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The 1 Billion Followers Summit is all set to receive more than one hundred C-Suite personnel and businesses at the Emirates Towers and the Museum of the Future in Dubai on Jan. 10 and 11.

The second edition of the summit, organized by New Media Academy, will be attended by CEOs and trailblazers in creative industries, digital media, investment, finance, business, and entrepreneurship, WAM reported.

The summit will consist of a series of workshops, illuminating sessions, and keynotes and will be attended by business personalities such as YouTuber Tom Bilyeu; CTO of music streaming service Anghami, Elie Habib; UAE-based Indian businessman, Rizwan Sajan and CEO of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani.

Bilyeu, who runs a business podcast and co-founder of Quest Nutrition, is considered a visionary in the health and fitness industry, as he built Quest Nutrition from nothing to a billion-dollar business in just 5 years – all without outside funding.

Habib, on the other hand, is a board member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has earned a position in Forbes Middle East's "30 Under 30" list in 2021 due to extensive experience in managing technology company platforms, websites, and satellite channels.

Whereas, Sajan, Founder and Chairman of the Danube Group, has successfully made conglomerates in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. His journey started in 1993 with minimal capital and now, his company is exceeding AED 5 billion in revenues.

Talking about Lakhiani, who is an entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker, is also known for using social media's potential to build his education-based empire, MindValley, generating about $200 million in revenue.

Aside from these business leaders, the two-day summit will also host Dr. Andrew Jackson, Chief AI Officer of Core42 company, and Riyadh Al-Zamil, Saudi businessman, Founder and Chairman of Raz Group.

Jackson has been in business for the last 20 years, with experience in data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). Al-Zamil, on the other hand, serves on boards of several commercial, industrial, and investment entities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Furthermore, the event will also be attended by global experts in new media, including creator economy expert Jim Louderback, CEO of VidCon and former editor-in-chief of PC Magazine; Dennis Yu, CEO of BlitzMetrics and author of "The Definitive Guide to TikTok Advertising: How to Access 1 Billion People in 10 Minutes!" and Ryan Hashemi, founder of Jubilee Media.

The first edition of the event featured 75+ speakers, 6,500+ attendees, and 40+ sessions and workshops. The 2024 edition is expected to go even bigger and better, hosting 190+ speakers in expert-led sessions, keynotes and speeches, fireside chats, debates, and workshops.