The Festival

10 - 12 March 2019 | 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.

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Introducing a streamlined, two-day festival 

Dubai Lynx has a slick new, streamlined format in 2019, mirroring the changes that our sister festival, Cannes Lions, successfully implemented in 2018.

The two-day programme will reduce time spent away from the office while maximising value for delegates attending the festival.

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.

10 March: Festival Launch Party
11 & 12 March: Inspirational onstage content
13 March: The Dubai Lynx Awards Show and After Party

In 2018, speakers included:

John Mescall

John Mescall

Global Executive Creative Director
McCann Worldgroup


Ilkay Gurpinar

Chief Creative Officer

Fernando Machado

Fernando Machado

Global Chief Marketing Officer
Burger King


Jen Heazlewood

Creative Director
R/GA London


Jose Miguel Sokoloff

MullenLowe Group

Tahaab Rais

Regional Head of Strategy, MENA Director - Truth Central
FP7/MENA (A part of McCann Worldgroup)


Anne de Schweinitz

Global Managing Director, Healthcare

Ahmed Al Sahhaf

General Manager, Marketing Communications
Saudi Telecom Company

Catch up with the festival talks

Available exclusively to delegates who attended the festival in previous years, you can watch the talks online.

Log in to catch up with any sessions you missed or watch your favourites again.

Passes for 2019 go on
sale at the end of October