The event themed ” We meet to rise up”, is participated by six Arab news Agencies in addition to 50 journalists and 48 newspapers representing 17 countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Egypt plus representatives of five TV stations from Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Lebanon.
Organised under the patronage of Ministry of Tourism of Egypt, the forum runs from Feb 23 to 27.
Hussain Al Mannai, Chairman of the Arab Centre for Tourism Media, Chairman of Emirates Centre for Tourism Media said that the UAE delegation is comprised of representatives from the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Alittihad, Al Khaleej, Al Bayan newspapers, Abu Dhabi radio and TV.
They will be honored on the occasion of winning the “Mashaweer” program, the “Best Arab Tourism program” title.
He pointed out that during this glittering media gathering there will be an introductory presentation on UAE’s bid to host Expo 2020 in Dubai under the slogan ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. In case the UAE wins the bid, it will be the first time the Expo will be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
He added that the forum is considered as one of the most important Arab stations to support the initiative of Egyptian Tourism 2013 and supporting UAE to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.