Posted by Bob Brunskill
The heads of some of the world's leading media corporations are congregating in Abu Dhabi this week to attend the inaugural Abu Dhabi Media Summit.
About 400 delegates from territories across the globe - including China, Korea, India, Chile, USA, and the UK – will attend the event, which runs from March 9th to 11th.
The event at the Yas Hotel will involve discussions and debates about the issues affecting the media industry around the globe. A large contingent of high-level regional and international press corps will also be in attendance.
Warner Bros Entertainment and Orange/France Telecom are among the companies set to attend.
Summit chairman Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei said: "The Middle East is one of the fastest-growing regions for the media industry, thanks to more accessible technologies, higher disposable incomes, and increased consumer appetite for news and entertainment."
According to recent research by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, about 60 per cent of international visitors arriving in Abu Dhabi are guests making their first trip to the emirate.