03 – 06 November 2024 – Young Talent Academies

05 – 06 November 2024 – Festival

06 November 2024 – Awards Ceremony

Saudi’s platform for the


& Marketing


Athar Festival is Saudi Arabia’s meeting place for the creative community. It is a place to come to be inspired and to inspire at; celebrating Saudi’s marketing excellence and explore how creativity is at the forefront of Saudi’s vision for the future. A reflection of Saudi creativity, the festival brings together speakers who are international industry leaders.

The festival has become the Kingdom’s hub for inspiration, collaborative innovation, and celebration. It’s a platform for brands and agencies to network and do business. Athar Festival gives attendees a chance to find out where the industry is heading and showcase the business case for creativity.

The first edition of Athar took place in November 2023 in Riyadh and hosted over 1,400 decision-makers from agencies, brands, platforms, government and young talent from the Kingdom and around the world.

Call for content 2024 is now open