The Festival

8 - 11 March 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 

Dubai Lynx is MENA's premier festival of creativity, bringing MENA’s creative communications industry together to learn, network and celebrate the power of creativity.

Shaping MENA's creative communicaions agenda

The festival takes place from 8 - 10 March in 2020 with the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony on 11 March.

Who spoke at Dubai Lynx 2019?

STEVE HARVEY

Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker

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

piyush

PIYUSH PANDEY

Chief Creative Officer Worldwide
Ogilvy

What to expect

Get ready to be inspired by senior and influential speakers from the region and beyond. Expect a strong focus on networking, a chance to interact with decision-makers through roundtables, community meet ups, hosted networking and much, much more.

Who will you meet? Our delegates include a wide range of credible, influential, innovative and creative people from big brands, advertisers, start-ups, creative, communications agencies, innovators and tech companies and more.

A place to be inspired

The festival kicks off with a launch party followed by two days of fantastic content, world-class speakers and unparalleled networking opportunities. Then, the region’s best work is awarded and celebrated at the Dubai Lynx Awards Show.

08 March: Festival Launch Party
09 & 10 March: Inspirational onstage content
11 March: The Dubai Lynx Awards Show

See It Be It

Executive training, mentoring and exclusive networking opportunities

See It Be It is a career-boosting opportunity for ten women working in the communications industry.

Elevating young talent

Our Student Awards and Young Lynx Competitions are now open, giving the next generation of MENA's creative talent the chance to get on stage at the festival and show the world what they're capable of.

Young Lynx Competitions

Talented young professionals test their skills under pressure in four fast-paced Young Lynx competitions. The challenges cover Print, PR, Integrated and Media and take place over 24 hours at the Festival.

Student Competitions

Open to full-time university students between 18 and 25 years old, the Dubai Lynx Student Competitions create opportunities for young talent, including the Student Integrated Competition, Student Creative Competition for Print, MBC Youth Award and the MBC Student Hack.