The MENA ICT Forum™


The MENA ICT Forum™

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The MENA ICT Forum™ is the MENA region’s premier ICT industry event, will be held in Jordan under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

Previously organized with great success in 2002, 2004, and 2006 as “Jordan ICT Forum”, and in 2010 as “MENA ICT Forum”, this important event will take place in March  6, 7, 2013.

The Forum is expanding to showcase the entire MENA region’s ICT success stories, and discuss latest trends, opportunities and future outlook, Hosting The MENA ICT WEEK, an event co-organized with Ijma3 - Union of Arab ICT Associations - including: MENA ICT EXPO, Arab Golden Chip Award, Business matching sessions, and many more activities. Furthermore, ICT globally has been taking a deeper sectorial focus such as ICT in Education, Health, Banking, Insurance, Energy, and other sectors, hence, the MENA ICT Forum 2013 will address main vertical sectors and ICT integration/diffusion in those as key areas to increase productivity and accelerate economic development. 

Moreover, the Forum provides a platform for renowned keynote speakers to offer their global perspectives about the MENA region, and provide valuable advice and insight. Previously featured keynote speakers included H.M. King Abdullah II, Intel’s CEO Dr. Craig Barrett, Cisco’s Chairman, Mr. John Chambers, 3Com’s CEO,  Mr. Edgar Masri, Devoteam Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Mr. Stanislas de Bentzmann, Amazon CTO & VP, Dr. Werner Vogels, Sun Microsystems' Chief Researcher,  Mr. John Gage, among others.

The MENA ICT Forum™ 2013 features a content-rich agenda that, covers vital current and future issues, related to regional investment climates, legislative supportive systems, infrastructure & communications, emerging technologies, as well as education & human capital development. 

In particular, the MENA ICT Forum™ addresses these issues in a context that is highly relevant to the MENA region, thus providing the business community, decision makers and stakeholders with a holistic overview of the region’s current position, opportunities on hand and recommended approach for leveraging its potential."