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Wizkid tops the lineup!

Performing in the UAE, Afropop supreme Wizkid is set to perform the headline set in December at FUTR World Middle East. Mixing elements of R&B, grime, and reggae with Afrobeats, Wizkid will shine a bright light on his own creativity and excellence to the masses.

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Alicai Harley performing on the FUTR Festival stage

Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in London, Alicai Harley aka ‘Hot Shot’ is the next big thing making a global splash with her dance-hall, pop, R’n’B and UK grime sounds. Listed as #OneToWatch by BBC 1Xtra & Capital Xtra, she will be making her first appearance in the UAE at FUTR World.

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Influencer and Professional Artists Take Centre Stage

International and local influencers will descend on FUTR World to meet with fans and reveal all with on stage talks. Want to learn how to build a following? Or even better, build a business from it? Look no further. They will also be joined by professional e-gamers who you can play against, BMX riders doing their thing on a halfpipe, stunt champions showing off tricks, football freestylers showing you how to juggle and that’s us just getting started.

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Vice Media confirmed To Activate

You don’t get much cooler and real life than Vice Media. Want to see a never seen before exclusive documentary at FUTR World? Then come down as they reveal all!

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8 International Keynote Speakers Announced

Thought provoking, inspirational, mastermind of our time…just a few quotes used to describe the opening international keynote speakers addressing the futures of various topics from marketing to media and fashion to luxury.

Mike Butcher MBE, Editor at Large, TECH CRUNCH
Rita Clifton CBE, Deputy Chairman, JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP
Michael Ward, CEO & Managing Director, HARRODS
Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder, PRICELINE GROUP & BOOKING.COM
Manish Vora, Co-Founder, MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM
Maria Molland, CEO, THINX
Chatri Sityodtong, CEO & Founder, ONE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mark Adams, Senior Vice President & Head of Innovation, VICE MEDIA

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H&M C-Suite Set To Rock The Stage

Alan Boehme, Chief Technology Officer at H&M has just been confirmed to give a keynote address at FUTR World Summit. Alan, formerly of Coca Cola and Procter & Gamble, is one of the globe’s leading figures in all things technology and innovation within the retail and brands space.

He will join the stellar line up of international keynote speakers being blended with local leaders including the recent additions of Puma’s Head of E-Commerce MENA Roy Wentzel and Marriott’s VP Luxury & Brand Marketing MENA Candice D’Cruz.

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