Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy announced as ISE 2024 opening keynote

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy announced as ISE 2024 opening keynote
Multi Academy Award-winning director, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been announced as the opening keynote speaker for IS 2024, focusing on the importance of storytelling and how technology transforms lives.

Obaid-Chinoy, known for Academy Award-winning documentary shorts such as Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, became the first filmmaker from Pakistan to win an Oscar, scoring two Oscars by the age of 37. 

Additionally, Obaid-Chinoy is also the recipient of four Emmy awards, a Knight International Journalism Award, the Hilal-e-Imtiaz (the second highest civilian award in Pakistan) and was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people. 

The ISE 2024 opening keynote, presented by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, will take place on January 30 2024 at the Fira in Barcelona, with larger growth predicted for the 20th edition of the show. 

Speaking exclusively to Inavate, Mike Blackman, managing director, Integrated Systems Events, commented: “The show is already bigger [in 2024]. The show is already 15% bigger than [in 2023] with more growth, more exhibitors and more halls. 

“[Obaid-Chinoy] will be directing the next Star Wars film… We are thrilled to have Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy give our Opening Keynote at ISE 2024; she promises to be a compelling, thought-provoking speaker. As an innovator, trailblazer and advocate for positive change, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has made a great impact in her industry and in wider society.”

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