All news

Global Media Congress to kick off in UAE

The media congress will take place under the patronage of UAE Deputy Prime Minister And Minister Of Presidential Court Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

ABU DHABI, November 15. /TASS/. The Global Media Congress 2022 will kick off in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. A TASS delegation led by Director General Sergey Mikhailov will participate in the event, scheduled to run until November 17.

The media congress will take place under the patronage of UAE Deputy Prime Minister And Minister Of Presidential Court Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The forum is organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center and the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The congress will involve a conference and an international exhibition of products and services aimed at facilitating the professional development and creation of quality content in the media sector. Participants in the conference will discuss issues related to the global media industry, including digital communications, the influence of artificial intelligence on modern media, the integration of advanced technology and innovations into the media sector and ways to combat fake news among other things.

Event’s importance

According to WAM Director General Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, organizations, information agencies, companies and individuals will be able to discuss the prospects for cooperation in the media sector and take advantage of advanced technologies. Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC Group Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, in turn, pointed out that the congress would be the perfect platform for making agreements on partnership and cooperation and studying the possibilities for training and increasing revenues. The event will bring together over 150 exhibiting companies from various countries, as well as more than 10,000 visitors and delegates.

TASS participation

TASS will present its best information products and services at the congress. Visitors to the TASS stand will be able to get comprehensive information about the agency’s new Arabic news feed, which launched in November, as well as to learn about the TASS visual database, the and websites, the agency’s press center and conference management.

"As an active member of the global media space, the agency keeps effectively interacting with almost all international professional organizations. Participation in such a major congress makes it possible for us to see all the most relevant and promising things on the global media market in one place and also present our own products. Today, the agency offers its partners and subscribers over 70 news feeds and thematic services in Russian, English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic," TASS Director General Sergey Mikhailov pointed out.

The TASS stand will offer the video presentations of several projects, including "The Extinct," dedicated to the seven dinosaurs whose bones were found in Russia, "The Moon. The First Contact," which recalls the main stages of the conquest of the Moon, "Express to the ISS," telling about the short routes to the International Space Station, "Sputnik One" about the launch of the first Earth satellite, as well as a project about Russia’s new fifth-generation fighter jet Checkmate. In addition, projects dedicated to Qatar and China’s Hainan will also be presented.

The "TASS Golden Collection" project will include 1,000 unique photos from the agency’s archives, telling about the most important events in Russia and the world and the most notable people of the 20th century. A photo exhibition dubbed "The Arab World Through The Eyes of TASS," which will be presented in video format, will be a bright addition to the stand.

TASS maintains partnership relations with more than 370 media outlets in 134 countries. The agency actively participates in the work of global and regional organizations, including the World Media Summit (WMS), the News Agencies World Congress (NAWC), the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA), the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA), the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA), the CIS Council of Heads of State News Agencies and the CIS Association of National News Agencies.