FIPP, the worldwide magazine association, has revealed the names of five speakers for FIPP Middle East & Africa – and they include South Africa’s Suzy Brokensha, editor in chief of FAIRLADY and the magazine bible of all things Banting, LOSE IT!
The FIPP Middle East & Africa conference, taking place from 10-11 February 2016 in Dubai, the UAE, will not only shine a spotlight on media developments in these regions, but will also bring perspectives from other parts in the world to Dubai to make for a truly international conference experience.
Speakers include Anas Abba, a seasoned executive with over 20 years of work experience across multinationals and regional companies. Abba is the CEO and co-founder of 7awi.com, a leading online media publisher in MENA with top properties in Lifestyle and Entertainment, Autos, and Classifieds.
James Hewes joined Gulf News, one of the UAE’s largest media groups, as publishing director for GN Magazines in 2013. In 2014, he was appointed Publishing Director for GN Publishing.
Linus Gitahi is an advisor to the board of Nation Media Group (NMB), the largest media group in East Africa with interests in print, digital, broadcasting and logistics. He served as CEO of NMG from November 2006 to July 2015.
Peter Kreisky is an expert on the strategic transformation of traditional publishing companies for the digital age. Through Kreisky Media, a New York-based strategy advisory and consulting firm, he counsels traditional and digital media companies globally on strategy at the intersection of media and technology, working with blue-chip clients and digital innovators.
Suzy Brokensha is regarded as one of the most experienced and innovative editors in South Africa. In her magazine career she has conceptualised, developed and edited several customer titles and headed up several women’s glossies, including Cosmo and Marie Claire. She is currently editor-in-chief of FAIRLADY, a monthly glossy now in its 50th year – one of the oldest and most prestigious titles in South Africa.