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.

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.

First Speakers Confirmed

Rob Reilly

ROB REILLY

Global Creative Chairman 
McCann Worldgroup 

CAITLIN RYAN

CAITLIN RYAN

Regional Creative Director, EMEA 
Facebook and Instagram

HESSA ALSUDAIRY

HESSA ALSUDAIRY

Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson KSA 

SCOTT GOODSON

CEO
StrawberryFrog

Bill Yom

BILL YOM

Global Creative Director
Cheil Worldwide

Ali Ali

ALI ALI

Film Director
Good People

 Tamara Howe

TAMARA HOWE

Chief Content Officer
EMEA Vice Media

VICTOR KNAAP

VICTOR KNAAP

Main Monk & CEO
MediaMonks 

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

GURPINAR

Ilkay Gurpinar

Chief Creative Officer
TBWA\ISTANBUL

Fernando Machado

Fernando Machado

Global Chief Marketing Officer
Burger King

jen

Jen Heazlewood

Creative Director
R/GA London

sokoloff

Jose Miguel Sokoloff

President
MullenLowe Group

Tahaab Rais

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

anne

Anne de Schweinitz

Global Managing Director, Healthcare
FleishmanHillard

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.

Have you got what it takes to impress?

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.

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Passes for 2019 go on
sale at the end of October