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Six Reasons Not to Miss Creative Industry Summit

It’s almost time for the kickoff of the third round of Egypt and the Middle East’s only Creative Industry Summit!

Creative Industry Summit is the first summit of its kind for creative industries in Egypt and the Middle East, covering advertising, marketing, branding, design, film, and fashion. It is the place to be for people working in these industries to learn, network, and get exposed to insights and figures from some of the regions game changers. There are so many reasons not to miss Creative Industry Summit, lets break them down for you.

As details about the two-day summit have surfaced on the summit’s website and Facebook page over the past few weeks, we couldn’t help but state the obvious for you.

1- It’s the only summit for Egypt’s creative ecosystem

Creative Industry Summit provides a unique creative platform for those working in creative industries, professionals, entrepreneurs and fresh graduates to benefit from the expertise and success of other participants, including decision makers, experts and those with an interest in the fields of advertising, marketing and design by exploring projects and campaigns that have changed the way these industries express creativity.

2- An amazing lineup featuring 30+ speakers from the region’s leading agencies and brands

Creative Industry Summit welcomes 30+ speakers including some of the most prominent regional and local experts and inspirational figures from the different creative sectors. This is where you learn skills, lessons and insights on the future of the different creative sectors. To name a few, the summit speakers include:

  1. Amr Koura, Chairman, Al Nahar TV Network
  2. Tarek El Ganainy, Executive Producer, Saturday Night Live Arabia
  3. Marco Adel, Marketing Director, Media Pan Arab
  4. Tarek Amin, Group Head of Digital, Adline Dubai
  5. Amr El Kalaawy, General Manager, FP7/CAI
  6. Tarek Abdellatif, General Manager, Starcom Mediavest Group
  7. Mohamed Yousri, Head of Strategic Planning, Leo Burnett and Publicis Egypt
  8. Shaheer Farag, General Manger, Results Media Services
  9. Farida Temraz, Founder and Lead Designer, Temraza

3- Meet and network with Egypt’s advertising and media game changers

It’s not everyday that the game changers of Egypt’s creative sectors are in one event! Creative Industry Summit is the perfect opportunity to meet and network with game changers from across different creative industries, including advertising, art and design, film, photography, business innovation, radio, television and music.

4- Attract potential clients, investors or partners

Whether you are a creative, freelancer, an entrepreneur, or on the client side, Creative Industry Summit is the right environment for the spark to happen! The audience is Egypt’s top advertisers, marketers, agencies, and business leaders; and they are all open to new business ideas. You will have the chance to network, showcase your work, ask questions and obtain consultation from various experts within various creative industries.

5- Learn about latest trends across different creative fields

Creative Industry Summit’s panel discussions are too insightful to miss. We still remember the advertising and digital panel discussion they had at their 2015’s Ramadan Edition hosting Ramadan season’s top agencies and clients like Coca-Cola, Mondelez International, and Nestle and agencies like FP7/CAI, mahdys, MO4 Network, Leo Burnett, and 622 in addition to creative like the commercials director Omar Hilal.

This year’s summit features two panel discussions where hot topics will be discussed. The panelists represent different views on industry-related topics from both agency and client sides and the audience gets the chance to argue and ask questions. The 2016 Panel Discussions are:

  1. The Media State in Egypt (Moderated by Dina Hashem, Managing Director, UM Cairo)
  2. Re-shaping the Advertising Industry. Digital Advertising: Friend or Foe? (Moderated by Rania El Bakry, Digital and Communications Consultant)

 6- Ask questions and get advice on your new idea

With such a strong speakers lineup and sponsors network and a diverse audience, the summit is the place to ask questions and get the right answers, explore potential business opportunities within the different creative fields, and to jumpstart your creative idea.

Creative Industry Summit 2016 takes place on 12-13 April at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel, Garden City. Register through

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