The Creative Industry Summit (C-S) concluded its 12th edition, accomplishing exceptional success by gathering leading experts in various industries locally, regionally, and internationally.
The Summit exhibited inspiring creative expertise, allowing attendees, from students to CEOs, to exchange experience. Hence, participants are motivated to unleash their creative potentials, lead their sectors and become the core of the creative economy in their communities. C-S 2021 took over the Nile Ritz Carlton, Cairo from 28 November to 1 December.
The Creative Industry Summit hosted variety of officials, leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs in various fields, including Osama bin Ahmed Nugali, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Egypt; Amr Nassar, former Minister of Industry and Trade; and Saudi entrepreneur Kaswara Al-Khatib, Chairperson and CEO of UTURN Entertainment. Also, the Summit featured multiple artists, such as Ryan Reynolds, Hollywood actor and producer; Reese Witherspoon, Oscar-winning actress; Adam Elsharkawy, the American-Egyptian actor best known for “Big Zee”; Egyptian actors Amina Khalil and Ahmed Amin; Egyptian filmmaker Amr Salama; and famous rapper Wegz.
Co-founder of the Creative Industry Summit (C-S), Mai Salama, stated: “Continuing our success with C-S 2021 has brought us great enthusiasm, as we come back bigger and stronger than ever to promote creativity as one of the main elements of excellence in all fields and arenas. We take great pride in extending cooperation with our strategic partners, including FP7 McCann Cairo, our first real believer, and HeartWork, the leading administrative headquarter in Egypt and MENA regions at Mountain View City.”
As a regional and global hub for creativity and creative economy, C-S aligns with the state’s diligence to launch cultural, investment, and economic events, maximizing Egypt’s attraction as a popular tourist destination.
She added: “This edition is of particular importance to us. It is the first step towards realizing our most important dream of expanding collaboration with Arab countries, building on the solid base we have established in Egypt over the past years. Hand in hand with our partners in the advertising committee at the Chamber of Commerce in Riyadh, we take the upcoming edition of the Creative Industry Summit to Saudi Arabia next February. Augmenting our home grown brand to other countries in the region, we aim to inspire and encourage all people with innovative ideas to pioneer their fields and support development in the whole Arab world.”
Salama announced the launch of the upcoming edition of the Creative Industry Summit in Saudi Arabia next February; in order to embrace creativity in the development of diverse industries and thus support the development of the Arab world.
C-S 2021 has managed to bring together 2,700 speakers representing 21 tracks, along with 1,800 attendees. The summit featured 8 workshops and 53 panel discussions, highlighting inspiring successes. Amr El Kalaawy, Managing Director FP7 McCANN Cairo, expressed his joy at going back live. He emphasized the agency’s commitment to supporting the Creative Industry Summit since day one, offering a comprehensive platform for all creatives to achieve more breakthroughs.
The Summit shed light on several great stories, such as Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez’s project, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Notpla. The startup produces an edible package made of seaweed, so it reduces plastic waste and preserves the environment. The company won the World Technology Award by Fortune and TIME.