The Media & Entertainment Investment Forum is the premier event offering a vibrant platform – the first of its kind in the MENA region – to media and entertainment thought provoking experts, agile entrepreneurs, and dynamic investors who are on the look for new, cutting-edge trends and opportunities in the media and entertainment arena.

The Forum is designed as the most influential annual event, both regionally and globally, for professionals engaged in the creation and delivery of breakthrough ideas and solutions in the media and entertainment world. The Forum targets all those who are looking beyond the latest and current marketing landscape to inspire, identify, capture, innovate and tap new creative concepts that will shape the future of the most influential industry verticals, setting the ground for enlightened investment and growth. From online content to digital cinema, from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, and from automated media to high resolution capture and display, this unique Forum provides a roadmap for all those who want to nurture and connect with the next generation of the media and entertainment business.

Connect with us at this Forum where the worlds of Media, Entertainment and Investment intersect and where creativity meets business acumen for two days of imagination, innovation, inspiration, and more. The Forum is the ultimate platform for industry leaders and investors to unveil their future business ventures.

The Forum encompasses the following industry sectors:

Digital Media
On-Demand Media
Streaming Media
Video Games
Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality
Online Advertising
TV Advertising
Publishing Technology
Compression Technology


To be recognized as the premier Media & Entertainment Investment Forum, for industry professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs in the MENA region and globally.


  • To inspire, foster and stimulate dialogue among and around the industry’s thought leaders
  • To connect media and entertainment thought leaders, professionals, and start-ups with investors and entrepreneurs to create new business opportunities
  • To deliberate upon the industry’s innovative technologies, business models and trends

The Media & Entertainment Investment Forum is organized by HITS Marketing DMCC on behalf of and in association with OMNESMEDIA.

OMNESMEDIA is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art platform offering users invaluable insights into a wide spectrum of multichannel media, advertising, PR and digital services, and connecting users with a global network of media industry professionals, experts and service providers. Headquartered at Dubai Media City, OMNESMEDIA enjoys a strong foothold in the thriving media management industry in the UAE region and is on a steadfast way towards growing its global network of business clientele.

OMNESMEDIA derives its name from the Latin word ‘omnes’, meaning ‘all’. This translates into the portal being the online gateway to a multitude of online media services that span: Media News & Industry Updates, Media Directory, Media Planning, PR Coverage of Events and Activities, Marketing & Communication, Business Development, Media Recruitments, Up-to-Date Information & Statistics

Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi


In today’s rapidly changing media and entertainment landscape, current trends across sectors and geographies around the world, show that new technologies, business models, and new consumer behavior are introducing further shifts in both mature and developing markets. The future of media and entertainment is shifting at great speed as technology keeps developing new platforms that fragment the viewing opportunities and other experiences for audiences and for media & entertainment to engage with one another.

Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are emerging industry segments with rapid growth that are slated to create momentous change within the industry. Digital media consumption is on the rise; digital video print and mobile subscriptions are growing and smart devices are continually getting smarter. People are tuned into their main and second screens more than ever before, challenging marketers and media companies and urging them to adapt to a progressive direct-to-consumer world, tapping new opportunities outside traditional studios and distribution channels, and finding creative ways to produce, distribute, and monetize content. The accelerating speed of technological change within the media and entertainment industry is creating significant challenges – and at the same time – opening up large opportunities for innovation in product offerings, brands, and business models.

How do you address the industry’s challenges – including approaches for achieving sustainable growth, creating value from digital opportunities, enhancing user experience, increasing consumer spend and revenues, transforming media and entertainment processes, and evolving business and investment models? How do you capitalize on the opportunities being presented?

It is my privilege to present to you the Media & Entertainment Investment Forum! I invite you to participate and attend the Media & Entertainment Investment Forum – the first of its kind in the MENA region – where you can meet media and entertainment thought provoking leaders and experts, agile entrepreneurs, and dynamic investors who are on the look for new, cutting-edge trends and opportunities in the media and entertainment arena.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Forum in May 2018

In a city that knows no limits in innovation, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) offers a venue to inspire the next great idea. Set in a vibrant and exciting city, poised on the brink of becoming one of the world’s foremost leisure and business destinations, The Ritz-Carlton (DIFC), offers a dynamic setting and an opulent retreat in one of the world’s foremost business and leisure destinations.

The hotel epitomizes understated luxury and guests can enjoy the hotel’s outstanding leisure facilities, whilst benefiting from a direct walkway to The Gate, at the heart of DIFC, plus the added convenience of the city of Dubai at their fingertips. The hotel is ideally located in DIFC – Dubai’s most vibrant destination for restaurants and the arts – and ideal for exploring the limitless sights and attractions of the Middle East’s most exciting city, with the globally renowned Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, just minutes away.

Do you require accommodation while attending the Forum?

Avail yourself of the Forum delegates special accommodation rates at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, which feature spacious layouts with seating areas and floor to ceiling windows that allow for breathtaking views and abundant natural light.

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