Posted by Bob Brunskill
Over 2,000 media professionals and academics have registered online to attend the upcoming Arab Media Forum (AMF) 2010 in Dubai, it has been revealed.
Dubai Press Club confirmed that from this pool of interested parties, AMF 2010 will welcome more than 350 guests of 25 different nationalities while also featuring 70 speakers in the main sessions and workshops.
The event, which runs between May 12-13 at the Atlantis-Palm, will include the Sheikh Majid Media Awards ceremony on the first day and the Arab Journalism Awards on the second.
Maryam Bin Fahad, executive director of Dubai Press Club, said: "The increasing numbers of registrations seeking participation at the forum validates its status in the media industry as a must-attend annual calendar event."
About 30 per cent of the participants registered for AMF 2010 are from newspapers, 25 per cent are university students, while nearly 15 per cent are from the broadcast segment, Dubai Press Club added.
AMF was established in 2001 as a leading media event in the Middle East which seeks to facilitate in-depth debates and networking opportunities.