Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
Dubai Media City (DMC), part of TECOM Investments, has demonstrated its ongoing support for developing and nurturing those in the media industry, as the main strategic partner for the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity.
Now in its eighth year, Dubai Lynx has grown into one of the region’s biggest creative festivals, welcoming nearly 1,800 attendees over the course of three days from 21 countries around the world, and 2,473 competition entries for the Awards, representing nearly a 10% increase from 2013. DMC also played an active role in supporting new initiatives held during the festival, including Arabic Day, which bought together speakers from across the region to give presentations and host discussions around what is needed to further the creation of Arabic content.
Commenting, Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, said:
“Dubai Lynx is a true celebration of creativity and innovation, and we are delighted to have supported the festival again this year. The growth of the festival is testament to the widespread development being seen across the region’s media industry, and this year’s festival saw the introduction of some extremely important initiatives, including Arabic Day. We will continue to pledge our support to festivals and platforms that encourage the growth of the sector here in Dubai, and look at ways we can promote the development of talent.”
Commenting, Emma Farmer, Festival Director, Dubai Lynx said:
“Dubai Media City has been an extremely important partner for the festival over the years, and we are thankful for their ongoing support. Dubai Lynx brings together the MENA region’s media industry to learn, be inspired, network and celebrate, and the festival has grown significantly year on year, in line with the growth of the industry. DMC has been at the forefront of the development of Dubai’s media industry, and I look forward to working closely together for many years to come.”
Dubai is championing innovation across all industries within the Emirate, and Dubai Media has pioneered creativity and talent across the media value chain, providing cutting-edge, industry-specific infrastructure and facilities, as well as networking opportunities, to companies of all sizes. DMC has created a real ecosystem for the media industry in Dubai and played a major role in the Emirate’s development into a knowledge-economy, and is now a frontrunner in the Government’s Innovation Strategy.
About Dubai Media City
Strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Dubai Media City, a member of TECOM Investments, is rapidly emerging as the region's media hub. The City provides an advanced infrastructure for media-related businesses to operate globally out of Dubai. Dubai Media City is the place where activities Publishing, Music, Film, New Media, Leisure & Entertainment, Broadcasting, Media & Marketing Services, and Information Agencies will thrive. The facility offers an environment that allows companies and individuals to operate with collective synergy and freedom.
Companies based in Dubai Media City have the unique edge of commercial benefits derived from our free zone status including 100 % business ownership and exemption from personal income and corporate taxes. Since its official opening in January 2001, Dubai Media City has grown to become a thriving media community of over 1400 companies and hundreds of freelance media professionals. Several global media giants and promising entrepreneurial ventures have joined this unique community.
Alexa Hooft Graafland