The Festival

What's on, what's new in 2017

We're all set for an incredible festival experience in 2017 with a host of new and exciting initiatives for Dubai Lynx. 

Plan your time at Dubai Lynx

Download the festival programme schedule and start planning your time at Dubai Lynx.

Chief Creatives on the Island

Get the word from the top when a panel of leading chief creative officers discuss issues and ideas in these new sessions on Fort Island.

Sundowner Sessions

Wind down at the new Sundowner Sessions where a panel of producers and directors will share their perspectives and thoughts.

Young Lynx PR Competition

This year sees the introduction of the fifth Young Lynx competition for PR, which will challenge teams to create a real-time PR plan in just 24 hours.

content programme
Addressing the most pertinent issues

Hear new perspectives and be challenged, energised and inspired by the Festival's diverse line-up of speakers, from home-grown MENA talent to international agenda-setters.

speakers at dubailynx
Speak the language of creativity

The Festival hones creative thinking through a suite of top-class training programmes. We also champion new talent through the student competitions.

Data x Innovation x Tech Stage powered by Dentsu Aegis

Emotion collides with data and innovation; powering the evolution of creativity. Talks and demonstrations will focus on the changing role of data and technology in the generation of ideas and where it will take us.

Feast on the region's best work
Be inspired by the region's best work

See the best of MENA's creativity at the shortlist exhibitions and screenings around the Festival , including the new Dubai Lynx award for Innovation.

Share the language of creativity

After the close of the Festival's learning programme each day there are networking events where you can unwind while building valuable industry contacts.

Startup Alley powered by Choueiri Group

Startup Alley brought the startup community to Dubai Lynx for the first time in 2016 and you'll be able to meet even more exciting new companies in 2017.

The Brand Breakfasts powered by Edelman

Start the day Edelman’s Brand Breakfasts on the Networking Stage where you'll hear conversations and discussions between top CMOs.

Festival at a glance: Training
Learn the language of creativity

Develop talent – your own or your team's – through a programme of specialised training academies featuring the industry's best tutors and speakers.