The Story of Building the First & Only Platform Encompassing MENA’s Creative Economy
It was 2014 when the Co-Founding partners of the Creative Industry Summit (C—S) shared the dream of elevating the Creative Industry in Egypt. Ideas and ambitions ran high. But their starting point was clear: bring the people of the Creative Industry—alongside the brands, entities, and individuals they collaborate with—and throw them an inspiring and stimulating conference!
Since their first conference, the creative minds of Egypt’s Creative Industry—from ambitious amateurs to global gurus—jumped on board. They built symbiotic relationships with one another and engaged with the industry’s most celebrated figures in a vibrant and stimulating environment.
Early on, the summit’s influential figures included Egyptian Business Magnates like Naguib Sawiris, and even artificial guests like the globally famed and one-of-a-kind Humanoid Robot, Sophia!
But the dream continued growing, evolving, and actualizing…
Over nearly a decade of ardent endeavors, the C—S expanded its definition of success and augmented itself. It has now become the only platform and network dedicated to MENA’s Creative Economy.
After 13 Egypt-based and Regional Editions, C—S is dedicating its cumulative expertise and network to uniting the Creative Economy in harmony.
It stemmed from the realization that C—S, at its core, is all about nurturing, fostering, inspiring, stimulating, and celebrating human creativity.
This human creativity is the driving force of the Creative Economy, which provides millions of jobs, continues to change how we live, and holds power to make or break us!
Throughout its impact-led journey, C—S brought together thousands of speakers and presented hundreds of hours of content. It designed spaces for its attendees—from university students to CEOs—that are optimized for valuable and unforgettable experiences.
Akram Miknas, Tarek Nour, John Sally, Thomas Kolster, Ricky Babe, Herve Bizira, Sir John Hegarty, Sir Martin Sorrell, Rob Reily, Gabriella Lungo, Dana Griffin, Zack Dychtwald,Adam Elsharkawy, Hend Sabri, Amina Khalil, Ahmed Amin, Amr Salama, Wegz, Ahmed Dash, and Mariam Naoum are some of the outstanding guests C—S had from all over the globe as it grew bigger and stronger.