twofour54, Abu Dhabi Media and Image Nation to showcase UAE media opportunities at UAE Embassy Student Forum in Washington DC

02 Dec 2013

The three leading media entities jointly aim to attract Emirati students, currently studying in the USA, to media roles in their home country

The three leading Abu Dhabi media organisations – twofour54, Abu Dhabi Media, and Image Nation – will jointly participate in a career fair, as part of “The UAE Embassy Student Forum 2013”. The Student Forum, which attracts UAE nationals currently studying in the United States of America, is hosted by HE Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the UAE to the US.

Held annually, the Student Forum will take place in Washington DC, on 28 November 2013, and is expected to attract around 1000 Emirati students. Through their joint participation at the event, twofour54, Abu Dhabi Media and Image Nation aim to educate and excite ambitious young Emirati nationals about opportunities within the media sector in their home country.

Maryam Al Mheirii the Chief Operating Officer of twofour54, said:

“Building on the continued, sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment industries is about realizing a vision. The extent to which our brightest young graduates are part of that vision can’t be over-emphasised. I know our representatives from twofour54 and those from Abu Dhabi Media and Image Nation are very much looking forward to meeting UAE nationals studying in the USA at ‘Student Forum 2013’.”

“Our thanks go to His Excellency Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba for hosting this exciting event which will promote communication between UAE students and UAE national organisations, and introduce students to the exciting positions that will be available in their home country when they graduate.”

By forming a partnership for the ‘Student Forum 2013’, the three media organisations can showcase the enormous variety of careers in media available in the UAE, demonstrating the technical and creative positions, challenging commercial roles, and many other exciting and enriching career paths that can be found within that space.

twofour54 is the region’s top-ranking media and entertainment hub, and its involvement at ‘Student Forum 2013’ is in alignment with its programme of academic outreach initiatives here in the UAE. Part of the organizations mandate is to build a sustainable media and entertainment industry for Abu Dhabi and aims to make a significant contribution to diversify the economy for the UAE. Abu Dhabi Media and Image Nation also share this vision to further advance the media and entertainment industry both domestically and internationally.

Abu Dhabi Media is one of the fastest growing media and entertainment organizations in the Middle East with 18 market-leading brands across print, broadcast and digital media platforms. The Company will take part in the forum as part of its commitment to the recruitment and training of highly skilled professionals, to support in the growth of the local media sector and the development of compelling, creative content across the company’s diverse platforms.

Image Nation has rapidly become one of the leading content creators in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Its award winning international movies have provided aspiring Emirati filmmakers with the opportunity to gain experience at the highest industry levels.

Several other organizations from both the government and private sector are participating in the career fair which promises to deliver value to the students and organizations alike.

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