Saudi Minister of Information Inaugurates the Exhibition on the Future of Media in Trends in Content, Production and Dissemination of Media


RIYADH (UNA) – Saudi Minister of Information Salman Al-Dosari today (Monday) inaugurated the “Fomex” Future of Media Exhibition, the first of the activities of the third edition of the Saudi Media Forum, organized by the Radio and Television Corporation in cooperation with the Saudi Journalists Association in Riyadh.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, the Deputy Minister of Information, Abdullah Al-Maghlouth, the Chairman of the Saudi Media Forum and CEO of the Radio and Television Corporation, Mohammed Al-Harthy, a large number of Arab and international media officials and pioneers of the media industry at the local and international levels.

The Future Media Exhibition, which is the largest media trade fair in the Middle East over three days, will host more than 200 local and international companies, showcasing the latest technical aspects and innovations in various media fields, and bringing together specialists and creators to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences related to the media sector,  helping to shape the latest trends in media content, production and broadcasting.

Now in its second edition, the exhibition offers exhibitors and attendees the opportunity to forge fruitful partnerships that contribute to the development of the work of companies and media institutions locally and globally, reviewing modern corporate media experiences and conducting expertise on a global scale, activating modern television and radio production activity, and keeping pace with the rapid pace of transformations in the sector.

The sessions of the Saudi Media Forum in its third edition will start tomorrow (Tuesday) to bring together leaders, policymakers and innovators from all over the world for two days, in more than 60 dialogue sessions and workshops presented by 150 speakers media industry pioneers, specialists and practitioners from different countries around the world in which they discuss 80 axes.

Through its sessions and workshops, the forum will address the latest developments in media work around the world in its various forms, visual, sound, print and digital, and review the most important local and international experiences in media, as well as its role as an important industry in social issues,  political, sporting and economic.

The forum discusses the importance of digital media and marketing, mobile journalism, television and journalism, the art of news publishing, and the reality of Arab media.

The main sessions will begin with headlines that reflect the reality of local and Arab media, in which leaders and decision-makers from the Arab and international media sector will talk about several axes, including the future of the region in light of climate change, as well as Arab tourism and media in the face of transformations,  media between past and present in crises, the role and mutual influence, media regulation in the age of artificial intelligence, Saudi sports, major transformations from local to global, technology and advertising, challenges and solutions in the entertainment industry in the Kingdom, and the alliance. And integration in the age of media trainings, developments in artificial intelligence in media, television production, media and influencers, the podcast industry and opportunities for creativity Media strategy in the marketing of the Sustainable Development Goals Media skills between passion and professionalism.

Through its platforms, the forum also offers numerous sessions and workshops presented by ministers, civil servants, specialists, experts and practitioners of the profession in which they talk about the content, media and technology industry, how the media has served culture and supported economies,  the evolution of the concept of media diplomatic dialogue, contributing to supporting local tourism and achieving the objectives of a national tourism strategy, how women leaders have helped to reshape the media landscape, how they read the future of print journalism, the development of security media and sports,  and how technology has changed newsrooms.

The Saudi Media Forum hosts more than 2,000 media professionals from Arab and foreign countries, local and international officials, and provides an opportunity to attend media professionals, talented individuals and media students to learn about the latest developments in the sector.

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