(lifePR) (London, )The Dubai International Advertising Festival has today confirmed the dates for the 2012 Festival as 4-6 March with the Awards taking place on 7 March. The event will once again take place at the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai which will play host to both the two-and-a-half day festival and the Dubai Lynx awards ceremony.
Now in its fifth year, the Dubai International Advertising Festival has established itself as the leading creative advertising awards and the premier learning and meeting place for the communications industry in the Middle East and North Africa providing an annual platform for inspiration, networking and celebration.
"The 2011 Festival was a huge success on every level and we want to build on this for next year to ensure that the festival and awards remain the must-attend event on the industry's calendar. The standard of work coming out of the MENA region goes from strength to strength and we look forward to continuing to award and recognise this whilst offering unmissable educational and networking opportunities at the 2012 event," comments Emma Lancaster, Dubai Lynx Festival Director.
Throughout the two-and-a-half days a topical programme of seminars and workshops will be on offer to delegates as well as exhibitions of the best work from the region and around the globe. Dedicated networking opportunities continue on into the night allowing delegates to socialise and enjoy themselves with their industry peers. There's also a young creatives competition and The Dubai Lynx Academy for students. Held in association with the IAA - UAE Chapter and supported by Dubai Media City, the festival's full programme will be released later this year.
Key 2012 dates are as follows:
Delegate Registration Opens: 23 November 2011
Entries Open: 30 November 2011
Entry Deadline: 9 February 2012
Dubai International Advertising Festival: 4 - 6 March 2012
Dubai Lynx Awards: 7 March 2012
For further information about the 2012 Dubai International Festival, please go to www.dubailynx.com.
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