The Festival Experience

Exploring creativity in all its forms, Dubai Lynx, MENA’s biggest Festival of Creativity, returns to the Madinat Jumeirah on 10–12 March with
an agenda which will dissect new trends, question how to make creative work effective and inspire the next generation of cutting-edge ideas.

Coming soon: the Dubai Lynx App

With the Dubai Lynx App, powered by Eventtus, you can get all the festival news, plan your perfect festival schedule, share your festival experience and start networking with fellow festival attendees. Use it to exchange business cards using the in-app QR code scanner and to arrange meetings.

Enlightening speakers

Brave, opinionated and inspiring; the speakers at Dubai Lynx are carefully selected for their pioneering ideas and new approaches. You'll hear from leading creative minds and visionary thinkers who will share the trailblazing ideas that will propel the industry forward.

You'll get insights into the region’s hot topics and learn about the cutting-edge technology and innovation that is enhancing creative communications. You'll find out about creative business opportunities and the best solutions to the key challenges facing the industry, both regionally and globally.

Three stages to explore and inspire

With three stages running through the Festival there is always something you’ll want to see. Each stage will host talks along the following festival themes:

  • The Business of Creativity
  • Craft & Design
  • Innovation & Technology
  • The Experience Economy
  • Health
  • Creative Effectiveness, powered by MMP

Focus on Saudi Arabia

With all eyes on the developments in Saudi Arabia, the festival will host a one day focus on Saudi.

• Hear from Saudi brands and government
• Get to know the Kingdom’s dynamic content creators and influencers
• Gain knowledge from the latest insight and research
• Understand and learn about the new opportunities in the Saudi market

Lynx for Marketers

Senior marketers can meet their peers and advance their craft in our curated programme for top level marketers, featuring bespoke training workshops, roundtables and small intimate discussions with global marketing leaders. To book your place email or call +971 (0)4 427 3090

• Marketing Society Breakfast
• Brand Breakfasts
• CMO Roundtable

C'Suite at Festival

Throughout the festival we will be hosting C’Suite only roundtables for CMOs, CCOs, Agency Heads and more. These exclusive, invite only roundtables are an opportunity for industry peers to get together and create real action based on industry challenges and opportunities.

Lynx Alumni
Dubai Lynx is proud to launch its Alumni Club for all previous winners of the prestigious Advertising Person of the Year award. Hear these talented leaders speak and gain great insight into the industry.

Network & connect

In addition to community meetups and evening functions, you’ll be able to join in speed networking events and use the festival app for connecting with other delegates and speakers.

Supporting Young Talent

Young Lynx Competitions
Four Young Lynx Competitions attract teams of copywriters, marketers and art directors, PR/communications professionals from agencies and client companies, below the age of 32 years, across MENA. Entrants must produce an original campaign in response to an NGO brief in just 24 hours at the Festival.

Student Competitions
Open to full-time university students between 18-25 years, the Dubai Lynx Student Competitions aim to develop and showcase the region’s up-and-coming creative superstars with four exiting initiatives.

Creativity transforms