The Dubai International Advertising Festival, MENA’s premier awards and annual platform for learning, inspiration and celebration for the advertising and communications industry, offers informal and fun evening networking opportunities for all delegates attending this month’s event.
Every evening, after a busy day of engaging seminars, interactive workshops and viewing inspirational work, Dubai Lynx Festival attendees can catch up with friends and colleagues and meet new contacts at some informal and relaxed social envents.
Sunday 4 March, Fort Island, The Madinat Jumeirah
Welcome and networking drinks, sponsored by The Guardian will be held on Fort Island, located in the centre of a lagoon at the Madinat Jumeirah. The reception will be held after The Guardian’s seminar session ‘New Ways of Telling Stories’.
Monday 5 March, Fort Island, The Madiant Jumeirah
End the day on a high note with a chance to engage with the brightest minds in the industry. The warm Dubai hospitality continues with a social evening sponsored by Vivaki.
Tuesday 6 March, Mahiki Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
The Dubai Creative Club will be hosting a fun evening event at Mahiki, Dubai’s hottest venue.
Wednesday 7 March, Madinat Arena, The Madinat Jumeirah (ticket holders only)
The 2012 Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony and Dinner, attended by 1400 industry peers, will commence with a drinks reception and dinner followed by the revealing of the Dubai Lynx winners where the best creative work from the Middle East and North Africa will be celebrated and honoured.
When the Awards come to a close, attendees are invited to continue the celebrations at the Official After Party, held at the nearby Madinat Trilogy Nightclub, hosted by Big Kahuna Films.
To facilitate networking and make it more fun, this year the Dubai International Advertising Festival has launched the Lynx Connect App. Powered by Isobar, the app helps users create and collect contacts during the event, with the most active users winning prizes. The Lynx Connect App can be downloaded at http://www.lynxconnect.me.
“Networking is such an important aspect of the creative communications industry; it’s a chance to exchange ideas, meet new contacts and interact with colleagues. It’s what’s great about this business and makes it tick,” says Emma Lancaster, Dubai Lynx Festival Director. “Through the various networking opportunities on offer, we look forward to seeing the advertising community reunite.”
The Dubai International Advertising Festival takes place from 4-6 March with the Dubai Lynx Awards drawing the Festival to a close on 7 March. To register to attend the Festival or to purchase tickets for the Dubai Lynx Awards, please visit http://www.dubailynx.com/registration/