James Cameron, the director of films such as Avatar and Titanic, is to open next week’s Abu Dhabi Media Summit.
Cameron will kick off the summit with a keynote conversation with James Murdoch, chairman and chief executive, Europe and Asia at News Corp, who is also a co-chair of the event.
The summit runs from 15-17 March and will take place at the Yas Hotel on Yas Island, before moving to the Emirates Palace hotel for the third and final day.
At the Emirates Palace, Cameron will also join Carlos Saldanha (director of the Ice Age series and the upcoming film Rio) and Jim Gianopulos (chairman and CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment) to deliver a special master-class.
Other attendees at the summit include Stephen Elop, president and CEO of Nokia; Tom Glocer, CEO, Thomson Reuters; Jean-Bernard Lévy, chairman of the management board, Vivendi; and Yuri Milner, founding partner and CEO of Digital Sky Technologies.