Welcome to Dubai Lynx 2019

Dubai Lynx is where MENA's creative industry sets the bar for creative excellence.

In 2019, the festival becomes a focused, two-day event dedicated to inspiration and insight, followed by an awards show. Both bring together top creatives, the world’s best brands, fledgling start-ups and everyone in between to learn, network and celebrate creativity in communications.

Awards entry deadline extended to midnight GST, 21 February 2019.

Meet the Dubai Lynx Speakers

Rob Reilly

ROB REILLY

Global Creative Chairman 
McCann Worldgroup 

HESSA ALSUDAIRY

HESSA ALSUDAIRY

Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson KSA 

VICTOR KNAAP

VICTOR KNAAP

Main Monk & CEO
MediaMonks 

 Tamara Howe

TAMARA HOWE

Chief Content Officer
EMEA Vice Media

SCOTT GOODSON

CEO
StrawberryFrog

Susan Jain

SUSAN JAIN

Chief Marketing Officer
IBM

CAITLIN RYAN

CAITLIN RYAN

Regional Creative Director, EMEA 
Facebook and Instagram

piyush

PIYUSH PANDEY

Chief Creative Officer Worldwide
Ogilvy

The Festival

The two-day festival brings together MENA's entire creative industry, from the region's most senior and influential decision-makers to emerging new talent. It takes place from 11 – 12 March 2019 in Dubai.

The Awards - entry deadline extended to 21 February

The Lynx is MENA's most coveted award for creative excellence and winning one puts you at the forefront of the region's marketing communications industry. Awards entries opens on 23 November and the winning work will be announced at the Dubai Lynx Awards show on 13 March 2018.

Take your startup to the next level

Ten startup companies will participate in the Startup Hub at Dubai Lynx in March. Your communication-related startup could be one of them. You'll get first-rate mentoring from industry leaders and complimentary festival passes. Apply now to take part and your pitch could win you passes to attend the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2019.

Find out more

Join See It Be It

Executive training, mentoring and exclusive networking opportunities

See It Be It is coming to Dubai Lynx in 2019, offering a career-uplifting opportunity for ten women working in the communications industry.

THINK WITH AR

Enter the Snapchat Creative Competition

Use the power of Snapchat's augmented reality capabilities and enter THINK WITH AR for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, CA to visit Snap Inc.

Alex Maalouf

“I’d rate the Dubai Lynx as the best creative event in the MENA region. There’s the right blend of local and international, of creativity and insights to get everyone in the industry (or wanting to enter the industry) thinking about how they can create better campaigns.”

Alex Maalouf

Corporate Communications - IMEA, P&G

Opportunities for fresh talent

Young talent can develop and thrive at Dubai Lynx. Gain experience and industry recognition through a raft of opportunities, including the Young Lynx Competitions, the Student Awards and the MBC initiatives.

See the winners crowned at the Students Awards Presentation on Tuesday 11th March 2019 at the Festival.

Students Awards

Tahaab Rais

"The insights gained from the industry’s best minds, along with the fantastic work on display, help us realize that good is not good enough anymore."

Tahaab Rais

Regional Head of Strategic Planning, FP7/MENA

Be part of Dubai Lynx

Check out our sponsorship opportunities or find out how you can get on stage as a speaker at this year's festival.

Get involved
  • Co Sponsors

    Motivate
  • Broadcast Partner

    mbc
  • Strategic partner

    dmc
  • In association with

    iaa
  • Print sponsor

  • Experiential partner

  • Official airline partner

  • Association Partners

    Advertising Business Group
    IABC