Interviews

Why Anghami is Expanding into Live Events

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With more than 70 million users across MENA, Europe and USA, music-streaming platform Anghami has come a long way in the decade since it...

Nada Alhelabi – Strategy Director, MDLBEAST

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What sparked your interest in the industry? I have always had an unconditional love for music, and attended music festivals and events around the world...

Amin Sammakieh, Plan A Experience Design Studio

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“Content creation is content creation, regardless of the medium it is displayed in.” This is the mantra of Beirut-based Amin Sammakieh, the CEO and...

James Craven, President, Live Nation Middle East

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From grass-roots club shows to large-scale international tours, Live Nation is ramping up its operation across the Middle East. The company has already made...

Why Hybrid is Here to Stay

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With the COVID-19 pandemic almost behind us (hopefully), everyone in the industry is eager to get back into ballrooms, tents, exhibition halls and stadiums....

Talal Albahiti, COO and Head of Talent Booking and Events, MDLBEAST

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From the outside looking in, many would assume that Saudi Arabia’s history of public entertainment events is a relatively short one, with the country’s...

Simon Ransom, Group Director Middle East, Encore

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What position is the company in compared to where it was before the COVID-19 pandemic? We’re back up to around 75% of the team we...

TPMEA Awards 2022 Host: Flo Akinbiyi

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Ahead of his hosting duties at the TPMEA Awards 2022, taking place on 19 May at Dubai’s Hard Rock Café, MC, public speaker and...

Infinite Nights: Coldplay Live at Expo 2020

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The designers, directors, and visual artists at NorthHouse have collaborated with many incredible global names over the years, from Beyoncé to Bruno Mars, to...

Interview: Byrne Equipment Rental

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Founded in the UAE in the early 1990s, Byrne Equipment Rental has since grown to become one of the largest plant and equipment rental...

Christophe Berthonneau, CEO and Creative Director, Groupe F

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For 30 years, Groupe F has been designing and realising open-air pyrotechnic shows and theatrical works. With an ability to bring together multidisciplinary teams...

Tareq Ghosheh, Chief Events and Entertainment Officer, Expo 2020

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Hosting more than 3,000 performances over six months, the events and entertainment spaces at Expo 2020 are built to withstand the kind of rigorous schedule that would put even...