The third edition of “Dubai Podvest” hosted a series of side activities and training workshops presented by the most prominent global audio platforms. The event also witnessed a live broadcast of episodes of the most prominent Arab content makers, and extensive dialogues and discussions about the Arab podcast industry.
The workshops included a training workshop presented by the leading global audio broadcasting platform “Spotify”, and another workshop presented by the “Podio” platform, which is one of the largest audio broadcasting platforms in the Arab world, as part of the Dubai Press Club’s efforts to build the capacities of audio content creators and media professionals. And provide them with the skills and tools necessary to excel in the field.
Stefano Falaha, CEO of the “Podio” platform, participated in an open dialogue with Arab audio content makers, where he discussed their visions about the opportunities and challenges facing the podcast industry in the region, and how to benefit from the great momentum and interaction created by Podfest Dubai as the largest event that brings together those interested in the podcast industry. Podcasts from all over the Arab world, and what this opens up of ways to develop Arabic content to be able to compete globally.
As part of the side activities, “Voice for Podcasts and Training” broadcast two episodes live from within “Podfest Dubai”, the first entitled “From Video to Podcast”, in which content creators Bisher Najjar and Sumaya Jamal participated, reviewing the development of the podcast at a time when it was Many audio content creators are turning to video, and the 30-minute episode discussed the impact of platforms on content from production to audience interaction.
In another episode that was broadcast live from the event, comedians and content creators Mohamed Helmy and Alaa El-Sheikh talked about the comedy podcast, about the development and demand of followers for audio content in Egypt, and each of them reviewed during the episode, which was titled “How Comedy Found Its Way to Your Ear.” , the reasons why they were attracted to creating audio content and the impact it had on their careers.
And within the framework of its partnership with the Dubai Press Club, the Anghami platform presented its latest audio productions to the audience in the third edition of Podvest Dubai, as well as the platform’s internal statistics related to the podcast industry and follow-up rates in the Arab world, which have achieved wide popularity over the past years.