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Creative Industry Summit: A Success Story To Fly From Egypt to KSA

In the past 4 days, we have witnessed one of the biggest and most successful events ever, the Creative Industry Summit with its 12th edition. The event took place on the 28th of November and lasted 4 days to end on the 1st of December and it was held at The Nile Ritz Carlton.

The event has achieved huge success as it gathered most of the creative minds locally, regionally, and internationally from various fields, all in one place to unleash their creativity and share their experience and stories.

If you didn’t attend the amazing 4 days of the event, we will provide you with a quick recap and another major news regarding Creative Industry Summit’s expansion plan.


Creative Industry Summit: From Egypt to KSA

In an official announcement by Mai Salama, Co-Founder of the Creative Industry Summit, she stated that the upcoming edition of the summit will be held in KSA in February.

Salama has stated,

I am pleased to announce the launch of the upcoming edition of the Creative Industry Summit in Saudi Arabia next February; we seek to embrace creativity in the development of diverse industries and thus support the development of the Arab world.

Creative Industry Summit has collaborated in this edition with The Chamber of Commerce and provided a track under the name of Creativity in KSA. The track witnessed the attendance of important figures, like Ambassador Osama bin Ahmed Nugali, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Egypt, Amr Nassar, Former Minister of Industry and Trade, and Saudi entrepreneur Kaswara Al-Khatib, chairman and CEO of UTURN Entertainment.


Shedding Light On Great Stories

Creative Industry Summit presented a great project by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez who is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Notpla.

NotPla is a London-based start-up that aims to get rid of packaging and plastic waste. The start-up has created a product, which is an edible package made of seaweed to reduce the use of plastic and preserve the environment.

The company won the World Technology Award by Fortune and TIME.


Over 270 Speakers and 1.8K Attendees

The summit managed to bring 270 speakers representing 21 tracks and 1800 attendees made it to the event.

C-S featured 8 workshops and 53 panel discussions that highlighted inspiring success stories. The summit also featured many artists such as the Hollywood actor and producer Ryan Reynolds, Academy-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon, Director, Amr Salama, Actor, Ahmed Amin, Actress Amina Khalil, Actor, Adam El Sharkawy aka Big Zee, Actor Ahmed Dash, and Young star Wegz.

It’s worth mentioning that Creative Industry Summit has partnered with FP7 McCANN and its managing director, Amr El Kalaawy expressed his joy to be back live and he asserted the fact that the agency has always been committed to supporting the summit since day one as it offers a comprehensive platform for all creatives to achieve more breakthroughs.

As for Mai Salama, she said,

Continuing our success with C-S 2021 has brought us great enthusiasm, as we come back bigger and stronger than ever to promote creativity as one of the main elements of excellence in all fields and arenas. We take great pride in extending cooperation with our strategic partners, including FP7 McCann Cairo, our first real believer, and HeartWork, the leading administrative headquarter in Egypt and MENA regions at Mountain View iCity. As a regional and global hub for creativity and creative economy, C-S aligns with the state’s diligence to launch cultural, investment, and economic events, maximizing Egypt’s attraction as a popular touristic destination.


We want to take this opportunity and congratulate Creative Industry Summit for its huge and amazing success and for the upcoming edition in KSA.

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