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Creative Industry Summit Riyadh Unveils Second Wave of Speakers

A glimpse into a fraction of the speakers set to captivate audiences at Creative Industry Summit Riyadh.

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Creative Industry Summit Riyadh Unveils Second Wave of Speakers

Over the past decade, the Cairo-born Creative Industry Summit (C-S) has cemented itself as one of the Middle East’s most prominent gatherings of innovators and dreamers, drawing together the most innovative minds in the creative realm from both near and far. Spanning realms such as advertising, music, and media, this summit stands as a unique homage to the remarkable dynamism of the regional creative sphere.

Over the past 14 editions, C-S has made its mark on Egypt and is now making waves throughout the rest of the region. Mark your calendars for May 21st to May 23rd, as the Creative Industry Summit descends upon Riyadh for a special Saudi edition hosted at JAX District.

Curious about who will grace the stage? Here's a glimpse into just a fraction of the speakers, mentors, and storytellers set to captivate audiences.

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@scenenowsaudi will both be there as the official media partner of the event. Look out for us at the ‘SceneNowSaudi x Creative Industry Summit Meet The Speakers Lounge’!

Stay tuned as we reveal more over the coming days…

MOHAMED BAHMISHAN | CEO & Chief Creative Officer FP7 McCann

Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Bahmishan, currently serving as the CEO and Chief Creative Officer at FP7 McCann in Riyadh since November 2022, previously held the position of Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Group in Saudi Arabia for almost three years. His extensive career also includes an 18-year tenure at Leo Burnett Worldwide, a leading agency network under Publicis Communications.

AMMAR ABU SHADY | Founder and Executive Producer Everyone Films

Ammar Abu Shady, the founder and Executive Producer of Everyone Films, co-established one of the Middle East's most rapidly expanding production companies. Since its establishment in 2022, Everyone has expanded its portfolio across various countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, and Europe.

FADEL SHAATH - COO & Director of Branding Milk Network

Saudi Arabia 
Fadel Shaath, as the COO & Director of Branding at Milk Network, leverages over 19 years of industry experience to facilitate brand growth and audience engagement. He approaches branding as a holistic system of interconnected experiences, guided by the brand's mission and shared values.


Saudi Arabia 
Abdulaziz Aljafen, the Founder and Creative Director of TOLD, brings over a decade of expertise in branding, concept development, art direction, and graphic design to his role.

KHALED TASH | Group CMO Saudi Group

Saudi Arabia
Khaled Tash, a seasoned marketer and brand strategist with over two decades of experience, currently serves as the Group Chief Marketing Officer for Saudi Group.

ALI KALTHAMI | Film director Telfaz11

Saudi Arabia 
Ali Kalthami, a prominent filmmaker and writer hailing from Saudi Arabia, holds the position of Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Telfaz11. Renowned for his storytelling prowess, Ali has garnered acclaim for his ability to breathe life into characters on screen. At Telfaz11, he has established a vibrant company culture that champions creativity and resonates with the voices of multiple generations. His latest work, the feature film ‘Mandoob’, is a drama-thriller that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

MAHA TAHER | Chief of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Nestlé

Saudi Arabia 
Maha Taher, Chief of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Nestlé, is a seasoned professional boasting a rich skill set encompassing corporate affairs, sustainability, strategic partnerships, communication, consulting, and ESG. With over 16 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Maha holds a pivotal role in Nestlé Central Arabia, driving initiatives that resonate with environmental and social responsibility.

ADEL BARAJA | CEO Public Communications KSA

Saudi Arabia 
Adel Baraja serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Public Communications in KSA. He was appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General of Promotion and National Brand Identity at the Saudi Export Development Authority in Riyadh in 2022.

ABDULKARIM AL RABIAH | Founder Kalamashii

Saudi Arabia 
Abdulkarim Al Rabiah has a decade of experience in the advertising industry under his belt. As the founder of Kalamashii, a digital media platform dedicated to showcasing lifestyle and Saudi culture, he has emerged as a leading voice in the realm of digital content creation.