First-of-its-kind podcasting festival ‘Dubai PodFest’ to take place in Dubai

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Taking podcasting to another level— Dubai PodFest, a festival for podcasters has been launched in Dubai, which is taking place on November 14.

Organised by Dubai Press Club, the inaugural edition of Dubai PodFest will include a range of topics like engaging and attracting subscribers, challenges and opportunities for content creators, and the growth of the Mena podcast market.

Unveiling the first-of-its-kind event in the region, the event will take place at the Dubai Press Club in One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre.

The event aims to bring together prominent podcasters, audio content creators and organisations in the sector to explore growth opportunities and the future of podcasting in the region.

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, the event will explore the future of podcasting in the region and the massive growth opportunities available in the sector.

The event will also highlight the experiences of various podcasters from across the Arab world and discuss their roles in promoting positive content and inspirational stories.

Speaking about the event, Mona Al Marri, President of Dubai Press Club shared, “The Dubai PodFest was inspired by the vision of Dubai’s leadership to adopt new media technologies and embrace advanced digital trends in the sector. It also reflects Dubai Press Club’s keenness to support the development of the media sector by collaborating with leading organisations and platforms in the industry.”

The opening session of the festival ‘The Future of Podcasting’ will explore ways to expand the audience for podcasting and identify the major issues facing podcasting in the region and will also tackle technology-related competition in the audio production sector.

There will be a panel discussion, ‘New Avenues for Content Creators,’ will see participants share insights on opportunities available for content creators in the Mena region. This will enhance the diversity of music content on podcast platforms.

The ‘Podcast Platforms’ will talk about the distribution of ad revenues among podcasters and podcast platforms, and the key marketing tools available to maximise reach and income.

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