MENA's largest gathering in the creative marketing community

Dubai Lynx Festival 2023 / 14 March 2023 / Madinat Jumeirah Dubai / Save the date

Be ready for prestige, community-focused networking and awe-inspiring talks and discussions to be at the core of the newly designed learning and development experience that will take place in a number of venues across Dubai.

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Festival initiatives

Running alongside our content stages are our young talent competitions and student awards; marketing academies, hosted lunches and breakfast sessions, hacks, startup academy and more.

From events specifically focused at Chief Marketing Officers from big brands and agency CEOs through to talent and training initiatives - the festival offers engagement for those across every level of the community.

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Who attends

Our attendees are credible, influential, innovative and creative – made up of big brands, advertisers, start-ups, creative communications agencies, innovators and tech companies. As a sister festival to the globally renowned Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we have an extremely influential network. Our high global standards ensure we are valued as the most credible and trusted awards, and content-led event in the region.

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What to expect

Be inspired by the leading creative minds and visionary thinkers who will share trailblazing ideas that will propel the industry forward. Understand the region’s hot topics and learn about the cutting-edge technology and innovation that is enhancing the creative marketing sphere. Find out about creative business opportunities and discuss the best solutions to key challenges facing the industry.

The MENA stage


The MENA won two grand prixs at Cannes Lions for the first time ever in 2022 and Saudi its first bronze; creativity from the MENA is becoming more globally recognised than ever before.

This important stage features content for the region, from the region. With a focus on best practise case studies as well a deep dive on Saudi Arabia - including creativity as a part of vision 2030, opportunities in the Kingdom and the role of tech. The MENA content stage at the festival will have many sessions dedicated to Saudi Arabia - with a content stream and stage branding focus.

Themes include:

  • Arabic First in copy
  • Focus on Saudi Arabia
  • Awards and MENA

The global stage


Featuring keynotes from jury presidents and a deep dive into global trends; this stage will feature inspiring, incisive content about how creativity matters for business, for change and for good.

How to get to the Festival

The Festival is located at the Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai.

Please follow the signs to the Madinat Arena. There are two entrances available. Speakers should please use the Murjan Ballroom entrance.