Currently editor of Yalla – Abu Dhabi Life magazine, Derek is a seasoned editor who has been living in the Middle East for 23 years, including in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and for the past three years in the UAE. Derek has a wealth of media skills and experience that spans 15 years across the Middle East region. His previous roles in both B2B and lifestyle publications include Editor of Abu Dhabi World, Hotelier Middle East and a host of business, luxury life, tourism, and education titles in Beirut (including Hospitality News Middle East and Time out Beirut, (among others). Derek has presented live B2B hospitality events both in Beirut and Dubai, hosting roundtables, panels and live one-to-one interviews with the region’s hospitality notables. He has also presented several YouTube channels.
14 FebruaryAl Multaqua - Hall 5Ken Rutkowski (METAL International)Laura Coughlin (What’s On)Derek Issacs (Yalla Abu Dhabi )Nick Comaty (SLS Dubai )Gabrielle Mather (Restaurant Secrets Inc)Michele Johnson (Pitfire Pizza)Gulfood Chef Talks