1 Billion Followers Summit 2024 Presents 15 Inspirational Keynotes to Power Innovative Content Creation

1 Billion Followers Summit 2024 Presents 15 Inspirational Keynotes to Power Innovative Content Creation

The 1 Billion Followers Summit, scheduled for 10th-11th January, 2024, has unveiled an impressive lineup of keynote and talk speakers.

Visionaries such as Tom Bilyeu, Vishen Lakhiani, Yusuf Omar, Germán Garmendia, and Ahmad Aburob will take centre stage, delivering over 15 keynotes during the two-day summit. These world-renowned thought leaders in their respective industries will share invaluable insights and inspiration around four dynamic tracks: 'Get Paid,' 'Get Ahead,' 'Get Creative,' and 'Get Together,' engaging with the 7,000 attendees, including 3,000 content creators.

The summit, organised by New Media Academy and hosted at the iconic Emirates Towers and the Museum of the Future, constitutes a global gathering for innovative visionaries, digital content creators, and enthusiasts, and takes participants on a unique journey into the world of content creation. Over the course of two days, attendees engage in more than 100 events to explore the insights and skills of 195 speakers, including celebrities from the content industry, experts, and CEOs who have attracted millions of followers worldwide.

On Day 1 at the Creators Arena Stage, the summit will feature the keynote “You're Not Ready for the Future of Viral Content” where renowned war journalist Yusuf Omar will provide a unique perspective on delivering meaningful real-time content to the masses, and offer a glimpse into the future of content creation. Attracting over 7 million subscribers and more than a billion yearly views under his brand, Yusuf's insights are set to enlighten attendees with invaluable knowledge to take their content to the next level.

Shifting to the Museum of the Future (MOTF) Stage, Ahmad Aburob, one of the biggest YouTubers in the Middle East with 14+ million followers, will explore design tips tricks for creating attention-grabbing thumbnails during his “The Secret Power of Thumbnails” talk. From the strategies favoured by YouTube stars like Mr Beast to the nuances of irresistible clickability, this session promises to boost views for all aspiring creators.

Meanwhile, Jack Appleby, world-famous social media marketer and creator of Future Social, a newsletter teaching 60,000+ marketers about social media, will provide detailed methods for honing in on your niche as a creator, identifying an audience, and optimising your content plan for a specific group of followers in his talk “Niche Down or Go Broke”.

Another keynote, "Why Dubai?", with Saeed Al Gergawi, Vice President of Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, delves into the city's appeal and opportunities for businesses and content creators. This discussion will hone in on real developments within the Emirate that are making Dubai a more attractive place for digital companies and content creators to live in, produce in, and succeed in.

The summit also features government-focused talks. "Maximising Government Engagement Through Social Media Era" with Khadija Hussain, Executive Director of Government Communication at the UAE Government Media Office, explores government strategies in the age of social media. The talk also spotlights how the UAE harnesses social media, the creator economy, and creative industries.

On Day 2 at the Creators Arena Stage, Vishen Lakhiani, Founder and CEO of Mindvalley, will take the spotlight with “Turning 3 Million Followers into $10 Million!” Lakhiani unravels the strategies behind transforming a substantial online following into a lucrative revenue stream, offering hands-on knowledge to convert influence into significant financial success.

Co-founder of Quest Nutrition and host of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu, is set to take the stage to inspire attendees in his talk “Your Mind Makes the Content - Look After It.” Bilyeu will share his insights on creating a winning mindset that is not only built for success, but sustainability too, exploring how personal disciplines can shape the entire spectrum of work, from ideation to monetisation.

Ryan Hashemi, the man behind Jubilee Media and some of the most viral formats online, will share insights during the “How to drive $50M in business with YouTube” talk, empowering creators with the skills to tap into the financial potential of long-form videos and creating a channel that not only resonates with viewers but pays the bills too.

Germán Garmendia, the most renowned YouTuber in the Spanish-speaking world, boasting 121 million followers, will enthral attendees during his “Why I Reset My 45 Million Channel” talk, sharing his motivations behind why he decided to reset his hugely successful Youtube channel and the journey of rebuilding his social empire from scratch.

On Day 2 at the Museum of the Future (MOTF) Stage, Maria Conceicao, who holds 9 Guinness World Records, will captivate the audience with her inspiring and heart-wrenching journey of overcoming personal limits, in her keynote address, "Defy Your Limits." Her story stands as a testament to resilience, determination, and the extraordinary heights one can achieve against all odds.

Brandon Baum, Founder of Studio B and a pioneer in VFX content creation, will share his expertise during the talk titled “How to Go Crazy Viral!” With over 10 billion views, Baum unveils the secrets behind crafting visually stunning videos, providing a roadmap for creators to unleash the viral potential within their content.

Armen Adamjan, the sustainability advocate renowned for 'Creative Explained' with over 16 million followers, will dive into the topic of creating beneficial and engaging content, combining eye-catching cinematography with practical 'life hacks' in “No Room For Useless Content.”

Top social media platforms, Meta, TikTok, and YouTube, will also deliver keynotes to empower content creators in elevating their journeys on each respective platform.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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