Specialists from all over the world are taking part in the third Middle East and North Africa Information Technology Conference (Mena ICT), which takes place in Bahrain .
The three-day event hosts a number of activities that will give an insight into the prevailing IT scene,’ said organizer Gulf Future Business chief executive Ahmed Al Hujairy.
‘The event will also have distinguished speakers and renowned panelists who will discuss and debate the issues affecting the regional ICT industry on the topic, ‘Driving Economies for a Better Future’,’ he said.
The conference is held in partnership with Union of Arab ICT Associations, Bahrain Internet Society (BIS), Arab Regional ISPs and DSPs Association (ARISPA) and Bahrain’s e-Government Authority.
It is sponsored by Indra Sistema, Zain Bahrain and the Central Informatics Organisation.
‘This is an annual platform that brings together key industry players to discuss the need for a pan-Arab strategy towards sustainable ICT development in the Arab world,’ said Al Hujairy.
‘There will be two parallel workshops that will cover advanced topics of ICT that will include ICT security and IT project management.’
He said several business matching sessions would invite ICT business industry owners and managers from the Gulf, Middle East and the rest of the world, to match with partners and customers and discuss ICT opportunities worth billions of dollars.
The development of ICT markets in the Middle East and the Gulf has a significant impact on this region’s economy, said Al Hujairy.
‘With the opening of the telecom markets, the region has seen unprecedented growth in the telecom industry,’ he said.