Tanween 2020 brings you four days of international expertise, hands-on workshops and immersive talks by experts from around the world. Join ‘The New Next’ to receive transformative career advice, the latest industry insights and networking opportunities to develop your creative future.
Tanween, Ithra's Creativity Season, motivates, inspires and prepares a new generation of innovators to become the leaders of a new creative tomorrow.
Saudi artist and filmmaker who bridges heritage, culture and craftsmanship in his work.
The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, educator and international award-winner innovator.
Service Design expert and founder of Saudi’s first and largest innovation and design agency HUED.
Multidisciplinary designer with a passion for branding, typography and design concepts.
The Founder of Product Care Studio and P.Home and 2nd place worldwide winner of the GoPro competition with a nearly decade-long career in product design and manufacturing.
Michelin star-awarded restaurant innovator and futurist behind Wagamama, Hakkasan and more.
Founder of the Saudi Art Initiative, content developer for Noor Riyadh Festival and artist.
Social entrepreneur and Project Abadia Cofounder, dedicated to building sustainable models to promote social and economic development.
KEYSS Project Cofounder and Enabler of Social Innovation with a decade-long career in entrepreneurship, innovation and social enterprises.
Amazon Head of R&D of Alexa Devices, Designed by Us Founder, artist, inventor and activist.
A digital fashion innovator, leader and lecturer; brand consultant, author and researcher.
S4 Capital Founder and Executive Chairman, former WPP CEO and digital advertising and marketing services expert.
Award-winning Zaha Hadid Principal Architect and academic whose passion explores creativity, talent and technology in architecture.
Studio Upstairs founder, author and NUQAT Cofounder, a believer in shaping the region’s creative communities.
Award-winning graphic designer and lecturer, whose clients included The Rolling Stones, HBO and the Guggenheim, and whose graphic design show is the most visited in history.
Marije has been recognized at the Fast Company’s top 100 Most Creative People in Business, named on the GOOD100 list of Good Magazine and was a ﬁnalist of the World Technology Awards, in the Design category.
The CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Architecture and Design Authority and renowned architecture specialist.
Marketing Communication professional with over 16 years’ experience and Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Communication (Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi)
Has more than 15 years of experience, ranging from high tech multinational companies.
“This is about creating a cultural expansion. To connect with other people and benefit from collaborating together to spark a new level of creativity.”
“If we elevate, create and nurture design thinkers, we are going to really move forward and evolve design in the region.”
“Amazing! What a fantastic resource. Reflecting on what has happened in the past, but also looking to the future to understand how we can make the world a better place for the next generation.”
“Tanween, a manifestation of Ithra’s mission, is a platform connecting the young generation of creatives in Saudi.”
“The thing to get to the next thing.”
“An incredible groundswell of creativity and excitement. There is a creativity here that has not been tapped. I think there is a huge opportunity to unleash it!”
“There are no limits to what our youth can do today. It is mind blowing!”