Dubai Lynx and Dubai Media City bring the brightest minds and creative talent together

  • Exclusive networking sessions, seminars, workshops, and award ceremonies to celebrate the creative sectors  
  • Strategic partnership spotlights Dubai’s global creative community in line with the objectives of Dubai Creative Economy Strategy   

Dubai, UAE: Dubai’s position as a global creative capital is further highlighted when Dubai Media City, a member of TECOM Group PJSC, and the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity kicked off the region’s largest gathering of marketing and communications creatives. This year’s edition celebrates creative excellence alongside unique learning and networking opportunities, from the prestigious Lynx Awards to the highly anticipated Dubai Lynx Festival.

Bright, creative minds gathered at Madinat Jumeirah from 14 to 15 March to discuss the trends and talent shaping the future of advertising and marketing. The event will offer attendees exclusive seminars, workshops, and inspirational talks from industry leaders in the creative sector. Dubai Media City will highlight its community with specialised meet-ups for freelancers, women in the industry, and creative community members.

Commenting on the 16-year-long strategic partnership, Majed Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President, Dubai Media City, said: “The creative sector is a key pillar in a knowledge-based, diversified economy. Dubai is a rapidly growing global hub for creatives, backed by the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy, an attractive business environment and a multicultural melting pot. Dubai Media City is proud of our longstanding partnership with Dubai Lynx, which underscores our efforts to celebrate the excellence and originality of our creative community on a local, regional, and international level.”

Thea Skelton, Festival Director at Dubai Lynx said: “We are pleased to renew our partnership with Dubai Media City for another year, as we bring Dubai Lynx back to a physical festival. The event promises to be packed with empowering keynotes, thought-provoking panels, and insights from the jury, followed by a celebration of the winning work at the awards ceremony.”

This year’s event features the Young Lynx Competition. Taking place at TECOM Group’s in5 and powered by TikTok, the competition offers young creatives the opportunity to solve a real challenge within 24 hours. The winners will be announced at The Lynx Awards on 15 March.

Dubai Media City is part of TECOM Group’s portfolio of 10 business districts, including Dubai Internet City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City, Dubai Industrial City, Dubai Science Park, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai International Academic City, and Dubai Design District (d3). 

About TECOM Group PJSC: 

TECOM Group has been developing strategic, sector-focused business districts across the emirate of Dubai since 1999. TECOM Group is well-positioned to continue playing an integral role in cementing Dubai’s status as a global business and talent hub. 

The TECOM Group portfolio consists of 10 business districts catering to 6 vital knowledge-based economic sectors, including design, education, manufacturing, media, science, and technology. The Group provides a varied and tailor-made leasing portfolio – which includes offices, co-working spaces, warehouses and land – to over 9,500 customers and more than 105,000 professionals.  

TECOM Group offers additional value-added services to deliver a competitive and attractive environment for businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive in and to facilitate engagement between the districts’ community members. Government and corporate services are made available through an integrated smart services platform, “axs”, which enhances ease of doing business and provides community members with a seamless experience. 

TECOM Group also provides industry specialized facilities, including media production studios, laboratories and higher education campuses. in5, its enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups, offers innovation centers supporting tech, media, and design start-ups and SMEs. Its future-focused co-working spaces D/Quarters deliver stimulating work environments for tenants, and the “Go Freelance” package serves approximately 2,400 freelance talents. 

About Dubai Media City: 

Dubai Media City is a business community dedicated to the media industry by TECOM Group. With its diverse portfolio of local and international customers representing traditional and new media industries, marketing and communications as well as support services. Dubai Media City offers a well-connected industry network, strategic location and state-of-the-art infrastructure that enable customers to flourish. The vibrant business district includes a wide range of retail and dining options in addition to a host of world-class residential and hospitality facilities.