Off to Riyadh for the ArabNet Digital Conference

ArabNet Riyadh

In a few hours I’ll be heading to Riyadh for the ArabNet conference to be held this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.

I’ve been asked by the organizers to sit on the internet marketing panel (Wed 10:30-11:30), if you’re there please drop by to say hello and do ask me any question.

The moderator for our discussion is Sultan M. Al-Malik, Director General of Public Relation & Media, CITC – Communication and Information Technology Commission

The panelists include

It should be quite an informative and useful event, especially if you’re interested in learning more about the latest internet/digital marketing trends, techniques and tools.

If you’re not attending and would still like me to address some points, please post your questions in the comments below or @Me with the designated ArabNet #Hashtag.

About ArabNet

ArabNet is the largest gathering for Arab Web/Mobile industries in the Middle East.
The ArabNet Riyadh conference is the first of its kind in the country featuring topics specific to the Saudi digital market such as Digital Marketing, Fashion eCommerce, Tech Blogging, Gaming Production & Consumption, Leading regional Youtube channels, Mobile and more.
The preliminary agenda can now be found here.


ArabNet Riyadh will be held with the support of Badir Technology Incubator at the Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh. A packed  hall of 600–700 delegates is expected.

Sponsors include: Yahoo! Maktoob, Qualcomm, Aramex, Numu Multimedia and more, as well as leading media outlets and supporting partners.


Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Rishi Saha, Regional Director, Hill & Knowlton
  • Eammon Carey, EMEA Director, Kiip
  • Saud AlHawawi, Editor in Chief, Tech World
  • Hani AlGhofaily, Director Dept. of e-Media, AlRiyadh Newspaper
  • Saad AlKhudairy, Founder & CEO, Abu Nawaf Network
  • Hatim AlKahily, Industry Head – Emerging Arabia, Google Inc
  • Rania Salameh, Head of Jeddah Young Business Women Committee, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce
  • Rashid AlBallaa, CEO, National Net Ventures (N2V)
  • Essam AlZamel, Founder, CEO, Remal IT
  • Abdullah AlZabin, Co-founder, Lumba Inc.
  • Ahmed AlKhatib, Founder, CEO, MarkaVIP
  • Abdullah Hamed, Founder, CEO, GameTako
  • Malik Nejer, Founder, Studio Nejer
  • Bassam Al Hakim, Director, Business Development, Ethos Interactive
  • Mohammed AlModhayan, Co-founder and Department Head, The Marketing Department (TMD)
  • Prince Fahad AlSaud, Social Entrepreneur (former co-founder, Popover Games)
  • Shady Hassan, Founder, Managing Director, FlagShip Pro
  • Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, Regional Manager, Emerging Arabia, Google
  • Mazen AlDarrab, Founder, CEO, Ecommerce Sea
  • Amer Massimi, Founder, Hashtag Social Media Agency
  • Hosam Arab, Co-founder, Managing Director,
  • Abdullah Mando, Co-founder, UTurn Entertainment
  • Abdulaziz Al-Shalan, Marketing Manager, C3 Films
  • Mina Takla, Co-founder, Taghreedat
  • Mohammed AlBsimi, Network Director, TG Media Group
  • Mashhoor AlDubayan, Founder, Editor-in-chief, SaudiGamer
  • Osama Natto, Founder, CEO, Innovative Business Solutions
  • Badr Ward, CEO, Ertiqa/ Lamsa
  • Khaled Kefel, Country Manager, KSA, Research In Motion
  • Yousef Tuqan, CEO, FlipMedia
  • Wael AlFayez, Managing Director, Numu Multimedia
  • Wael Attili, Chief Strategy Officer, ThinkArabia & Kharabeesh
  • Wael Quader, CEO, Noqoush Mobile Media Group
  • Zafer Younes, CEO, The Online Project
  • Omar Koudsi, Co-founder, CEO, Jeeran

See you there!

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New Age AdMan & proud father of 2 incredible kids. Omar is Chief Strategy Officer at Sandstorm Digital; a new age brand communications agency. Omar has over 20 years experience in marketing and advertising, the last 10 being in digital within large media agency environments. During that time, Omar developed and implemented cutting edge digital campaigns for some of the world's best known brands. For the latest in digital marketing and industry news updates, follow Omar's Twitter stream (@OmarKattan) or add him to one of your Google+ Circles: Omar Kattan's Google+ Profile.

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