Keynote Speaker

Riz Khan
Riz Khan

Riz Khan is an international journalist, television personality, creative writer, avid drummer, and more.

Riz Khan is a recognized face worldwide, following extensive careers with the BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera English. In 2005, he was head-hunted by the Al Jazeera network to set-up its English-language channel and to host it flagship program- Riz Khan, a daily, live, interactive, topical show featuring the world’s top newsmakers and covering global issues.

Furthermore, in 2005, Riz Khan authored his first book, Alwaleed: Businessman, Billionaire, Prince, published by Harper Collins, which became a long-running bestseller in the Middle East and was translated into half-a-dozen languages. In 2012, he self-published his first fiction novel as an e-book on Amazon, We Interrupt Our Programming- a comical take on the international television news industry.