

Listed in the Arab Power List 2021 of Arabian Business Magazine and is a key knowledge partner on gender inequality and women’s related issues across the Arab world for major corporations and organisations.

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.

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.

THE MANIA IS FAST CATCHING ON – LOOK WHAT THEY SAID

 

Marwan

Co-Founder, Opaala

 “Even with all the safety precautions going on, it’s not overwhelming. Being able to connect with people on a personal level has been very good.” 

Namrata Raina

Marketing Manager, ITCAN

“This was the first time that we’re exhibiting at an event, so we were a bit skeptical, but we’ve had the complete assurance from the organizers that this will be a safe event, and we’ve witnessed it live. We’re quite happy with everything.” 

 

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