YOUTUBE SENSATION NOOR STARS SET TO JOIN THE LINE-UP OF FIRST-EVER VIDCON ABU DHABI
VidCon Abu Dhabi reveals additional Featured Creators and more details on the Industry Track line-up
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Sunday, February 23rd 2020: VidCon Abu Dhabi, organised by ViacomCBS in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has announced YouTube superstar Noor Stars as the latest name to join its unrivalled line-up of online video creators for its Abu Dhabi 2020 event.
Commenting on her appearance at VidCon Abu Dhabi, Noor Stars said: “I am so excited to be part of the first ever VidCon taking place in Abu Dhabi! It is fantastic to see VidCon coming to the Middle East for the first time, since it’s an incredibly exciting time for online video and social media platforms here. It’s going to be great, and I can’t wait to meet you all in Abu Dhabi!”
YouTube phenomenon Noor Stars has earned a massive following with her mix of beauty videos, comedy skits, vlogs and more. She kicked off her YouTube career in 2014 with her first vlog “What’s in my iPhone”: since then, she has made great impact on the social media platform, reaching more than 14 million subscribers on YouTube, where she attracts a global audience thanks to her unique and entertaining video content.
In addition to Noor Stars, VidCon Abu Dhabi announced a host of other international and local Featured Creators, headlined by the Merrell Twins. With a billion views across their platforms, these twin sisters are famous for their YouTube channel and appearances on TV shows and movies such as Jane The Virgin, MTV’s Faking It and Like A Boss.
Leading beauty and lifestyle content creator Rclbeauty1010 has also been confirmed for the Abu Dhabi convention, as well as Canadian comedy duo YouTwoTV, Lloyd Cadena, who was the face behind thousands of internet memes, YouTube sensation T1GGEER, Bahraini social media star Kaj, entertainment content creator Topz and social media talent Sh5baar, who gained fame thanks to his famous YouTube series “Non-Arabs React to Arabic Food”.
These additions join an exciting line-up of featured creators at VidCon Abu Dhabi including Laila Mourad, Chad Wild Clay and Vy Qwaint, Gabbie Hanna, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Ahmed Hassan, Omar Farooq, Sam Tsui, Alex Wassabi, Rawan and Rayan, Brent Rivera, Matt Steffanina, Ranz & Niana, Naz, Michelle Dy, Lexi Rivera, Ben Azelart, Wil Dasovich, and Iknani.
“VidCon is about celebrating creativity and diversity around the world, and few stars exemplify the spirit of VidCon like Noor,” said Jim Louderback, GM of VidCon. “We couldn’t be happier to have Noor Stars and all these new amazing creators share their communities and their talent at VidCon Abu Dhabi this year. I know each of them will delight their legions of existing fans – and make many new fans along the way!”
VidCon also unveiled additional Industry Track’s speakers and sessions, with top international speakers including the Vice President of Content at Kin Gwen Miller, host of Content Marketing Tips Salma Jafri, the CEO of Fame by Sheeraz Sheeraz Hasan, Founder & CEO of Alfan Mohammad Fattal, Founder & CEO of SuperBam Inc. Rian Bosak, President of Jumpwire Media Gavin McGarry, and Josh Zimmerman, Founder of Creator Couch. The Industry Track, running from March 25 to 26, will include panels and sessions providing unparalleled access to strategies, secrets, tips, and insights about adapting and thriving during in this transformative digital era. Some of the newly announced sessions include:
Additional details on Featured Creators, new programming, speakers, activations and events will be announced over the coming weeks. Stay tuned to all the latest updates by visiting the official website https://vidconabudhabi.com/ or by following VidCon Abu Dhabi on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat @vidconabudhabi.
Information on transportation and accommodation in Abu Dhabi is also available on the VidCon Abu Dhabi website. Tickets for VidCon Abu Dhabi are available at www.ticketmaster.ae.
About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction, which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The organisation manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Louvre Abu Dhabi. DCT Abu Dhabi also supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
VidCon is the world’s largest event for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. Their flagship show, VidCon US, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, welcoming 75,000 attendees and over 120 brand exhibitors. VidCon continued its global expansion in 2019, with the first-ever VidCon Asia Summit, and the announcements of VidCon Mexico and VidCon Abu Dhabi, coming in 2020. These new events add to its roster of international events in Australia and London. VidCon was founded by veteran YouTube creators John and Hank Green (Vlogbrothers) and was acquired by Viacom in 2018.
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ViacomCBS Networks International, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC), is comprised of many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom 18, ViacomCBS International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.